24 Oct 2016
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Can molecules take pictures of themselves? That is more or less the principle underlying laser-induced electron diffraction (LIED): A laser field strips an electron from a molecule and then sends it back to report on the structure of the remaining ion. Wolter et al. applied this technique to acetylene to track the cleavage of its C-H bond after double ionization
Science AAAS21 Oct 2016
We use a Mach-Zehnder interferometer to perform neutron holography of a spiral phase plate. The object beam passes through a spiral phase plate, acquiring the phase twist characteristic of orbital angular momentum states. The reference beam passes through a fused silica prism, acquiring a linear phase gradient. The resulting hologram is a fork dislocation image, which could be used to reconstruct neutron beams with various orbital angular momenta.
Optics Express20 Sep 2016
A 25-year project to suck up a cancer-causing chemical from the soil in central Hanford has ended in success. "It’s one of the longest running cleanup projects on the Hanford Site," said Karen Wiemelt, vice president of soil and groundwater cleanup for Hanford contractor CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Co.
Tri-City Herald (may require paid subscription)23 Oct 2016
Many facility managers, energy managers and building owners aspire to certification in the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) program. On Nov. 1, the fourth version of LEED will take full effect.
PROUDGREENBUILDING24 Oct 2016
At least 30,000 genes make up every cell in our bodies, doing everything from repairing damaged tissue to fending off disease. While biology and technology have long existed as two poles on the science spectrum, a team of UW engineers are working on new ways of linking our biochemical makeup with our technological devices. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep33778)
The Daily of the University of Washington24 Oct 2016
Harnessing the body's own immune system to destroy tumors is a tantalizing prospect that has yet to realize its full potential. However, a new advance from MIT may bring this strategy, known as cancer immunotherapy, closer to becoming reality. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nm.4200)
MIT News24 Oct 2016
One of the most detailed genomic studies of any ecosystem to date has revealed an underground world of stunning microbial diversity, and added dozens of new branches to the tree of life. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms13219)
EurekAlert!24 Oct 2016
Sam Felton envisions a world in which temporary housing would autonomously constructed, and origami robots would fold themselves into 3-D machines for space exploration. Based on the research he’s done-and the origami robots he’s already built-his vision might not be as far-fetched as it would seem. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1252610)
news@Northeastern24 Oct 2016
The U.S. Energy Department is offering 21.4 million [dollars] to fund 17 new projects that help reduce the "soft costs" found with solar energy, such as installation, permits and connecting to the power grid.
Arizona Business Daily23 Oct 2016
Researchers solve the problem of the dimensions of space-time in theories relating to the Large Hadron Collider
Researchers propose an approach to the experimental data generated by the Large Hadron Collider that solves the infinity problem without breaching the four dimensions of space-time. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/JHEP08(2016)160)
ScienceDaily21 Oct 2016
Aon has hired the FBI's top cybersecurity expert to its cyber risk team, hoping his expertise will help clients avoid being taken down by an internet attack like the massive one that brought down Twitter, Spotify and others on Friday.
Chicago Tribune24 Oct 2016
Although the Ebola and Zika outbreaks in the United States never reached the catastrophic heights projected by some public health experts, these crises demonstrated that the United States is not immune to potentially devastating pandemic events threatening the health and security of the nation.
Homeland Security Today24 Oct 2016
Even the biggest Luddite knows to download updates for his apps and phone. That ensures that the software isn’t vulnerable to easily avoided attacks. Research into a different type of vulnerability, though, has recently shown that manipulating the physical properties of hardware can pose a different digital threat-one that can't be patched with software alone. Now, researchers in Amsterdam have demonstrated how this type of hack can allow them, and potentially anyone, to take control of Android phones.
Wired24 Oct 2016
Want a career with zero chances of going jobless? Try the booming field of cybersecurity. Companies can’t hire fast enough. In the United States, companies report 209,000 cybersecurity jobs that are in need of filling.
The Detroit News23 Oct 2016
For years-decades really-OSHA has reinforced the same recommendations for programs to improve workplace safety and health. Twenty-seven years after the initial guidance, the agency has tweaked those recommendations. Keep reading to find out what's changed and why it matters.
Safety.BLR.com24 Oct 2016
From retirement and health plans to unlimited paid time off, work flexibility and hot new benefits such as student loan repayment and professional development, these 10 companies are leading the pack when it comes to innovation in the field.
ebn (Employee Benefits News)23 Oct 2016
A climate scientist who studied glaciers died in Antarctica on Saturday when the snowmobile he was riding went into a 100-foot-deep crevasse, according to the National Science Foundation, which was funding his research. The accident is under investigation, officials said. (w/video)
The New York Times (may require paid subscription)24 Oct 2016
Here at Energy.gov, we take energy - and Halloween - pretty seriously...That's why we created Energyween - a spooky, tongue-in-cheek celebration of energy and how we use it. (w/video)
ENERGY.GOV24 Oct 2016
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