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BES-2016-11-e-thmb11.22.16Science Highlight

Greater than the Sum of Its Parts

Combining two types of catalysts speeds conversion of carbon dioxide into an industrial feedstock.

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Oxygen Takes Elitist Attitude to Sharing Electrons

Scientists find oxygen molecules ignore electrons in metal atoms in key reaction, providing an important detail for fuel cell design

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Improving Catalysis Science with Synchrotrons

The Synchrotron Catalysis Consortium (SCC) celebrates 10 years of helping scientists.

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Natural Chemicals Transform Man-Made Particulates11.03.16Science Highlight

Natural Chemicals Transform Man-Made Particulates

Competition between two natural chemicals to coat and change atmospheric particles from fossil fuel combustion could improve accuracy of climate and air quality simulations.

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Busted: Revealing Mismatches in MJO Modeling09.09.16Science Highlight

Busted: Revealing Mismatches in MJO Modeling

Research uncovers the errors that prevent modeled precipitation variations from matching real-world results.

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Making Sense of Failure in Light-Harvesting Semiconductors09.07.16Science Highlight

Making Sense of Failure in Light-Harvesting Semiconductors

Researchers reveal the factors that affect the stability of semiconductors in solar fuel devices to aid the discovery of next-generation materials.

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Diverse Fungi Secrete Similar Suite of Decomposition Enzymes08.26.16Science Highlight

Diverse Fungi Secrete Similar Suite of Decomposition Enzymes

Analyses reveal diversity in carbon turnover and other degradation processes, offering insights for biofuel production.

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New Mathematics08.26.16Science Highlight

New Math Captures Fluids in Unprecedented Detail

New approach could benefit applications as diverse as propeller and printers.

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Improved Tests of the Weak Nuclear Force from Beta Decay08.19.16Science Highlight

Improved Tests of the Weak Nuclear Force from Beta Decay

Studies of the neutrinos emitted in the radioactive decay of nuclei held in an ion trap allow sensitive searches for new interactions.

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Fast and Furious Bucket Brigade08.19.16Science Highlight

Fast and Furious Bucket Brigade

Confining water in tiny straws confirms predicted rapid transport of protons along a water “wire”—vital for more efficient fuel cells.

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