November 26, 2018

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Optimal Foraging: How Soil Microbes Adapt to Nutrient Constraints

A team of scientists set out to determine whether the theory of optimal foraging, which suggests any ecological community will adjust its

November 21, 2018

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More Designer Peptides, More Possibilities

Scientists from the University of Washington, Stanford University, and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) created a computational

October 17, 2018

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Placing Atoms for Optimum Catalysts

The team began with a flat piece of ruthenium metal. On top of the metal, they grew graphene, which is a one-atom-thick layer of carbon. In this

August 27, 2018

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Riding the Wave of Liquid:Liquid Interfaces

Decades of research have empirically shown optimal conditions for a variety of separations applications, making use of specific combinations of

August 21, 2018

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Reducing Friction with an Onion-Like Carbon Material

In 2015, a multidisciplinary team from Argonne National Laboratory created a material consisting of graphene, nanodiamond particles, and diamond

August 21, 2018

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Auroras on the Moon? Which Moon?

High-energy electrons play an important role in auroras. However, previous dynamical simulations either did not incorporate critical electron

August 13, 2018

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Deep Learning Stretches Up to Scientific Supercomputers

Machine learning techniques hold potential for enabling scientists to extract valuable insights from large, complex data sets being produced by

August 9, 2018

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Complex Networks Identify Genes for Biofuel Crops

Biological organisms are complex systems composed of functional networks of interacting molecules and macromolecules. Complex traits (phenotypes)

June 22, 2018

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Predicting Magnetic Explosions: From Plasma Current Sheet Disruption to Fast Magnetic Reconnection

The computer simulations are fully corroborated by the theoretical predictions of a new phenomenological theory, putting the conclusions on a solid

June 19, 2018

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Sense Like a Shark: Saltwater-Submersible Films

Designing materials for sensors that function at peak performance in relatively harsh environments, such as saltwater, is of interest to