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BES-2016-11-f-thmb11.22.16Science Highlight

Re-Energizing the Lithium-Ion Battery

Scientists seek to improve the battery by investigating the detailed interactions lithium ions experience with liquid battery electrolytes.

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Greater than the Sum of Its Parts

Combining two types of catalysts speeds conversion of carbon dioxide into an industrial feedstock.

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Oxygen Takes Elitist Attitude to Sharing Electrons

Scientists find oxygen molecules ignore electrons in metal atoms in key reaction, providing an important detail for fuel cell design

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Berkelium’s Unexpected Chemistry Has Been Captured

The first well-characterized materials containing berkelium differ from expectations

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Improving Catalysis Science with Synchrotrons

The Synchrotron Catalysis Consortium (SCC) celebrates 10 years of helping scientists.

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Natural Chemicals Transform Man-Made Particulates11.03.16Science Highlight

Natural Chemicals Transform Man-Made Particulates

Competition between two natural chemicals to coat and change atmospheric particles from fossil fuel combustion could improve accuracy of climate and air quality simulations.

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Scientists Rewrite Bacteria’s Genetic Code11.03.16Science Highlight

Scientists Rewrite Bacteria’s Genetic Code

New code allows bacteria to thrive in the lab and offers seven “slots” to program in designer proteins for industry.

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Making Sense of Failure in Light-Harvesting Semiconductors09.07.16Science Highlight

Making Sense of Failure in Light-Harvesting Semiconductors

Researchers reveal the factors that affect the stability of semiconductors in solar fuel devices to aid the discovery of next-generation materials.

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Electrons Fingerprint the Fastest Laser Pulses 09.07.16Science Highlight

Electrons Fingerprint the Fastest Laser Pulses

Simulations indicate that ultrafast laser pulses leave vortex-shaped patterns in their wake.

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Diverse Fungi Secrete Similar Suite of Decomposition Enzymes08.26.16Science Highlight

Diverse Fungi Secrete Similar Suite of Decomposition Enzymes

Analyses reveal diversity in carbon turnover and other degradation processes, offering insights for biofuel production.

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