Argonne Now Magazine - Summer 2013

Summer 2013 issue of the biannual Argonne Now science magazine, featuring cover stories "How Your Smartphone Got So Smart," "The Grid of the Future," and "A True Sense of Security" as well as science news, haiku, history, and more.

Methane-eating microbes found in Illinois aquiferJuly 24, 2013

A survey finds unusual methane-eating archaea in an Illinois aquifer.

Study suggests same microbes may be present in oceans worldwideApril 11, 2013

A new study from researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory could herald a sea change in how we think about microbes in the ocean.

The minimal microbeOctober 19, 2012

Microbes are not only numerous but also incredibly diverse, occupying extreme habitats where little else can survive. Argonne and three other national laboratories are collaborating to build a research tool called the Systems Biology Knowledgebase.

Songs in the key of seaSeptember 27, 2012

Soft horns and a tinkling piano form the backbone of “Fifty Degrees North, Four Degrees West,” a jazz number with two interesting twists: it has no composer and no actual musicians. Unless you count bacteria, that is.