University Research

12.07.18University Research

Major Natural Carbon Sink May Soon Become a Carbon SourceExternal link

Peatlands in the Peruvian Amazon could soon start emitting carbon rather than soaking it up, according to a new study. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.07.18University Research

Quantum Sound Waves to Open Door for More Powerful SensorsExternal link

In a first, scientists with the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory have built a mechanical system—a tiny “echo chamber” for sound waves—that can be controlled at the quantum level, by connecting it to quantum circuits. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.07.18University Research

Microbial Community Members Play Distinct Roles in BiosynthesisExternal link

Insights into a microbial metabolic network set the stage for designing microbiomes to synthesize desired bioproducts. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.06.18University Research

UK Joins U.S. Department of Energy Battery Research PartnershipExternal link

The University of Kentucky has been named a partner on a $120 million, five-year second phase of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Innovation Hub focused on advancing battery science and technology. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.06.18University Research

SUNY Poly Professors Awarded $330,000 for Two Distinct Cutting-Edge Nanotechnology-Centered Research ProjectsExternal link

Dr. Serge Oktyabrsky received $200,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop next-gen scintillation detectors based on quantum dots to enable a better understanding of basic particles. Dr. Spyros Gallis received $130,000 from the National Science Foundation to develop critical material and physical properties of new erbium-doped silicon carbide photonic nanostructures for enhanced biological imaging, quantum communications applications. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.06.18University Research

Rare and Diverse Giant Viruses Unexpectedly Found in a Forest Soil EcosystemExternal link

biologist Jeff Blanchard and Ph.D. student Lauren Alteio at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with others at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI), discovered giant viruses – relatively speaking the size of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons – in soil at Harvard Forest in Petersham, Massachusetts. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.04.18University Research

Amazonian Peatlands May Soon Switch from a Carbon Sink to a Carbon SourceExternal link

Researchers at Arizona State University have discovered land-use disturbances may reverse the effect of the most efficient natural carbon sink on the planet. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.04.18University Research

Researcher Gets Grant To Study Materials Moving Through Tiny SpacesExternal link

Dr. Gangli Wang, professor of chemistry at Georgia State University, has received a three-year, $485,263 federal grant to study how nanostructured materials, or materials with hollow structures on the nanometer scale, affect how other substances pass through them. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.04.18University Research

'Magnetic Topological Insulator' Makes its Own Magnetic FieldExternal link

A team of U.S. and Korean physicists has found the first evidence of a two-dimensional material that can become a magnetic topological insulator even when it is not placed in a magnetic field. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.03.18University Research

New Study Finds Half of the World's Annual Precipitation Falls in Just 12 DaysExternal link

An analysis of rainfall measured at weather stations across the globe between 1999 and 2014 found that the median time it took for half of a year’s precipitation to fall was just 12 days. A quarter of annual precipitation fell in just six days, and three-quarters fell in 27 days. Read MoreExternal linkage

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