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Research at Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source Leads to New Ebola Drug
The ability to examine how specific antibodies react with the Ebola virus has led to the development of a promising drug w/ far higher survival rates.
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PNNL Watershed Sciences: Fluid, Fast, and Impactful
From microscopic bacteria in river sediments to vast watersheds to global-scale data and inquiries, a PNNL scientist plays a big research role.
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PNNL Researchers Make Splash with Machine Learning at SC19
At a conference featuring the most advanced computing hardware and software, machine learning in its various guises was on full display.
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Early-career Engineers Learn About the Wide Variety of Tasks in PPPL Program
Nick Santoro & Bill Harris are the first “rotational engineers” at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL).
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Q&A: Scientists Use X-rays to Crack the Secrets of Shale, a Keystone of One of the Nation’s Fastest Growing Energy Sources
A better understanding of these materials and how they store and transport oil and gas could one day enable more efficient fossil fuel production.
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Freeze Frame: Scientists Capture Atomic-Scale Snapshots of Artificial Proteins
Berkeley Lab scientists adapt microscopy technique to build and image peptoid nanosheets with unprecedented atomic precision.
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Friederike Bock: Versatile Wigner Fellow Shares Her Love of Physics, Her Creative and Athletic Pursuits
Friederike Bock, a Eugene P. Wigner Fellow, is working to improve the measurement of the photon signals in heavy ion & intermediate collision systems.
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Scientists Devise Catalyst That Uses Light to Turn Carbon Dioxide to Fuel
Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have found a new way to convert carbon dioxide into a usable fuel source.
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SLAC Scientists Invent a Way to See Attosecond Electron Motions With an X-ray Laser
The new method will provide sharp views of electrons in chemical processes that take place in billionths of a billionth of a second.
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Argonne Launches First Look @Argonne: A Minorities STEM Conference
Argonne’s launch of First Look@Argonne helps minority undergrads learn how to apply for internships.
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University Research News

MSU Physics Faculty's Breakthrough Research Resolves Years-old Proton Size Puzzle
Results show there is no discrepancy in proton size when measured using ordinary hydrogen atoms or an exotic form of hydrogen atoms.
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Clouds and Soot: Understanding the Interactions of the Atmosphere and Air Pollution
As soot particles become compact in their journey through the atmosphere, they scatter and absorb light and can affect respiratory tracts.
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Persistent Drizzle at Sub-zero Temps in Antarctica
Researchers recorded drizzle conditions below minus 13 degrees Fahrenheit lasting for more than 7.5 hours at McMurdo Station, Antarctica.
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5,000 "Eyes" Try to Solve the Mystery of Dark Energy
Astronomers test fiber-optic experiment that attempts to understand why the universe's expansion is accelerating.
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Microbiologist Karen Lloyd Awarded $2.5M Grant for Permafrost Research
Lloyd received a $2.5 million grant from the Department of Energy to conduct research on the effects of thawing permafrost on the environment.
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Fractionation Processes Yield Higher-quality Byproducts, Improve Profitability of Ethanol Production
A University of Illinois study shows fractionation techniques that separate corn components prior to fermentation can improve profitability.
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Tethered Chem Combos Could Revolutionize Artificial Photosynthesis
A team of researchers have devised a scheme for assembling light-absorbing molecules and water-splitting catalysts on a nanoparticle-coated electrode.
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Zinc-anode Batteries Prove Their Mettle
New battery has a high energy density, is low in cost, robust and stable, and has a life cycle that can be significantly prolonged.
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DESI Opens its 5,000 Eyes to Capture the Colors of the Cosmos
University of Michigan builds critical component of instrument to investigate dark energy.
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Protein Data Bank at Rutgers Awarded $34.5 Million Grant
Data bank makes more than 150,000 3D biomolecular structures freely available to the public.
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