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26-Feb-2014
New perspective on a corrosive problem
Researchers at Argonne Lab took a peek at the problem of corrosion from the perspective of the water, and found a critical transition that drives the creation of corrosive conditions.

Contact: Charles Rousseaux
charles.rousseaux@science.doe.gov
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

12-Aug-2013
Researchers hope better catalysts lead to better ways of converting biomass to fuel
Scientists are seeking new catalysts to transform biomass -- plant sugars from corn or sugarcane -- into fuel.

Contact: Jared Sagoff
media@anl.gov
630-252-5549
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

26-Feb-2013
First light from the first high-energy superconducting undulator
More than eight years of effort by Advanced Photon Source physicists, engineers, and technicians culminated on Jan. 21, 2013, with the production of the first X-rays from the prototype of a novel superconducting undulator.

Contact: Stephen McGregor
media@anl.gov
630-252-5580
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

21-Aug-2012
Scientists create new diamond-denting carbon
A new super-hard form of carbon has been created by an international team of scientists working with X-rays at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory.

Contact: Tona Kunz
media@anl.gov
630-252-5560
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

17-Apr-2012
New nanoparticle technology cuts water use, energy costs
Nuclear and coal power plants are some of the thirstiest machines on earth. The turbines that spin inside of them to generate electricity require tons and tons of steam, and all of that water has to come from somewhere.

Contact: Jared Sagoff
media@anl.gov
630-252-5549
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

22-Feb-2012
Big, bad bacterium is an 'iron pirate'
Life inside the human body sometimes looks like life on the high seas in the 1600s, when pirates hijacked foreign vessels in search of precious metals.

Contact: Jared Sagoff
jsagoff@anl.gov
630-252-5549
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

3-Oct-2011
Argonne scientist energizes quest for lost Leonardo da Vinci painting
Perhaps one of Leonardo da Vinci's greatest paintings has never been reprinted in books of his art. Known as the "Battle of Anghiari," it was abandoned and then lost -- until a determined Italian engineer gave the art world hope that it still existed, and a physicist from the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory developed a technique that may reveal it to the world once again.

Contact: Louise Lerner
media@anl.gov
630-252-5526
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

11-Aug-2011
Tribal schools create their own biodiesel to win energy challenge
Last year, American Indian tribal colleges and high schools competed to build the best wind turbine; this year, their challenge was different, but still related to renewable energy -- creating biodiesel fuel out of raw biomass.

Contact: Eleanor Taylor
media@anl.gov
630-252-5510
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

6-Apr-2011
Argonne to host annual Science Careers in Search of Women conference
To encourage and inspire more young women to pursue careers in science, Argonne will host its 24th annual Science Careers in Search of Women Conference on April 14, 2011, welcoming approximately 350 high school students from across the Chicago area to experience science and engineering first hand.

Contact: Eleanor Taylor
etaylor@anl.gov
630-252-5510
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

6-Dec-2010
Argonne to hold annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
Girls in sixth through eighth grades are invited to learn all about science and engineering during the annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory.

Contact: Eleanor Taylor
etaylor@anl.gov
630-252-5510
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

1-Sep-2010
Supercomputing brings the climate picture into focus
Recent advances in supercomputing have brightened the future of climate modeling, but they also bring to light complicated questions about the fundamental workings of our planet and our atmosphere.

Contact: Jared Sagoff
jsagoff@anl.gov
630-252-5549
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

3-Mar-2010
New material traps radioactive ions using 'Venus flytrap' method
Like a Venus flytrap, a newly discovered chemical material is a picky eater -- it won't snap its jaws shut for just anything. Instead of flies, however, its favorite food is radioactive nuclear waste.

Contact: Brock Cooper
media@anl.gov
630-252-5565
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

6-Jan-2010
Argonne advanced battery research driving to displace gasoline
In excess of seven million barrels of gasoline are consumed by vehicles in the United States every day. As scientists race to find environmentally sound solutions to fuel the world's ever-growing transportation needs, battery researchers are exploring the promise of lithium-air battery technology.

