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11.01.16Science Highlight

New Thin Membranes Can Self-repair Following Damage

Cell-membrane-like films precisely reconfigure to produce valuable materials by design. Read More »

Busted: Revealing Mismatches in MJO Modeling09.09.16Science Highlight

Busted: Revealing Mismatches in MJO Modeling

Research uncovers the errors that prevent modeled precipitation variations from matching real-world results.

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Making Sense of Failure in Light-Harvesting Semiconductors09.07.16Science Highlight

Making Sense of Failure in Light-Harvesting Semiconductors

Researchers reveal the factors that affect the stability of semiconductors in solar fuel devices to aid the discovery of next-generation materials.

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09.01.16Science Highlight

Stretching a Metal into an Insulator

Straining a thin film controllably allows tuning of the materials’ magnetic, electronic, and catalytic properties, essential for new energy and electronic devices. Read More »

Diverse Fungi Secrete Similar Suite of Decomposition Enzymes08.26.16Science Highlight

Diverse Fungi Secrete Similar Suite of Decomposition Enzymes

Analyses reveal diversity in carbon turnover and other degradation processes, offering insights for biofuel production.

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New Mathematics08.26.16Science Highlight

New Math Captures Fluids in Unprecedented Detail

New approach could benefit applications as diverse as propeller and printers.

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08.22.16Science Highlight

The Future of Coastal Flooding

Better storm surge prediction capabilities could help reduce the impacts of extreme weather events, such as hurricanes. Read More »

Improved Tests of the Weak Nuclear Force from Beta Decay08.19.16Science Highlight

Improved Tests of the Weak Nuclear Force from Beta Decay

Studies of the neutrinos emitted in the radioactive decay of nuclei held in an ion trap allow sensitive searches for new interactions.

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Fast and Furious Bucket Brigade08.19.16Science Highlight

Fast and Furious Bucket Brigade

Confining water in tiny straws confirms predicted rapid transport of protons along a water “wire”—vital for more efficient fuel cells.

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Determining Real Molecules in Operating Batteries08.17.16Science Highlight

Determining Real Molecules in Operating Batteries

Scientists determined new molecular-level information at the solid/liquid interface, pushing toward better energy storage devices.

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