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Researchers isolated an Escherichia coli mutant that tolerates a liquid salt used to break apart plant biomass into sugary polymers.06.20.16Science Highlight

A One-Pot Recipe for Making Jet Fuel

Researchers use engineered bacteria to simplify biofuels production, potentially lowering cost. Read More »

A common sulfate-reducing bacterium co-evolves with another microbe to create a synergistic situation where both microbes thrive in the subsurface without oxygen, which does not penetrate below the top few centimeters of sediment.06.20.16Science Highlight

Work Together or Go It Alone? Microbes Are Split on the Answer

Microbes often evolve and work together to thrive in no oxygen situations, hinting at how carbon and energy flow just below soils and sediments. Read More »

Structure of a gas hydrate (methane clathrate) block embedded in the sediment of hydrate ridge, off the coast of Oregon.06.20.16Science Highlight

Iron Supplements Help Microbes Working Together to Thrive When Oxygen Is Scarce

Understanding how iron minerals accelerate collaborative metabolism will expand insights into the global carbon cycle. Read More »

Painting simulating a scanning electron micrograph image of Pyrococcus furiosus.06.20.16Science Highlight

Heat-Loving Microbe Engineered to Produce Bioalcohols for Fuel

Study reports first significant alcohol production by an archaeon. Read More »

In the BioEnergy Science Center, researcher examines a tray of Arabidopsis.06.20.16Science Highlight

How Does Your Garden Grow? Study Identifies Instigators of Plant Growth

Identifying enzyme instigators will speed the ability to manipulate plant cell wall structures for renewable feedstocks. Read More »

An international team examined microbial community dynamics at a site in Sweden where portions of the site are frozen permafrost and other areas are thawed.06.20.16Science Highlight

Microbial Community Dynamics Dominate Greenhouse Gas Production in Thawing Permafrost

Advances in simulating biogeochemical processes in permafrost will improve predictions of potential impacts on climate. Read More »

Bubbly white ice makes up the bulk of the glacier surfaces, suggesting internal melting may lead to substantial mass loss.06.20.16Science Highlight

Understanding Ice Loss in Earth’s Coldest Regions

Glaciers in cold, dry ecosystems respond differently to changes in climate than glaciers in warmer climates. Read More »

Thermal properties of a black phosphorus nanoribbon were a factor of two different along two directions in the crystal structure.06.10.16Science Highlight

Keeping Cool with a Black Semiconductor

The orientation-dependent thermal properties of black phosphorous could be used to keep microchips cool and improve their efficiency. Read More »

Scientists achieved a seamless connection between two disparate materials: a graphene sheet and boron nitride nanotube, as depicted in the bottom overlay by a gray sheet and pink and purple tube.06.10.16Science Highlight

Working Better Together: Two Materials Defining the Future of High-Speed Electronics

Junctions between conductive graphene and insulating nanotubes could lead to faster electronics and computers. Read More »

High magnification images of the surface of a crack - referred to as the fracture surface - provide information on how cracks are formed and progress through a material as it breaks.06.09.16Science Highlight

The Gold Standard of Cracking Tests

Understanding how gold alloy cracks provides insight for material failures for nuclear power. Read More »