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Insight Into Enzyme’s 3D Structure Could Cut Biofuel Costs


Using neutron crystallography, a Los Alamos research team has mapped the three-dimensional structure of a protein that breaks down polysaccharides, such as the fibrous cellulose of grasses and woody plants, a finding that could help bring down the...
18-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Roelofs Takes Director Role at Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies


Noted physicist Andreas Roelofs is the new director of the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT), a Department of Energy-funded nanoscience research facility with a core center at Sandia National Laboratories and a gateway research site at...
2-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Managing Disease Spread Through Accessible Modeling


A new computer modeling study from Los Alamos National Laboratory is aimed at making epidemiological models more accessible and useful for public-health collaborators and improving disease-related decision making.
25-Apr-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

On-the-Range Detection Technology Could Corral Bovine TB


A research breakthrough allowing the first direct, empirical, blood-based, cow-side test for diagnosing bovine tuberculosis (TB) could spare ranchers and the agriculture industry from costly quarantines and the mass slaughter of animals infected...
12-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Ultrafast Measurements Explain Quantum Dot Voltage Drop


Solar cells and photodetectors could soon be made from new types of materials based on semiconductor quantum dots, thanks to new insights based on ultrafast measurements capturing real-time photoconversion processes.
22-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Breaking the Supermassive Black Hole Speed Limit


A new computer simulation helps explain the existence of puzzling supermassive black holes observed in the early universe. The simulation is based on a computer code used to understand the coupling of radiation and certain materials.
21-Mar-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Less Radiation in Inner Van Allen Belt Than Previously Believed


The inner Van Allen belt has less radiation than previously believed, according to a recent study in the Journal of Geophysical Research. Observations from NASA’s Van Allen probes show the fastest, most energetic electrons in the inner radiation...
20-Mar-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

‘Flying Saucer’ Colloidal Quantum Dots Produce Brighter, Better Lasers


A multi-institutional team of researchers from Canada and the US has demonstrated steady state lasing with solution-processed nanoparticles called “colloidal quantum dots,” an important step on the path to improving laser tools for fiber optics,...
20-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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