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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
Scientist Yu-Sheng Chen calibrates the needle of the X-ray diffraction machine at ChemMatCARS in the Advanced Photon Source. The beamline is the only place in the U.S. able to examine the small crystals of compound that may be able to identify biological and chemical weapons.
Compound could help detect chemical, biological weapons

A light-transmitting compound that could one day be used in high-efficiency fiber optics and sensors that detect biological and chemical weapons at long distance almost went undiscovered by scientists because its structure was too difficult to examine.

September 26, 2008
Argonne researchers win two R&D 100 Awards

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory and their industrial partners have won two R&D 100 Awards for innovative fluid sealing and lithium-ion battery technologies.

July 17, 2008
Argonne biologist Daniel Schabacker prepares to load a biochip onto a scanner developed by one of Argonne's licensees, Aurora Photonics.
Biochips can detect cancers before symptoms develop

In their fight against cancer, doctors have just gained an impressive new weapon to add to their arsenal. Researchers at Argonne have developed a chip that can save lives by diagnosing certain cancers even before patients become symptomatic.

May 9, 2008
Newest GREET model updates environmental impacts of latest transportation fuels, vehicle technologies

The newest version of the Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions and Energy use in Transportation (GREET) model from Argonne will provide researchers with even more tools to evaluate and compare the environmental impacts of new transportation fuels and advanced vehicle technologies.

May 8, 2008
Argonne materials scientist Arun Wagh displays three plates made of Ceramicrete, the same composite that is now used as the basis for casks that can safely store nuclear material.
Innovative cement helps DOE safeguard nuclear facilities

When Argonne materials scientists Arun Wagh and Dileep Singh initially developed Ceramicrete®, a novel phosphate cement that stabilizes radioactive waste streams, they did not immediately recognize that with one or two extra ingredients, the cement could solve another problem in the nuclear complex.

April 25, 2008
Argonne's lithium-ion battery technology to be commercialized by Japan's Toda Kogyo

Argonne National Laboratory and Toda Kogyo Corp. of Japan have reached a world-wide licensing agreement for the commercial production and sales of Argonne's patented composite cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries.

March 13, 2008
Argonne breakthrough may revolutionize ethylene production

A new environmentally friendly technology created by scientists at Argonne may revolutionize the production of the world's most commonly produced organic compound: ethylene.

February 5, 2008
Argonne materials scientist Ulrich Welp prepares to test a sample. Photo by George Joch.
New T-ray source could improve airport security, cancer detection

Scientists at Argonne, along with collaborators in Turkey and Japan, have created a compact device that could lead to portable, battery-operated sources of T-rays, or terahertz radiation.

November 23, 2007
R&D-100 WINNER – Argonne's Access Grid creates a collaborative environment in which users at manylocations can see and hear each other as if they were all in the same room.
Access Grid connects collaborators, earns R&D 100 Award

After a vision nearly 10 years ago to build a system to enable group-to-group collaboration using scalable computing and networking technology, researchers at the Department of Energy's Argonne Nat

August 17, 2007