February 12, 2019

Measuring the Impossible: X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Hydrogen and Helium

Two most abundant elements in the universe, hydrogen & helium, were previously thought to be impossible to measure by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy

February 11, 2019

Atomic Snapshots of Photosynthesis

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

February 1, 2019

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.

January 22, 2019

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.

January 21, 2019

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.

January 14, 2019

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.

December 26, 2018

More Designer Peptides, More Possibilities

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

December 24, 2018

Deep Learning for Electron Microscopy

MENNDL, an artificial intelligence system, automatically designed an optimal deep learning network to extract structural information from raw

December 12, 2018

Future Loss of Arctic Sea-Ice Cover Could Contribute to the Substantial Decrease in California’s Rainfall

The dramatic Arctic sea-ice loss observed over the satellite era has intensified debate into whether these high-latitude changes are affecting

December 6, 2018

The Biermann Battery Effect: Spontaneous Generation of Magnetic Fields and Their Severing

Magnetic reconnection occurs when oppositely directed magnetic fields are forced together in plasmas, which are excellent electrical conductors. A