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The U.S. Department of Energy’s second Atmospheric Radiation Measurement mobile facility, known as AMF2, will have its first deployment at the Desert Research Institute’s Storm Peak Laboratory, a cloud and aerosol research facility near Steamboat Springs, Colo. The project will run from October 2010 through March 2011.
DOE selects Argonne to develop unique tools to collect climate data

Information crucial in continued improvement, accuracy of climate models

October 24, 2008
Argonne teams with Chicago research universities to form Illinois Center for Advanced Tribology

ARGONNE, Ill. – The U.S.

October 30, 2008
KIDNEY-COOLING VIDEO – Click the image above to view a computer model (24 MB .avi file) of a kidney being cooled by ice slurry. The kidney is initially at a uniform 37 C (red) and is cooled over its entire surface by coating it with ice slurry at 0 C (blue). The model was created by Jimmy Chang using the ABAQUS computational code.
Ice slurry technology can save heart attack victims, surgery patients

Researchers have begun to develop a new technique that can reduce the brain and other organs' demand for oxygen, giving doctors precious extra time to diagnose and treat critical patients in emergencies while also protecting the heart, brain, kidneys and spinal cord in planned surgeries.

October 31, 2008
21st Century detective work reveals how ancient rock got off to a hot start

ARGONNE, Ill. — A new X-ray technique has enabled scientists to "play detective" and solve the debate about the origins of a three-billion-year-old rock fragment.

November 6, 2008
Researchers seek to understand and improve virus that infects lung cancer cells

ARGONNE, Ill. — Using data collected at Advanced Photon Source at the U.S.

November 7, 2008
Argonne systems scientists Charles Macal (left) and Michael North showcase several of their agent-based models. Photo by George Joch.
Agent-based computer models could anticipate future economic crisis

ARGONNE, Ill, — As the stock market continues its dive, economists and business columnists have spilled a lot of ink assigning responsibility for the ongoing financial calamity.

November 14, 2008
Peter Beckman has been named director of the Leadership Computing Facility at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory.
Beckman named director of Argonne's Leadership Computing Facility

ARGONNE, Ill. — Peter Beckman has been named director of the Leadership Computing Facility at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory.

November 18, 2008
Argonne Leadership Computing Facility wins the High Performance Computing Challenge

ARGONNE, Ill. — The U.S.

November 19, 2008
Emilio Bunel has been named director of the Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division at U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory.
Emilio Bunel named new head of Argonne's Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division

ARGONNE, Ill. — Emilio Bunel has been named director of the Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division at U.S.

November 25, 2008
Argonne chemist Richard Rosenberg examines source material for an experiment to induce chirality into pre-biological systems at the Advanced Photon Source. Rosenberg used X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy to measure the secondary electron induced photolysis reaction rate of a model chiral compound adsorbed on a magnetic substrate. He found that changing the magnetization direction in relation to the high-intensity X-ray beam created an excess of one chirality over another.
Argonne scientists discover possible mechanism for creating 'handedness' in biological molecules

ARGONNE, Ill.

November 28, 2008