University Research

04.22.19University Research

Cometary Surprise Found Inside MeteoriteExternal link

An ancient sliver of the building blocks from which comets formed was discovered encased inside a meteorite like an insect in amber by a Carnegie-led research team. The finding, published by Nature Astronomy, could offer clues to the formation and evolution of our Solar System.
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04.22.19University Research

Ph.D. Student Awarded Grant to Conduct Research at National LabExternal link

Aaron Hogan, a Ph.D. student researching the ecology of tropical plants at FIU’s International Center for Tropical Botany, will participate in the Energy Department’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research program. The program provides Hogan with supplemental funding to conduct part of his thesis research at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee in collaboration with one of the lab’s scientists.
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04.22.19University Research

Low-calorie Sweetener Derived from Lactose Gets Manufacturing Boost from YeastExternal link

Yong-Su Jin, a University of Illinois professor of food science and human nutrition, led a team that engineered a strain of yeast to produce the low-calorie natural sweetener tagatose from lactose.
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04.19.19University Research

Two Grad Students to Conduct Research at DOE National LabsExternal link

Two graduate students at Colorado School of Mines have received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to conduct a portion of their thesis research at a national laboratory. Erin Bertelsen and Anna Ryken were among 70 students at 52 universities nationwide selected for the Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program this year, DOE announced April 12.
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04.19.19University Research

New SCATTIRSTORM Microscope Could Improve Bioenergy ProductionExternal link

The construction of a new multimodal optical microscope, SCATTIRSTORM, that could enable more efficient bioenergy production, is the focus of a three-year, $1.5 million, U.S. Department of Energy grant awarded to three Penn State researchers.
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04.19.19University Research

Dept. of Energy Grad Student Research Award Goes to London Cooper-TroendleExternal link

Cooper-Troendle, a third-year graduate student in physics, will conduct research at Brookhaven National Laboratory as part of the award. The award provides support for travel to and from the laboratory, plus a monthly stipend.
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04.18.19University Research

Doctoral Candidate Ryan Gott Earns DOE Research Opportunity at SandiaExternal link

Ryan Gott, a doctoral candidate in Dr. Gabe Xu’s Plasma and Electrodynamics Research Lab at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), has been awarded a United States Dept. of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program research opportunity at Sandia National Laboratory (SNL) in Albuquerque, N.M.
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04.18.19University Research

Solving the Mystery of Fertilizer Loss from Midwest CroplandExternal link

Farmers can’t predict their annual corn harvest with certainty, but with the help of new research from Michigan State University, they can now pinpoint specific parts of their fields that consistently produce either good or bad yields. Not only will this save them time and money; it will solve one of the most widespread environmental problems facing crop-producing regions – nitrogen loss.
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04.18.19University Research

Predicting Heat Waves? Look Half a World AwayExternal link

When heavy rain falls over the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia and the eastern Pacific Ocean, it is a good indicator that temperatures in central California will reach 100 F in four to 16 days, according to a collaborative research team from the University of California, Davis, and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Climate Center in Busan, South Korea.
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04.17.19University Research

Researchers Discover an Economical Way to Produce High-performance Thin Films for ElectronicsExternal link

Researchers at Missouri S&T have found an unprecedented, economical method for creating high-performance inorganic thin films, or “epitaxial” films, used in the manufacture of semiconductors for flexible electronics, LEDs and solar cells.
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