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Last year's winning team, from Maine South High School in Park Ridge, Ill., designed a machine to dispense an appropriate amount of hand sanitizer into a hand.
Students construct complex cans at the 16th annual Rube Goldberg Machine Contest

It may get a little messy at the 16th annual Rube Goldberg Machine Contest on Friday, Feb. 25, but at least it will be fun and exciting as 11 Chicago-area high schools compete to see which of their wacky contraption’s wins the title.

February 23, 2011
Senior Physicist Robert Von Dreele of Argonne National Laboratory has been voted vice president of the American Crystallographic Association.
Argonne scientist named VP of American Crystallographic Association

Senior Physicist Robert Von Dreele of Argonne National Laboratory has been voted vice president of the American Crystallographic Association.

February 21, 2011
Argonne chemist Seth Darling measures the performance of a nanostructured organic photovoltaic cell.
New, balanced approach calculates lifetime solar energy cost

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new and more instructive approach to calculate the lifetime cost for a solar-generated energy system for comparison to other energy systems.

February 1, 2011
Argonne National Laboratory battery researchers (from left) Khalil Amine, Chris Johnson, Sun-Ho Kang and Mike Thackeray flank a continuously-stirred tank reactor used to produce scaled-up quantities of cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries. Thackeray, Johnson, Amine, and Jaekook Kim (not pictured) are co-inventors of an advanced cathode material licensed to General Motors.
GM, Argonne sign licensing deal for advanced battery chemistry

General Motors Co. and Argonne National Laboratory announced today they have reached a worldwide licensing agreement to use Argonne's patented composite cathode material to make advanced lithium-ion batteries that last longer between charges and can charge at higher voltages.

January 6, 2011
A T-shaped battery replica (left) is positioned near a Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle. Argonne National Laboratory and LG Chem, Ltd., announced today that they have reached a licensing agreement to make and use Argonne's patented cathode material technology in lithium-ion battery cells. The technology is in the battery cell that is powering the Volt. Photo courtesy General Motors.
LG Chem, Argonne sign licensing deal to make, commercialize advanced battery material

Argonne National Laboratory and LG Chem, Ltd., announced today that they have reached a licensing agreement to make and use Argonne's patented cathode material technology in lithium-ion battery cells.

January 6, 2011
GE acquires Argonne-UChicago start-up SmartSignal

GE Intelligent Platforms has purchased SmartSignal, a company started by the University of Chicago based on technology developed at Argonne National Laboratory.

January 6, 2011
Argonne scientists John Carpenter, above, and Walter Henning, below, were inducted into the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Two Argonne scientists inducted into AAAS

Two Argonne scientists have been inducted into the American Association for the Advancement of Science as part of its newest class of fellows.

January 1, 2011
Six Argonne scientists inducted into American Physical Society

Six scientists from Argonne National Laboratory were recently elected fellows of the American Physical Society for 2010.

December 17, 2010
Argonne invites girls in sixth through eighth grade to apply to attend its annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, to be held February 24, 2011.
Argonne to hold annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Girls in sixth through eighth grades are invited to learn all about science and engineering during the annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at Argonne National Laboratory.

December 3, 2010
This image of a Type Ia Supernova, created by Brad Gallagher using data from George Jordan and Donald Q. Lamb (University of Chicago), was based on research funded by INCITE. The blue surface approximates the surface of the star and the yellow surface shows the flame front, behind which there is ash from burning stellar material.
Argonne scientists awarded supercomputing time to enable scientific breakthroughs

Four researchers at Argonne National Laboratory lead projects that have been awarded a total of 65 million hours of computing time on Argonne’s energy-efficient Blue Gene/P (“Intrepid”) supercomputer. The researchers will conduct advanced simulation and analysis, performing virtual experiments that would be almost impossible and impractical in the natural world.

November 30, 2010