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The Challenge of Estimating Alaska’s Soil Carbon Stocks


A geospatial analysis determined the optimal distribution of sites needed to reliably estimate Alaska’s vast soil carbon.
17-Nov-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Unplugging the Cellulose Biofuel Bottleneck


Molecular-level understanding of cellulose structure reveals why it resists degradation and could lead to cost-effective biofuels.
17-Nov-2017 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

How Fungal Enzymes Break Down Plant Cell Walls


Lignocellulose-degrading enzyme complexes could improve biofuel production.
16-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Stretching to Perfection of 2-D Semiconductors


Scientists use heat and mismatched surfaces to stretch films that can potentially improve the efficient operation of devices.
16-Nov-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Simple is Beautiful in Quantum Computing


Defect spins in diamond were controlled with a simpler, geometric method, leading to faster computing.
16-Nov-2017 6:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

The Effect of Hurricanes on Puerto Rico’s Dry Forests


More frequent storms turn forests from carbon source to sink.
15-Nov-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

A Chemical Thermometer for Tropical Forests


Monoterpene measures how certain forests respond to heat stress.
15-Nov-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Where a Leaf Lands and Lies Influences Carbon Levels in Soil for Years to Come


Whether carbon comes from leaves or needles affects how fast it decomposes, but where it ends up determines how long it's available.
15-Nov-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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