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PhysOrg
Has the magic gone from Calcium-52?The laser launch stations at COLLAPS at the ISOLDE facility where the new disco
Has the magic gone from Calcium-52?
PhysOrg / Posted yesterday
The laser launch stations at COLLAPS at the ISOLDE facility where the new discovery was made. Credit: Samuel Morier-Genoud/CERN For the first time scientists have measured the radius of a calcium nucleus with 32 neutrons – indicating that nuclear... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Budget request would boost UPF funding to $575MThe Obama administration's budget request for fiscal year 2017 includes $575 mi
Budget request would boost UPF funding to $575M
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted yesterday
The Obama administration's budget request for fiscal year 2017 includes $575 million for the Uranium Processing Facility at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant in Oak Ridge. If approved by Congress, that figure would be a significant bump up from the... Read more
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Daily Princetonian
PPPL researchers receive grant to use supercomputerResearchers from the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory won a grant to use 80
PPPL researchers receive grant to use supercomputer
Daily Princetonian / Posted 2 days ago
Researchers from the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory won a grant to use 80 million processor hours on the nation’s fastest supercomputer to conduct simulations of various phenomena. The researchers include University Astrophysical Sciences... Read more
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The Johns Hopkins News-Letter
Desert beetle inspires invention to reduce frostA new method of preventing frost formation on surfaces is based on the water re
Desert beetle inspires invention to reduce frost
The Johns Hopkins News-Letter / Posted 7 days ago
A new method of preventing frost formation on surfaces is based on the water repellent shell of this beetle. A team of researchers from Virginia Tech has found a way to control frost growth caused by condensation. By manipulating chemical... Read more
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Ny Teknik
Storsatsning på fjärde generationens reaktorUSA måste minska sina utsläpp av koldioxid. Det är anledningen till den satsnin
Storsatsning på fjärde generationens reaktor
Ny Teknik / Posted 10 days ago
USA måste minska sina utsläpp av koldioxid. Det är anledningen till den satsning på två framtida reaktortyper som nyligen gjordes av den amerikanska energimyndigheten Department of Energy. Totalt satsas 720 miljoner kronor (800 miljoner US dollar)... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
In the ‘ultimate whodunit,’ sleuthing doctors piece together historical deathsBALTIMORE — The patient was dead, but the cause remained a mystery. And if ther
In the ‘ultimate whodunit,’ sleuthing doctors piece together historical deaths
The Record Searchlight / Posted 11 days ago
BALTIMORE — The patient was dead, but the cause remained a mystery. And if there’s anything doctors hate more than their inability to forestall death, it’s their inability to explain it. And so, 357 years after Oliver Cromwell died at age 58,... Read more
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PhysOrg
Innovative imaging systems on the Wendelstein 7-X bring steady-state fusion energy closer to realityGlen Wurden in the stellarator’s vacuum vessel during camera installation in 20
Innovative imaging systems on the Wendelstein 7-X bring steady-state fusion energy closer to reality
PhysOrg / Posted 13 days ago
Glen Wurden in the stellarator’s vacuum vessel during camera installation in 2014. Since the world's largest superconducting magnetic fusion experiment, the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator, went online in December, innovative new imaging systems designed... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Frank Munger: Bald eagle at home in Oak RidgeThe bald eagle, the national bird of the United States and a magnificent bird o
Frank Munger: Bald eagle at home in Oak Ridge
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 13 days ago
The bald eagle, the national bird of the United States and a magnificent bird of prey that for decades held a sacred spot on the endangered species list (it was taken off the list in 2007), has an active presence on the U.S. Department of Energy's... Read more
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PhotonicsOnline
Nano-Coating Makes Coaxial Cables LighterRice University scientists replace metal with carbon nanotubes for aerospace us
Nano-Coating Makes Coaxial Cables Lighter
PhotonicsOnline / Posted 14 days ago
Rice University scientists replace metal with carbon nanotubes for aerospace use Common coaxial cables could be made 50 percent lighter with a new nanotube-based outer conductor developed by Rice University scientists. The Rice lab of Professor... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Tech 2020 shuts down on Oak RidgeTech 2020, one of Tennessee's first entrepreneurial promotion agencies, is shut
Tech 2020 shuts down on Oak Ridge
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 16 days ago
Tech 2020, one of Tennessee's first entrepreneurial promotion agencies, is shutting down after 21 years. Directors of the Oak Ridge-based technology development group voted today to wind down operations. Tech 2020 once served Chattanooga, among... Read more
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Science Daily
Titan targets tumors: Large computational gains made in laser-driven radiation therapy of cancerSurgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy all play important roles in cancer
Titan targets tumors: Large computational gains made in laser-driven radiation therapy of cancer
Science Daily / Posted 16 days ago
Surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy all play important roles in cancer treatment, and sometimes the best successes come from combining all three approaches. Doctors usually do the most common form of radiation therapy with x-rays, which can... Read more
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PhysOrg
Titan targets tumorsProton density after laser impact on a spherical solid density target: irradiat
Titan targets tumors
PhysOrg / Posted 16 days ago
Proton density after laser impact on a spherical solid density target: irradiated by an ultra-short, high intensity laser (not in picture) the intense electro-magnetic field rips electrons apart from their ions and creates a plasma. By varying the... Read more
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PhysOrg
Team uses nuclear forensics to solve mysteries and safeguard materialsOak Ridge National Laboratory’s Joe Giaquinto investigates chemical clues for t
Team uses nuclear forensics to solve mysteries and safeguard materials
PhysOrg / Posted 16 days ago
Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Joe Giaquinto investigates chemical clues for trace-level radioactivity. Giaquinto leads ORNL’s Nuclear Analytical Chemistry and Isotopics Laboratory, which makes critical contributions to nuclear forensics and... Read more
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Popular Science Australia
Desert Beetle Teaches Scientists About How Frost FormsPhoto by Schnobby via Wikimedia commons, licensed under Creative Commons A lit
Desert Beetle Teaches Scientists About How Frost Forms
Popular Science Australia / Posted 18 days ago
Photo by Schnobby via Wikimedia commons, licensed under Creative Commons A little beetle that lives in the hot, dry Namib Desert has a surprising talent for harvesting water right out of the air. It does so with a bumpy shell. The bumps on its back... Read more
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Science Daily
Beetle-inspired discovery could reduce frost's costly sting: Creating frost-free zones could lead to energy-savingsWriting in the Jan. 22, 2016 edition of Scientific Reports, an online journal f
Beetle-inspired discovery could reduce frost's costly sting: Creating frost-free zones could lead to energy-savings
Science Daily / Posted 19 days ago
Writing in the Jan. 22, 2016 edition of Scientific Reports, an online journal from the publishers of Nature, the researchers describe how they used photolithography to pattern chemical arrays that attract water over top of a surface that repels... Read more
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Science Daily
Researchers use neutrons to gain insight into battery inefficiencyScientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are impr
Researchers use neutrons to gain insight into battery inefficiency
Science Daily / Posted 20 days ago
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are improving the lifetimes of rechargeable batteries that run on lithium, a small atom that can pack tightly into graphite anode materials. The valuable ions are depleted as a... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Frank Munger: Oak Ridge plants try to improve winter responseWinters aren't particularly long in East Tennessee, but they usually last long
Frank Munger: Oak Ridge plants try to improve winter response
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 20 days ago
Winters aren't particularly long in East Tennessee, but they usually last long enough to exhibit Mother Nature's bad behavior — snowstorms, freezing rain, low temps and the like. Dealing with winter events requires thought and preparation, with a... Read more
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PhysOrg
Beetle-inspired discovery could reduce frost's costly stingThe Namib Desert Beetle lives in one of the hottest places in the world, yet it
Beetle-inspired discovery could reduce frost's costly sting
PhysOrg / Posted 20 days ago
The Namib Desert Beetle lives in one of the hottest places in the world, yet it still collects airborne water. Taking a page from the beetle's playbook, Virginia Tech biomedical engineers created a way to control condensation and frost growth.... Read more
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Science Daily
Switchable material could enable new memory chipsThe findings, reported in the journal Nano Letters in a paper by MIT materials
Switchable material could enable new memory chips
Science Daily / Posted 22 days ago
The findings, reported in the journal Nano Letters in a paper by MIT materials science graduate student Qiyang Lu and associate professor Bilge Yildiz, involve a thin-film material called a strontium cobaltite, or SrCoOx. Usually, Yildiz says, the... Read more
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PhysOrg
Researchers use neutrons to gain insight into battery inefficiencyIn a Fluid Interface Reactions, Structures and Transport Center project to prob
Researchers use neutrons to gain insight into battery inefficiency
PhysOrg / Posted 22 days ago
In a Fluid Interface Reactions, Structures and Transport Center project to probe a battery’s atomic activity during its first charging cycle, Robert Sacci and colleagues used the Spallation Neutron Source’s vibrational spectrometer to gain chemical... Read more
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PhysOrg
Switchable material could enable new memory chipsThis diagram shows how an electrical voltage can be used to modify the oxygen c
Switchable material could enable new memory chips
PhysOrg / Posted 22 days ago
This diagram shows how an electrical voltage can be used to modify the oxygen concentration, and therefore the phase and structure, of strontium cobaltites. Pumping oxygen in and out transforms the material from the brownmillerite form (left) to the... Read more
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Brunswick Sentinel
Zwicker brings physics know-how, business experience to Trenton | January 21, 2016TRENTON - Physicist Andrew Zwicker of South Brunswick received the oath of offi
Zwicker brings physics know-how, business experience to Trenton | January 21, 2016
