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NASA Chamber AOctober 2012Science Highlights

Space Chamber Reaches Cold Target at Unprecedented Efficiency

Thomas Jefferson Laboratory lends expertise in cryogenics developments. Read More »

Tuning the ATTA magneto-optic atom trap at Argonne National laboratory.October 2012Science Highlights

Sleuthing the Fate of Water in Ancient Aquifers and Ice Cores

Precision analytical techniques developed for fundamental experiments in nuclear physics now enable routine measurements of ultra-low concentrations of Krypton radioisotopes in samples of water, ice, and gas. Read More »

Interior view of the CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS) at TJNAF.October 2012Science Highlights

Solved: The Case of the Missing “Excited” Nucleons

Discovery could provide a deeper understanding of the dynamics of the three quarks enslaved inside the nucleon. Read More »

Large-area nanostructured solar cells.September 2012Science Highlights

Future Solar Cells: Thinner, Brighter, and Better

New theory describes light management in thin-film solar cells. Read More »

The proposed catalytic cycle for manganese porphyrin-catalyzed C-H fluorination reactions is consistent with theoretical calculations.September 2012Science Highlights

New Catalytic Approach Builds Molecules with Specific Functionality More Safely and Efficiently

Rapid creation of carbon-fluorine bonds may lead to improved production of drugs, agrochemicals and positron emission tomography (PET) tracers. Read More »

The structure on the left shows the arrangement of atoms in a portion of the photosynthetic PSII complex that uses light to oxidize water.September 2012Science Highlights

Mimicking Photosynthesis for Production of Solar Fuels

A step closer to an artificial system using sunlight to produce hydrogen from water Read More »

Illustration of molecular and genetic interactions visualized by Cytoscape demonstrating the complexity of mapping biochemical reactions.September 2012Science Highlights

Roadmaps for All Atoms in Biochemical Reactions

How atoms move in biochemical reactions - a fast and accurate method to model all the atoms. Read More »

Photograph of the R/V Atlantis at dock in California during the 2010 CalNex study.September 2012Science Highlights

Are the Effects of Black Carbon Overestimated in Climate Models?

Atmospheric black carbon may not cause as much warming of the climate as we thought. Read More »

Fluorsecence micrograph of Nostoc showing heterocyst (box)September 2012Science Highlights

Genetic Regulation of Differentiated Microbial Filaments

Discovering how a microbe makes complex structures to perform complex functions. Read More »

Graphical representation of enzyme network necessary for metabolism.September 2012Science Highlights

Understanding the Number of Different Substrates Used by Enzymes

Enzyme “promiscuity” and “monogamy” play a significant role in myriad biochemical reactions. Read More »