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Microbial Evolution: Nature Leads, Nurture Supports

Based on an extensive study across environments, from mixed conifer forest to high-desert grassland, the team suggests that microbes aren’t so different from larger, more complex forms of life. That is, in determining species traits, nature takes...
10-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Building a Scale to Weigh Superheavy Elements

Scientists made the first direct, definitive measurement of the weight, also known as the mass number, for two superheavy nuclei.
9-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Survey Delivers on Dark Energy with Multiple Probes

The Dark Energy Survey has combined its four primary cosmological probes for the first time in order to constrain the properties of dark energy.
6-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Crossing the Great Divide Between Model Studies and Applied Reactors in Catalysis

A team devised a way to bridge the gap between two extremes. Using their approach, they can predict catalyst performance across a wider range of temperatures and pressures.
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Tiny, Sugar-Coated Sheets Selectively Target Pathogens

Researchers developed molecular flypaper that recognizes and traps viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens.
4-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Getting Metal Under Graphite’s Skin

Some metals need to be protected from the atmosphere. Exposure leads to damage that ruins their unique properties. Controllably forming metal islands just under the surface of graphite protects the metals. This allows these metals to take on new...
3-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

DOE Announces $60.7 Million to Advance Quantum Computing and Networking

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $60.7 million in funding to advance the development of quantum computing and networking.
29-Aug-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Atomically Packed Boundaries Resist Cracking

Scientists devised specialized X-ray mapping techniques. They determined that boundaries associated with regions where atoms are closely packed together most readily resist cracking. This analysis revealed that when a crack encounters such a...
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Some Bacteria Make a Big Difference in Dryland Wheat Farming

Even a single species of bacteria can positively affect soils and plants, improving and even enabling agriculture in semi-arid areas.
21-Mar-2019 2:55 PM EDT

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Lighting the Way to Removing Radioactive Elements

An unassuming pulse of light illuminates a possible way to separate a troubling element, americium, from a soup of similar elements. The diverse team at the Center for Actinide Science & Technology Energy Frontier Research Center is finding fast,...
20-Mar-2019 3:05 PM EDT

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Meet the Director: Jim Mather, ARM User Facility

As the director of the ARM user facility, Mather and his facility make it possible to gather never-before-seen atmospheric data at sites around the world.
19-Mar-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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