University Research

11.27.17University Research

New X-ray Spectroscopy Explores Hydrogen-Generating CatalystExternal link

Using a newly developed technique, researchers from Japan, Germany and the U.S. have identified a key step in production of hydrogen gas by a bacterial enzyme. Understanding these reactions could be important in developing a clean-fuel economy powered by hydrogen. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.27.17University Research

Moon’s Crust Underwent Resurfacing After Forming from Magma OceanExternal link

A research team led by The University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences took to the lab to recreate the magmatic melt that once formed the lunar surface and uncovered new insights on how the modern moonscape came to be. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.24.17University Research

Clarkson University’s Mitlin & Paek Win DOE Basic Energy Science GrantExternal link

Clarkson Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Professor David Mitlin and Assistant Professor Eunsu Paek have received a prestigious and highly competitive grant from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Basic Energy Sciences to perform research on high energy – high power battery materials that use sodium instead of lithium. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.24.17University Research

Researchers Pin Down One Source of a Potent Greenhouse GasExternal link

A study of a Lake Erie wetland suggests that scientists have vastly underestimated the number of places methane-producing microbes can survive—and, as a result, today’s global climate models may be misjudging the amount of methane being released into the atmosphere. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.24.17University Research

Heavy Nitrogen Molecules Reveal Planetary-Scale Tug-of-WarExternal link

Nature whispers its stories in a faint molecular language, and Rice University scientist Laurence Yeung and colleagues can finally tell one of those stories this week, thanks to a one-of-a-kind instrument that allowed them to hear what the atmosphere is saying with rare nitrogen molecules. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.22.17University Research

Zwicky Transient Facility Opens Its Eyes to the Volatile CosmosExternal link

A new robotic camera with the ability to capture hundreds of thousands of stars and galaxies in a single shot has taken its first image of the sky, an event astronomers refer to as "first light." Read MoreExternal linkage

11.22.17University Research

On the Origins of Star Stuff: HAWC Collaboration Sheds Light on Origin of Anti-MatterExternal link

Michigan Tech team and others use a high-altitude observatory in Mexico to better understand where gamma rays come from. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.22.17University Research

UW Entrepreneurial Pipeline Lands Lactic Solutions in Biofuels MarketplaceExternal link

When Jim Steele thinks back over the last seven years, from the early research on biofuels, followed by a dream of moving Lactic Solutions LLC technology to the marketplace, and now the acquisition of the company by Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits (a unit of Lallemand Inc.) last month, he is thankful for the network of UW–Madison entrepreneurial experts. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.21.17University Research

Breakthrough Could Launch Organic Electronics Beyond Cellphone ScreensExternal link

A discovery by an international team of researchers from Princeton University, the Georgia Institute of Technology and Humboldt University in Berlin points the way to more widespread use of an advanced technology generally known as organic electronics. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.21.17University Research

My Summer Learning about High-performance Computing from Argonne National LaboratoryExternal link

In the computational science community, there is a need to train engineers and scientists on how to effectively use current and future high-performance computing (HPC) systems. A couple of years ago, a training program was established by the federal government that would be able to address this deficiency. This program, known as the Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC), contains over 100 hours of lectures and hands on training in the span of two weeks. Read MoreExternal linkage

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