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SOHO-EIT image from 14 September 1997 showing a huge eruptive prominence in the resonance line of singly ionized helium (He II) at 304 Angstroms in the extreme ultraviolet.02.29.16Science Highlight

Don’t Touch: How Scientists Study the Reactions inside Stars

Indirect method let scientists determine stellar reaction rates, providing detailed information about the universe. Read More »

Conceptual art connects the atomic underpinnings of the neutron-rich calcium-48 nucleus with the Crab Nebula, which has a neutron star at its heart.02.29.16Science Highlight

What Is the Size of the Atomic Nucleus?

The neutron skin of the nucleus calcium-48 is much thinner than previously thought. Read More »

02.26.16User Facility

Non-Coding RNA: Antibiotic Tricks a SwitchExternal link

Industry researchers using the beamline at the Argonne Advanced Photon Source user facility have uncovered an antibiotic lead that shuts off pathogen growth by targeting a molecular switch in a regulatory RNA structure. Read More »

Carnegie Institution for Science 02.26.16University Research

How Plants Protect Photosynthesis From OxygenExternal link

New work from a team at Carnegie Science identified a protein needed for assembling the photosynthetic apparatus that may help us understand the history of photosynthesis back in the early days of life on Earth, a time when oxygen was not abundant in the atmosphere. Read More »

An illustration of a tetraquark. 02.25.16From the Labs

Fermilab Scientists Discover New Four-Flavor ParticleExternal link

Scientists on the DZero collaboration at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermilab have discovered a new particle—the latest member to be added to the exotic species of particle known as tetraquarks. Read More »

02.25.16From the Labs

Synchronized Leaf Aging in the Amazon Responsible for Seasonal Increases in PhotosynthesisExternal link

High-tech photography in the Amazon reveals that young leaves grow in at the same times as older ones perish, in strong contrast to temperate forests in North America or Europe, resulting in seasonal increases in photosynthesis that must be taken into account to build more accurate climate models. Read More »

02.25.16User Facility

Chromium Study at APS Creates a Map of Cell’s Chemical ElementsExternal link

Researchers from The University of Sydney treated cells with chromium (III) before using an intense synchrotron x-ray beam at the Advanced Photon Source to identify, classify, and map chromium spots throughout the cell. Read More »

02.24.16User Facility

Making Military Vehicle Armor Stronger and Safer with NeutronsExternal link

Researchers from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Materials Science and Technology Division, and U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center, are studying welded armor and testing a new weld wire using neutron diffraction at the HB-2B beam line of the ORNL High Flux Isotope Reactor. Read More »

02.24.16User Facility

New Way to Reduce Plant Lignin Could Lead to Cheaper BiofuelsExternal link

Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Joint BioEnergy Institute have shown for the first time that an enzyme can be tweaked to reduce lignin in plants. Read More »

02.23.16From the Labs

A New Recipe for Biofuel: Genetic Diversity Can Lead to More Productive Growth in Switchgrass CropsExternal link

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory are exploring how grasses, and switchgrass in particular, can enrich the nation's biofuel supply, which is currently dominated by corn, a crop relatively easy to convert to biofuel but also in demand for food, livestock feed and industrial products. Read More »

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