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There’s Something in the Air: Deploying protein nanowires to generate electricity from ambient humidity

There’s Something in the Air: Deploying protein nanowires to generate electricity from ambient humidity

Image courtesy of Ella Maru Studio. The age of fossil fuels is nearing its end. But as the earth’s coal, oil, and natural gas reserves are being drained, there are many working to lay the foundation for the future of

Let Them Grow: Scientists Discover Novel Way to Produce Valuable Nanomaterials

Let Them Grow: Scientists Discover Novel Way to Produce Valuable Nanomaterials

Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Increasingly today, nanotechnology is coming into our lives, allowing us to design more efficient batteries, build lightweight vehicles, and even administer needleless vaccines. However, a major barrier to accessing the full potential of nanoscale materials

Q&A: What was Mars’s atmosphere like?

Q&A: What was Mars’s atmosphere like?

Illustration by Ellie Gabriel. Over billions of years, Mars transformed from a wet planet with a thick atmosphere to one characterized by dry, cold terrain and a thin atmosphere. One of NASA’s longstanding goals is to understand how this happened.

The Evolution of Fire: Preserved proteins reveal a more accurate tree of life

The Evolution of Fire: Preserved proteins reveal a more accurate tree of life

Forest fires, while harmful for individual plants, offer re­storative benefits for an ecosystem. Flammability, therefore, may be an example of group selection, a process by which a trait that may not be advantageous for individuals may become prevalent if it