University Research

10.27.17University Research

Electronic Entropy Enhances Water SplittingExternal link

A Northwestern Engineering team led by Chris Wolverton has discovered that cerium’s electronic entropy, which is created when an electron transitions among various states within an electron shell, is the underlying reason for its success. This finding could help researchers better exploit cerium’s entropy for water-splitting technologies. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.26.17University Research

MIT Students Fortify Concrete by Adding Recycled PlasticExternal link

MIT undergraduate students have found that, by exposing plastic flakes to small, harmless doses of gamma radiation, then pulverizing the flakes into a fine powder, they can mix the irradiated plastic with cement paste and fly ash to produce concrete that is up to 15 percent stronger than conventional concrete. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.26.17University Research

Stony Brook Scientists Solve Fundamental Puzzle in Medical ImagingExternal link

Scientists from Stony Brook University have used a novel technique at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility located at Brookhaven National Laboratory, to answer longstanding questions in medical imaging. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.26.17University Research

Resistive Memory Components the Computer Industry Can’t ResistExternal link

Scientists at Yale, the National University of Singapore (NUS), and the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) have produced new “memsistor” devices that last for 1 trillion cycles — far outstripping the endurance of commercial flash memories for computing. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.25.17University Research

MSU Researcher Recreates Evolution Process of ProteinExternal link

In a recent study published in The Plant Journal, Michigan State University researchers have shown how the two parts of the orange carotenoid protein, or OCP, interact by splitting the native protein into its two building blocks. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.25.17University Research

Taming "Wild" Electrons in GrapheneExternal link

Scientists at Rutgers University-New Brunswick have learned how to tame the unruly electrons in graphene, paving the way for the ultra-fast transport of electrons with low loss of energy in novel systems. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.24.17University Research

Physics Boosts Artificial Intelligence MethodsExternal link

Researchers from Caltech and the University of Southern California (USC) report the first application of quantum computing to a physics problem. By employing quantum-compatible machine learning techniques, they developed a method of extracting a rare Higgs boson signal from copious noise data. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.24.17University Research

Material Could Bring Optical Communication Onto Silicon ChipsExternal link

Researchers at MIT have designed a light-emitter and detector that can be integrated into silicon CMOS chips. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.24.17University Research

Astronomers Strike Cosmic GoldExternal link

Based on the brightness and color of the light emitted following the merger, which closely match theoretical predictions by University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory physicists, astronomers can now say that the gold or platinum in your wedding ring was in all likelihood forged during the brief but violent merger of two orbiting neutron stars somewhere in the universe. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.20.17University Research

Navigational View of the Brain Thanks to Powerful X-RaysExternal link

A research team led by Eva Dyer, a computational neuroscientist and electrical engineer, has imaged brains at that map-like or “meso” scale using the most powerful X-ray beams in the country. The imaging scale gives an overview of the intercellular landscape of the brain at a level relevant to small neural networks, which are at the core of the brain’s ability to compute. Read MoreExternal linkage

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