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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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