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Assembling Life’s Molecular Motor
1 year ago

Assembling Life’s Molecular Motor

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Despite the grand diversity among living organisms, the molecule used to store and transmit energy within aerobic, or oxygen-using, cells is remarkably the same. From bacteria to fungi, plants, and …
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Predictive Power
2 years ago

Predictive Power

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Few jobs are more massive than that of building a nuclear power plant, a project that takes years and billions of dollars to complete. But once a new plant is …
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A Real CAM-Do Attitude
2 years ago

A Real CAM-Do Attitude

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Photosynthesis, the method plants use to convert energy from the sun into food, is a ubiquitous process many people learn about in elementary school. Almost all plants use photosynthesis to …
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A Seismic Mapping Milestone
2 years ago

A Seismic Mapping Milestone

By  •  2 years ago  •  Science

Because of Earth’s layered composition, scientists have often compared the basic arrangement of its interior to that of an onion. There’s the familiar thin crust of continents and ocean floors; …
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Researchers Shoot for Success with Simulations of Laser Pulse–Material Interactions
2 years ago

Researchers Shoot for Success with Simulations of Laser Pulse–Material Interactions

By  •  2 years ago  •  Science

With the advent of laser technology in the 1960s, materials scientists gained a new tool to both study and modify materials. Today, lasers allow researchers to manipulate materials on atomic …
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Modeling Autoignited Combustion to Drive Engines Forward
2 years ago

Modeling Autoignited Combustion to Drive Engines Forward

By  •  2 years ago  •  Science

It’s no surprise that Rudolph Diesel became a millionaire only 6 short years after he patented the first diesel engine in 1892. When used in cars and trucks, diesel engines …
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Supercomputing, Experiment Combine for First Look at Magnetism of Real Nanoparticle
2 years ago

Supercomputing, Experiment Combine for First Look at Magnetism of Real Nanoparticle

By  •  2 years ago  •  Science

Barely wider than a strand of human DNA, magnetic nanoparticles—such as those made from iron and platinum atoms—are promising materials for next-generation recording and storage devices like hard drives. …
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Straatsma Named AAAS Fellow in Chemistry
2 years ago

Straatsma Named AAAS Fellow in Chemistry

By  •  2 years ago  •  Science

At its core, the aim of science is to explain and understand. Each year, the world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), elects …
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The Shape of Melting in Two Dimensions
2 years ago

The Shape of Melting in Two Dimensions

By  •  2 years ago  •  Science

Snow falls in winter and melts in spring, but what drives the phase change in between?

Although melting is a familiar phenomenon encountered in everyday life, playing a part …
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Researchers Flip Script for Li-Ion Electrolytes to Simulate Better Batteries
2 years ago

Researchers Flip Script for Li-Ion Electrolytes to Simulate Better Batteries

By  •  2 years ago  •  Science

Ever since Italian physicist Alessandro Volta invented the first battery out of a stack of copper and zinc disks separated by moistened cardboard, scientists have been searching for better battery …
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UTRC Researchers Take Flight with Graphics Processing Units for Large Eddy Simulations
2 years ago

UTRC Researchers Take Flight with Graphics Processing Units for Large Eddy Simulations

By  •  2 years ago  •  Science

Farmington, Connecticut–based United Technologies Corporation (UTC) provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries worldwide.  The corporation’s research and innovation arm, United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), supports …
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Jefferson Lab–NVIDIA Collaboration Uses Titan to Boost Subatomic Particle Research
2 years ago

Jefferson Lab–NVIDIA Collaboration Uses Titan to Boost Subatomic Particle Research

By  •  2 years ago  •  Science

Scientists are only beginning to understand the laws that govern the atomic world.

Before the 1950s the electrons, neutrons, and protons comprising atoms were the smallest confirmed units of matter. …
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