|Genetic mutations to cellulose in plants could improve the conversion of cellulosic biomass into biofuels, according to a research team that included an Ames Laboratory scientist. The team recently published its findings in the online early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.|
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|The 36th Annual Early Bird Golf Tournament will be held Friday April 6 at the Honey Creek Golf Course south of Boone. And for once, it appears that the weather will be cooperating!|
|Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman stopped by Ames Laboratory during a visit to Iowa on March 22. In the morning, Poneman visited the TPI plant in Newton that manufactures wind turbine blades, then spent the afternoon touring Ames Lab and giving an all-hands presentation.|
|Ames Laboratory and several of its scientists will be in the spotlight as the PBS television series NOVA airs a two-hour special, â€œHunting the Elements,â€ on Wednesday, April 4. The program will air in Iowa on IPTV (channel 11 locally) from 8-10 p.m. CDT.|
An article by David Ackerman et al. has been chosen as a Journal of Chemical Physics Editors' Choice for 2011. The Editors selected a few articles published in 2011 that represent groundbreaking research. Each article is available free of charge until the end of August 2012.
Two Websites are recommended for those traveling to a foreign country, the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security and the U.S. Department of State, Travel are good resources to review crime and safety reports as well as recent events. These Websites are now hyperlinked on the Foreign Travel page.