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24-Feb-2017
A road trip to test a magnetic cloak at Argonne National Laboratory
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.

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

20-Feb-2017
Breakthrough wireless sensing system attracts industry and government agency interest
Top experts in environmental sensing explored existing and potential applications for Waggle and other sensing technologies during a two-day workshop held at Argonne last year. From researching deforestation in the Amazon to improving air quality for manned space missions, attendees revealed unique ways to apply sensing technology to improve our understanding of Earth and human health -- and a number of these applications employed Waggle.

Contact: Brian Grabowski
bgrabowski@anl.gov
630-252-1232
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

15-Feb-2017
Middle schoolers test their knowledge at science bowl competition

Ten middle school teams met at Argonne for the 27th annual Department of Energy Regional Science Bowl in February.


Contact: Justin Breaux
jbreaux@anl.gov
630-252-5274
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

3-Feb-2017
Hour of Code sends 45 Argonne, Fermilab and UChicago computer scientists to schools
Argonne's Educational Programs Department coordinated an effort to send computer scientists from Argonne and Fermilab National Laboratory and computer science students from the University of Chicago into schools in the greater Chicago area last December for Hour of Code, a global movement that aims to get everyone, kids to adults, to try computer coding for an hour.

Contact: jbreaux@anl.gov
jbreaux@anl.gov
630-252-5549
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

27-Jan-2017
Co-design centers to help make next-generation exascale computing a reality
As collaborators in four co-design centers created by the Department of Energy's Exascale Computing Project (ECP), researchers at Argonne are helping to overcome some of the complex challenges in developing exascale supercomputers.

Contact: Brian Grabowski
bgrabowski@anl.gov
630-252-1232
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

25-Jan-2017
A rising peptide: Supercomputing helps scientists come closer to tailoring drug molecules
With the help of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility's Mira supercomputer, scientists have successfully designed and verified stable versions of synthetic peptides, components that join together to form proteins.

Contact: Brian Grabowski
bgrabowski@anl.gov
630-252-1232
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

23-Jan-2017
Kawtar Hafidi named director of Physics Division
Argonne associate chief scientist Kawtar Hafidi has been named the laboratory's next physics division director.

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

13-Jan-2017
Study of microbes reveals new insight about Earth's geology and carbon cycles
Tiny microbes play a big role in cycling carbon and other key elements through our air, water, soil and sediment. Researchers who study these processes at Argonne National Laboratory have discovered that these microbial communities are significantly affected by the types of carbon 'food' sources available. Their findings reveal that the type of carbon source affects not only the composition and activity of natural microbial communities, but also in turn the types of mineral products that form in their environment.

Contact: Brian Grabowski
bgrabowski@anl.gov
630-252-1232
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

12-Jan-2017
Fast track control accelerates switching of quantum bits
An international collaboration among physicists at the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, McGill University and the University of Konstanz recently demonstrated a new framework for faster control of a quantum bit -- the basic unit of information in yet-to-be created quantum computers -- in findings published online Nov. 28 in Nature Physics. Their experiments on a single electron in a diamond chip could create quantum devices less prone to errors when operated at high speeds.

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

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

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