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02.15.19University Research

Running an LED in Reverse Could Cool Future ComputersExternal link

In a finding that runs counter to a common assumption in physics, researchers at the University of Michigan ran a light emitting diode (LED) with electrodes reversed in order to cool another device mere nanometers away. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.14.19University Research

New Model Predicts How Ground Shipping Will Affect Future Human Health and EnvironmentExternal link

A University of Illinois-led project developed a new model that predicts through 2050 the impact of different environmental policies on human mortality rates and short- and long-term climate change caused by particulate and greenhouse gas emissions. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.14.19University Research

Researchers Examine Puzzling Sizes of Extremely Light Calcium IsotopesExternal link

Michigan State University researchers have measured for the first time the nuclei of three proton-rich calcium isotopes, according to a new paper published in Nature Physics. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.14.19University Research

The Dynamics of Light-Harvesting ChemistryExternal link

A new paper provides insights into the chemistry that underlies human-made, light-driven catalytic systems and paves the way to better understand how light-induced reactions can be controlled more effectively. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.13.19University Research

Microbial ManufacturingExternal link

Emily Balskus, a professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Harvard University, and a team of researchers untangled how soil bacteria are able to manufacture an antibiotic and anti-cancer compound. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.13.19University Research

A Better Way to Make AcrylicsExternal link

Acrylics and the closely related acrylates are the building blocks for many kinds of plastics, glues, textiles, dyes, paints, and papers. Now researchers from UConn and ExxonMobil describe a new process for making acrylics that would increase energy efficiency and reduce toxic byproducts. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.13.19University Research

New Phenomenon Discovered that Fixes a Common Problem in Lasers: Wavelength SplittingExternal link

A team led by University of Utah physicists has discovered how to fix a major problem that occurs in lasers made from a new type of material called quantum dots. The never-before-seen phenomenon will be important for an emerging field of photonics research, including one day making micro-chips that code information using light instead of electrons. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.12.19University Research

A New Spin on Computing: Chemist Leads $3.9 Million DOE Quest for Quantum SoftwareExternal link

The Department of Energy has awarded theoretical chemist Francesco Evangelista $3.9 million to lead research into the development of software to run the first generation of quantum computers. The tools the team develops will be open access, made available to other researchers for free. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.12.19University Research

Unleashing Perovskites' Potential for Solar CellsExternal link

Perovskite solar cells are thought to have great potential, and new understanding of how changes in composition affect their behavior could help to make them practical. New results at MIT show how varying the recipe could bring these materials closer to commercialization. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.12.19University Research

Scientists Discover New Type of MagnetExternal link

A team of scientists has discovered the first robust example of a new type of magnet—one that holds promise for enhancing the performance of data storage technologies. Read MoreExternal linkage

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