Argonne National Laboratory

Architecture and viral disease

(Phys.org)—Viruses are just bits of DNA or RNA and proteins, but they have proved to be capable of immense destruction to human health. How have they achieved the ability to create such devastating diseases ...

Nov 21, 2012 5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Mira the supercomputer

Argonne's new supercomputer won't be in full production until 2013, but it represents such a leap forward that just the first two prototype racks already rank among the top 100 fastest computers in the world.

Nov 20, 2012 3 / 5 (2) 2

New nano trap protects environment

A new type of nanoscale molecular trap makes it possible for industry to store large amounts of hydrogen in small fuel cells or capture, compact and remove volatile radioactive gas from spent nuclear fuel ...

Nov 01, 2012 4.5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

High-pressure science gets super-sized

(Phys.org)—The study of materials at extreme conditions took a giant leap forward with the discovery of a way to generate super high pressures without using shock waves whose accompanying heat turns solids to liquid.

Oct 24, 2012 3.4 / 5 (7) 2 | with audio podcast

Chasing a common cold virus

(Phys.org)—As the cold and flu season makes its annual visit, a team of researchers, using Argonne's Advanced Photon Source, continue to complete a detailed map of the human adenovirus—one of several ...

Oct 22, 2012 5 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast