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Distribution of the wintertime differences in the westerly transient moisture fluxMay 2012Science Highlights

Models Project Greater Drought Resistance

Regional Climate Models predict greater drought resistance in southwest U.S. than General Circulation Models (GCMs). Read More »

The genome of the polar eukaryotic microalga Coccomyxa subellipsoidea reveals traits of cold adaptationMay 2012Science Highlights

Polar Microbes Make Fat to Keep Warm

A polar alga with lipid metabolism enzymes may prove useful harnessing algae for biodiesel production. Read More »

Nanometer-scale pores in single-layer freestanding grapheneApril 2012Science Highlights

Water, Water, Everywhere

NERSC helps researchers design new desalination technology. Read More »

Fig 1 Angular-resolved measurement of the output of a double embedded photonic crystal LED at a wavelength of 455 nm (emission in the blue).April 2012Science Highlights

Enhancing the Output of LED Lighting

Adding nanostructured regions to boost LED light output. Read More »

Depiction of the new thermal transport mechanism.April 2012Science Highlights

Discovery of a New Mechanism of Thermal Transport

Current-carrying nanotubes heat up nearby materials but not themselves, indicating a new path to energy-efficient electronics. Read More »

Illustration of self-healing in a fractured polymer via dynamic hydrogen bond interchange.April 2012Science Highlights

Spontaneously Self-healing Polymers

Overcoming a fundamental dilemma in making polymers that combine strength and toughness with spontaneous healing capability. Read More »

Structural and atomic models of mesoporous platinum...April 2012Science Highlights

Improving Catalysis by Putting the Best Face Forward

New catalyst structures for fuel cells in vehicles improve activity and stability compared to commercial platinum counterparts. Read More »

The first all-polymeric “plastic” organic solar cell on a flexible substrate...April 2012Science Highlights

There’s a Great Future in Plastic Solar Cells

Researchers have created an environmentally-friendly plastic coating that converts a wide range of electrical conductors into air-stable components for flexible, less expensive electronics. Read More »

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory photobioreactorApril 2012Science Highlights

Understanding How Bacteria Use Sunlight

New insights into the effect of light quality on bacterial metabolism and respiration. Read More »

Used fuel in a Fukushima cooling pond after the earthquake.March 2012Science Highlights

Lessons from Fukushima

Experts look at past nuclear accidents and potential scenarios to identify gaps in understanding nuclear fuel behavior. Read More »