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.
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.
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.