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Scientists Demonstrate Pathway to Forerunner of Rugged Nanotubes That Could Lead to Widespread Industrial Fabrication
The insulating nanomaterial -- thousands of times thinner than a human hair, stronger than steel and noncombustible -- could have a variety of uses.
How to Catch a Perfect Wave: Scientists Take a Closer Look Inside the Perfect Fluid
Berkeley Lab research brings us closer to understanding how our universe began.
A Super Material Applicable to Batteries and Other Energy Conversion Devices
Unplanned discovery could lead to future pivotal discoveries in batteries, fuel cells, devices for converting heat to electricity and more.
Fueling Scientific Discovery and Communication
The virtual National Synchrotron Light Source II & Center for Functional Nanomaterials Users' Meeting featured 12 workshops and two plenary sessions.

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Tulane Scientist Leads Study on Faster Charging Energy Storage
The work revolves around MXenes, promising energy storage materials that are conductive and can host ions, such as lithium, between layers.
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UW Students Receive DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships
A current University of Wyoming student and three recent UW graduates had the opportunity to work in professional laboratory settings.
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U.S. Department of Energy Funds Innovative Study of Carbon Cycling in Coastal Ecosystems
MBL Research Scientist Inke Forbrich will lead a project to study hydrological and biological controls on carbon cycling in coastal wetlands.
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Physicists Find Room-Temperature, 2D-to-1D Topological Transition
A Rice-led team toggles side- and edge-conduction states in bismuth iodide crystals.
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Mountain watersheds provide 60 to 90% of water resources worldwide, but there is still much that scientists don’t know about the physical processes and interactions that affect hydrology in these ecosystems. The Surface Atmosphere Integrated Field Laboratory (SAIL), led by scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), is an unprecedented climate observatory located in the Upper Colorado River Basin. This collaborative research effort is an ambitious campaign to collect a vast array of measurements that will allow scientists to better understand the future of water in the West.
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