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Krill feed on algae living within sea ice brine in the Arctic.05.01.13Science Highlight

Simulating Complex Sea Ice–Salt Water Interactions

New two-step desalinization process improves climate model. Read More »

An interactive visualization enabled by the Ultra-scale Visualization Climate Data Analysis Tools (UV-CDAT) project showing a volume rendering with overlaid slice plots.05.01.13Science Highlight

Getting the Most from Ultra-Large Climate Datasets

Project provides tools for advanced data analysis and visualization. Read More »

Researchers have identified two genes required for bacterial conversion of mercury into methylmercury, a more toxic form.04.01.13Science Highlight

Scientists Discover how Bacteria Convert Mercury to Toxic Form

Two genes responsible for mercury methylation identified. Read More »

Small-angle scattering (SAS) with X-rays (pictured) or neutrons provides structural data for many biomolecules not suited for other analytical methods because of their flexible structures.04.01.13Science Highlight

Small-Angle Scattering of Proteins and Nucleic Acids

New method enables structure determination of flexible biomolecules. Read More »

Data from the ARM Climate Research Facility’s Oklahoma site are advancing the understanding of continental cumulus clouds, which will improve their representation in global climate models.04.01.13Science Highlight

Fair-Weather Clouds, Cooling, and Humidity

ARM data offer insights into shallow cumulus clouds over land. Read More »

A free-air CO2 enrichment (FACE) site at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Researchers are using data from this and other FACE sites to improve climate model predictions of plant responses to elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide.04.01.13Science Highlight

Improving Predictions of Forest Water Use

Data on plant responses to elevated CO2 used to assess models. Read More »

Polysaccharides (complex chains of sugar) in plant cell walls are great carbon energy sources for biofuel production.04.01.13Science Highlight

Engineering Better Plants for Biofuels

New approach decreases lignin content in plant secondary cell wall. Read More »

A large contributor to atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration is degradation of soil organic matter by various biological and chemical processes.04.01.13Science Highlight

Tracking Soil Microbes’ Response to Long-Term Warming

Study examines how temperature affects carbon decay and release. Read More »

A recent climate modeling study indicates that global land use strategies that protect tropical forests—such Brazil’s Caxiuanã National Forest, shown here—could dramatically reduce air warming projected in these regions.04.01.13Science Highlight

Assessing Climate Impacts of Expanding Biofuel Crops

Model indicates increased cultivation could benefit tropical areas. Read More »

With the growth in genome sequencing, the number of computationally identified proteins available in databases such as TrEMBL is increasing exponentially.03.01.13Science Highlight

Evaluating Methods for Predicting Protein Functions

International teams assess computational tools to speed up annotations. Read More »

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