First structure of key COVID enzyme at human body temperature

UPTON, NY—Scientists studying a COVID-19 coronavirus enzyme at temperatures ranging from frosty to human-body warm discovered subtle structural shifts that offer clues about how the enzyme works. The findings, published…

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Today’s heat waves feel a lot hotter than heat index implies

If you looked at the heat index during this summer’s sticky heat waves and thought, “It sure feels hotter!,” you may be right. An analysis by climate scientists at the…

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PPPL launches project to build the Princeton Plasma Innovation Center

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) moved forward with plans to build the Princeton Plasma Innovation Center (PPIC), a new state-of-the-art office and laboratory building and…

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Ratcliff works to scale paper-thin solar technology

Using a combination of multiple energy sources, including solar, makes the nation’s energy system more resilient. Solar energy provides about 3% of the country’s electricity overall and about 9% of…

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Smaller, stronger magnets could improve devices that harness the fusion power of the sun and stars

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have found a way to build powerful magnets smaller than before, aiding the design and construction of…

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SWEET RESEARCH: CHEMISTS UNLOCK SECRETS OF MOLTEN SALTS

A chemist at the University of Cincinnati has come up with a novel way to study the thermodynamic properties of molten salts, which are used in many nuclear and solar…

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Wildfire-smoke observations fill gap in estimating soot’s role in climate change

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., July 20, 2022—New research refining the amount of sunlight absorbed by black carbon in smoke from wildfires will help clear up a long-time weak spot in earth…

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ORNL welcomes sixth cohort of Innovation Crossroads clean energy entrepreneurs

Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Innovation Crossroads program welcomes six new science and technology innovators from across the United States to its sixth cohort. As the Southeast’s only research and development program for…

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FSU researchers expand understanding of vortex spread in superfluids

An international team of scientists featuring Florida State University researchers has developed a model that predicts the spread of vortices in so-called superfluids, work that provides new insight into the…

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Cities of the future may be built with algae-grown limestone

Global cement production accounts for 7% of annual greenhouse gas emissions in large part through the burning of quarried limestone. Now, a CU Boulder-led research team has figured out a…

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