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08.28.18University Research

Pushing the Plasma Density LimitExternal link

Researchers at MIT performed experiments on the Alcator C-Mod tokamak to demonstrate how microwaves can be used to overcome barriers to steady-state fusion reactor operation. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.28.18University Research

Team's Pic of Crack in the Act Could Prevent Engineering FailuresExternal link

In work that could help prevent the failure of everything from bridges to dental implants, a team led by a researcher at Texas A&M University has taken the first 3D image of a microscopic crack propagating through a metal damaged by hydrogen. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.27.18University Research

Trace Metals Make a Big Splash with Marine MicroorganismsExternal link

A new Cornell-led study shows that trace metals, deposited by aerosols like dust and other particles in the atmosphere, have a hefty impact on marine biota, affecting biological productivity and changing the ocean ecosystem. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.27.18University Research

Professor Working to Make Solar Cells More EfficientExternal link

A highly selective $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science will continue funding a University of Mississippi professor’s research into improving solar energy technologies. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.27.18University Research

Large-scale Simulations Could Shed Light on the 'Dark' Elements that Make Up Most of Our CosmosExternal link

In an ambitious effort directed by Argonne National Laboratory, researchers at the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech are now attempting to estimate key features of the universe, including its relative distributions of dark matter and dark energy. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.24.18University Research

ASU Assistant Professor Studies How Living Cells Capture, Process and Store EnergyExternal link

The work of Abhishek Singharoy, assistant professor in Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences and member of the Biodesign Institute’s Center for Applied Structural Discovery, is featured in a recent article published by the Department of Energy on renewable biofuels. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.24.18University Research

Light from Ancient Quasars Helps Confirm Quantum EntanglementExternal link

Using two ancient galactic cores called quasars, MIT researchers have taken a massive step forward toward confirming quantum entanglement — a concept that says that the properties of particles can be linked no matter how far apart in the universe they may be. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.24.18University Research

Physicists Race to Demystify Einstein’s ‘Spooky’ ScienceExternal link

According to Andrew Friedman, a research scientist at the University of California San Diego Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences (CASS), “the race is on” around the globe to identify and experimentally close potential loopholes that could still allow alternative theories, distinct from quantum theory, to explain perplexing phenomena like quantum entanglement. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.23.18University Research

Once a Performance Barrier, This Material Quirk Could Strengthen Our Telecommunication ConnectionsExternal link

Researchers who study and manipulate the behavior of materials at the atomic level have discovered a way to make a thin material that enhances the flow of microwave energy. The advance, which could improve telecommunications, sheds new light on structural traits, generally viewed as static and a hindrance, that, when made to be dynamic, are actually key to the material’s special ability. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.23.18University Research

Climate Warming Affects Tallgrass Prairie EcosystemExternal link

A University of Oklahoma study shows the effects of climate warming on soil microbes in a long-term climate change experiment in a tallgrass prairie ecosystem. Read MoreExternal linkage

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