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Creating and observing current vortices in 2D materials

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Surprise result brings us one step closer to designing more flexible technologies. Researchers at the University of Chicago…
Keeping lead out of drinking water when switching disinfectants

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About 80 percent of water systems across the country use a disinfectant in drinking water that can lead…
Liam Collins: Mapping the unseen

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Liam Collins was drawn to study physics to understand “hidden things” and honed his expertise in microscopy so…
The lithium-aluminum-layered double hydroxide chloride (LDH) sorbent being developed by ORNL targets recovery of lithium from geothermal brines—paving the way for increased domestic production of the material for today’s rechargeable batteries. Credit: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
ORNL develops sorbent to recover lithium from geothermal brines

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In the quest for domestic sources of lithium to meet growing demand for battery production, scientists at the…
Forensic Proteomics: Beyond DNA Profiling

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How analyzing proteins could transform forensic science. A new book edited by a PNNL biochemist details an emerging…
Waves to Water Prize

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The U.S. Department of Energy Water Power Technologies Office launched a prize to develop wave energy powered desalination…
Newly developed screening processes will help accelerate carbon capture research

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University of Alberta researchers have developed techniques that save a significant amount of time in developing more efficient…
Chemists find new way to break down old tires into material for new ones

January 17, 2020

A team of chemists at McMaster has discovered an innovative way to break down and dissolve the rubber…
A new ‘cool’ blue

January 16, 2020

Throughout history, people have sought vibrant blue pigments. The Egyptians and Babylonians used lapis lazuli 6,000 years ago.…
Scientists pioneer new generation of semiconductor neutron detector

January 16, 2020

Scientists discover new neutron-detecting material for applications in science and national security. Whether you are trying to detect…
Could Future Homes on the Moon and Mars Be Made of Fungi?

January 16, 2020

Science fiction often imagines our future on Mars and other planets as run by machines, with metallic cities…
Memory storage for super cold computing

January 14, 2020

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have experimentally demonstrated a novel cryogenic, or low temperature, memory…
Nano-objects of Desire: Assembling Ordered Nanostructures in 3-D

January 14, 2020

Using shape-programmable DNA frames, scientists established a new nanofabrication platform for directing nanomaterial components of different natures (inorganic…
Scientists observe ultrafast birth of radicals

January 11, 2020

An international team led by Argonne has visualized the elusive, ultrafast proton transfer process following the ionization of…
Under pressure: Using NIF, researchers compress copper, creating the densest object on Earth

January 10, 2020

If copper was found in the core of Saturn it would have the same crystalline structure as the…
Detecting microplastics first step in assessing environmental harm

January 10, 2020

Amid growing alarm over the plastic that pollutes our environment, biomedical and optics researchers at the University of Rochester are…
Artisanal Mining Grand Challenge

January 8, 2020

Conservation X Labs (www.conservationxlabs.com) and a global coalition of partners are awarding $750,000 for bold, scaleable innovations that…
A huge microscope helping LiU researchers design new materials

December 26, 2019

Researchers can use the most intense microscope in the world, the MAX IV synchrotron facility in Lund, to…
Creating switchable plasmons in plastics

December 26, 2019

Researchers at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics have developed optical nanoantennas made from a conducting polymer. The antennas…
Sandia establishes collaborative research facility for low-temperature plasmas

December 23, 2019

Sandia National Laboratories is setting up a collaborative facility to help researchers worldwide study low-temperature plasmas, the most…
Global collaboration creates world’s first open-source database of natural microbial products

December 21, 2019

Surprisingly, despite our extensive knowledge of the chemical compounds found in nature, there has never been a comprehensive,…
Additive manufacture changes materials

December 21, 2019

Additive manufacture in combination with nickel-based superalloys can be used in the production of high-temperature products. Newly published…
Researchers show that mealworms can safely consume toxic additive-containing plastic

December 20, 2019

Mealworms are not only able to eat various forms of plastic, as previous research has shown, they can…
Ecological fertilizer from wastewater nutrients

December 19, 2019

Wastewaters contain large amounts of phosphorus and nitrogen, which are valuable nutrients. Aalto University’s NPHarvest process enables recovery…
Using robots to inspect sewer pipes

December 19, 2019

The University of Texas at Arlington and the city of Waxahachie are collaborating on robotic inspections of several…
An Apt Approach to Enriched Uranium

December 19, 2019

PNNL researchers map fissionable isotopes to their location in uranium fuel plates. How a material behaves depends on…
Blue pigment discoverer makes key design advance for future durable, vivid pigments

December 18, 2019

An Oregon State University chemistry researcher who made history a decade ago with the accidental discovery of the…
Fluorescence Spectroscopy Helps to Evaluate Meat Quality

December 17, 2019

Scientists of Sechenov University (a Project 5-100 participant) jointly with their colleagues from Australia proposed a new, quicker…
New forensic chemistry method to reveal the age of bloodstains and fingerprints

December 17, 2019

The burden of proof of a fingerprint or bloodstain found at a crime scene is significantly increased if…
Researchers develop sponge that removes oil from water

December 17, 2019

University of Toronto researchers have developed a new strategy to remove tiny oil droplets from wastewater with more than 90…
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