University Research

11.14.17University Research

Supercomputer Simulates Dynamic Magnetic Fields of Jupiter, Earth, SunExternal link

As the Juno space probe approached Jupiter in June last year, researchers with the Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics’ Dynamo Working Group which is headquartered at UC Davis, were starting to run simulations of the giant planet’s magnetic field on one of the world’s fastest computers. While the timing was coincidental, the supercomputer modeling should help scientists interpret the data from Juno, and vice versa. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.13.17University Research

Puzzling New Supernova May Be From Star Producing AntimatterExternal link

An exploding star that continued to shine for nearly two years — unlike most supernovae, which fade after a few weeks — is puzzling astronomers and leading theorists, including UC Berkeley astrophysicist Daniel Kasen, to suggest that the event may be an example of a star so hot that it produces antimatter in its core. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.13.17University Research

Research is Making Plant Waste a Viable Option in Ethanol ProductionExternal link

UC Riverside researchers have developed a streamlined process that could finally make the ethanol production cost from abundant “second generation” plant wastes competitive with “first generation” ethanol made from sugars. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.08.17University Research

Artificial Intelligence Aids Materials FabricationExternal link

A team of researchers at MIT, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and the University of California at Berkeley hope to close the materials-science automation gap, with a new artificial-intelligence system that would pore through research papers to deduce “recipes” for producing particular materials. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.08.17University Research

Ultrafast Magnetic Reversal Points the Way Toward Speedy, Low-Power Computer MemoryExternal link

Researchers at UC Berkeley and UC Riverside have developed a new, ultrafast method for electrically controlling magnetism in certain metals, a breakthrough that could lead to greatly increased performance and more energy-efficient computer memory and processing technologies. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.07.17University Research

New Research Findings Could Lead to Safer and More Powerful Lithium-ion BatteriesExternal link

Virginia Commonwealth University researchers are working to improve conductivity and safety in lithium-ion batteries, which are used to power many electronic devices around the world, including laptops, iPods, satellites, artificial hearts and cell phones. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.07.17University Research

Transformation of Graphite into Hexagonal Diamond Documented by WSU ResearchersExternal link

A new study by Washington State University researchers answers longstanding questions about the formation of a rare type of diamond during major meteorite strikes. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.06.17University Research

Georgia State Physicist Gets $400,000 Grant to Study Solar Energy ConversionExternal link

Dr. Gary Hastings, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Georgia State University, has received a two-year, $400,000 federal grant to study solar energy conversion in photosynthesis. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.06.17University Research

Rutgers-led Research Could Revolutionize Nuclear Waste Reprocessing and Save MoneyExternal link

Seeking a better way to capture radioactive iodides in spent nuclear reactor fuel, Rutgers–New Brunswick scientists have developed an extremely efficient “molecular trap” that can be recycled and reused. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.06.17University Research

New Technique Makes Light Metallic NanofoamExternal link

UC Davis physicists Dustin Gilbert, Kai Liu and colleagues have come up with a new method to make a nanofoam of palladium. The foamy metal could be used to store hydrogen in vehicles or for other purposes. Read MoreExternal linkage

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