Iron-bearing minerals in sediments naturally reduce contaminant levelsApril 8, 2014

The release of wastes associated with nuclear reprocessing from storage facilities into the underlying sediments and groundwater is an important environmental concern. Scientists working with two national laboratories have found evidence that iron-bearing minerals naturally abundant in some sediments can react with and immobilize contaminants such as technetium.

Biodetection Systems

Biodetection technology to detect threat agents and pathogens in environmental and clinical samples, and the analysis of environmentally-relevant microorganisms for bioremediation

National Security, Energy, Climate Change: New Paradigm, New Strategy, New Governance
One of the axioms of the American grand strategy is that assured access to oil and gas from overseas producers is an existential matter.

Where energy is concerned, the United States has relied on a network of relationships with secular, authoritarian governments in the energyproducing regions — mainly, the Middle East — that are held in place by mutual economic interdependencies and backstopped by American military power.

This paradigm is now very seriously challenged: „

Collaboration between varied organizations develops larger, more precise photodetectors for the market November 5, 2013

Scientific particle detectors, medical imaging devices and cargo scanners with higher resolutions and cheaper price tags could become a reality, thanks to a three-way collaboration between industry, universities and U.S. national laboratories.

A true sense of securitySeptember 13, 2013

Five men got on the Tokyo subway on a March morning in 1995. It was the peak of morning rush hour. They all carried packets of a tremendously toxic nerve agent called sarin.

Analytical Support for Societal and Regional Resiliency in Support of National Security
The Decision and Information Sciences (DIS) Division and the Military Operations Research Society (MORS) will co-sponsor a workshop "Analytical Support for Societal and Regional Resiliency in Support of National Security."

The workshop will be held at Argonne National Laboratory Tuesday, Sept. 10, through Thursday, Sept. 12 at Bldgs. 203 and 221.

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.