University Research

12.12.17University Research

Discovery About Rare Nitrogen Molecules Offers Clues to Makeup of Other Life-Supporting PlanetsExternal link

A team of scientists using a state-of-the-art UCLA instrument reports the discovery of a planetary-scale “tug-of-war” of life, deep Earth and the upper atmosphere that is expressed in atmospheric nitrogen. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.12.17University Research

Hyperlens Crystal Capable of Viewing Living Cells in Unprecedented DetailExternal link

Construction of instruments with an optical lens so powerful that it lets you view features the size of a small virus on the surface of a living cell in its natural environment is now possible because of a fundamental advance in the quality of an optical material used in hyperlensing, a method of creating lenses that can resolve objects much smaller than the wavelength of light. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.08.17University Research

Researchers Model Optimal Amount of Rainfall for PlantsExternal link

A team of researchers, led by Stephen Good, a hydrologist at Oregon State University, have determined what could be considered a “Goldilocks” climate for rainfall use by plants: not too wet and not too dry. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.06.17University Research

MACHOs are Dead. WIMPs are a No-show. Say Hello to SIMPs.External link

The intensive, worldwide search for dark matter, the missing mass in the universe, has so far failed to find an abundance of dark, massive stars or scads of strange new weakly interacting particles, but a new candidate is slowly gaining followers and observational support. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.06.17University Research

U.S. Department of Energy Honors UW VP SynakowskiExternal link

Edmund “Ed” Synakowski received the DOE’s Meritorious Service Award Wednesday in a ceremony at UW, “for strong and insightful leadership” as the agency’s associate director of science for the past eight years. He began his work at UW in August. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.05.17University Research

Study Sheds Light on Turbulence in Astrophysical PlasmasExternal link

Theoretical analysis by Nuno Loureiro, an associate professor of nuclear science and engineering and of physics at MIT, and Stanislav Boldyrev, a professor of physics at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, uncovers new mechanisms in plasma turbulence. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.05.17University Research

‘Magnetoelectric’ Material Shows Promise as Memory for ElectronicsExternal link

University of Wisconsin-Madision researchers and international collaborators have created a unique process for making a high-quality magnetoelectric material and are now able to view the changing electric and magnetic properties switching in real time. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.04.17University Research

First-of-its-Kind Mummy Study Reveals Clues to Girl’s StoryExternal link

Researchers from Northwestern University brought a mummy to Argonne National Laboratory’s Advanced Photon Source for an all-day x-ray scattering experiment to probe the materials and objects, while leaving the mummy and her wrappings intact. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.04.17University Research

Researchers Discover Breakthrough Process for Directly Converting Methane to MethanolExternal link

The direct oxidation of methane—found in natural gas—into methanol at low temperatures has long been a holy grail. Now, researchers at Tufts have found a breakthrough way to accomplish the feat using a heterogeneous catalyst and cheap molecular oxygen. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.01.17University Research

Atomistic Calculations Predict that Boron Incorporation Increases the Efficiency of LEDsExternal link

Using predictive atomistic calculations and high-performance supercomputers at the NERSC computing facility, researchers Logan Williams and Emmanouil Kioupakis at the University of Michigan found that incorporating the element boron into the widely used InGaN (indium-gallium nitride) material can keep electrons from becoming too crowded in LEDs, making the material more efficient at producing light. Read MoreExternal linkage

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