University Research

10.24.17University Research

Material Could Bring Optical Communication Onto Silicon ChipsExternal link

Researchers at MIT have designed a light-emitter and detector that can be integrated into silicon CMOS chips. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.24.17University Research

Astronomers Strike Cosmic GoldExternal link

Based on the brightness and color of the light emitted following the merger, which closely match theoretical predictions by University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory physicists, astronomers can now say that the gold or platinum in your wedding ring was in all likelihood forged during the brief but violent merger of two orbiting neutron stars somewhere in the universe. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.20.17University Research

Navigational View of the Brain Thanks to Powerful X-RaysExternal link

A research team led by Eva Dyer, a computational neuroscientist and electrical engineer, has imaged brains at that map-like or “meso” scale using the most powerful X-ray beams in the country. The imaging scale gives an overview of the intercellular landscape of the brain at a level relevant to small neural networks, which are at the core of the brain’s ability to compute. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.20.17University Research

Assessment Shows Metagenomics Software Has Much Room for ImprovementExternal link

A recent critical assessment of software tools represents a key step toward taming the “Wild West” nature of the burgeoning field of metagenomics, said an Oregon State University mathematical biologist who took part in the research. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.20.17University Research

Converting Carbon Dioxide to Carbon Monoxide Using Water and ElectricityExternal link

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis have determined how electrocatalysts can convert carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide using water and electricity. The discovery can lead to the development of efficient electrocatalysts for large scale production of synthesis gas — a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.19.17University Research

Study Shows Proteins May Prevent Dysfunction and Disease by RelaxingExternal link

A new study by a team of University of Chicago and Notre Dame researchers suggests many proteins remain expanded in the cell, rather than contracting into tight folded shapes. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.19.17University Research

Research Seeks to Transform Weather Predication/Climate ModelingExternal link

Thijs Heus, an assistant professor of physics at Cleveland State University, has received a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to better model cloud size and enhance understanding of how small and large clouds impact solar reflectivity, vertical transport of heat and moisture, as well as precipitation. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.19.17University Research

UNM grad student selected for Office of Science Graduate Student Research ProgramExternal link

University of New Mexico graduate student Jacek Ksawery Osinski was one of 52 students across the nation selected by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Science for its 2017 Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.18.17University Research

MSU Students Selected for Department of Energy Graduate Student Research ProgramExternal link

Two Michigan State University graduate students, Crispin Contreras-Martinez and Roy Ready, have been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy for its 2017 Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.18.17University Research

Scientists Log Newfound Understanding of Water’s Responses to Changing TemperaturesExternal link

A team of chemists has uncovered new ways in which frozen water responds to changes in temperature to produce novel formations. Its findings have implications for climate research as well as other processes that involve ice formation—from food preservation to agriculture. Read MoreExternal linkage

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