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Photosynthesis without Cells: Turning Light into Fuel11.24.17Science Highlight

Photosynthesis without Cells: Turning Light into Fuel

An entirely human-made architecture produces hydrogen fuel using light, shows promise for transmitting energy in numerous applications. Read More »

A Molecular Zipper for Efficient Gas Separation11.24.17Science Highlight

A Molecular Zipper for Efficient Gas Separation

Metal-organic frameworks with chains of iron centers adsorb and release carbon monoxide with very little energy input. Read More »

Craters on Graphene: Electrons Impact11.21.17Science Highlight

Craters on Graphene: Electrons Impact

Novel defect control in graphene enables direct imaging of trapped electrons that follow Einstein’s rules. Read More »

Bayer_Yang_Unplugging the Cellulose Bottleneck11.14.17Science Highlight

Unplugging the Cellulose Biofuel Bottleneck

Molecular-level understanding of cellulose structure reveals why it resists degradation and could lead to cost-effective biofuels. Read More »

_Bayer_O’Malley_Unlocking the Potential of Fungal11.14.17Science Highlight

How Fungal Enzymes Break Down Plant Cell Walls

Lignocellulose-degrading enzyme complexes could improve biofuel production. Read More »

Javey-LBNL_Kortan11.14.17Science Highlight

Stretching to Perfection of 2-D Semiconductors

Scientists use heat and mismatched surfaces to stretch films that can potentially improve device efficiencies. Read More »

Lee_UVA_Thiyaga_201711.13.17Science Highlight

Twisting Molecule Wrings More Power from Solar Cells

Readily rotating molecules let electrons last, resulting in higher solar cell efficiency. Read More »

10.31.17Science Highlight

Rules Are Only Suggestions in Heavy Elements

The arrangement of electrons in an exotic human-made element shows that certain properties of heavy elements cannot be predicted using lighter ones. Read More »

10.31.17Science Highlight

Exotic Nucleus Exhibits Curious Shape

A new shape measurement of unstable 110Ru has found this nucleus to be similar to a squashed football. Read More »

10.26.17Science Highlight

Mission Not So Impossible Now: Control Complex Molecular Organization

Scientists achieved thin films with structures virtually impossible via traditional methods. Read More »