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Tapping the potential of biomass
The world has spent billions to develop ethanol fuel additives, says Mark Snyder, but relatively little to make hydrocarbon fuels directly from biomass, which could potentially provide nearly half of America’s energy.

Of cellular interiors and micromechanics
Alberto Bilenca and Jeetain Mittal, two new professors in different engineering disciplines, converge in their interest in biological challenges.

DNA brings carbon nanotubes’ promise closer to reality
A team of researchers from DuPont and Lehigh has reported a breakthrough in the quest to produce carbon nanotubes (CNTs) that are suitable for use in electronics, medicine and other applications.