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Fitting a Square Peg in a Round Hole: The Surprising Structure of Uranium Bound in Hematite03.14.19Science Highlight

Fitting a Square Peg in a Round Hole: The Surprising Structure of Uranium Bound in Hematite

An atomic view of how toxic uranium binds to iron minerals in the environment enables better predictions of its behavior. Read More »

Unique Interface and Unexpected Behavior Help Explain How Heavy Metals Act03.08.19Science Highlight

Unique Interface and Unexpected Behavior Help Explain How Heavy Metals Act

Three types of water molecules form around a platinum-based ion, offering insights for waste processing and metal refining. Read More »

Get to the Root: Tiny Poplar Roots Extract More Water than Their Larger Counterparts after Drought02.26.19Science Highlight

Get to the Root: Tiny Poplar Roots Extract More Water than Their Larger Counterparts after Drought

Researchers link root water uptake to root traits and assess (poor) performance of common models. Read More »

Silicon and a State of Shock02.19.19Science Highlight

Silicon and a State of Shock

A novel experimental geometry at the Linac Coherent Light Source reveals, for the first time, how silicon responds to shocks similar to those in a planet’s core. Read More »

Measuring the Impossible: X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Hydrogen and Helium02.11.19Science Highlight

Measuring the Impossible: X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Hydrogen and Helium

The two most abundant elements in the universe, hydrogen and helium, were previously thought to be impossible to measure by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Read More »

Early “Fossils” Formed by Tectonics, not Life02.11.19Science Highlight

Early “Fossils” Formed by Tectonics, not Life

The 3.7-billion-year-old structures were considered the first evidence for life on the planet; new evidence suggests differently. Read More »

Taking Diamond Qubits for a Spin02.11.19Science Highlight

Taking Diamond Qubits for a Spin

Scientists use implanted silicon ions and electricity to increase the spin time of quantum bits, moving closer to the tech needed for quantum networks. Read More »

Atomic Snapshots of Photosynthesis02.11.19Science Highlight

Atomic Snapshots of Photosynthesis

Scientists catch details with atomic resolution, potentially helping design systems to use sunlight and water to produce fuels. Read More »

New Probe for the Secrets of Complex Interfaces01.21.19Science Highlight

New Probe for the Secrets of Complex Interfaces

Element-selective method reveals interfacial properties of materials used for water purification, catalysis, energy conversion, and more. 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 »

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