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June 22, 2013
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A cheaper drive to ‘cool’ fuels

UD scientists pioneer inexpensive catalyst to drive synthetic fuel production University of Delaware chemist Joel Rosenthal is driven to succeed in the renewable energy arena.  Working in his lab in UD’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Rosenthal and doctoral student … Continue reading

April 2, 2013
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Glaciers Contribute Significant Iron to North Atlantic Ocean

All living organisms rely on iron as an essential nutrient. In the ocean, iron’s abundance or scarcity means all the difference as it fuels the growth of plankton, the base of the ocean’s food web. A new study by biogeochemists … Continue reading

November 11, 2012
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Berkeley Lab Scientists Help Develop Promising Therapy for Huntington’s Disease

Initial results in mice could lead to new way to fight neurodegenerative diseases There’s new hope in the fight against Huntington’s disease. A group of researchers that includes scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley … Continue reading

August 8, 2012
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Chemists Advance Clear Conductive Films

Thin, conductive films are useful in displays and solar cells. A new solution-based chemistry developed at Brown University for making indium tin oxide films could allow engineers to employ a much simpler and cheaper manufacturing process. PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] … Continue reading

December 17, 2011
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Discovery of A ‘Dark State’ Could Mean A Brighter Future For Solar Energy

AUSTIN, Texas — The efficiency of conventional solar cells could be significantly increased, according to new research on the mechanisms of solar energy conversion led by chemist Xiaoyang Zhu at The University of Texas at Austin. Zhu and his team … Continue reading

November 2, 2011
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Berkeley Lab Scientists Develop New Tool for the Study of Spatial Patterns in Living Cells

*Golden Membranes Pave the Way for a Better Understanding of Cancer and the Immune System* Football has often been called “a game of inches,” but biology is a game of nanometers, where spatial differences of only a few nanometers can … Continue reading

November 1, 2011
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NSF Announces Major Awards for Biodiversity Research, WHOI Scientists Selected

The 1977 discovery of deep-sea hydrothermal vent ecosystems that obtain energy through chemosynthesis rather than photosynthesis greatly expanded the perception of life on Earth. However, an understanding of their underlying microbiology and biogeochemistry still remains elusive. A newly funded project, … Continue reading