Science Highlights

Estimating Rainfall 07.29.16Science Highlight

New Radars for Estimating Rainfall Installed at ARM Sites

Data derived from these instruments will support climate model simulations of cloud processes.

Read More »

Modeling Water Runoff07.29.16Science Highlight

Modeling Choices and the Effects of Water Runoff on Plant Productivity

Understanding differences in modeling soil water will help scientists simulate how this moisture affects the climate. Read More »

Graber New Technique07.29.16Science Highlight

New Technique Shows Protein Changes in Intact Microbial Communities

Mass spectrometry and high-performance computing combined, allowing scientists to study proteins that link internal processes to community attributes.

Read More »

A mixed-grass community prairie in Iowa.06.30.16Science Highlight

Elevated Carbon Dioxide Suppresses Dominant Plant Species in a Mixed-Grass Prairie

Community composition is vital to managing native grasslands amid climate and precipitation variations. Read More »

Scientist inspects poplars grown for use in bioenergy feedstocks research.06.30.16Science Highlight

New Methods for Investigating Wood Formation

Genetic approaches will aid development of higher biomass-yielding, sustainable trees for bioenergy feedstocks. Read More »

Shown are bud and apex growth differences of the plants WT-717 (wild type found in nature) and EBB1-oe, which is transgenic or modified in the laboratory.06.30.16Science Highlight

Characterization of Poplar Budbreak Gene Enhances Understanding of Spring Regrowth

“Master regulator” gene will facilitate management and breeding of trees better adapted to changing environments. Read More »

Researchers are exploring the use of ionic liquids as a biomass pretreatment.06.30.16Science Highlight

Closing the Loop: Ionic Liquids from Biomass Waste Could Pretreat Plants Destined for Biofuels

Recycling waste from biofuel production could lower cost for future biorefineries. Read More »

An electron micrograph shows rod-shaped E. coli secreting oil droplets containing biodiesel fuel, along with fatty acids and alcohol.06.30.16Science Highlight

Engineering E. coli for Biofuel, Bioproduct Production

A novel E. coli fatty acid biosynthesis system could more efficiently convert biomass to desired products. Read More »

The variation in plant cell walls has made comparative high-throughput studies of cell walls from diverse plant species challenging.06.30.16Science Highlight

Loosen Up Cell Walls and Get the Sugars Out

Better understanding could lead to more cost-effective production of cellulosic biofuels. Read More »

The microbe Clostridium thermocellum (stained green) is seen growing on poplar tissue.06.20.16Science Highlight

New Understanding of One of Nature’s Best Biocatalysts for Biofuels Production

Discovery of a new enzyme system sheds further light on a microbe’s ability to efficiently break down inedible plant matter for conversion to biofuels and biobased chemicals. Read More »

« Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 ... 14 Next »