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08.31.17Science Highlight

Crystals Grow by Twisting, Aligning and Snapping Together

The force that enables nanosize crystals to grow could be used to design new materials. Read More »

08.31.17Science Highlight

Vitamin B12 Fuels Microbial Growth

Scarce compound is key for cellular metabolism and may help shape microbial communities that affect environmental cycles and bioenergy production. Read More »

08.31.17Science Highlight

Carbon in Floodplain Unlikely to Cycle into the Atmosphere

Microbes leave a large fraction of carbon in anoxic sediments untouched, a key finding for understanding how watersheds influence Earth’s ecosystem. Read More »

08.31.17Science Highlight

Bacterial Cell Wall Changes Produce More Fatty Molecules

New strategy significantly increases the production and secretion of biofuel building block lipids in bacteria able to grow at industrial scales. Read More »

08.29.17Science Highlight

The Tricky Trifecta of Solar Cells

The quest for solar cell materials that are inexpensive, stable, and efficient leads to a breakthrough in thin film organic-inorganic perovskites. Read More »

08.18.17Science Highlight

Avoiding Disruptions that Halt Fusion Reactions

New supercomputing capabilities help understand how to cope with large-scale instabilities in tokamaks. Read More »

08.18.17Science Highlight

Extreme-Scale Code Models Extremely Hot Plasma to Explain Spontaneous Transition

For the first time, scientists modeled the spontaneous bifurcation of turbulence to high-confinement mode, solving a 35-year-old mystery. Read More »

08.18.17Science Highlight

Creating a Molecular Super Sponge, from the Ground Up

A new uranium-based metal-organic framework, NU-1301, could aid energy producers and industry. Read More »

08.14.17Science Highlight

Physicists Move Closer to Listening In on Sub-Atomic Conversation

Calculations of a subatomic particle called the sigma provide insight into the communication between subatomic particles deep inside the heart of matter. Read More »

07.21.17Science Highlight

Quantum Computing Building Blocks

Scientists invent a new approach to creating ordered patterns of nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond, a promising approach to storing and computing quantum data. Read More »