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The Challenge of Estimating Alaska’s Soil Carbon Stocks

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A geospatial analysis determined the optimal distribution of sites needed to reliably estimate Alaska’s vast soil carbon.
17-Nov-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Unplugging the Cellulose Biofuel Bottleneck

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Molecular-level understanding of cellulose structure reveals why it resists degradation and could lead to cost-effective biofuels.
17-Nov-2017 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

How Fungal Enzymes Break Down Plant Cell Walls

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Lignocellulose-degrading enzyme complexes could improve biofuel production.
16-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Stretching to Perfection of 2-D Semiconductors

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Scientists use heat and mismatched surfaces to stretch films that can potentially improve the efficient operation of devices.
16-Nov-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Simple is Beautiful in Quantum Computing

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Defect spins in diamond were controlled with a simpler, geometric method, leading to faster computing.
16-Nov-2017 6:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

The Effect of Hurricanes on Puerto Rico’s Dry Forests

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More frequent storms turn forests from carbon source to sink.
15-Nov-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

A Chemical Thermometer for Tropical Forests

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Monoterpene measures how certain forests respond to heat stress.
15-Nov-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Where a Leaf Lands and Lies Influences Carbon Levels in Soil for Years to Come

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Whether carbon comes from leaves or needles affects how fast it decomposes, but where it ends up determines how long it's available.
15-Nov-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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