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INCREASE members visited Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source to network and learn how to submit competitive proposals for their research. (Click image to enlarge.)
Keys to Access: Argonne-INCREASE partnership opens doors to collaboration

Argonne hosted 34 members of the Interdisciplinary Consortium for Research and Education and Access in Science and Engineering (INCREASE) group for a two day workshop.

October 27, 2015
A visualization of a human interactome, the set of molecular interactions in a cell (Credit: Andrew Garrow) (Click image for larger view.)
Mapping the protein universe

Argonne researchers are collaborating with other national laboratory teams to better understand proteins and what they do.

October 8, 2015
Experts met to discuss the challenges of managing urban heat islands, using the deadly 1995 Chicago heat wave as a case study. Image by Dustin Phillips (Flickr) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0; click to view larger.
Twenty years after ‘95: What climate change means for heat waves, cities and forecasting

Doug Sisterson, a meteorologist at the Argonne National Laboratory, discussed the widespread impacts of climate change at a September 16 forum hosted by the University of Illinois at Chicago.

October 1, 2015
Giulia Galli, Argonne Senior Scientist
Novel scalable software helps in silico discovery of materials for energy

Software that greatly improves the accuracy and efficiency of calculations of materials' properties from basic quantum principles has been released by scientists at the University of Chicago and the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory.

September 17, 2015
Mike Papka, director of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, works with high school students at coding camp. Students learned the Python programming language, among other problem-solving skills related to computer science. (Click image to view larger.)
Argonne programming camp sparks students’ scientific curiosity

Argonne National Laboratory hosted a summer coding camp with 42 students from Chicago-area high schools. Four days of lessons covered an introduction to the Python programming language, emphasized problem-solving skills and showed students what it’s like to be a STEM professional.

August 10, 2015
Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory and Brandeis University may have found a way around an infectious bacterium’s natural defenses. To watch an illustration of the process, click the video below.
Sweet spot: Disabling antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory and Brandeis University may have found a way around an infectious bacterium’s natural defenses.

June 17, 2015
Argonne microbial ecologist Jack Gilbert (foreground) and Sparkling Pointe winemaker Gilles Martin take samples of the microbes living on the leaves, flowers, soil and roots of grapevines as part of a study on how microbes affect plant health. (Photo courtesy Kristin West (FMC Corporation) and Jack Gilbert. Click to enlarge.)
Researchers study grapevine microbiota

A new study of the microbes growing in and around grapevines, led by researchers from Argonne National Laboratory, surveyed microbes on the plants and their influence on the plants' health.

March 26, 2015
Argonne researchers Pete Beckman and Rajesh Sankaran test the components of their Waggle operating system, which sits inside an Array of Things node. The Array of Things is a network of hundreds of sophisticated sensing and computational devices to be deployed throughout Chicago; the effort is led by Argonne’s Charlie Catlett and the Computation Institute’s Urban Center for Computation and Data at the University of Chicago. Photo by Mark Lopez/Argonne National Laboratory. (Click to enlarge.)
New sensor array changes the data collection game

Researchers at Argonne have developed a platform that outfits researchers with a next-generation data collection experience.

March 5, 2015
Argonne researcher Yuelin Li holds a sample holder containing a single gold nanorod in water. Li and colleagues discovered that nanorods melt in three distinct phases when grouped in large ensembles. Their research will inform the creation of next-generation technologies such as water purification systems, battery materials and cancer research. Photo by Mark Lopez/Argonne National Laboratory. (Click to enlarge.)
Shape-shifting groups of nanorods release heat differently

Researchers at Argonne have revealed previously unobserved behaviors that show how the transfer of heat at the nanoscale causes nanoparticles to change shape in groups.

February 18, 2015
Argonne researchers Sibendu Som and Raymond Bair review fuel spray simulations at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility. Som and Bair were honored for their work by the Federal Laboratory Consortium. Click image to view larger.
FLC awards researchers for transfer of engine simulation tech

The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer has honored a group of researchers at Argonne for working with industry to use supercomputers to conduct engine simulations.

February 9, 2015