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How Much Water Does the World Use?02.27.19Science Highlight

How Much Water Does the World Use?

Global data set shows monthly water use by irrigation, manufacturing, and other uses, helping researchers to analyze water use by region and season. Read More »

First Observation of Methane’s Increasing Greenhouse Effect at the Earth’s Surface 02.26.19Science Highlight

First Observation of Methane’s Increasing Greenhouse Effect at the Earth’s Surface

Predictions of the direct impacts of greenhouse gases must account for local temperature and humidity conditions. Read More »

Gust or Bust: Blustery Winds Important for Modeling Tropical Rainfall 02.25.19Science Highlight

Gust or Bust: Blustery Winds Important for Modeling Tropical Rainfall

Researchers find gusty winds increase surface evaporation that drives summer rainstorms in the Tropical West Pacific. Read More »

New Model Sheds Light on Key Physics of Magnetic Islands that Can Halt Fusion Reactions02.17.19Science Highlight

New Model Sheds Light on Key Physics of Magnetic Islands that Can Halt Fusion Reactions

Surprisingly, a magnetic island does not necessarily perturb the plasma current in a dangerous way and destroy fusion performance. Read More »

Pinnacle Engines Develops Efficient, Low-Emission Gasoline Engine Using Supercomputing 02.12.19Science Highlight

Pinnacle Engines Develops Efficient, Low-Emission Gasoline Engine Using Supercomputing

Researchers modeled design concepts for innovative, opposed-piston engine on Titan supercomputer. 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 »

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 »

Near-Term Ocean Warming Around Antarctica Affects Long-Term Rate of Sea Level Rise02.01.19Science Highlight

Near-Term Ocean Warming Around Antarctica Affects Long-Term Rate of Sea Level Rise

Scientists investigate a threshold for rapid ice-sheet degradation in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Read More »

Optimizing Electric Fields Yields Better Catalysts01.22.19Science Highlight

Optimizing Electric Fields Yields Better Catalysts

A careful consideration of electric fields could lead to faster industrial processes that use less energy and release less waste. 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 »

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