plant structures

Conifer cones bear their ages well, and still move it

Fossil conifer cones can still move their individual seed scales after millions of years. This is the finding of a study conducted by the biologists Dr. Simon…

How water moves glass

“For the first time we applied a previously developed and refined 'bio-templating' process to create materials with a structure-based functionality- in…

ORNL study uses neutron scattering, supercomputing to demystify forces at play in biofuel production

The research team, which published its results in Green Chemistry, set out to decipher the inner workings of plant cell walls during pretreatment, the most…