Bone is one of nature's surprising â€œbuilding materials. Pound-for-pound it's stronger than steel, tough yet resilient. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have identified the composition that gives bone its outstanding properties and the important role citrate plays, work that may help science better understand and treat or prevent bone diseases such as osteoporosis.
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Tanya Prozorov, a scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, will take an unprecedented look at how magnetic nanocrystals grow thanks to a DOE Office of Science Early Career Research award. Prozorov was one of just 65 researchers (21 from the National Laboratories) selected from about 1,150 applications to the program, which is designed to bolster the nation's scientific workforce by supporting "exceptional researchers during the crucial early years of their scientific careers when many scientists do their most formative work."
Home Schools of Eastern Iowa took home top honors in two categories and Ames High School won one award at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Science Bowl (NSB) held in Washington, DC. April 28-May 2.
Two Iowa teams are preparing to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy's National Science Bowl, which will be held April 30 through May 2 in Washington D.C. Representing Iowa in the High School Science Bowl competition will be Ames High School. Home Schools of Eastern Iowa will compete in the Middle School Science Bowl competition.
Molycorp and DOE's Ames Laboratory Sign Cooperative Research and Development Agreement on Rare Earth Magnets03/29/2011
Molycorp Inc., the Western hemisphere's only producer of rare-earth oxides, has entered into a cooperative research and development agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory. The Molycorp-Ames Laboratory effort will focus on developing new methods to create commercial-grade rare-earth permanent magnets.