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03.13.17Science Highlight

Rare Nickel Atom Has “Doubly Magic” Structure

Supercomputing calculations confirm that rare nickel-78 has unusual structure, offering insights into supernovas. Read More »

03.13.17Science Highlight

Modeling the “Flicker” of Gluons in Subatomic Smashups

A new model identifies a high degree of fluctuations in the glue-like particles that bind quarks within protons as essential to explaining proton structure. Read More »

03.03.17Science Highlight

New CRISPR-Cas, Gene Editing Systems, Discovered in Vast DNA Sequence Dataset

Researchers discover the first CRISPR-Cas9 system in archaea, which may enable new technologies for biological research. Read More »

03.01.17Science Highlight

Underestimating Clouds

Feedbacks of clouds on climate change strongly influence the magnitude of global warming. Read More »

03.01.17Science Highlight

Ultrafast Imaging Reveals the Electron’s New Clothes

Scientists use high-speed electrons to visualize “dress-like” distortions in the atomic lattice. Read More »

02.27.17Science Highlight

The Brown Rot Two-Step

Understanding how brown rot fungi degrade wood could lead to new tools for more efficient biofuel production.  Read More »

02.23.17Science Highlight

Controlling the Stiffness of a Material at the Nanoscale

Use of electric fields to reversibly change a material’s hardness by up to 30 percent promises new functionalities for microphones and sensors. Read More »

02.17.17Science Highlight

Hydraulic Fluids Hospitable for Microbes

For the first time, scientists analyzed the genetic material of surface microbes that are colonizing the deep subsurface, where they are adapting and thriving.

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02.16.17Science Highlight

Unlocking Peptide Potential

New computational methods may enable custom-designed drugs.

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02.16.17Science Highlight

Soil Will Absorb Less Atmospheric Carbon than Expected This Century

An analysis suggests models overestimate soil’s potential for carbon sequestration. Read More »