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10.16.18Science Highlight

Placing Atoms for Optimum Catalysts

Precise positioning of oxygens could help engineer faster, more efficient energy-relevant chemical transformations. Read More »

Reducing Friction with an Onion-Like Carbon Material08.21.18Science Highlight

Reducing Friction with an Onion-Like Carbon Material

Researchers developed a new self-generating lubricant with great potential for industrial applications. Read More »

Auroras on the Moon? Which Moon?08.21.18Science Highlight

Auroras on the Moon? Which Moon?

Charged particles emanating from Jupiter’s magnetosphere are powered up to create the northern and southern lights on Ganymede, Jupiter’s largest moon. Read More »

Deep Learning Stretches Up to Scientific Supercomputers08.13.18Science Highlight

Deep Learning Stretches Up to Scientific Supercomputers

Collaboration powers machine learning software that performs data analytics on petabyte-sized data sets in series of successful test runs. Read More »

Predicting Magnetic Explosions: From Plasma Current Sheet Disruption to Fast Magnetic Reconnection06.22.18Science Highlight

Predicting Magnetic Explosions: From Plasma Current Sheet Disruption to Fast Magnetic Reconnection

Supercomputer simulations and theoretical analysis shed new light on when and how fast reconnection occurs. Read More »

Sense Like a Shark: Saltwater-Submersible Films06.19.18Science Highlight

Sense Like a Shark: Saltwater-Submersible Films

A nickelate thin film senses electric field changes analogous to the electroreception sensing organ in sharks, which detects the bioelectric fields of prey. Read More »

Simulations of Magnetically Confined Plasmas Reveal a Self-Regulating Stabilizing Mechanism06.01.18Science Highlight

Simulations of Magnetically Confined Plasmas Reveal a Self-Regulating Stabilizing Mechanism

A mysterious mechanism that prevents instabilities may be similar to the process that maintains the Earth's magnetic field. Read More »

Solving a Magnesium Mystery in Rechargeable Battery Performance05.30.18

Solving a Magnesium Mystery in Rechargeable Battery Performance

Study reveals surprising, bad chemical reactivity in battery components previously considered compatible. Read More »

Huge “Thermometer” Takes Temperatures of Tiny Samples05.09.18Science Highlight

Huge “Thermometer” Takes Temperatures of Tiny Samples

New spectroscopic technique measures heat in itty-bitty volumes that could reveal insights for electronics and energy technology. Read More »

Keeping Tabs on Polysulfides in Batteries04.25.18Science Highlight

Keeping Tabs on Polysulfides in Batteries

Optimizing lithium-sulfur battery electrolytes for long life. Read More »

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