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Farewell, sixth sense: Analytics, science provide urban planners with more than intuition

By Jessica McMathis / November 13, 2014

Researchers from Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago have developed tools that provide city planners with something greater than the sixth sense—analytics.

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The economy of research: Study shows impacts of US science funding felt far beyond the lab

By Jessica McMathis / April 19, 2014

A new study indicates that university research is more than fodder for headlines—rather, it’s a “key component of the US economic ecosystem.”

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Jim Destefani / December 10, 2013

Other materials stories that may be of interest.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / January 8, 2013

Check ’em out: InGaN-based vertical LEDs with acid-modified graphene transparent conductor and highly reflective membrane current blocking layer The two-dimensionality and structural flatness make graphene films ideal candidates for thin film devices and combination with other semiconductor materials. In this work, vertical light emitting diodes (VLEDs) with highly reflective membrane as current blocking layer and…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / December 29, 2012

Mid-holidays edition: Peel-and-stick solar panels For all their promise, solar cells have frustrated scientists in one crucial regard: Most are rigid. They must be deployed in stiff and often heavy fixed panels, limiting their applications. So researchers have been trying to get photovoltaics to loosen up. The ideal: flexible, decal-like solar panels that can be…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / December 4, 2012

So much to read, so little time. Maybe try anyway: Scientists discover novel way to ‘heal’ defects in materials In a paper published in Nature Materials, a team of researchers report they have succeeded in creating a defect in the structure of a single-layer crystal by simply inserting an extra particle, and then watching as…

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Administration: NSF, DOE grants boost MGI efforts, new $120M hub to advance energy storage research

By / November 30, 2012

Credit: OSTP. With the election behind it, the Obama administration appears to be quickly returning to a major emphasis on energy and “materials genome” related research. First, according to a new story coauthored by Cyrus Wadia, the Office of Science and Technology Policy’s point person for the Materials Genome Initiative, $25 million worth of grants…

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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By / July 16, 2012

Check ’em out: GE tests flight theory; ceramics are fragile, new to production and the future of an $18B unit (Wall Street Journal) Employees at the General Electric Co. plant here are working on a tricky problem: how to mass produce parts from materials so new to jet engines, and so fragile to work with,…

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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By / July 9, 2012

Check ’em out: New method knocks out stubborn electron problem A newly published article in Physical Review Letters eliminates one of the top unsolved theoretical problems in chemical physics as ranked by the National Research Council in 1995. Scientists now can more accurately predict the dynamic behavior of electrons in atoms and molecules in chemical…

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White House convenes Materials Genome workshop; wave of new MGI initiatives announced

By / May 18, 2012

National Nanotechnology Initiative’s schematic representation of knowledge/data flow in Materials Genome-type communities. Credit: NNI. The White House held a special Materials Genome Initiative workshop this week that involved about 170 representatives of industry, academia, national labs and government, and the event served as a background for several significant new announcements related to the MGI. A post…

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