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A Minute With Claire Lee, Particle Physicist
Lee works on the communications and operations teams for the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment and liaises with CERN and the team at Fermi.
Department of Energy Recognizes Two Decades’ Worth of Argonne’s High-Quality Thermochemical Data
These data are used to develop models of complex chemical environments and to improve models of atomic structures involved in chemical reactions.
'Neutron Camera' Method Captures Atomic-Scale Activity in a Flash
The team developed a variable-shutter pair distribution function technique in which neutrons function like a camera but are a trillion times faster.
Answering Big Questions with Thin Oxide Films
Thin oxide films help researchers in PNNL’s Energy Sciences Center develop model materials for semiconductors, sensors, and batteries.

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What the Heck is a 'Cosmic Ray Veto Detector'? Final Large Shipment Heads to Fermilab
University of Virginia and Fermilab are assembling the final pieces of a “cosmic ray veto detector," the shell of the international experiment Mu2e.
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Postdoctoral Researcher Spotlight: Violeta Matus Acuña
Acuña is a postdoctoral researcher in the Soil Biology and Ecology Lab with assistant professor Lisa Tiemann at Michigan State University.
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A Surprising Way to Trap a Microparticle
Three factors caused the unexpected trapping behavior: electrostatics, hydrodynamics and erratic random movement of the surrounding molecules.
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Viable Superconducting Material Created in Rochester Lab
Researchers at the University of Rochester have not only raised the temperature, but also lowered the pressure required to achieve superconductivity.
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As another atmospheric river impacts California on January 4th and 5th -- with more rain forecast after that -- Michael Wehner, a senior scientist in the Computational Research Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, discusses how climate change is increasing the rainfall from these drenching storms and how people can better prepare. Wehner uses observational data and advanced computer modeling to understand the behavior of extreme weather events in a changing climate, especially heat waves, intense precipitation, drought, and tropical cyclones.
Video courtesy of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory