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01.26.17Science Highlight

Creating Bionic Enzymes

Scientists replace iron in muscle protein, combining the best aspects of chemical and biological catalysts for enhanced production of chemicals and fuels. Read More »

01.23.17Science Highlight

Supercomputers for Quantum Computers

Researchers simulate the design of new quantum bits for easier engineering of quantum computers. Read More »

01.23.17Science Highlight

Bacteria’s Secret Weapon

Enzyme shows promise for efficiently converting plant biomass to biofuels.

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01.23.17Science Highlight

A New World Discovered Underground

Detailed genetic studies reveal an underground world of stunning microbial diversity and add dozens of new branches to the tree of life.

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01.09.17Science Highlight

Seashell Formation Provides Understanding of Historic Oceanographic Conditions

Insights into how ancient marine organisms formed shells could improve climate model accuracy. Read More »

01.09.17Science Highlight

Light Strikes Gold

Scientists advance the precision controlled synthesis of gold nanocrystals, which could create new catalysts that improve industrial energy efficiency.

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01.09.17Science Highlight

How Moisture Affects the Way Soil Microbes Breathe

Study models soil-pore features that hold or release carbon dioxide. Read More »

01.01.17Science Highlight

Rare Earth Recycling

A new energy-efficient separation of rare earth elements could provide a new domestic source of critical materials. Read More »

01.01.17Science Highlight

Ion–Electron Collisions Can Heal Material Defects

Bombarding a material with high-energy charged atoms heals, rather than damages, the atomic structure, which could lead to longer-lasting components for extreme environments. Read More »

12.14.16Science Highlight

Surrounded by Water

Water molecules can organize around protons from acids, influencing how the positive charge behaves in batteries, power plants, and waste sites.

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