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Invisible Elements07.20.16Science Highlight

New Imaging Technique Sees Elements that Are “Invisible” to Common Methods

Molecular Foundry-pioneered instrument produces detailed views of lightweight atoms. Read More »

Flexible DNA07.20.16Science Highlight

Revealing the Fluctuations of Flexible DNA in 3D

First-of-their-kind images could aid in use of DNA to build tiny, lightweight devices. Read More »

Boron Boost07.20.16Science Highlight

Boron Boosts Graphene’s Sensitivity to Noxious Gases

International team shows that modified graphene is 105 times more sensitive at detecting ammonia. Read More »

Quantum Computing07.20.16Science Highlight

New Device Steps Us Towards Quantum Computing

Researchers trapped and detected ensembles of electrons, an important step in isolating single electrons for use in a new generation of low-power supercomputing. Read More »

CFN07.20.16Science Highlight

Something Deep Within: Nanocrystals Grown in Nanowires

This development could lead to new materials for ultra-small transistors, diodes, and more Read More »

Researchers are exploring the use of ionic liquids as a biomass pretreatment.06.30.16Science Highlight

Closing the Loop: Ionic Liquids from Biomass Waste Could Pretreat Plants Destined for Biofuels

Recycling waste from biofuel production could lower cost for future biorefineries. Read More »

An electron micrograph shows rod-shaped E. coli secreting oil droplets containing biodiesel fuel, along with fatty acids and alcohol.06.30.16Science Highlight

Engineering E. coli for Biofuel, Bioproduct Production

A novel E. coli fatty acid biosynthesis system could more efficiently convert biomass to desired products. Read More »

The Columbia River receives chromium-contaminated groundwater from the Hanford Site, a former nuclear materials production and processing complex in Washington State.06.20.16Science Highlight

Stimulate Bacteria to Stop Chromium in Groundwater

Findings could aid contaminant management efforts at former weapons production and industrial processing sites. Read More »

A jar of bio-oil, an alternate “crude oil” for transportation fuels currently made from petroleum, is created by first rapidly heating plant matter in a process called pyrolysis.06.20.16Science Highlight

Water Gunks Up Biofuels Production from Bio-Oils

New findings will help extend the lifetime of catalysts used to process bio-oils in liquid systems. Read More »

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 »

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