Science Highlights

Turning Wood Scraps into Tape 11.07.18Science Highlight

Turning Wood Scraps into Tape

A new chemical process converts a component of wasted wood pulp and other biomass into high-value pressure-sensitive adhesives. Read More »

Very Heavy Elements Deliver More Electrons 11.07.18Science Highlight

Very Heavy Elements Deliver More Electrons

Scientists revise understanding of the limits of bonding for very electron-rich heavy elements. Read More »

Probing Water’s “No-Man’s Land” Temperature Region11.07.18Science Highlight

Probing Water’s “No-Man’s Land” Temperature Region

Measuring the physical properties of water at previously unexplored temperatures offers insights into one of the world’s essential liquids. Read More »

10.29.18Science Highlight

How Plant Cells Decide When to Make Oil

Signaling mechanism details discovered, potentially leading to strategies to engineer plants that make more bio-oil. Read More »

10.17.18Science Highlight

Shining Light on the Separation of Rare Earth Metals

New studies identify key molecular characteristics to potentially separate rare earth metals cleanly and efficiently with light. Read More »

10.17.18Science Highlight

How to Make Soot and Stardust

Scientists unlock mystery that could help reduce emissions of fine particles from combustion engines and other sources. Read More »

10.16.18Science Highlight

Placing Atoms for Optimum Catalysts

Precise positioning of oxygens could help engineer faster, more efficient energy-relevant chemical transformations. Read More »

Water Plays Unexpected Role in Forming Minerals09.15.18Science Highlight

Water Plays Unexpected Role in Forming Minerals

Water molecules line up tiny particles to attach and form minerals; understanding how this happens impacts energy extraction and storage along with waste disposal. Read More »

Seeing Between the Atoms09.06.18Science Highlight

Seeing Between the Atoms

New detector enables electron microscope imaging at record-breaking resolution. Read More »

Getting an Up-Close, 3-D View of Gold Nanostars09.06.18Science Highlight

Getting an Up-Close, 3-D View of Gold Nanostars

Scientists can now measure 3-D structures of tiny particles with properties that hold promise for advanced sensors and diagnostics. Read More »