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October 7, 2020
Jennifer Doudna Wins 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Jennifer Doudna Wins 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Doudna, a UC Berkeley professor and Berkeley Lab faculty scientist, is co-winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
October 2, 2020
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Patrick Huber: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Virginia Tech’s Patrick Huber is modeling reactor neutrino fluxes, improving our understanding of neutrino properties and their role in the cosmos.
September 24, 2020
Princeton University researchers invented a method for using light to turn on and off a mechanism in E. coli bacteria that is key to producing valuable chemicals.
Flipping Light On-Off Turns Bacteria Into Chemical Factories
Princeton U researchers invented a method for using light to turn on & off a mechanism in E. coli bacteria that is key to producing valuable chemicals
September 22, 2020
Moh El-Naggar studies “electric bacteria” in his laboratory at the University of Southern California Dornsife.
First Person Science: Moh El-Naggar on Electric Bacteria
“Electric bacteria” pass electrons through cell walls to solid minerals outside the cell. El-Naggar studies how and why this amazing process happens.
September 16, 2020
Lasers are used to create an indestructible optical fiber out of plasma that helps researchers confine a separate laser pulse as it travels through the plasma.
Plasma Guides Maintain Laser Focus
Researchers at the University of Maryland have developed an improved technique to make waveguides that can withstand the power of intense lasers.
September 11, 2020
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Kalyan R. Perumalla: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Perumalla’s work on reversible computing is overcoming challenges in exascale computing.
September 10, 2020
An image showing graphene water molecules on both sides of graphene. Because graphene is a conductor of electricity, water molecules on both sides of the graphene attract each other by the same charges.
New Study Reveals a Graphene Sheet Behaves 'Like a Mirror' for Water Molecules
VCU researchers addresses an important area for medicine, industry and science: Understanding how liquids — mainly water — interact with surfaces.
September 8, 2020
Cryoelectron microscope tomography imaging reveals high-resolution side and top views of the viral RNA replication “crown” complex structure.
Detailed View of Viral Replication Machinery Lends New Insights Into Infection
The findings should aid researchers developing antiviral drugs and treatments, and provide new insights into how this large class of viruses work.
September 4, 2020
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Meet the Director: Karren More
At the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, Director Karren More leads her team in pushing the known edge of nanomaterials research.
September 2, 2020
A woman and man are looking at and making adjustments to a piece of complex metal and plastic machinery with wires and tubes behind it.
The Mystery of the Neutron Lifetime
When nuclear scientists use different techniques to measure the neutron lifetime, they get different results. Could this be pointing to new physics?
August 31, 2020
Illustration of a potential nanofactory application. In this context, scientists repurpose one of the nanofactory building blocks and rearrange it in a tunnel shape (blue and yellow dots) that can control the how electrons (white ball) move.
Improving Photosynthesis: The Final Frontier?
MSU scientists are working to unlock the secrets of photosynthesis, which might spur an agricultural revolution.
August 21, 2020
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Martin Centurion: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Martin Centurion is capturing images of molecules in real time, on a timescale of less than a trillionth of a second.
August 17, 2020
The SARS-CoV-2 macro domain protein bound to small molecule fragments that could be the basis of novel antiviral drugs.
Building Blocks for COVID-19 Antiviral Drugs Identified in Rapid Study
Data Posted Online as an Open Resource for Scientists Developing Coronavirus Treatments
August 14, 2020
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Victoria Orphan: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Studying microorganisms from extreme environments is leading to new, multi-disciplinary approaches towards understanding microbial symbiosis.
August 11, 2020
Woman and man standing with their backs to the camera looking at a giant, ring-shaped machine covered in plastic being placed on a large metal platform.
First-Person Science: Chris Polly on Muon Physics
Over the course of two decades, Chris Polly has been investigating the difference between measurement and theory in muons, a fundamental particle.
August 10, 2020
Perovskites have drawn interest as potential next-generation optoelectronic materials.
Northwestern, MIT Researchers Develop Novel Materials for Energy and Sensing
Strategically varying composition of organic layers can "tune" color of light absorbed by perovskites.
July 31, 2020
A microscope image showing a porous, crystalline material called a metal-organic framework, or MOF (the material in purple).
How a Crystalline Sponge Sheds Water Molecules
Scientists use advanced techniques to observe how a specific crystalline sponge changes shape as it loses water molecules.
July 28, 2020
To keep qubits used in quantum computers cold enough so scientists can study them, DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory uses a sophisticated cooling system.
Calculating the Benefits of Exascale and Quantum Computers
Exascale and quantum computers both offer the potential to transform scientific research. But they’re also complementary technologies.
July 27, 2020
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey
No Need to Mind the Gap: Astrophysicists Fill in 11 Billion Years of Our Universe’s Expansion History
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) released a comprehensive analysis of the largest three-dimensional map of the Universe ever created.
July 24, 2020
PME scientists and engineers have developed a way to stretch and strain liquid crystals to generate different colors. This could be applied in smart coatings, sensors, and wearable electronics.
Liquid Crystals Create Easy-to-Read, Color-Changing Sensors
Scientists created a thin film of polymer filled with liquid crystal droplets, then stretched and strained it to generate different colors.
July 20, 2020
An image of the COVID-19 virus.
Clues to COVID-19 Treatments Could Be Hiding in Existing Data – These Scientists Want to Find Them
Applying machine learning to a unified library of biomedical information could help accelerate life-saving discoveries.
July 15, 2020
Members of the Pegasus team pictured in front of the fusion experiment in February 2020.
Lighting a Match for Fusion: Taking the Pegasus-III Experiment to New Heights
The DOE has awarded the Pegasus fusion research program a series of new grants and budget supplements totaling $7.9 million over three years.
July 10, 2020
Northwestern material bends with blue light exposure from the top.
Synthetic Materials Mimic Living Creatures
Northwestern University researchers have developed a family of soft materials that imitates living creatures.
July 8, 2020
Man in a face mask and goggles holding up a plastic apparatus for holding samples.
National Virtual Biotechnology Laboratory Unites DOE Labs Against COVID-19
The NVBL is bringing the national laboratories together to tackle the pandemic.
July 2, 2020
Overlapping X-ray data of the SARS-CoV-2 main protease shows structural differences between the protein at room temperature (orange) and the cryogenically frozen structure (white).
X-Rays Size Up Protein Structure at the 'Heart' of COVID-19 Virus
A team of researchers at Oak Ridge & Argonne laboratories has performed the first room-temperature X-ray measurements on the SARS-CoV-2 main protease.