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Harvesting Energy from Light using Bio-inspired Artificial Cells

Scientists designed and connected two different artificial cells to each other to produce molecules called ATP (adenosine triphosphate).
6-Nov-2019 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Stitching It All Together

The future of materials science covers a smorgasbord of applications: batteries that self-repair, wind turbines robust enough to withstand the extreme forces put on them, or long-lasting devices that only require replacing small parts every so...
6-Nov-2019 4:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

DOE Announces FY 2020 Small Business Innovation Research Funding Opportunity

The Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs issued its FY 2020 Phase II Release 1 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) with approximately $97 million in available...
6-Nov-2019 4:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Engineering Living Scaffolds for Building Materials

Bone and mollusk shells are composite systems that combine living cells and inorganic components. This allows them to regenerate and change structure while also being very strong and durable. Borrowing from this amazing complexity, researchers have...
29-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Excavating Quantum Information Buried in Noise

Researchers developed two new methods to assess and remove error in how scientists measure quantum systems. By reducing quantum “noise” – uncertainty inherent to quantum processes – these new methods improve accuracy and precision.
28-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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How Electrons Move in a Catastrophe

Lanthanum strontium manganite (LSMO) is a widely applicable material, from magnetic tunnel junctions to solid oxide fuel cells. However, when it gets thin, its behavior changes for the worse. The reason why was not known. Now, using two theoretical...
25-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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When Ions and Molecules Cluster

How an ion behaves when isolated within an analytical instrument can differ from how it behaves in the environment. Now, Xue-Bin Wang at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory devised a way to bring ions and molecules together in clusters to better...
24-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Tune in to Tetrahedral Superstructures

Shape affects how the particles fit together and, in turn, the resulting material. For the first time, a team observed the self-assembly of nanoparticles with tetrahedral shapes.
17-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Feng Wang

Feng Wang is a Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of California – Berkeley and a faculty scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
6-Nov-2019 5:05 PM EST

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Christiane Jablonowski

Christiane Jablonowski is an associate professor in the Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering at the University of Michigan.
6-Nov-2019 4:50 PM EST

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Meet the Director: Douglas Mans, EMSL

This is a continuing profile series on the directors of the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facilities. These scientists lead a variety of research institutions that provide researchers with the most advanced tools of modern...
6-Nov-2019 4:45 PM EST

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Christine M. Thomas

Christine M. Thomas is the Fox Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The Ohio State University and formerly a professor in the Department of Chemistry at Brandeis University.
6-Nov-2019 4:35 PM EST

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Charging Up the Development of Lithium-Ion Batteries

On October 9, the Nobel committee recognized work in developing lithium-ion batteries. These batteries have enabled a huge number of advances, including mobile phones and plug-in electric vehicles. The DOE Office of Science is proud to have...
16-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT

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The Technological Heavyweight You’ve Probably Never Heard Of: ESnet

Since that first computer more than 30 years ago, ESnet has expanded to connect more than 40 major research institutions at speeds 15,000 times faster than a home network. From acting as an early adopter of protocols that now run the internet to...
1-Oct-2019 10:05 PM EDT

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Michelle Strout

Michelle Mills Strout is a professor and the acting department head in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Arizona, formerly an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department of Colorado State University.
1-Oct-2019 9:05 PM EDT

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Matthew Schwartz

Matthew D. Schwartz is a professor in the Department of Physics at Harvard University.
1-Oct-2019 8:05 PM EDT

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