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Calculations predict the zeolite structure schematically shown in the figure will effectively capture methane from a low-quality natural gas mixture of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4).04.01.13Science Highlight

Discovery of New Materials to Capture Methane

Predicted materials could economically produce high-purity methane from natural gas systems and separate methane from coal mine ventilation systems. Read More »

Polysaccharides (complex chains of sugar) in plant cell walls are great carbon energy sources for biofuel production.04.01.13Science Highlight

Engineering Better Plants for Biofuels

New approach decreases lignin content in plant secondary cell wall. Read More »

Scanning electron microscope image of a silicon surface hosting a nano-scale array of V-shaped gold antennas (metasurface) with different lengths, orientations, and angles.04.01.13Science Highlight

Putting Light to Work at the Quantum Scale

Using artificial nanostructures to control the properties of light could play a prominent role in the future of computing. Read More »

A large contributor to atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration is degradation of soil organic matter by various biological and chemical processes.04.01.13Science Highlight

Tracking Soil Microbes’ Response to Long-Term Warming

Study examines how temperature affects carbon decay and release. Read More »

A recent climate modeling study indicates that global land use strategies that protect tropical forests—such Brazil’s Caxiuanã National Forest, shown here—could dramatically reduce air warming projected in these regions.04.01.13Science Highlight

Assessing Climate Impacts of Expanding Biofuel Crops

Model indicates increased cultivation could benefit tropical areas. Read More »

With the growth in genome sequencing, the number of computationally identified proteins available in databases such as TrEMBL is increasing exponentially.03.01.13Science Highlight

Evaluating Methods for Predicting Protein Functions

International teams assess computational tools to speed up annotations. Read More »

Uranium mill tailings field research site in Rifle, Colo.03.01.13Science Highlight

Understanding How Uranium Changes in Subsurface Environments

Bacterial biomass found to have an impact. Read More »

Diagram showing the properties of a material as temperature and chemical composition (phosphorus level in this study) are varied.03.01.13Science Highlight

What Causes High-temperature Superconductivity?

A phase change at absolute zero temperature may provide key insights into the decades-old mystery of high-temperature superconductivity. Read More »

The left figure shows computed positions for atoms at grain boundaries during deformation...03.01.13Science Highlight

New Understanding of Radiation-Enhanced Deformation

When it comes to stressing a crystal during irradiation, not all atoms are created equal. Read More »

Addition of copper ions (Cu II) to protein monomers that are engineered with metal-coordination sites leads to the spontaneous metal-induced assembly of specifically designed protein cages.03.01.13Science Highlight

Triggering “Flash” Assembly of Proteins

Designing protein assemblies whose interactions can be manipulated to respond to a single environmental cue. Read More »

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