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More Charge Acceptors aren’t Necessarily Better for Solar Cells

Adding charge acceptors can slow electron transfer in some light-activated materials

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How Amphibious Plants Rewired a Gas Exchange Pathway to Survive in Water

Just as humans cannot breathe underwater, the tiny pores of plants can't exchange air underwater.

When grown on land, the amphibious plant Rorippa aquatica produces pores called stomata (left); but grown in water, it does not. Credit: Shuka Ikematsu.


Chemistry Professor Earns Humboldt Award

Dmitrii Makarov, a professor in the Department of Chemistry at The University of Texas at Austin, has won a Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander...

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Moran to Receive Waksman Award in Microbiology from NAS

Nancy Moran receives the Selman A. Waksman Award in Microbiology from the National Academy of Sciences

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McLellan Wins Major Awards from Welch Foundation, National Academy

Jason McLellan receives the NAS Award in Molecular Biology and the Norman Hackerman Award from the Welch Foundation.

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Faculty Member Honored with Early Career Award

Maria Arredondo, an assistant professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences and the Department of Psychology, has been named a Rising Star...

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Remembering High-Energy Physicist Roy Schwitters

Roy Schwitters, a world-renowned experimental high-energy physicist and emeritus professor, passed away earlier this month.

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Nanoparticles Make it Easier to Turn Light into Solvated Electrons

‘Green’ reducing agents could help tackle climate change and treat contaminated water

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Cosmic Dawn III Recreates the Early Universe Epoch of Reionization in Unprecedented Detail

Scientists create the most detailed and accurate simulation ever produced of the first billion years of the universe

Hot spots appear prominent on a mass of lines that interconnect as in a network


James Webb Telescope Reveals Milky Way-like Galaxies in Young Universe

Startling new images show how much more powerful JWST is than its predecessor, the Hubble Space Telescope

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