To meet one of the biggest energy challenges of the 21st century-- finding alternatives to rare-earth elements and other critical materials-- scientists will need new and advanced tools. And the Critical Materials Institute at the U.S. Department of Energyâ€™s Ames Laboratory has a new one: a 3D printer for metals research.
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Iver Anderson, senior metallurgist at the U.S. Department of Energyâ€™s Ames Laboratory and adjunct professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Iowa State University, has been chosen as a recipient of the 2014 Application to Practice Award by TMS, the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society.
Ames High School defeated Des Moines Central Academy 50-36 in the championship match here Saturday to win the 2014 Ames Laboratory/Iowa State University Regional High School Science Bowl. Ames will advance to the U.S. Department of Energyâ€™s National Science Bowl, April 24-27 in Washington D.C.
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have demonstrated broadband terahertz (THz) wave generation using metamaterials. The discovery may help develop noninvasive imaging and sensing, and make possible THz-speed information communication, processing and storage. The results appeared in the Jan. 8 issue of Nature Communications.
The U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory continues to score high in scientific performance according to the just-released 2013 DOE Laboratory Performance Report Card. Ames Lab received an A- for Mission Accomplishment (Quality and Productivity of R&D).