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Is There Structure in Glass Disorder? 12.12.17Science Highlight

Is There Structure in Glass Disorder?

For one of the strongest known materials, calculations clarify a long-standing debate about how atoms pack together. Read More »

New Quantum Liquid Crystal—In the Driver’s Seat12.12.17Science Highlight

New Quantum Liquid Crystal—In the Driver’s Seat

Lasers reveal a new state of matter—the first three-dimensional quantum liquid crystal. Read More »

Stirring up a Quantum Spin-Liquid with Disorder12.12.17Science Highlight

Stirring up a Quantum Spin Liquid with Disorder

New, unexpected paradigm discovered: Disorder may actually promote an exotic quantum state, with potential for ultrafast computing. Read More »

Light Perfects Interfaces12.12.17Science Highlight

Light Perfects Interfaces

Shining light on a growing semiconductor modifies its interface with the surface and could improve the optical properties of each. Read More »

Underappreciated Microbes Now Get Credit for Holding Down Two Jobs in Soil 12.07.17Science Highlight

Underappreciated Microbes Now Get Credit for Holding Down Two Jobs in Soil

Soil microbes work as both decomposers and synthesizers of carbon compounds in soil, offering new answers with impacts to crops and eco-health. Read More »

Designer Yeast Consumes Plant Matter and Spits Out Fatty Alcohols for Detergents and Biofuels 12.07.17Science Highlight

Designer Yeast Consumes Plant Matter and Spits Out Fatty Alcohols for Detergents and Biofuels

Highest concentration and yield of valuable chemicals reported in industrial yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Read More »

Energy, Economy, and the Earth: The Benefits of Creating Feedback Loops12.06.17Science Highlight

Energy, Economy, and the Earth: The Benefits of Creating Feedback Loops

Scientists reduce uncertainties in future climate prediction by directly coupling an energy-economy model to an Earth system model. Read More »

Building Confidence in Hydrologic Models12.04.17Science Highlight

Building Confidence in Hydrologic Models

Scientists evaluate seven models to understand how each model agrees and differs. Read More »

El Niño and Liquid Water Clouds Contribute to Antarctic Melt in 2015-201612.01.17Science Highlight

El Niño and Liquid Water Clouds Contribute to Antarctic Melt in 2015-2016

Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) observations provide clues on atmospheric contributions to an Antarctic melt event. Read More »

Photosynthesis without Cells: Turning Light into Fuel11.24.17Science Highlight

Photosynthesis without Cells: Turning Light into Fuel

An entirely human-made architecture produces hydrogen fuel using light, shows promise for transmitting energy in numerous applications. Read More »