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Argonne focusing light for vehicle weight reduction

Argonne collaborates with industry to advance material models and knowledge for transportation

July 31, 2018
Aerial innovation

Argonne explores opportunities for using drones to advance scientific research across many fields

July 30, 2018
Modernizing the Electrical Grid

Argonne develops approaches to make a smarter, more secure, and more resilient grid

July 30, 2018
Paving the Road for a Cleaner Tomorrow

Two Argonne scientists are awarded for their work with integrating alternative fuel technologies

July 30, 2018
Argonne researchers and their collaborators were able to observe the detailed dynamics of powder spattering during the 3-D printing process. Their conclusions may ultimately help a variety of industries mitigate defects. (Image by Shutterstock / MarinaGrigorivna.)
Pictures of success in 3-D printing

The better we understand additive manufacturing — or 3-D printing, the more likely it may revolutionize manufacturing. A recent Argonne paper spots possible ways to reduce powder “spattering,” which can result in defects. This new information could help businesses in many industries.

July 26, 2018
Oleo Sponge can be wrung out, the oil collected, and the material reused — it has stood up to dozens of cycles so far without exhibiting any degradation in performance. (Image by Argonne National Laboratory; click to view larger.)
Argonne seeks partners to commercialize Oleo Sponge technology

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory seeks partners to commercialize the Oleo Sponge, its award-winning, patent pending oil-sorbent technology.

July 18, 2018
Argonne has been researching all aspects of the power grid for decades. Recent work on microgrids — localized energy networks — has yielded new tips about how to capitalize on the technology. (Image by Shutterstock / worradirek.)
Four ways the electric system can better integrate microgrids

The U.S. electric system is adapting to a new wave of distributed energy resources, such as solar panels and energy storage. Some of these work together in localized networks known as microgrids — nearly 2,000 are now operating or planned across the country, according to one estimate. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory study the impact of microgrids and analyze ways to assimilate them smoothly within the larger electric system.

July 13, 2018
These four ARE fellows are helping the entrepreneurs within Argonne’s Chain Reaction Innovations program grow businesses and attain research goals. From left to right: Nisarg Patel (helping Atlas Energy Systems), Maxwell Miller (helping ClearFlame Engines, Zach Kaiser (helping Advanced Ionics) and Alec Houpt (helping FGC Plasma Solutions). (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)
Training the next generation of entrepreneurs

Argonne’s fellows in the Applied Research Experience program have a front-row view of entrepreneurship as they help the laboratory’s Chain Reaction Innovators achieve research goals.

June 13, 2018
Argonne researchers are modeling and simulating how connected and autonomous vehicles could affect energy and mobility in metropolitan areas. (Image by Shutterstock / metamorworks.)
Demystifying the future of connected and autonomous vehicles

Argonne researchers are deploying advanced modeling and simulation tools to predict the impact of CAVs on energy and mobility in metropolitan areas. Their work, part of a collaborative three-year project, supports DOE’s SMART (Systems and Modeling for Accelerated Research in Transportation) Mobility Consortium.

June 1, 2018
Transforming transportation with machine learning

From individual vehicle components to entire metropolitan areas, Argonne uses machine learning to address complex transportation problems

May 15, 2018