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Baohua Gu and colleagues at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a method to determine the total number of sulfur compounds called thiols on intact bacterial cells and natural organic matter.12.01.14Science Highlights

New Tool for Studying Toxic Metals in the Environment

Method enables quantification of thiols on bacteria and natural organic matter. Read More »

This graphical representation of lignocellulosic biomass based on supercomputer models illustrates a new study about the inner workings of plant cell walls during bioenergy production.12.01.14Science Highlights

Breaking Down the Mechanisms of Biomass Deconstruction

Study reveals insights into plant structural changes during bioenergy pretreatments. Read More »

Steam rises from the cooling towers of the Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant in Michigan.12.01.14Science Highlights

Assessing How Renewables Affect Water Used for Thermoelectric Cooling

Model examines water-energy relationships at the regional level. Read More »

Researchers have discovered a novel methane-producing microbe that dominates the thawing permafrost of their study site: the Stordalen Mire in Sweden’s Abisko National Park.12.01.14Science Highlights

New Methane-Producing Microbe Found in Thawing Permafrost

The species and its relatives appear to be prevalent in areas of high methane flux worldwide. Read More »

Symbiotic fungi called ectomycorrhizae colonize the roots of bishop pine.12.01.14Science Highlights

Uncovering Role of Symbiotic Fungi in Soil Carbon Storage

Mycorrhizae inhabiting plant roots have major impact on carbon release rates. Read More »

Duckweed is a relatively simple plant with fronds (A and B, right) that float on the surface of water and roots that extend into the water.12.01.14Science Highlights

Biofuels from a Floating Water Weed

Duckweed sequencing reveals insights into genes for lignin, cellulose, and starch production. Read More »

University of Tennessee Knoxville 11.26.14University Research

Discovery by UT Engineers Makes Invisibility Tantalizingly CloseExternal link

Breakthrough in research could lead to a better coupling of light and magnetism, which in turn could yield improvements in data storage, sensing, imaging, and optical communication. Read More »

Michigan University 11.26.14University Research

Heat-conducting Plastic Developed at U-MichiganExternal link

The spaghetti-like internal structure of most plastics makes it hard for them to cast away heat, but a University of Michigan research team has made a plastic blend that does so 10 times better than its conventional counterparts. Read More »

11.25.14FROM THE LABS

On the Right Track for Tropical CloudsExternal link

Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory find the cause of moisture buildup that initiates and propels the Madden-Julian Oscillation. Read More »

11.25.14PRESS RELEASE

President Obama Presents Mildred Dresselhaus with the Presidential Medal of FreedomExternal link

Dr. Dresselhaus, a professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering at MIT and former Director of DOE’s Office of Science who has earned numerous other accolades, including the Enrico Fermi Award, was honored as, “One of the most prominent physicists, materials scientists, and electrical engineers of her generation." Read More »

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