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Ames Laboratory Earns Historic Chemical Landmark Designation
The landmark status is in honor of the heroic effort by the Iowa scientists and technicians for their part of the Manhattan Project.
Using Microbes to Convert Greenhouse Gases to Valuable Chemicals
A Berkeley Lab project aims to bioengineer a microbe to capture methane and carbon dioxide.
Scientists Nail Down 'Destination' for Protein That Delivers Zinc
The new discovery reveals a key mechanism that all living things use to transport a trace element essential for survival.
Six Ways the Advanced Photon Source is Making the World Better
What have ultrabright X-ray beams done for us lately? These discoveries at Argonne’s X-ray light source are making a big impact.

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What We're Still Learning About How Trees Grow
A study led by the University of Utah found that tree growth does not seem to be generally limited by photosynthesis but rather by cell growth.
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3 UK Graduate Students Awarded Prestigious DOE Grant
Austin Nelsen, Manh Tien Nguyen and Henry Pruett will conduct part of their thesis research at a host DOE lab in collaboration with a DOE scientist.
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Energy Researchers Invent Chameleon Metal That Acts Likes Many Others
The research could improve efficiency for storing renewable energy, making carbon-free fuels, and manufacturing sustainable materials.
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Detailed Analysis of Old Star Provides Template for Heavy Element Formation
The elemental composition and the relative abundance of each element of HD 222925, a Milky Way star over 1400 lightyears from Earth, were identified.
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