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AMES LABORATORY SCIENTISTS RECEIVE "OUTSTANDING MENTOR" AWARDS

AMES, Iowa – In a ceremony on Wednesday, April 30, 2008, eight Ames Laboratory scientists received “Outstanding Mentor” awards from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. The awards were for their work mentoring students in the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship, or SULI, program coordinated by the DOE’s Ames Laboratory.

A SUPRA NEW TYPE OF FROTH

AMES, Iowa –To see the latest science of type-I superconductors, look no further than the froth on a morning cup of cappuccino.  A team of U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory physicists and collaborating students have found that the bubble-like arrangement of magnetic domains in superconducting lead exhibits patterns that are very similar to everyday froths like soap foam or frothed milk on a fancy coffee.

TURNING WASTE MATERIAL INTO ETHANOL

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.

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Bonds are required in Construction Contracting at The Ames Laboratory.

Performance Bonds - For Construction contracts greater than $100,000,
Ames Laboratory requires a performance bond for 100 percent of the
original contract price; and if the contract price increases, an
additional amount equal to 100% of the increase. Linked is SF 25,

Rare earths plentiful in ocean sediments

Japanese geologists have found that mud at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean contains surprising concentrations of rare earth elements, 17 chemicals with exotic names like neodymium and europium that are critical to technologies ranging from cell phones and televisions to fluorescent light bulbs and wind turbines. Ames Laboratory Director Alex King is quoted in the article regarding price and scarcity of rare earth elements.

 

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