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2010-03-17 09:30:43

Speaking before a House Subcommittee, a distinguished US scientist demonstrated how increased rare-earth research and development could create new multi-billion-dollar industries.

2009-12-07 12:51:52

Research team discovers a new use for metamaterials that promises to eliminate mechanical friction in nanotechnology.

2009-11-09 16:20:59

Report on new materials calls for renewed efforts to regain US leadership in field.

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2009-09-21 13:18:17

Real time space experiments controlled by Earth-bound researcher.

2009-04-30 12:06:34

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have experimentally demonstrated that the superconductivity mechanism in the recently-discovered iron-arsenide superconductors is unique compared to all other known classes of superconductors.

2009-03-11 19:50:00

Iowa Department of Economic Development Awards Funds to Catilin, Inc. AMES, Iowa, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Catilin, Inc., a leading catalyst technology company for biofuels, announced today a Demonstration Fund award of $150,000 by the Iowa Department of Economic Development.

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2008-04-14 13:20:00

A diverse, interdisciplinary group of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory is mimicking bacteria to synthesize magnetic nanoparticles that could be used for drug targeting and delivery, in magnetic inks and high-density memory devices, or as magnetic seals in motors.

2005-08-16 15:17:11

Scientists have long used ultra-fine glass tubes known as capillaries to analyze the chemical makeup of substances. Called capillary electrophoresis, or CE, the method applies high voltage to the capillaries, and by measuring the rate that the various materials move through the capillaries, researchers are able to identify individual compounds.

2005-07-24 02:48:24

Achieving a first in the world of novel optical materials, researchers at the U. S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory are making 3-D photonic band gap crystals four millimeters square (approximately one-eighth of an inch square) and 12 layers high without benefit of a “clean room” environment or the multimillion dollar equipment traditionally required to create such structures.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.