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Optimizing the Growth of Coatings on Nanowire Catalysts

A chemical surface treatment boosts the catalytic activity of the wire-looking nanostructures for a key reaction in solar fuel production.

– Brookhaven National Laboratory

Nano Lett. 2019, 19, 3457−3463


Pairing "glue" for electrons in iron-based high-temp superconductors studied

Newly published research from a team of scientists led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory sheds more light on the nature of high-temperature iron-based superconductivity.

– Ames Laboratory

Nature of Quantum Materials, 7/4/2019


Argonne Team Breaks Record for Globus Data Movement

Globus, the leading research data management service, today announced the largest single file transfer in its history: a team led by Argonne National Laboratory scientists moved 2.9 petabytes of data as part of a research project involving three of t...

– Globus


Do Passengers Prefer Autonomous Vehicles Driven Like Machines or Like Humans?

Passenger and pedestrian confidence and acceptance will be key to the future and development of autonomous vehicles so researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick

– University of Warwick

Information


UAH Space Hardware Club on the Hunt for Terrestrial Gamma Rays in Thunderstorms

Student members of the Space Hardware Club at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) are preparing to launch weather balloons into thunderstorms to try to directly observe the terrestrial gamma ray flashes (TGFs) storms generate.

– University of Alabama Huntsville


Camera brings unseen world to light

When the first full-length movie made with the advanced, three-color process of Technicolor premiered in 1935, The New York Times declared "it produced in the spectator all the excitement of standing upon a peak ... and glimpsing a strange, beautiful...

– John A. Paulson School Of Engineering And Applied Sciences

Science


S&T NUSTL Supports First Responder Radiological Preparedness

in 2017, DHS S&T NUSTL, in partnership with the FEMA and DOE NNSA published guidance for first responders and emergency managers on how to plan for the first minutes of an RDD detonation response.

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate


Russian engineers ready to ‘light up’ a lamp revolution

Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences have designed and tested a prototype cathodoluminescent lamp for general lighting. The new lamp, which relies on the phe...

– Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT)

Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B


Researchers cast neural nets to simulate molecular motion

New work from Los Alamos National Laboratory, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of Florida is showing that artificial neural nets can be trained to encode quantum mechanical laws to describe the motions of molecules ...

– Los Alamos National Laboratory

Nature Communications


Using Machine Learning Models to Better Predict Bladder Cancer Stages

Bladder cancer, one of the most common cancers in the U.S., may be soon helped by a novel non-invasive diagnostic method thanks to advances in machine learning research at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), Moores Cancer Center, and CureMatch...

– University of California San Diego

Metabolics, June-2019


Moon Landing 50 Years Later: Texas A&M Space Expert Discusses Its Importance

Texas A&M astronomer and physics expert Nick Suntzeff has been involved with space research for almost 30 years, and spent 20 years as an astronomer in Chile, where he helped co-discover dark energy. He offers his thoughts about the 50th anniversary ...

– Texas A&M University


Physicists use light waves to accelerate supercurrents, enable ultrafast quantum computing

Researchers have discovered that terahertz light --light at trillions of cycles per second -- can act as a control knob to accelerate supercurrents. That can help open up the quantum world of matter and energy at atomic and subatomic scales to practi...

– Iowa State University

Nature Photonics


When Kinetics and Thermodynamics Should Play Together

Research from the McKelvey School of Engineering suggests that without considering certain factors, researchers may overestimate how fast calcium carbonate forms in saline environments.

– Washington University in St. Louis

The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, June 13, 2019 Volume 123, Issue 23; Center for Nanoscale Control of Geologic CO2


How You and Your Friends Can Play a Video Game Together Using Only Your Minds

UW researchers created a method for two people help a third person solve a task using only their minds.

– University of Washington

Scientific Reports


Announcements


Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute warns about unethical marketing practices

In recent years, electricity customers across the United States have seen an increase in marketing materials promising lower electricity rates. Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) is offering precautionary advice to its customers and ...

– Penn State College of Engineering


UND receives $1M atmospheric research contract from U.S. Navy, bolstering new public-private weather forecasting partnership

The University of North Dakota has received a contract of just over $1 million to conduct research on behalf of the Naval Surface Warfare Center in an effort to improve the understanding of thunderstorms. The research combines aircraft measurements a...

– University of North Dakota


SDSC’s Sherlock Division Debuts Innovation Accelerator Platforms

The Sherlock Division at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego has announced the launch of Innovation Accelerator Platforms within its Sherlock Cloud infrastructure and its newest offering

– University of California San Diego


Expert Pitch


European transportation solutions expert available to discuss congestion pricing and AVs

– German Center for Research and Innovation


Miscellaneous


Researchers use forecasting models and data analysis for hurricane recovery efforts

Dr. Eduardo Perez, associate professor in the College of Science and Engineering at Texas State University, is using forecasting models and data to help food banks be prepared for hurricanes during hurricane season, which began June 1.

– Texas State University

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