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Scientists Propose a Novel Method for Controlling Fusion Reactions
Scientists found a way to prevent magnetic bubbles in plasma from interfering with fusion reactions, by managing radio frequency waves.
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Cementing the Future
Unraveling the centuries-old processes behind cement production can lead to sturdier and more cost-effective concrete.
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Fermilab Scientist Laura Fields Receives $2.5 Million DOE Award to Study Beams of Shape-Shifting Ghost Particles
The five-year $2.5 million grant will support Fields in identifying and reducing uncertainties in the composition of neutrino beams.
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Fat-Based Molecules are Key to Zika Virus Infection
The specific type of lipid involved with Zika infection could also be a clue to the virus’ effect on newborns.
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CERN Experiments Announce First Indications of a Rare Higgs Boson Process
The ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN have announced new results which show that the Higgs boson decays into two muons.
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Dark Energy Survey Census of the Smallest Galaxies Hones the Search for Dark Matter
The new results constrain the minimum mass of the dark matter particles, as well as the strength of interactions between dark matter and normal matter
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Argonne Researchers Use Theta for Real-Time Analysis of COVID-19 Proteins
A pipeline connects ALCF supercomputers to APS experiments, paving the way to elucidate important protein structural dynamics of the coronavirus.
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Visual Analytics Tool Plucks Elusive Patterns from Elaborate Datasets
The system juggles numerical, categorical and image-based data while providing multiple dynamic, coordinated views of these and other data types.
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Berkeley Lab Part of Multi-Institutional Team Awarded $60M for Solar Fuels Research
New partnership between DOE national labs and universities builds on JCAP’s advances in artificial photosynthesis, renewable fuels.
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Argonne and Sentient Science Develop Game-Changing Computer Modeling Program to Improve Discovery and Design of New Materials
Program allows for a far more comprehensive understanding of materials — from atomistic to mesoscopic scale — than ever before.
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University and Stakeholder News

US Dept of Energy Brings the World’s Most Powerful Supercomputer, the IBM POWER9-based Summit, Into the Fight Against COVID-19
IBM and NVIDIA technology helps identify compounds that could guide researchers to a cure.
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How Have People Responded to COVID-19 Restrictions Around the World?
Engineers built a website for data analysis that pools together live footage from 30,000 network cameras in more than 100 countries.
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Chemical Engineer Christine Duval Wins U.S. Dept. of Energy Early Career Research Grant
Christine Duval was selected for the award to accelerate work on purifying radioactive isotopes, used in diagnostic imaging and cancer treatment.
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Three Stanford Faculty, Two SLAC Scientists Receive DOE Early Career Awards
The Stanford/SLAC scientists were among 76 recipients selected from a pool of university and national laboratory applicants.
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Researchers Develop a Faster, Better Way to Disinfect N95 Masks for Reuse
Sleepless nights lead UChicago researchers to build UV light disinfection arrays.
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Physics Students Win U.S. Department of Energy Research Fellowships
Two graduate students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Vanderbilt U have been awarded coveted DOE fellowships to advance their research.
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UC San Diego Chemistry Student Stands Out to U.S. Dept. of Energy
Alejandra Arroyave has been selected to conduct thesis research at Argonne National Laboratory.
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UC Davis Plant Sciences Joins the Center for Bioenergy Innovation as a Full Partner
The Center for Bioenergy Innovation is one of four Biological and Environmental Research Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.
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Berkeley Lab Researchers Win Funding from US Department of Energy
Six Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists received Early Career Research awards from the U.S. Department of Energy.
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Two CSU Professors Receive Highly Competitive Award from the Department of Energy
Assistant professors Justin Sambur in the Dept. of Chemistry and Michael Mooney in the Dept. of Physics have each received a five-year, $750,000 award
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