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Modeling Water Runoff07.29.16Science Highlight

Modeling Choices and the Effects of Water Runoff on Plant Productivity

Understanding differences in modeling soil water will help scientists simulate how this moisture affects the climate. Read More »

Graber New Technique07.29.16Science Highlight

New Technique Shows Protein Changes in Intact Microbial Communities

Mass spectrometry and high-performance computing combined, allowing scientists to study proteins that link internal processes to community attributes.

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A New Family Member for 2D Nanomaterials07.26.16Science Highlight

A New Family Member for 2D Nanomaterials

First atomically thin, halide perovskite sheets could be an alternative to graphene for future electronics. Read More »

Battery with a Built-in Bouncer07.26.16Science Highlight

Only the Good Shall Pass: Battery with a Built-in Bouncer

Microporous polymer separator prevents specific molecules from crossing battery and causing degradation and shorter lifetimes. Read More »

“Electrolyte Balloons” Make Rechargeable Batteries Safer07.26.16Science Highlight

“Electrolyte Balloons” Make Rechargeable Batteries Safer

Squeezing spheres together creates a protective barrier that combines impressive conductivity with protection from short circuits. Read More »

Graphene Rewrites the Rules of Engagement 07.26.16Science Highlight

Graphene Rewrites the Rules of Engagement

Novel self-assembly can tune the electronic properties of graphene, possibly opening doors for tiny, powerful electronic devices. Read More »

Getting Light in Shape with Metamaterials 07.26.16Science Highlight

Getting Light in Shape with Metamaterials

Nanoscale metallic cavities coupled to semiconductor materials can dramatically change the characteristics of light from a laser. Read More »

Atomic Blimp Stretches a Crystal07.26.16Science Highlight

Atomic Blimp Stretches a Crystal

Implanted helium ions “tuned” complex behaviors—enabling design of new materials for efficient electricity storage and testing theories. Read More »

Modeling Sunlight Harvesting in Nanostructures07.25.16Science Highlight

Modeling Sunlight Harvesting in Nanostructures

Predicting nanosystems with unanticipated properties can advance next-generation solar panels and electronics. Read More »

Super-ion-Building-Blocks-lrg07.25.16Science Highlight

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Super-ion Building Blocks

Materials based on clusters of atoms called “super-ions” may revolutionize the whole solar cell industry.

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