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2014-08-25 23:02:41

Researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory simulated the birth of the universe using Livermore's 5-petaflop Vulcan high performance computer. The research appears in the Aug. 18 edition of Physical Review Letters. Livermore, California (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 Using a calculation originally proposed seven years ago to be performed on a petaflop computer, Lawrence Livermore researchers computed conditions that simulate the birth of the universe. When the universe was...

Promising Ferroelectric Materials Suffer From Unexpected Electric Polarizations
2014-08-20 03:04:58

Brookhaven National Laboratory Brookhaven Lab scientists find surprising locked charge polarizations that impede performance in next-gen materials that could otherwise revolutionize data-driven devices Electronic devices with unprecedented efficiency and data storage may someday run on ferroelectrics—remarkable materials that use built-in electric polarizations to read and write digital information, outperforming the magnets inside most popular data-driven technology. But...

NSLS beamline X8C
2014-08-05 02:00:25

Brookhaven National Laboratory Using a new method to track the electrochemical reactions in a common electric vehicle battery material under operating conditions, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have revealed new insight into why fast charging inhibits this material's performance. The study also provides the first direct experimental evidence to support a particular model of the electrochemical reaction. The results, published August 4, 2014, in...

A Deeper Understanding Of Graphene’s Electrical Properties On An Atomic Level
2014-07-23 03:04:46

University of Pennsylvania Graphene, a material that consists of a lattice of carbon atoms, one atom thick, is widely touted as being the most electrically conductive material ever studied. However, not all graphene is the same. With so few atoms comprising the entirety of the material, the arrangement of each one has an impact on its overall function. Now, for the first time, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have used a cutting-edge microscope to study the relationship...

2014-07-02 23:12:20

Tarm Biomass, of Lyme, NH is pleased to announce that the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NY DES) has certified the Fröling FHG Model 20 wood heating boiler for use in New York State. Lyme, NH (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Tarm Biomass, of, Lyme, NH is pleased to announce that the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NY DES) has certified the Fröling FHG Model 20 wood heating boiler for use in New York State. The wood boiler is the first in nation to be...

2014-06-09 10:48:48

Brookhaven National Laboratory Structure of membrane protein that plays a role in signaling cell death could be new target for anticancer drugs Sometimes a cell has to die—when it's done with its job or inflicted with injury that could otherwise harm an organism. Conversely, cells that refuse to die when expected can lead to cancer. So scientists interested in fighting cancer have been keenly interested in learning the details of "programmed cell death." They want to understand what...

2014-06-05 23:01:44

Initial investments of $100,000 each for Goddard Labs, Green Sulfcrete, PolyNova, SynchroPET and Traverse Biosciences will transition technologies from research labs to tech startup companies Roslyn, NY (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 The Accelerate Long Island (ALI) Seed Fund and the Long Island Emerging Technologies Fund (LIETF) today announced initial investments in five Long Island-based biotech and clean energy startups. A total of $500,000 in seed funding will be provided, with $100,000 each...

Scientists Explore Ways To Synchronize Magnetic Spins For More Powerful Nanoscale Electronic Devices
2014-04-30 03:07:24

Brookhaven National Laboratory Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory are seeking ways to synchronize the magnetic spins in nanoscale devices to build tiny yet more powerful signal-generating or receiving antennas and other electronics. Their latest work, published in Nature Communications, shows that stacked nanoscale magnetic vortices separated by an extremely thin layer of copper can be driven to operate in unison, potentially producing a powerful...

Exotic Materials Study Could Lead To Advanced Electronic Devices
2014-04-20 07:20:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In an attempt to help scale down the size of electronic devices to atomic dimensions, researchers from Cornell University and the Brookhaven National Laboratory have demonstrated how to convert a particular transition metal oxide from a metal to an insulator by reducing its size to less than one nanometer thick. In research currently appearing online and scheduled for publication in the May edition of the journal Nature...

Tracking Movement Of Sugar In Plants
2014-04-09 12:22:18

By Karen McNulty Walsh, Brookhaven National Laboratory A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by scientists at the University of Queensland, Australia, overturns a long-held theory in plant science. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory who are co-authors on this paper conducted critical radiotracer studies that support the new theory that plant sugars play a dominant role in regulating branching at...


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