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Starting Friday, Illinoisans must wear face masks in public. Ready to make your own? Cotton and other common fabrics, like natural silk and chiffon, are best, a new study finds.

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The Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory. (Image courtesy Argonne National Laboratory)

Scientists and engineers across the planet are desperately searching for ways to combat the new coronavirus. A significant part of that effort is taking place just west of Chicago.

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Could battery-powered electric vehicles soon cost the same as gasoline-powered cars? A senior scientist at Argonne National Laboratory explains what could be an energy revolution.

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A team led by several Chicago-area researchers has developed a new method to “upcycle” single-use plastics into a number of commonly used products, such as motor oils, detergents and cosmetics. 

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Cars sit submerged in water from Hurricane Dorian in Freeport, Bahamas on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (AP Photo / Ramon Espinosa)

Hurricane Dorian pounded away at the Bahamas for a day and a half, devastating thousands of homes, trapping people and crippling hospitals. Atmospheric scientist Scott Collis of Argonne National Laboratory weighs in.

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The innards of a supercomputer. (Courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory)

From brain mapping to climate modeling and beyond: the potential impact of a new supercomputer being developed in the Chicago area. 

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The important role computer models play in predicting the impact of hurricanes. We speak with David Brannegan of Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Illinois.

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Eric Isaacs, EVP for Research, Innovation and National Laboratories at UChicago

The nuclear age was triggered in Chicago 75 years ago this week. We remember that fateful day, the man behind it and the lingering implications.

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The Earth Microbiome Project aims to catalog all of the world’s microbial communities. (G.M. King)

Scientists say there are more bacteria in the ocean than stars in the universe, yet little is known about them. A new study outlines the “crazy idea” that led to a project described by one scientist as the “Google database for microbes.”

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Scientists around the world are working to develop the next generation of batteries. We speak with one who is leading the charge at Argonne National Laboratory.

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Instead of dumping it in landfills, organic waste could be used to power cars, heat homes and potentially reduce the need for new landfills in the U.S., according to research by Argonne National Laboratory.

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New technologies that could change the way we live and work will be on display this month during a reality TV-inspired competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. 

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Disaster scenarios near and far are daily considerations for a group of local scientists and engineers. We meet two members of the Global Security Sciences division at Argonne, nicknamed the Doomsday Squad.

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Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory have invented a new sponge that can absorb oil from water and then be wrung out and reused, a potentially game-changing tool for dealing with oil spills.

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The new study's findings could help combat climate change while lessening our reliance on burning fossil fuels. (Jorge Royan / Wikimedia Commons)

Using a process similar to photosynthesis, scientists from Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Illinois at Chicago have converted carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide and hydrogen gas, which can produce methanol and diesel fuels.

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Important research is happening locally and across the country in an attempt to control the Zika virus.

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