Science Highlights

Black ash on the summit of New Zealand’s Mount Ruapehu

Black Carbon Reduces Snow Albedo

Snow reflects less solar radiation when contaminated with black carbon. Read More »

Differences in the abundance of the types of sugar that can be extracted from four varieties of Sorgham after inoculation with the microbe Clostridium phytofermentans.

New Approaches for Conversion of Plant Biomass to Ethanol

Researchers develop new assay for ease of converting plant biomass to ethanol. Read More »

Mean seasonal fields of sea ice concentration (%)

How Arctic Ice Edges Erode

Does polar ice erosion come from atmospheric heating or from oceanic advection of warm waters? Read More »

Quaternary ammonium oxidative demethylation: X-ray crystallographic, resonance Raman, and UV-Visible spectroscopic analysis of a Rieske-type demethylase.

Combining Tools to Understand Enzyme Function

New insights into metal ions at an enzyme’s active site. Read More »

Computational modeling of uranium oxide ions with aluminum oxide

Modeling How Uranium Sticks to Soils

Understanding the interaction of uranium in soils may lead to new ways to clean-up contaminated ground. Read More »

Hierarchically porous electrode made of self-assembled functionalized graphene sheets.

Graphene-based Electrode Leads to Highest Capacity Lithium-Air Batteries

New approach to molecular self-assembly produces porous, thin films of carbon (aka graphene), enabling high-capacity electrodes for lithium-air batteries. Read More »

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