Daily Archives: March 5, 2019

New reactor-liner alloy material offers strength, resilience

Osman El Atwani (left) and Enrique Martinez at the transmission electron microscope. Credit: Los Alamos National Laboratory A new tungsten-based alloy developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory can withstand unprecedented amounts of radiation without damage. Essential for extreme irradiation environments such as the interiors of magnetic fusion reactors, previously explored …

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Scientists at ESS, Swedish Water Research, ORNL use VISION to look at common contaminant for cleaner water applications

Using neutron scattering, Monika Hartl from the European Spallation Source is studying how water filters interact with contaminants to optimize filter designs and improve water treatment methods. Credit: ORNL/Genevieve Martin Water filtration is essential to maintaining public health. The ability to see how persistent contaminants like harmful bacteria, micropollutants, and …

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ESA gives go-ahead for SMILE mission with China

SMILE – the Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer – aims to form an accurate picture of solar-terrestrial magnetospheric physics. Credit: ESA/ATG medialab The Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer, SMILE, has been given the green light for implementation by ESA’s Science Programme Committee. The announcement clears the way for …

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Nano-bio-computing lipid nanotablet

Single-nanoparticle logic computation on LNTs. (A) Schematics of the LNT platform. Two types of DNA-modified nanoparticles, immobile receptor (R) and mobile floater (F), are tethered to an SLB and monitored by DFM. (B) R–F pairs as nanoparticle Boolean logic gates. Each logic gate takes DNA as inputs and yields either …

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Large and branched root systems can speed up growth of spruces

There were no differences in the above-ground growth rates of the seedlings.Credit: Sannakajsa Velmala, Luke The growth rate of trees varies: some trees grow slower and others faster by nature. The amount of nutrients and water a tree receives depends on its root system and the symbiotic mycorrhizal fungi growing …

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