Artist’s impression of the surface of Gliese 486b. Credit: RenderArea  ANIMATION MAROON-X instrument built by University of Chicago team measures its first planet. In the past two decades, scientists have discovered more and more planets orbiting distant stars—but in some sense, they’re still just dots on a map. “It’s kind […]

Scientists used both computers and microscopes to come up with a way to potentially boost the performance of devices to use the sun to split water and create hydrogen as a sustainable fuel. Credit: Illustration by Peter Allen Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering research could help make hydrogen useful, sustainable […]

A ribbon model of a protein. Credit: Emw/Wikimedia CC BY-SA 3.0 Proteins are essential to cells, carrying out complex tasks and catalyzing chemical reactions. Scientists and engineers have long sought to harness this power by designing artificial proteins that can perform new tasks, like treat disease, capture carbon or harvest […]