Snapshot from the first full STARFORGE simulation. Nicknamed the “Anvil of Creation,” a giant molecular cloud with individual star formation and comprehensive feedback, including protostellar jets, radiation, stellar winds, and core-collapse supernovae. Credit: Northwestern University/UT Austin First high-resolution model to simulate an entire gas cloud where stars are born. A […]

Researchers leverage renewable electricity for widespread, distributed hydrogen fuel production. Northwestern University researchers have developed a highly effective, environmentally friendly method for converting ammonia into hydrogen. Outlined in a recent publication in the journal Joule, the new technique is a major step forward for enabling a zero-pollution, hydrogen-fueled economy. The idea of using ammonia […]

An artistic rendering of generic stellar streams in the Milky Way. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt, SSC & Caltech Examination of Theia 456 finds its nearly 500 stars were born at same time. The Milky Way houses 8,292 recently discovered stellar streams — all named Theia. But Theia 456 is special. A stellar stream […]

A research team led by Northwestern engineers and Argonne National Laboratory researchers have uncovered new findings into the role of ionic interaction within graphene and water. The insights could inform the design of new energy-efficient electrodes for batteries or provide the backbone ionic materials for neuromorphic computing applications. Known for possessing extraordinary […]