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Map of bound even-even nuclei as a function of the proton number Z and the neutron number N.06.01.12Science Highlights

New Horizons on the Nuclear Landscape

New calculations have quantified the boundaries and uncertainties of the ‘chart of the nuclides’—the extended periodic table of all matter. Read More »

Carbon dioxide gas separation is important for many environmental and energy applications.06.01.12Science Highlights

Supercomputers Drive Discovery of Materials for More Efficient Carbon Capture

Researchers use NERSC to Create Carbon Dioxide-Separating Polymer. Read More »

Sheets of zeolite catalysts form an open pore structure like a “house-of-cards”06.01.12Science Highlights

Simple Synthesis of Pore Highways Inside of Catalysts

House-of-Cards structure leads to improved zeolite catalyst. Read More »

High magnification microscopy images of silica bubbles.06.01.12Science Highlights

Directed Evolution: Semiconductors Emulating Biology

Enzymes originating from marine sponges were intentionally altered to create a new enzyme that can make semiconductors in artificial cells. Read More »

Amanita muscaria of the class Agaricomycetes06.01.12Science Highlights

A Fungal End to Coal in the Carboniferous Period?

Insights into the origin of ligninases can help develop processes to convert biomass into bioenergy. Read More »

PhytoPET plant imaging system.06.01.12Science Highlights

Radiation Imaging Detectors for Plant Photosynthesis Research

Imaging tools aid research in global climate change, plant genetics, biofuels, agriculture, and carbon sequestration. Read More »

The Modular Caustic Side Solvent Extraction (CSSX) Unit nearing completion at the Savannah River Site.06.01.12Science Highlights

Improved Method to Clean-Up Legacy Radioactive Waste

Chemistry provides a route to selective binding and extraction of radioactive cesium. Read More »

Lintner, B. R., M. Biasutti, N. S. Diffenbaugh, J.-E. Lee, M. J. Niznik, and K. L. Findell (2012)06.01.12Science Highlights

Increase in Very Wet and Very Dry Months in the Tropics Linked to Global Warming

Impacts of anthropogenic warming on tropical land region rainfall. Read More »

Scanning electron micrograph of the first sequenced archea Methanococcus jannaschii.06.01.12Science Highlights

Microbes Working Together to Produce Methane

Understanding how two microbes work together to produce the greenhouse gas methane. Read More »

Gloved hands of a scientist pouring a glass of clear liquid into a beaker. 05.31.12Lab Breakthroughs Series

No Longer a Place for Petroleum in Propylene Glycol

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have discovered a way to make propylene glycol – a common compound in countless household products – from renewable sources instead of petroleum. Read More »

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