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  • 08/15/2008

    AMES, Iowa—Mufit Akinc, an associate scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, has been elected a Fellow of ASM International, a society for materials scientists and engineers.

  • 08/15/2008

    AMES, Iowa—John R. Clem, a physicist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, has developed a theory that will help build future superconducting alternating-current fault-current limiters for electricity transmission and distribution systems.  Clem's work identifies design strategies that can reduce costs and improve efficiency in a bifilar fault-current limiter, a new and promising type of superconducting fault-current limiter.

  • 08/12/2008

    AMES, Iowa —Say the word "biofuels" and most people think of grain ethanol and biodiesel.  But there's another, older technology called gasification that's getting a new look from researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University.  By combining gasification with high-tech nanoscale porous catalysts, they hope to create ethanol from a wide range of biomass, including distiller's grain left over from ethanol production, corn stover from the field, grass, wood pulp, animal waste, and garbage.

  • 07/17/2008

    AMES, Iowa - The U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory is making science exciting this summer for eight science teachers from middle schools across the Midwest.  These dedicated and motivated teachers are participating in their second year of the Laboratory's Academies Creating Teacher Scientists, or ACTS, program.  ACTS began on June 23 and runs through July 25, 2008.  This year the teachers had the added bonus of visiting both the DOE's Argonne and Fermi national laboratories, where they toured facilities and met with scientists and teachers participating in the

  • 07/03/2008

    AMES, Iowa— Mei Hong, a chemist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory was honored as a recipient of the Agnes Fay Morgan Award by Iota Sigma Pi Honor Society for Women in Chemistry during the Society's 29th Triennial Convention June 26-29 in Cincinnati, Ohio.