Brunswick Sentinel / Posted 23 days ago
TRENTON - Physicist Andrew Zwicker of South Brunswick received the oath of office from Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto on Jan. 12 to become a member of the New Jersey General Assembly. “Andrew already has demonstrated the kind of tenacity that is... Read more
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PhysOrg
ORNL's thermal cameras snoop beneath surfaces to reveal materials' secretsORNL’s Ralph Dinwiddie uses infrared cameras to create heat maps of working mat
ORNL's thermal cameras snoop beneath surfaces to reveal materials' secrets
PhysOrg / Posted 24 days ago
ORNL’s Ralph Dinwiddie uses infrared cameras to create heat maps of working materials that reveal their thermal properties and subsurface structure. This 1998 image of an aging aircraft’s engine cowling revealed severe subsurface corrosion. Credit:... Read more
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U.S. Department of Energy
Energy Department Announces New Investments in Advanced Nuclear Power Reactors to Help Meet America’s Carbon Emission Reduction GoalWASHINGTON – In support of the Administration’s goal to produce more carbon-fre
Energy Department Announces New Investments in Advanced Nuclear Power Reactors to Help Meet America’s Carbon Emission Reduction Goal
U.S. Department of Energy / Posted 27 days ago
WASHINGTON – In support of the Administration’s goal to produce more carbon-free energy, today the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of two companies, X-energy and Southern Company, to further develop advanced nuclear reactor... Read more
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PhysOrg
Study seeks nature's best biocatalysts for biofuel productionThe microbe Clostridium thermocellum (stained green), seen growing on a piece o
Study seeks nature's best biocatalysts for biofuel production
PhysOrg / Posted 28 days ago
The microbe Clostridium thermocellum (stained green), seen growing on a piece of poplar biomass, is among several microorganisms recently evaluated in a BioEnergy Science Center comparative study. Credit: Jennifer Morrell-Falvey, Oak Ridge National... Read more
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PhysOrg
Strongest ever spin-phonon coupling observedFigure: (a) Schematic of an osmium oxide (NaOsO3) crystal structure and (b) an
Strongest ever spin-phonon coupling observed
PhysOrg / Posted 28 days ago
Figure: (a) Schematic of an osmium oxide (NaOsO3) crystal structure and (b) an optical microscope image of the single crystal. Credit: National Institute for Materials Science A research team led by Kazunari Yamaura, chief researcher, Superconducting... Read more
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Science Daily
Uncovering oxygen's role in enhancing red LEDsIn the fabrication of solid state lighting devices, scientists are learning, ox
Uncovering oxygen's role in enhancing red LEDs
Science Daily / Posted 30 days ago
In the fabrication of solid state lighting devices, scientists are learning, oxygen also plays a two-edged role. While oxygen can impede the effectiveness of gallium nitride (GaN), an enabling material for LEDs, small amounts of oxygen in some cases... Read more
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PhysOrg
PPPL engineers complete the design of Wendelstein 7-X scraper unitEngineers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laborator
PPPL engineers complete the design of Wendelstein 7-X scraper unit
PhysOrg / Posted 30 days ago
Engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have finished designing a novel component for the Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X) stellarator, which recently opened at the Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics (IPP) in... Read more
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PhysOrg
Uncovering oxygen's role in enhancing red LEDsA) shows the europium (Eu) distribution of the delta structure (DS) samples wit
Uncovering oxygen's role in enhancing red LEDs
PhysOrg / Posted 30 days ago
A) shows the europium (Eu) distribution of the delta structure (DS) samples with alternating 10-nanometer gallium nitride (GaN) layers and 4-nm GaN:Eu layers. A zoomed in view (b) of the DS sample structure aligns with a plot of the atomic percentage... Read more
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ExtremeTech
NCAR to get new SGI supercomputer to sharpen climate change projections Climate science will soon get a big boost from a new supercomputer. The Natio
NCAR to get new SGI supercomputer to sharpen climate change projections
ExtremeTech / Posted a month ago
Climate science will soon get a big boost from a new supercomputer. The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) will be working with the venerable SGI on a new system to... Read more
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Daily Mail
Dramatic 911 call by ex-FBI agent accused of murdering son in lawEXCLUSIVE: 'He's bleeding all over. I may have killed him.' Ex-FBI agent's 911
Dramatic 911 call by ex-FBI agent accused of murdering son in law
Daily Mail / Posted 1 months ago
EXCLUSIVE: 'He's bleeding all over. I may have killed him.' Ex-FBI agent's 911 call after he hit son-in-law with baseball bat 'to save model daughter' - but police found no marks and charged them both with murder Tom Martens' 911 call released day... Read more
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The Columbian
Four super-heavy elements to be added to the periodic tableThe periodic table is about to get a little bit longer, thanks to the addition
Four super-heavy elements to be added to the periodic table
The Columbian / Posted 1 months ago
The periodic table is about to get a little bit longer, thanks to the addition of four super-heavy elements. The discoveries of elements 113, 115, 117 and 118 were confirmed last week by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. The... Read more
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