Science Headlines

  • New Fuel Cell Design Powered by Graphene-Wrapped NanocrystalsExternal link

    03.14.16 Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a new materials recipe for a battery-like hydrogen fuel cell—which surrounds hydrogen-absorbing magnesium nanocrystals with atomically thin graphene sheets—to push its performance forward in key areas.

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  • Chromium Breaks the Toughest of Bonds, with the Right SupportExternal link

    03.11.16 At the Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis, scientists showed what it takes to make long-overlooked chromium help form ammonia; this work is a critical step in controlling a reaction that could store electrons from intermittent wind and solar stations in use-any-time fuels.

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  • Boeing Catches Caution from the WindExternal link

    03.11.16 Through the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge, via the OLCF’s HPC Industrial Partnerships Program, Boeing used the Jaguar supercomputer, aiming to establish more reliable computational methods for estimating high-lift (takeoff/landing) characteristics for its commercial transport aircraft.

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University Research

  • The City University of New York

    Riedo Leads Novel Study on Designing Reconfigurable Magnetic NanopatternsExternal link

    A team of international scientists led by researchers of the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) and the Politecnico of Milan in Italy has demonstrated a novel approach for designing fully reconfigurable magnetic nanopatterns whose properties and functionality can be programmed and reprogrammed on-demand.

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  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Study Offers Clearest Picture Yet of How HIV Defeats a Cellular DefenderExternal link

    Univeristy of Illinois physics professor Klaus Schulten and postdoctoral researcher Juan Perilla used experimental data and computer simulations to determine how a human protein that aids HIV infection binds to the HIV capsid.

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  • Delaware University

    Arctic TundraExternal link

    Neil Sturchio, professor and chair of the University of Delaware’s Department of Geological Sciences, is exploring how the thawing of permafrost, a subsurface layer of soil that remains mostly frozen throughout the year, affects vegetation and the carbon cycle in the Toolik Lake area of the Alaska’s North Slope.

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