University Research

02.21.19University Research

The Secret Life of BatteriesExternal link

Koffi Pierre Yao, a new assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Delaware, is uncovering novel insights about what happens inside the batteries that power our smartphones, laptops, and electric vehicles. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.21.19University Research

MSU Algae Research Could Make Biofuel Production More EconomicalExternal link

In an effort to improve the feasibility of a renewable energy source, Montana State University researchers are exploring a potential breakthrough in producing biofuel from algae. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.20.19University Research

SRU Students and Faculty Collaborate on Research Project at Berkeley LabExternal link

Thanks to a faculty-student research grant from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and a connection between a Slippery Rock University computer science professor and a Berkeley employee, three SRU students were hired as temporary Berkeley employees, joining the more than 4,200 scientists, engineers, faculty, postdoctoral scholars and graduate and undergraduate students currently on staff. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.20.19University Research

Researchers Create Ultra-lightweight Ceramic Material That Can Better Withstand Extreme TemperaturesExternal link

UCLA researchers and collaborators at eight other research institutions have created an extremely light, very durable ceramic aerogel. The material could be used for applications like insulating spacecraft because it can withstand the intense heat and severe temperature changes that space missions endure. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.20.19University Research

Researchers Flood Boundaries of ChemistryExternal link

With new funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, researchers at UC San Diego are collecting data on the properties of materials, like water, apply it to machine learning, optimize the material through modifications based on simulations and then synthesize an ideal material that could be used, for example, to extract water from the atmosphere. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.19.19University Research

UK Research Probes Nanomaterials in Plants at Cellular LevelExternal link

A national team of scientists, led by University of Kentucky’s Jason Unrine, used the most powerful X-ray microscope on the planet to discover how nanomaterials enter and move within tomato plants on the cellular level. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.19.19University Research

Predicting the existence of Heavy Nuclei Using Machine LearningExternal link

A collaboration between the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) and the Department of Statistics and Probability (STT) at Michigan State University (MSU) estimated the boundaries of nuclear existence by applying statistical analysis to nuclear models, and assessed the impact of current and future FRIB experiments. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.19.19University Research

X-rays Reveal Why Adding a Bit of Salt Improves Perovskite Solar CellsExternal link

A team of researchers has reported new findings about perovskites that could pave the way to developing low-cost, high-efficiency solar cells. Using high-intensity X-ray mapping, they explain why adding small amounts of cesium and rubidium salt improves the performance of a promising class of solar cell materials, called lead-halide perovskites. Read MoreExternal linkage

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

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