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    Newly Discovered Design Rules Lead to Better Fuel Cell Catalyst

    Newly Discovered Design Rules Lead to Better Fuel Cell Catalyst

    Optimized oxides made from common metals use less energy and show the potential of new design approach.

    Too Close for Comfort: Nanoparticles Need Some Space to Transfer Energy

    Too Close for Comfort: Nanoparticles Need Some Space to Transfer Energy

    Particle crowding interferes with moving energy efficiently along promising molecular chains.

    Atomic Snapshots of Photosynthesis

    Atomic Snapshots of Photosynthesis

    Scientists catch details with atomic resolution, potentially helping design systems to use sunlight and water to produce fuels.

    Chemicals Can Change Their Identity, Thanks to the Liquids Where They Reside

    Chemicals Can Change Their Identity, Thanks to the Liquids Where They Reside

    Far from being a mere spectator, solvents can play a larger role in chemical reactions, likely including those used in energy storage and biology.

    Controlling Charge Flow by Managing Electron Holes

    Controlling Charge Flow by Managing Electron Holes

    Researchers watch and measure in real time charge dynamics between layers of oxide materials, offering insights into solar cells.

    Controls on Nitrogen Nutrient Availability in the Arctic Tundra

    Controls on Nitrogen Nutrient Availability in the Arctic Tundra

    Soil moisture is key to determining plant growth and nutrient cycling in complex tundra landscapes.

    Hydrogels Change Water and Solute Dynamics

    Hydrogels Change Water and Solute Dynamics

    Hydrogel pores can modify the molecular-level motion of water and dissolved ions.

    Coupling Computer Models Shows Interactions among River Water, Groundwater, and Land Surfaces

    Coupling Computer Models Shows Interactions among River Water, Groundwater, and Land Surfaces

    Computer model offers detailed view of water cycling and complex Earth system dynamics.

    Viruses Must Overcome Challenges to Infect Bacteria in Nature

    Viruses Must Overcome Challenges to Infect Bacteria in Nature

    Molecular studies show phage-host interactions are more complicated than most laboratory studies suggest.

    The Subtle, but Significant, Role of Surfaces in Ion Stickiness

    The Subtle, but Significant, Role of Surfaces in Ion Stickiness

    Direct interactions dominate ion adsorption to aqueous graphene, a process central to vital processes in energy technology.

    Near-Term Ocean Warming Around Antarctica Affects Long-Term Rate of Sea Level Rise

    Near-Term Ocean Warming Around Antarctica Affects Long-Term Rate of Sea Level Rise

    Scientists investigate a threshold for rapid ice-sheet degradation in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.

    New Approach Gets Better View of Carbon Deeper Underground

    New Approach Gets Better View of Carbon Deeper Underground

    Characterizing carbon stored in deeper sediments below soils is critical for understanding the stability and dynamics of Earth's carbon pool.

    CSI: Neutrinos Cast No Shadows

    CSI: Neutrinos Cast No Shadows

    New crime scene investigation technique offers a hard look at the traces that particles leave before fleeing the scene.

    MicroBooNE, Machine Learning, and Liquid Argon

    MicroBooNE, Machine Learning, and Liquid Argon

    The MicroBooNE experiment demonstrates the use of machine learning to interpret images made by a liquid-argon particle detector.

    ArgoNeuT Hits a Home Run with Measurements of Neutrinos in Liquid Argon

    ArgoNeuT Hits a Home Run with Measurements of Neutrinos in Liquid Argon

    Scientists developed a method to better distinguish the tracks that particles leave behind in liquid argon.

    Optimizing Electric Fields Yields Better Catalysts

    Optimizing Electric Fields Yields Better Catalysts

    A careful consideration of electric fields could lead to faster industrial processes that use less energy and release less waste.

    Revealed: Structure of Proton in Liquid Water

    Revealed: Structure of Proton in Liquid Water

    Findings could rewrite textbooks about molecular structure for solvent ubiquitous in chemistry and biology.

    Community Matters When Using Algae to Produce Energy

    Community Matters When Using Algae to Produce Energy

    Algae that turn carbon dioxide into fuel feedstock are enhanced by surrounding bacteria.

    New Probe for the Secrets of Complex Interfaces

    New Probe for the Secrets of Complex Interfaces

    Element-selective method reveals interfacial properties of materials used for water purification, catalysis, energy conversion, and more.

    Getting To Know the Microbes that Drive Climate Change

    Getting To Know the Microbes that Drive Climate Change

    The genetics of viruses living along a permafrost thaw gradient may help scientists better predict the pace of climate change.

    Observing Clouds in Four Dimensions

    Observing Clouds in Four Dimensions

    Six cameras are revolutionizing observations of shallow cumulus clouds.

    A Challenging Future for Tropical Forests

    A Challenging Future for Tropical Forests

    Mortality rates of moist tropical forests are on the rise due to environmental drivers and related mechanisms.

    Rapid Lake Draining on Ice Sheets Changes How Water Moves in Unexpected Ways

    Rapid Lake Draining on Ice Sheets Changes How Water Moves in Unexpected Ways

    Widespread fracturing during lake drainage triggers vertical shafts to form that affect the Greenland Ice Sheet.

    New Historical Emissions Trends Estimated with the Community Emissions Data System

    New Historical Emissions Trends Estimated with the Community Emissions Data System

    The data system will allow for more detailed, consistent, and up-to-date global emissions trends that will aid in understanding aerosol effects.

    Peering into the Mist: How Water Vapor Changes Metal at the Atomic Level

    Peering into the Mist: How Water Vapor Changes Metal at the Atomic Level

    New insights into molecular-level processes could help prevent corrosion and improve catalytic conversion.