Homes Schools of Eastern Iowa staged a comeback to win the 2012 Ames Laboratory/Iowa State University Regional Middle School Science Bowl on Feb. 25. The Home Schools team defeated Ames Middle School to advance to the U.S. Department of Energyâ€™s National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C., April 26-30.
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Ames Laboratory Offers Streamlined Partnership Agreement to Help Industry Bring New Technologies to Market02/23/2012
Ames Laboratory will participate in a pilot initiative to make it easier for private companies to utilize the laboratoriesâ€™ research capabilities. The program, Agreements for Commercializing Technologies, or ACT, will harness Americaâ€™s unique advantages in innovation to create jobs and accelerate the development of new clean energy technologies.
An international team of researchers, led by Pat Thiel, senior chemist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, has discovered a new type of structural anomaly, or defect, that can appear in quasicrystals, a unique material with some crystal-like properties but a more complex structure.
Ames Laboratoryâ€™s Technology is Used by One of the Winning Startups in Energy Departmentâ€™s â€œAmericaâ€™s Next Top Energy Innovatorâ€ Challenge02/10/2012
Iowa Powder Atomization Technologies was announced by U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu as one of the top three startup companies â€“ based on a public vote and an expert review â€“ in the â€œAmericaâ€™s Next Top Energy Innovatorâ€ challenge. The Nevada, Iowa based company is using technology developed at the DOE's Ames Laboratory to efficiently produce a variety products using titanium powder.
Teams from Des Moines and Dubuque dominated the competition at Saturdayâ€™s Ames Laboratory/Iowa State University Regional High School Science bowl. But West Des Moines Valley outlasted Central Academy in one of the closest matches in recent history to win the championship and the right to represent the regional at the National Science Bowl, April 26-30 in Washington D.C.