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Scientists Program Yeast to Turn Plant Sugars into Biodiesel

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Redox metabolism was engineered in Yarrowia lipolytica to increase the availability of reducing molecules needed for lipid production.
19-Jul-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Soils Could Release Much More Carbon than Expected as Climate Warms

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Deeper soil layers are more sensitive to warming than previously thought.
19-Jul-2017 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Weaving a Fermented Path to Nylons

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Microbial enzymes create precursors of nylon while avoiding harsh chemicals and energy-demanding heat.
18-Jul-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

No Assembly Required: Nanoparticles That Put Themselves Together

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Scientists may be able to use self-assembly to design new materials with custom characteristics. Understanding self-assembly is particularly important for working with nanoparticles. Scientists supported by the Department of Energy are investigating...
17-Jul-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Loosening of Lignocellulose: Switchgrass and Success in Sugar Release

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Using a genetically modified line of switchgrass, scientists reduced plant cell wall recalcitrance while increasing sugar release over three generations.
17-Jul-2017 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Extending the Life of Lithium-Ion Batteries

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Scientists offer new insights into how the source of electrons in batteries fails.
17-Jul-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Unraveling the Molecular Complexity of Cellular Machines and Environmental Processes

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State-of-the-art mass spectrometer delivers unprecedented capability to scientists.
13-Jul-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Speeding Up Catalysts for Energy Storage

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Researchers develop the fastest synthetic catalyst for producing hydrogen gas, potentially leading to a new environmentally friendly, affordable fuel.
13-Jul-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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