Tag: Argonne Lab

Argonne Lab researchers develop two-faced membranes for industrial use

Argonne Lab researchers develop two-faced membranes for industrial use

July 25, 2018 |

In Illinois, named for the mythical god with two faces, Janus membranes — double-sided membranes that serve as gatekeepers between two substances — have emerged as a material with potential industrial uses. Creating two distinct “faces” on these delicate surfaces, however, is a process fraught with challenges. By applying a common high-tech manufacturing technique in […]

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Argonne Lab researchers explore how bacteria collect, store and use information

Argonne Lab researchers explore how bacteria collect, store and use information

July 19, 2018 |

In Illinois, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Illinois at Chicago are finding new computational ways to describe bacterial cognition, a concept that emerged in the 1940s. These methods enable scientists to quantitatively measure how bacteria collect information, store that information and use it to interact […]

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