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08.18.17Science Highlight

Avoiding Disruptions that Halt Fusion Reactions

New supercomputing capabilities help understand how to cope with large-scale instabilities in tokamaks. Read More »

08.18.17Science Highlight

Extreme-Scale Code Models Extremely Hot Plasma to Explain Spontaneous Transition

For the first time, scientists modeled the spontaneous bifurcation of turbulence to high-confinement mode, solving a 35-year-old mystery. Read More »

08.18.17Science Highlight

A New Oxidation State for Plutonium

Plutonium has more verified and accessible oxidation states than any other actinide element, an important insight for energy and security applications. Read More »

08.18.17Science Highlight

Creating a Molecular Super Sponge, from the Ground Up

A new uranium-based metal-organic framework, NU-1301, could aid energy producers and industry. Read More »

08.14.17Science Highlight

Physicists Move Closer to Listening In on Sub-Atomic Conversation

Calculations of a subatomic particle called the sigma provide insight into the communication between subatomic particles deep inside the heart of matter. Read More »

08.03.17Science Highlight

How to Keep a Vital Diagnostic Isotope in Stock

Researchers succeed in producing larger quantities of a long-lived radioisotope that generates the needed isotope on demand. Read More »

07.12.17Science Highlight

Seedlings Face Uphill Battle with Climate Change

Some pine trees may have trouble gaining a foothold above the treeline. Read More »

07.12.17Science Highlight

Soils Could Release Much More Carbon than Expected as Climate Warms

Deeper soil layers are more sensitive to warming than previously thought. Read More »

07.12.17Science Highlight

Weaving a Fermented Path to Nylons

Microbial enzymes create precursors of nylon while avoiding harsh chemicals and energy-demanding heat. Read More »

07.12.17Science Highlight

Loosening of Lignocellulose: Switchgrass and Success in Sugar Release

Introduced traits remain stable, improving biofuel production in a field setting. Read More »

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