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Article ID: 702498

ORNL demonstrates 120-kilowatt wireless charging for vehicles

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a 120-kilowatt wireless charging system for vehicles—providing six times the power of previous ORNL technology and a big step toward charging times that rival the speed and convenience of a gas station fill-up.

19-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 702502

The Stories Behind the Science: How Does the Ocean’s Saltiness Affect Tropical Storms?

Department of Energy, Office of Science

Two researchers with personal experience of hurricanes set out to investigate the role of an underestimated factor in storm’s strength – salinity. They found that salinity plays a larger role than anyone thought, including them.

19-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 702481

Award-Winning Nuclear Physics Technology Monitors Cancer Treatments

Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

Nearly a half-million cancer patients are treated with radiation therapy every year in the United States. Now, technologies developed in partnership with the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) are helping to ensure that patients are receiving just what the doctor ordered. The technologies are featured in RadiaDyne’s OARtrac® system, which was cited as a Medical Device Engineering Breakthrough Award and as a 2018 R&D 100 award finalist by R&D Magazine.

19-Oct-2018 10:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 702483

Surprise finding: Discovering a previously unknown role for a source of magnetic fields

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Feature describes unexpected discovery of a role the process that seeds magnetic fields plays in mediating a phenomenon that occurs throughout the universe and can disrupt cell phone service and knock out power grids on Earth.

19-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 702467

AVS and AIP Publishing Expand Partnership to Launch AVS Quantum Science

AIP Publishing

AIP Publishing and AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing (AVS) today announced an agreement to publish AVS Quantum Science, a new online interdisciplinary journal. The announcement coincides with the AVS 65th International Symposium & Exhibition in Long Beach, California, from October 21-26, 2018.

19-Oct-2018 9:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 702420

Shining Light on the Separation of Rare Earth Metals

Department of Energy, Office of Science

New studies identify key molecular characteristics to potentially separate rare earth metals cleanly and efficiently with light.

19-Oct-2018 9:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 702464

Amazing Video Shows Release of Zebras to Tanzanian Highlands After nearly 50-Year Absence

Wildlife Conservation Society

Conservationists released an incredible video today showing the successful re-introduction of 24 zebras into Tanzania’s Kitulo National Park in the Southern Highlands region last week – part of a bold effort to re-wild this once pristine landscape.

19-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702396

Scientists Find Brain Signal That Might Help Us Judge the Holiday Buffet

Johns Hopkins University

Neuroscientists have found a brain region that appears to be strongly connected to food preference decisions, like what to choose from a buffet or potluck.

17-Oct-2018 4:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 702459

Genetic behavior reveals cause of death in poplars essential to ecosystems, industry

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Scientists studying a valuable, but vulnerable, species of poplar have identified the genetic mechanism responsible for the species’ inability to resist a pervasive and deadly disease. Their finding could lead to more successful hybrid poplar varieties for increased biofuels and forestry production and protect native trees against infection.

18-Oct-2018 5:05 PM EDT

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