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The first all-polymeric “plastic” organic solar cell on a flexible substrate...04.01.12Science Highlight

There’s a Great Future in Plastic Solar Cells

Researchers have created an environmentally-friendly plastic coating that converts a wide range of electrical conductors into air-stable components for flexible, less expensive electronics. Read More »

Schematic of synthesis of flexible, binder-free high performance electrodes.03.01.12Science Highlight

Novel Electrodes for High Performance Batteries

New nanostructured electrodes have 10 times the charging speed and higher battery power. Read More »

Scanning electron micrograph of dechlorinating bacterium Dehalococcoides strain BAV1.03.01.12Science Highlight

It Takes a Community to Clean up an Environment

Microbial communities solve environmental contamination. Read More »

The CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) Southern Surveyor docked prior to participating in the Tropical Warm Pool International Cloud Experiment in Darwin, Australia.03.01.12Science Highlight

Simulating Tropical Clouds and Precipitation in Climate Models

Cloud-resolving models have difficulty representing the array of processes and scales in tropical storms. Read More »

Crystal structure of the gas-separating MOF Fe2(dobdc).03.01.12Science Highlight

Cutting the Cost for Commercial Gas Purification – Theory Leads the Way for a Materials Solution

Novel material for purifying gases could significantly lower industrial energy costs. Read More »

Used fuel in a Fukushima cooling pond after the earthquake.03.01.12Science Highlight

Lessons from Fukushima

Experts look at past nuclear accidents and potential scenarios to identify gaps in understanding nuclear fuel behavior. Read More »

Differences in the abundance of the types of sugar that can be extracted from four varieties of Sorgham after inoculation with the microbe Clostridium phytofermentans.02.01.12Science Highlight

New Approaches for Conversion of Plant Biomass to Ethanol

Researchers develop new assay for ease of converting plant biomass to ethanol. Read More »

Unique catalyst is also capable of driving the reaction and then reversing it – converting electricity to hydrogen for storage and then converting it back to electricity for use.02.01.12Science Highlight

Hydrogen Production Forwards and Backwards

A single reversible catalyst enables energy to be both stored and released on demand. Read More »

Polymeric sugars called Xyloglucans (black lines) were thought to tether cellulose microfibrils (red lines) in primary cell walls (top panel).02.01.12Science Highlight

Tether No More: A Revised Model for Plant Cell Walls

Biomechanical studies challenge current depictions of plant primary cell wall architecture. Read More »

Chemical Shift Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of a lithium battery after charging.02.01.12Science Highlight

Brains, Knees, . . . and now Batteries

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) method non-destructively images the chemical and structural changes in a lithium ion battery. Read More »

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