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June 2012

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Argonne OutLoud presents: The Solar Energy Challenge by Seth Darling, June 14, 2012

The solar energy challenge

Join us for a talk by Argonne researcher Seth Darling about the solar energy challenge we face in the United States. Register »

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Forbes: Wind power may not reduce carbon emissions as expected

Adding wind power to the existing electric grid may not reduce carbon emissions as much as expected. More »

Four Argonne scientists receive Early Career Research Program awards

Four researchers at Argonne received 2012 Early Career Research Program awards, granted to exceptional researchers beginning their careers. More »


Toronto Star: Cruze-ing lightly saves fuel, says GM

GM concluded driving style dramatically affects fuel economy after taking two Chevy Cruzes out on the road. More »

New twist on ancient math problem could improve medicine, microelectronics

A hidden facet of a math problem that goes back to Sanskrit scrolls has just been exposed by nanotechnology researchers. More »

Local resident to lead Argonne's Women in Science and Technology Program

Giselle Sandi-Tapia has been selected to lead Argonne's Women in Science and Technology (WIST) Program. More »

Scientific American: How to build a better lithium-ion battery

Researchers work to improve these ubiquitous batteries in a bid to make electric vehicles more viable. More »

Scientists close-in on artificial spider silk by X-raying the real stuff

Paging Peter Parker: Scientists have taken another step closer to producing artificial spider silk. More »

Argonne recognized by Energy Secretary Chu for greenhouse gas reductions

Energy Secretary Steven Chu awarded the Fugitive Emissions Working Group, of which Argonne is a part, for reducing SF6 emissions. More »

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A flash in the plant

Scientists uncover a photosynthetic puzzle
Scientists uncover a photosynthetic puzzle. More »

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A national research policy: Argonne Director Eric Isaacs at the New America Foundation

Eric Isaacs spoke at the New America Foundation about a national research policy.
Director Isaacs talks about America's knowledge enterprise and national research policy. Watch »
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The New York Times: Cramming for degrees in hybrids: College students solve real-world problems in the EcoCAR 2 program, a three-year competition to reduce fuel consumption and tailpipe emissions. More »
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Crain's Chicago Business: Argonne to work with UChicago, Northwestern on materials science research: A new collaborative effort is intended to accelerate development of new materials that will lead to cost-effective solar cells, car batteries and other products. More »
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