Theory predicts that bending a film will control spin direction and create a spin current for next-generation electronics.
Cage-like molecules with internal chemical hooks remove three times more hazardous radioactive iodine compounds than current methods.
Lasers reveal a new state of matter--the first 3-D quantum liquid crystal.
Unexpectedly, a little chemical substitution stabilizes unusual magnetic phase of vortexes called skyrmions.
New, unexpected paradigm discovered: Disorder may actually promote an exotic quantum state, with potential for ultrafast computing.
Shining light on a growing semiconductor modifies its interface with the surface and could improve the optical properties of each.
Soil microbes work as both decomposers and synthesizers of carbon compounds in soil, offering new answers with impacts to crops and eco-health.
Scientists reduce uncertainties in future climate prediction by directly coupling an energy-economy model to an Earth system model.
Scientists show that grasslands are more sensitive to changes in the amount of moisture in the air than to changes in precipitation.
Scientists evaluate seven hydrologic models to understand how each model agrees and differs.
Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) observations provide clues on atmospheric contributions to an Antarctic melt event.
Highest concentration and yield of valuable chemicals reported in industrial yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Scientists unlock the key to efficiently make a new class of engineering polymers.
An entirely human-made architecture produces hydrogen fuel using light, shows promise for transmitting energy in numerous applications.
Novel defect control in graphene enables direct imaging of trapped electrons that follow Einstein's rules.
Metal-organic frameworks with chains of iron centers adsorb and release carbon monoxide with very little energy input.
A geospatial analysis determined the optimal distribution of sites needed to reliably estimate Alaska's vast soil carbon.
Molecular-level understanding of cellulose structure reveals why it resists degradation and could lead to cost-effective biofuels.
Lignocellulose-degrading enzyme complexes could improve biofuel production.
Scientists use heat and mismatched surfaces to stretch films that can potentially improve the efficient operation of devices.
Defect spins in diamond were controlled with a simpler, geometric method, leading to faster computing.
More frequent storms turn forests from carbon source to sink.
Monoterpene measures how certain forests respond to heat stress.
Whether carbon comes from leaves or needles affects how fast it decomposes, but where it ends up determines how long it's available.
Readily rotating molecules let electrons last, resulting in higher solar cell efficiency.