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Researchers from SURA Member Universities Receive Early Career Awards from Department of Energy
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Halos and Dark Matter: A Recipe for Discovery
Dark matter is one of the most famous things in the universe that we know least about. While looking for it, MSU scientists helped uncover new physics
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Plant Morphogenesis: How Genes and Their Products Interact and Control a Plant's Response to Light
Researchers from the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory are looking at how different genes control light-dependent processes in Arabidopsis thaliana.
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The Frontier supercomputer at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory earned the top ranking on May 30, 2022, as the world’s fastest on the 59th TOP500 list, with 1.1 exaflops of performance. The system is the first to achieve an unprecedented level of computing performance known as exascale, a threshold of a quintillion calculations per second.
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