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In the foreground of this diagram, multi-colored pins with different-sized pinheads stick out of a surface at varying angles. In the background, a rectangle displays a fuzzy pattern of blue, green, red and pink.

Molecules Have an Orientation, and Scientists Have a New Way to Measure It

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Research on the Rocks: Combining Neutrons and X-Ray Imaging, NIST Scientists Study Meteorites to Explore the Mystery of How Earth Acquired Its Water

Near a set of belching smokestacks sits a diagram of the structure of a metal-organic framework, with open spaces holding carbon dioxide molecules trapped inside.

This Simple Material Could Scrub Carbon Dioxide From Power Plant Smokestacks

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