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Students Nationwide to Compete in 31st Department of Energy National Science Bowl®
Middle- and high-school regional competitions begin for the National Science Bowl®
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Pioneering Frontier: Planning Ahead
David Grant guides both design and construction of the mechanical systems that will be serving OLCF's incoming exascale supercomputer, Frontier.
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Nuclear Physicists on the Hunt for Squeezed Protons
Nuclear physicists at DOE's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility crank up the energy to put the squeeze on the proton and its quarks.
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Argonne's First Black Director Reflects on Science, Inequality and a New Honor
Walter Massey looks back on his time at Argonne & talks about inequities of minorities in science in light of a new Argonne Fellowship named for him.
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Cory Stuart: Delivering Big Data from Oklahoma to the Azores
Cory Stuart of ORNL applies expertise as a systems engineer to ensure the secure & timely transfer of millions of measurements of Earth’s atmosphere.
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Researchers Capture How Materials Break Apart Following an Extreme Shock
A better understanding of the failure process will help researchers design new materials that can better withstand intense events.
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Seeing Schizophrenia: X-Rays Shed Light on Neural Differences, Point Toward Treatment
An international research team used the ultrabright X-rays of the Advanced Photon Source to examine neurons in the brains of schizophrenia patients.
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One Minute with Arden Warner, Accelerator Physicist
As part of the PIP-II accelerator project, Warner is responsible for machine protection systems, a critical component of the test bed for PIP2IT.
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A Sponge to Soak Up Carbon Dioxide in the Air
A Q&A with Berkeley Lab scientist Jeffrey Long on a material for capturing CO2.
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How Argonne is Working to Power a Clean Energy Revolution
The research supports a 100 percent clean energy economy: modernize the U.S. electric grid, revolutionize batteries, and reinvent transportation.
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MOSAiC: A Sustained Echo of Data
With an epic Arctic Ocean expedition at an end, researchers wrangle with rich ARM measurements.
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University and Stakeholder News

Joint Initiative to Enhance Energy Resiliency, Naval Energy Resources
Researchers will investigate more efficient and resilient energy generation, storage, and system operations, particularly in shore-based environments.
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Aquatic Robot Inspired by Sea Creatures Walks, Rolls, Transports Cargo
Northwestern University researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind life-like material that acts as a soft robot.
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Blending Up New Materials
Researchers at Brookhaven National Lab and Yale University are collaborating to develop a automated tool for creating structurally complex thin films.
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A Quantum Leap
Professor Bane Vasic will work with the Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems Center group – a program to accelerate quantum innovation.
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URI Director of Research Computing Awarded Time on United States' Fastest Supercomputer
Professor Gaurav Khanna was awarded 880,000 core-hours of supercomputing time to evaluate different computational methods for black hole simulations.
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Understanding COVID-19 Infection and Possible Mutations
Researchers computationally assessed how changes to the virus spike can affect binding with ACE2 and compared results to those of the original virus.
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New Stanford Study Allows Regional Prediction of Uranium in Groundwater
Researchers identified calcium concentrations and soil alkalinity as key factors of uranium groundwater contamination in California’s Central Valley.
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The Breakdown on Broken Polymers
The project combines in situ small-angle neutron scattering measurements, to develop theories for deformations at extreme shear rates.
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New Catalyst Resolves Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cost, Longevity Issues
The non-platinum catalyst may lead to cheaper, longer-lasting power.
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The Journey to Georgia Tech: Jess Eskew Shares Struggles, Learning Lessons, and Advice
This past summer, physics major Jess Eskew interned virtually at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory through the SULI program.
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