Scientists are devising ways to protect plants, biofuels and, ultimately, the atmosphere itself from damage caused by an element that sustains life on earth.
Research reveals that giant viruses acquire genes piecemeal from others, with implications for bioenergy production and environmental cleanup.
Researchers find a grass gene affecting how plants manage water and carbon dioxide that could be useful to growing biofuel crops on marginal land.
Teamwork provides insight into complicated cloud processes that are important to potential environmental changes in the Arctic.
Plants and soil microbes may be altered by climate warming at different rates and in different ways, meaning vital nutrient patterns could be misaligned.
For the first time, scientists pinpointed how often storms topple trees, helping to predict how changes in Amazonia affect the world.
A newly discovered metabolic process linking different bacteria in a community could enhance bioenergy production.
Department of Energy Awards Six Research Contracts Totaling $258 Million to Accelerate U.S. Supercomputing Technology
Today U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced that six leading U.S. technology companies will receive funding from the Department of Energy's Exascale Computing Project (ECP) as part of its new PathForward program, accelerating the research necessary to deploy the nation's first exascale supercomputers.
Researchers create materials with controllable electrical and magnetic properties, even at room temperature.
Novel electrode materials have designed pathways for electrons and ions during the charge/discharge cycle.
First observation of "quantum" heat transport uncovers the ultimate limits for nanoscale devices.
Researchers made a sheet of boron only one atom thick with the potential to change solar panels, computers, and more.
New well-packed organic glass better resists changes when exposed to light.
Scientists devised a new synthesis route to produce a catalyst that doubles the conversion rate compared to the best previously reported catalyst.
A new device design allows ten-fold increase in spin currents, laying the path to use in computing and high-efficiency electronics.
Detailed view of the atomic scale and mesoscale changes in a troubling layer offers insights for a better battery
Researchers perform first spectroscopic measurements on antihydrogen in pursuit of one of our biggest scientific mysteries: why is there so little antimatter in the universe?
New work seeks to explain a strange phenomenon occurring in fusion reactor materials.
A new type of lens improves the focusing precision at the world's most powerful X-ray light sources.
Scientists devised method that could help scientists learn new ways to boost photovoltaic efficiency.
Nanoscale images by Molecular Foundry researchers yield surprise that could push solar cell efficiency to 31 percent.
New Fresh-slice scheme provides customizable X-rays for studies needed to build more efficient electronics and cleaner energy.
Scientists surprised by discovery that copper embedded in carbon nano-spikes can turn carbon dioxide into ethanol.
Neutron-scattering studies reveal surprising formation of ammonia after acetonitrile is turned into graphitic polymer, opening doors for catalyst-free industrial reactions at room temperature.
Oleo Sponge could make oil spill cleanup more efficient.