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Single-Angle Ptychography Allows 3D Imaging of Stressed Materials

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Scientists have used a new X-ray diffraction technique called Bragg single-angle ptychography to get a clear picture of how planes of atoms shift and squeeze under stress.
21-Mar-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Lake Park High School Wins Argonne’s 2017 Rube Goldberg Machine Challenge

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In 75 steps, Lake Park High School won Argonne’s Rube Goldberg Machine Challenge. They now go on to the national competition in Columbus, Ohio.
16-Mar-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

High-Precision Calculations on Supercomputers Help Reveal the Physics of the Universe

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Argonne researchers have developed a new theoretical approach, ideally suited for high-performance computing systems, capable of making predictive calculations about particle interactions that conform almost exactly to experimental data. This new...
9-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Argonne Invents Reusable Sponge That Soaks Up Oil, Could Revolutionize Oil Spill and Diesel Cleanup

Scientists at Argonne have invented a new foam, called Oleo Sponge, that not only easily adsorbs spilled oil from water, but is also reusable and can pull dispersed oil from the entire water column—not just the surface.
7-Mar-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Argonne Hosts 15th Annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

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IGED is a diversity outreach program designed to provide 8th-grade girls an opportunity to learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers. Students are assigned to engineer and scientist mentors who accompany the girls...
2-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists Discover Magnetic “Persuasion” in Neighboring Metals

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Summary (1-3 sentences): Certain materials can be swayed by their neighbors to become magnetic, according to a new Argonne study.
1-Mar-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Coax Particles to Form Vortices Using Magnetic Fields

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Researchers at Argonne created tiny swirling vortices out of magnetic particles, providing insight into the behavior that governs such systems — which opens up new opportunities for materials and devices with new properties.
28-Feb-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

A Road Trip to Test a Magnetic Cloak at Argonne National Laboratory

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In December, five students from Stony Brook University in New York and their research professor loaded a prototype of a magnetic cloak into an SUV and set off for Argonne National Laboratory, nearly 900 miles away.
24-Feb-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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The Microbiome Project: Probiotics

Argonne microbiologist Jack Gilbert explore whether or not consuming probiotics benefits our health.
21-Sep-2016 2:00 PM EDT

Q&A: Supratik Guha

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Last August, Supratik Guha joined the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory as director for both the Center for Nanoscale Materials and the laboratory’s Nanoscience & Technology Division. Guha took the time to answer a few...
29-Mar-2016 4:05 PM EDT

JCESR Director Participates in Reddit AMA on the Future of Energy Storage

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The Director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, George Crabtree, is doing a Reddit Ask Me Anything to answer questions about the past, present and future of energy storage.
14-Dec-2015 9:05 AM EST

5 Physics Properties That Affect Your Gas Mileage

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Why does summer gas cost more (but get you better mileage?) Why does accelerating use more gas than driving at a steady speed? Argonne transportation engineer Steve Ciatti talks about the science behind gas mileage.
1-Jul-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Earth Day Viewpoints From U.S. Dept. Of Energy National Laboratory Researchers

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20-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Argonne National Lab Experts on Grid Reliability Available for Interview in Wake of Recent Power Outages

7-Apr-2015 4:05 PM EDT

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