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2012-03-28 08:26:25

Common material such as polyethylene used in plastic bags could be turned into something far more valuable through a process being developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

2012-03-26 09:20:17

A glow coming from the glassy shell of microscopic marine algae called diatoms could someday help us detect chemicals and other substances in water samples.

2012-03-24 03:21:03

Identifying chemicals from a distance could take a step forward with the introduction of a two-laser system being developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

2012-03-15 12:06:29

A study that examines a new type of silicon-carbon nanocomposite electrode reveals details of how they function and how repeated use could wear them down.

2012-03-15 10:00:00

A new, transformational battery that will offer the highest energy density and longest life cycle ( 70% cost reduction) of any lithium battery made today is being released by California Lithium

2012-02-21 23:10:02

Solar cells, light emitting diodes, displays and other electronic devices could get a bump in performance because of a discovery at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory that establishes new boundaries for controlling band gaps.

Microscopy Explores Nanowires' Weakest Link
2012-02-14 04:54:25

Individual atoms can make or break electronic properties in one of the world's smallest known conductors—quantum nanowires.


Word of the Day
gubbings
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'