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A few of the 2,000 trees Argonne planted in Murdock, Neb., as part of a carbon tetrachloride bioremediation plan.
Re-greening of Murdock wetlands is a joint effort

In Murdock, Neb., a small village south of Omaha, Argonne planted more than 2,000 trees in 2005. These new flora not only improve the wildlife habitat and provide aesthetic recreational value, but they also play a key role in an integrated plan to take up and degrade the carbon tetrachloride that has contaminated the community's water.

March 21, 2008
The Pekin High School team celebrates its victory in the 10th annual Illinois State Championship Rube Goldberg machine contest. Pekin advances to the national championship Saturday, April 5, at Purdue University. Photo by Bob Wiedmeyer, Argonne National Laboratory.
Pekin H.S. wins 10th annual Illinois State Championship Rube Goldberg machine contest

A team from Pekin High School, Pekin, Ill., today won the 10th annual Illinois State Championship Rube Goldberg Machine, co-sponsored by Argonne National Laboratory, at the Chicago Children's Museum at Navy Pier.

March 22, 2008
Argonne, DOT open transportation research, computing center

Argonne, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration, has announced the opening of the Transportation Research and Analysis Computing Center (TRACC) in suburban Chicago.

March 25, 2008
The BMW Hydrogen 7 Mono-Fuel demonstration vehicle, a near-zero emissions car, undergoes testing at Argonne's Advanced Powertrain Research Facility (APRF), the principal U.S. Department of Energy facility for assessing advanced hybrid electric vehicle technologies. APRF is a unique facility in North America because it is the able to detect trace levels of emissions.
Argonne tests find near-zero emissions for BMW Hydrogen 7

Independent tests conducted by engineers at Argonne on the mono-fueled version of the BMW Hydrogen 7 prototype have found that the car's hydrogen-powered engine surpasses the super-ultra low-emission vehicle level, the most stringent emissions performance standard to date.

March 28, 2008
Algae could one day be major hydrogen fuel source

As gas prices continue to soar to record highs, motorists are crying out for an alternative that won't cramp their pocketbooks. Scientists at Argonne are answering that call by working to chemically manipulate algae for production of the next generation of renewable fuels – hydrogen gas.

April 1, 2008
Argonne scientist Valerii Vinokur and Russian collaborator Tatyana Baturina examine a graph of the resistance of the insulating film plotted against the applied magnetic field.
Newly discovered 'superinsulators' promise to transform materials research, electronics design

Superinsulation may sound like a marketing gimmick for a drafty attic or winter coat. But it is actually a newly discovered fundamental state of matter created by scientists at Argonne National Laboratory in collaboration with several European institutions

April 4, 2008
Argonne scientists develop techniques for creating molecular movies

They may never win an Oscar, but scientists at Argonne National Laboratory have developed techniques for creating accurate movies of biological and chemical molecules, a feat only theorized up until now.

April 15, 2008
U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert (left), Ray Orbach, the U.S. Department of Energy's Under Secretary for Science, and Argonne National Laboratory Director Robert Rosner prepare to dedicate the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility by running a simulation on the facility's new BlueGene/P supercomputer.
DOE dedicates Argonne Leadership Computing Facility

Argonne National Laboratory today celebrated the dedication of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility during a ceremony attended by key federal, state and local officials.

April 21, 2008
Scientists discover how the structure of plutonium nanocluster contaminants increases risk of spreading

For almost half a century, scientists have struggled with plutonium contamination spreading further in groundwater than expected, increasing the risk of sickness in humans and animals.

April 22, 2008
Argonne Senior Engineer Roger Poeppel received the 2008 Materials Science and Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award from Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
Argonne engineer earns alumni award from Cornell University

Argonne Senior Engineer Roger Poeppel recently received the 2008 Materials Science and Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award from Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

April 23, 2008