RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES EXPAND AT NATION'S PREMIER X-RAY FACILITY (and more)
Date: Monday, November 29, 2004 @ 21:05:01 GMT
Topic: Science


The Advanced Photon Source (APS), located at Argonne National Laboratory and the premier hard X-ray research facility in the nation, each year hosts thousands of experimenters who carry out research that impacts nearly every aspect of our lives. Now, the outlook for this essential U.S. Department of Energy(DOE)-funded program is even brighter as changes in the way scientists access the APS are significantly increasing opportunities for experimentation.


Full story at: http://www.physorg.com/news2142.html

STRATOSPHERE TEMPERATURE DATA SUPPORT SCIENTISTS' PROOF FOR GLOBAL WARMING, November 29
A new interpretation for temperature data from satellites, published earlier this year, raised controversy when its authors claimed it eliminated doubt that, on average, the lower atmosphere is getting warmer as fast as the Earth's surface.
Now, in another study headed by the same researcher to be published Dec. 15 in the Journal of Climate, direct temperature data from other scientists has validated the satellite interpretation.

Full story at: http://www.physorg.com/news2164.html

FEI TO BUILD WORLD'S HIGHEST-RESOLUTION ELECTRON MICROSCOPE FOR DOE TEAM PROJECT, November 29
DOE'S TEAM Project Targets the Ability to Directly Observe 0.5 Angstrom Features

FEI Company today announced that it has been selected by the several laboratories that have combined to form the TEAM project, as the R&D partner for building the highest resolution scanning/transmission electron microscope ((S)TEM) in the world. TEAM is a multi-million dollar microscopy project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Basic Energy Sciences. The project calls for a new microscope that will enable extraordinary new scientific opportunities for direct observation and analysis of individual nanostructures at an unprecedented resolution of 0.5 Angstrom - approximately one-third the size of a carbon atom - a key dimension for atomic level research.

Full story at: http://www.physorg.com/news2160.html






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