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Though they come from all over and have taken different paths to get to Argonne, these early-career investigators are now all part of the same dynamic fleet of battery researchers at the laboratory.
Off to a good start: Argonne’s rising stars in battery research shine

Though they come from all over and have taken different paths to get to Argonne, these early-career investigators are now all part of the same dynamic fleet of battery researchers at the laboratory.

July 27, 2012
Michael Thackeray is a Distinguished Fellow and senior scientist in the Electrochemical Energy Storage Department in the Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division at Argonne National Laboratory.
The long, winding road to advanced batteries for electric cars

Batteries have come a long way since Alessandro Volta first discovered in 1800 that two unlike metals, when separated by an acidic solution, could produce an electric current. In their evolution, batteries have taken on various forms, ranging from lead-acid, to nickel-metal hydride, to current-day lithium-ion.

July 18, 2012
SiteDiagnostics, a start-up biotechnology company based on research by Aeraj ul Haque and Dan Schabacker (pictured here), also of Argonne, won fourth place in the 2012 Edward L. Kaplan, '71, New Venture Challenge. Their research has created new biochips that can detect bovine mastitis infection in dairy cows.
Biochips to investigate cattle disease win entrepreneurial challenge

Researchers at Argonne are feeling bullish about new biochips that can detect bovine mastitis infection in dairy cows.

July 9, 2012
Science Behind the Fiction: Contagion [2011]

Science Behind the Fiction critiques the science portrayed in popular films and literature. Argonne emergency planning experts review “Contagion”, the hit 2011 movie directed by Steven Soderbergh, which follows the spread of a killer virus in modern-day society.

July 1, 2012
Dan Abraham, Argonne materials scientist
Ask a scientist: Battery life and care

Argonne battery scientists answer the question, "Can I make my battery last longer by letting it run all the way out before recharging?"

July 1, 2012
This is an image of a G-protein-coupled receptor signaling complex whose structure was identified in 2011. The receptor is in magenta while the different G protein subunits are colored green, red and blue. Stanford biochemist Brian Kobilka shared the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in determining the structure of this activated GPCR using X-rays provided by Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source.
Inside the Advanced Photon Source

Three projects and an upgrade at Argonne’s giant synchrotron.

July 1, 2012
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Science History - 2012

Milestones in science 100, 50, and 20 years ago.

July 1, 2012
Argonne's new supercomputer, a Blue Gene/Q called Mira, has been ranked the fourth fastest supercomputer in the world as of October 2012.
Introducing Mira

Argonne’s new supercomputer won’t be in full production until 2013, but it represents such a leap forward that just the first two prototype racks already rank among the top 100 fastest computers in the world.

July 1, 2012
2012 science haiku winners

Haiku winners from the 2012 issue of Argonne Now.

July 1, 2012
Panagiotis Prezas examines a battery cell in Argonne's Electrochemical Analysis and Diagnostics Lab, where scientists test batteries' life cycles and calendar lives.
The search for a superbattery

Imagine if you only had to plug in your phone once a week. Or your laptop lasted days between charges. Or an affordable electric car that ran for more than 200 miles on a single battery charge.

July 1, 2012