Contact: Angela Hardin
media@anl.gov
630-252-5501
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

25-Jul-2008
Argonne, UChicago researchers pursue grasses as Earth-friendly biofuel
At a small site on the Batavia campus of Fermilab, ecologist Julie Jastrow of Argonne National Laboratory pushes the scientific frontier in a new and exciting way: she watches the grass grow.

Contact: Angela Hardin
ahardin@anl.gov
630-252-5501
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

1-Dec-2004
Big project reveals secrets of tiny materials
A big project studying the characteristics of the very small will provide insight into new materials with unprecedented properties. These small systems can be only a few atoms wide and are measured in billionths of meters, or nanometers.

Contact: Rich Greb
rgreb@anl.gov
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

1-Jun-2004
Nuclear plants may be clean hydrogen source
For more than 100 years, visionaries have periodically espoused the dream of an economy driven by hydrogen - an efficient fuel that emits only water when burned.

Contact: Catherine Foster
media@anl.gov
630-252-5580
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

1-Jun-2004
Creating stability in a world of unstable electricity distribution
Several factors combined during the afternoon of August 14, 2003, to create a blackout that left 50 million people around the Great Lakes without power and cost the nation's economy an estimated $1 billion. This was only the latest in a string of electrical outages. At the other end of the country, bottlenecks in California's transmission grid caused notorious and costly outages throughout summer 2001.

Contact: Catherine Foster
media@anl.gov
630-252-5580
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

1-Jun-2004
Argonne tests, creates fuel cells to power the future
Fuel cells are a key component of the nation's plan for a secure energy future. Fuel cells convert hydrogen gas into electricity and water. Since hydrogen can be produced from a variety of domestic resources, researchers are seeking cost-efficient ways to use it to meet the nation's growing energy needs and reduce the nation's oil reliance.

Contact: Catherine Foster
media@anl.gov
630-252-5580
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

1-Jun-2004
Fueling the hydrogen future with Argonne's ceramic membrane
A ceramic membrane developed at Argonne brings fuel-cell cars closer to reality by efficiently and inexpensively extracting hydrogen from fossil fuels.

Contact: Catherine Foster
media@anl.gov
630-252-5580
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

1-Jun-2004
Superconductivity team wins top research prizes
Awards presented in 2003 to three Argonne scientists highlighted the excellence of Argonne's superconductivity program.

Contact: Catherine Foster
media@anl.gov
630-252-5580
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

1-Dec-2003
X-rays reveal the structure of proteins
Biologists are using the newest biological detective devices to determine the structures of proteins and provide insight into the details of life from cell communication to gene activation.

Contact: Elelyn Brown
eabrown@anl.gov
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

1-Dec-2003
Parallel computers 'evolutionize' research
A major research trend is harnessing advanced computers to complement theory and experiment. Advanced computing allows scientists to conduct experiments that could not otherwise be done, to test possible experiments before investing the time and money to physically carry them out, and to create models of complex phenomena.

Contact: David Baurac
baurac@anl.gov
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

1-Dec-2003
Nanofluids? Cool!
Adding nanoscale particles--so small they are measured in billionths of a meter--to conventional liquids holds the promise of more efficient cooling for engines, machinery and supercomputers. These "nanofluids" have increased by up to 150 percent the heat-transfer rate of fluids.

Contact: Evelyn Brown
eabrown@anl.gov
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

1-Dec-2003
Globus Toolkit enables Grid computing
Argonne technology is bringing closer the day when the Internet can let people share computing, storage, data, programs and other resources as easily as the electric power grid allows people and energy companies to share electricity.

Contact: Dave Jacqué
info@anl.gov
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

1-Nov-2003
Laboratories-on-a-chip foil terrorism
Laboratories-on-a-chip developed at Argonne can detect chemicals, bacteria or viruses that terrorists may use.

Contact: Rich Greb
rgreb@anl.gov
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

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