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RESEARCHERS MIMIC BACTERIA TO PRODUCE MAGNETIC NANOPARTICLES

AMES, Iowa –When it comes to designing something, it’s hard to find a better source of inspiration than Mother Nature.  Using that principle, a diverse, interdisciplinary group of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory is mimicking bacteria to synthesize magnetic nanoparticles that could be used for drug targeting and delivery,  in magnetic inks and high-density memory devices, or as magnetic seals in motors

CEDAR RAPIDS-MARION HOME SCHOOL WINS HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE BOWL

AMES, Iowa – In only its second year of competition, a team of home schooled students from Cedar Rapids-Marion won the 18th annual Regional Science Bowl, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University, here Saturday. The Cedar Rapids-Marion team defeated Central Academy of Des Moines 48-42 in the championship match.

"Shop Local" for snacks

Image When you need a morning or afternoon snack, consider using the vending machines in TASF or Metals Development. You'll not only quell your hunger, you'll be helping out your fellow Lab employees. The Lab gets a commission on items sold and that money goes toward purchase of flowers sent to funeral services for employees and their family members. Selection in the machines was also updated to provide healthier snack options -- look for the green tabs on the "pushers."

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