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Argonne Now Magazine - Summer 2014

In the summer 2014 issue of the Argonne magazine, learn about "The Science that Stumped Einstein," find out how we are addressing crime, social unrest, and buses by finding patterns in data in "City of Big Data," and take a trip back to 19th-century Chicago to get perspective on the ongoing issue of soot and carbon in the air in "The Volcano of a Hundred Thousand Mouths." Also featuring Ask a Scientist, fun facts, infographics, The Secret Lives of Scientists, and more.

Crowdsource: How do we tackle climate change?June 1, 2014

"Crowdsource" asks scientists from varying fields to offer their unique perspectives on a universal problem. Today's question: How do we start tackling climate change?

Solar panel manufacturing is greener in Europe than China, study saysMay 29, 2014

Solar panels made in China have a higher overall carbon footprint and are likely to use substantially more energy during manufacturing than those made in Europe, said a new study from Northwestern University and Argonne.

New Solar Cell Technology Efficiently Captures High-Energy PhotonsApril 1, 2014

Transient absorption spectroscopy measurements performed at the CNM by users from the University of Texas at Austin, together with the CNM Nanophotonics Group, played a critical role in the detection of multiexcitons in the inexpensive model thin-film semiconductor CuInSe2.