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By comparing computational simulations of rainfall with long-term measurements, researchers hope to improve how precipitation is represented in climate models.07.01.14Science Highlight

Improving Rainfall Processes in Climate Models

Long-term ARM data used to evaluate precipitation simulations. Read More »

Atmospheric dust from deserts or human activities influences the processes within cirrus clouds, thereby affecting global climate.07.01.14Science Highlight

Dust in High Clouds Cools Climate

Study examines impact of ice particle competition. Read More »

Aerosol observations from the 2011 Las Conchas fire in New Mexico (seen here) are helping researchers gain a better understanding of wildfire effects on climate.07.01.14Science Highlight

Wildfires Lead to More Warming than Climate Models Predicted

Aerosol observations shed light on impact of soot and smoke. Read More »

Changes in primary DNA sequence (a) and three-dimensional structure (b) upon directed evolution of the noncatalytic protein hRXRα to the ligase enzyme 10C.07.01.14Science Highlight

Watching the Evolution of a Protein’s Function

Study reveals structural changes leading to catalytic activity. Read More »

Researchers are genetically engineering microorganisms to produce high-energy biofuels that can directly replace petroleum in existing engines.07.01.14Science Highlight

Higher Yields of Advanced Biofuels from Genetically Engineered Yeast

Strains produce “drop-in” fuels and chemicals derived from fatty acids. Read More »

Cultivated barley is the fourth most abundant crop in the world and a model for plant genetics research.07.01.14Science Highlight

Assembling Complex Plant Genomes

New, rapid, and low-cost approach can be applied to many species. Read More »

An assessment of the ability of climate models to simulate clouds shows that newer models are better aligning with cloud satellite observations.07.01.14Science Highlight

Improved Climate Model Simulations of Clouds

New models show reduction in bias associated with too many highly reflective clouds. Read More »

06.30.14University Research

Scientists Study the Effects of Warming on Puerto Rican ForestExternal link

With support from the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, researchers from Michigan Technological University, the U.S. Forest Service, and the U.S. Geological Survey are trying to get a handle on the impact that climate change—particularly warming—is likely to have on the tropical forests of the world by studying the El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.27.14From the Labs

Diamond Plates Create Nanostructures Through Pressure, Not ChemistryExternal link

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed a new and original method of using simple pressure – a kind of high-tech embossing – to produce finer and cleaner results in forming silver nanostructures than current chemical methods. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.26.14University Research

Metal Particles in Solids Aren't as Fixed as They Seem, New Memristor Study ShowsExternal link

In work that unmasks some of the magic behind memristors and "resistive random access memory," or RRAM—cutting-edge computer components that combine logic and memory functions—researchers at the University of Michigan have shown that the metal particles in memristors don't stay put as previously thought. Read MoreExternal linkage

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