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02.01.17Science Highlight

First Light Shines in Instrument Designed to Solve the Neutrino Controversy

KATRIN project achieves transmission of electrons through completed apparatus, opening new doors to understanding the universe. Read More »

02.01.17Science Highlight

One Small Change Makes Solar Cells More Efficient

Adding manganese atoms dramatically increases solar cell energy conversion by 300%. Read More »

01.27.17Science Highlight

Meeting the Challenge of Diagnostics for Super-Hot Plasmas in Fusion Reactors

New atomic transition found in xenon accurately calibrates neutral hydrogen density measurements in plasma experiments important in the pursuit of fusion energy. Read More »

01.27.17Science Highlight

High-Energy Electrons Probe Ultrafast Atomic Motion

A new technique synchronized high-energy electrons with an ultrafast laser pulse to probe how vibrational states of atoms change in time. Read More »

01.26.17Science Highlight

Keep ’Em Separated

The metal-organic framework NU-1000 allows separation of toxic furanics from sugars, which is necessary for efficient ethanol production. Read More »

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 »