|A group of students from Southeast Webster-Grand community school toured Ames Lab and made stops on the Iowa State University campus as well on November 21.|
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|Ames Laboratory/ISU Science Bowl is still seeking volunteers for the 2014 High School Science Bowl on Saturday, Jan. 25 and the 2014 Middle School Science Bowl on Saturday, Feb. 22.|
|One of the recipients of last year's Holiday Auction proceeds -- Raising Readers in Story County -- provides an update on how the generosity of Ames Lab employees is being shared with youngsters in our area.|
During the 1940s, Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory conducted scientific research in support of the nationâ€™s historic Manhattan Project, contributing to the effort to purify uranium for the first self-sustaining chain reaction at the University of Chicago. This effort, as well as scientific research at the Ames Laboratory in the 1950s, resulted in several sites around Ames becoming contaminated by radioactive and hazardous wastes.
Purdue University issued a news release detailing Purdue's involvement in the Critical Materials Institute, one of the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Innovation Hubs, located and led by the DOE's Ames Laboratory.
A pair of Ames Lab and Iowa State researchers have developed 3-D teleconferencing technology that's live, real-time and streaming at 30 frames per second. They say it took a lot of late nights to solve the technical problems associated with image capture, transmission and display. They also say the technology could be ready for smart phones in a few years.
Modern material design increasingly relies on controlling small scale morphologies. Multi-block polymers are well suited to this as they can provide highly tunable structures with applications ranging from structural materials to specialized uses such as fuel cells and separation membranes. Several unique microstructures can be formed from even a two component, diblock, polymer. Systems with more components present a much richer array of morphologies, allowing even more control over properties.