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Oleo Sponge Successful in Real-World Conditions Off California Coast

Argonne’s Oleo Sponge, developed to clean oil spills, lived up to its promise in an experiment conducted off the coast of Southern California, in April.
17-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Four Ways the Electric System Can Better Integrate Microgrids

The U.S. electric system is adapting to a new wave of distributed energy resources, such as solar panels and energy storage. Some of these work together in localized networks known as microgrids — nearly 2,000 are now operating or planned across...
13-Jul-2018 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Slippery When Dry

Argonne scientists reaffirm the potential of graphene as a cheaper, more efficient alternative to oil for lubrication purposes.
12-Jul-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Wall of Sound

Argonne researchers improve upon acoustic levitation by using less material, lowering costs and paving the way for more research in the field.
10-Jul-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Electrons Slowing Down at Critical Moments

Argonne scientists have determined that electrons in some oxides can experience an “unconventional slowing down” of their response to a light pulse. This behavior may result in potentially useful properties related to magnetism, conductivity or...
6-Jul-2018 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Radiokrypton Dating Plumbs Mysteries of Water Aquifers

Argonne physicists are using a unique, laser-based, atom-counting technique called Atom Trap Trace Analysis to selectively capture and count the krypton isotopes 81Kr and 85Kr to determine the age of ice and groundwater. The...
3-Jul-2018 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Dept. of Energy taps Argonne to lead effort focused on advanced materials for energy-water systems

Argonne National Laboratory has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to lead an Energy Frontier Research Center focused on advanced materials for energy-water systems.
2-Jul-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Argonne welcomes The Martian author Andy Weir

Best-selling science fiction author Andy Weir visited Argonne to give a series of standing-room-only talks, inspiring students and scientists alike.
29-Jun-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Microbiome Project: Probiotics

Argonne microbiologist Jack Gilbert explore whether or not consuming probiotics benefits our health.
21-Sep-2016 2:00 PM EDT


Q&A: Supratik Guha

Last August, Supratik Guha joined the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory as director for both the Center for Nanoscale Materials and the laboratory’s Nanoscience & Technology Division. Guha took the time to answer a few...
29-Mar-2016 4:05 PM EDT


JCESR Director Participates in Reddit AMA on the Future of Energy Storage

The Director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, George Crabtree, is doing a Reddit Ask Me Anything to answer questions about the past, present and future of energy storage.
14-Dec-2015 9:05 AM EST


5 Physics Properties That Affect Your Gas Mileage

Why does summer gas cost more (but get you better mileage?) Why does accelerating use more gas than driving at a steady speed? Argonne transportation engineer Steve Ciatti talks about the science behind gas mileage.
1-Jul-2015 3:05 PM EDT


Earth Day Viewpoints From U.S. Dept. Of Energy National Laboratory Researchers

20-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Argonne National Lab Experts on Grid Reliability Available for Interview in Wake of Recent Power Outages

7-Apr-2015 4:05 PM EDT

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