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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 »

A new radiolabeled sugar compound helps researchers image carbohydrate movement in plants.03.01.13Science Highlight

Watching Sugars Move in Plants

New radiolabeled compound used to image sucrose transport. Read More »

The density of bonding electrons (red and yellow) in silicon (upper left) is rather evenly distributed, whereas in zinc oxide (upper right), it is concentrated around the oxygen atoms.03.01.13Science Highlight

Understanding How Semiconductors Absorb Light

Advances in how we calculate optical properties of semiconductors shorten the path to improved solar cells and other optoelectronic devices. Read More »

Overall structure of 6-P-β-glucosidase and its comparison with 6-P-β-galactosidase.02.01.13Science Highlight

Breaking Down Enzymes’ Role in Biofuel Production

Molecular structures provide insights into biomass deconstruction. Read More »

Increased nitrogen in forest soils decreases the diversity and expression of genes involved in carbon deconstruction by bacteria and fungi, including this species in the order Auriculariales.02.01.13Science Highlight

Elevated Nitrogen Slows Carbon Decay in Forest Soils

New clues emerge about microbial decomposition mechanisms. Read More »

Illustration of multiple exciton generation (MEG) with a singlet exciton (S1)...02.01.13Science Highlight

Double the Charge from One Photon in Organic Photovoltaics

First observation of key intermediate state in the conversion of one photon to two electrons. Read More »