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10.02.17Science Highlight

Speeding Materials Discovery Puts Solar Fuels on the Fast Track to Commercial Viability

New materials could turn water into the fuel of the future. Read More »

10.02.17Science Highlight

Water in One Dimension

Confined within tiny carbon nanotubes, extremely cold water molecules line up in a highly ordered chain. Read More »

10.02.17Science Highlight

Adding Stress Boosts Performance, Stability for Fuel Cells

Scientists design outstanding catalysts by controlling the composition and shape of these tiny plate-like structures on the nanoscale. Read More »

10.02.17Science Highlight

Drawing at the One-Nanometer Length Scale

Scientists set record resolution for patterning materials at sizes as small as a single nanometer using microscope-based lithography. Read More »

09.07.17Science Highlight

Fungi: Gene Activator Role Discovered

Specific modifications to fungi DNA may hold the secret to turning common plant degradation agents into biofuel producers Read More »

09.07.17Science Highlight

First Look at a Living Cell Membrane

Neutrons provide the solution to nanoscale examination of living cell membrane and confirm the existence of lipid rafts. Read More »

09.07.17Science Highlight

Clay Minerals and Metal Oxides Change How Uranium Travels Through Sediments

Common constituents prevent uranium from precipitating from liquids, letting it travel with groundwater. Read More »

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 »