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Ames Laboratory’s Powders for Additive Manufacturing
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Ames Laboratory’s Powders for Additive Manufacturing

Atomization Stream Additive manufacturing using 3D printers reduces machining costs and material waste, but requires high-quality, uniform-sized metal powders. Ames Laboratory researchers are refining gas atomization techniques to better control particle size, shape, and chemical composition like...
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AMRDEC’s Black Hawk Aircrew Trainer

The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center’s (AMRDEC) Black Hawk Aircrew Trainer (BAT) is a highly immersive home-station flight training device, composed of a state-of-the-art collimated visual system, a complete UH-60M cockpit, an instructor-operator...
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An Experimental Malaria Vaccine

Researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, modified an experimental malaria vaccine and showed that it completely protected four of eight monkeys that received it against challenge with the virulent Plasmodium...
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Analyzing Alaskan Climate Change

The effects of climate change in northwest Alaska are already evident: Thawing permafrost is causing lakes to drain, and wildfires are becoming more frequent as forests become drier, leading to shifts in vegetation types. These changes affect the region’s wildlife and the people who depend on...
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Archiving Tree-Ring Specimens and Data for the Future

The USDA Forest Service’s ~1@BODYURL[id=166DWlaptopcurl3]@ is preparing more than 16,000 tree-ring specimens for permanent archiving. Tree-ring specimens are multi-century records of environmental conditions at specific locations and provide invaluable data for forest research. These wood...
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Argonne - Medical Isotope Production

Over the summer, Argonne National Laboratory confirmed a new commercial method for producing a critical medical isotope. In June, Argonne demonstrated the production, separation and purification of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) using a process developed in cooperation with SHINE Medical Technologies. Mo-99...
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Argonne National Laboratory

An Argonne National Laboratory project with FMC Corporation is helping the Philadelphia-based company expand the use of its lithium technology. Researchers have discovered how to overcome technical challenges that hindered the use of Stabilized Lithium Metal Powder (SLMP®) in commercial...
Argonne’s Atom Trap Trace Analysis (ATTA)
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Argonne’s Atom Trap Trace Analysis (ATTA)

A polarizing laser beam splitter—part of the magneto-optical atom trap at the heart of the Atom Trap Trace Analysis (ATTA) instrument developed at Argonne. ATTA is a highly selective laser-based atom counting method used to detect two long-lived isotopes, 85Kr and 81Kr, in environmental samples of...

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