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Thin oxide films help researchers in PNNL’s Energy Sciences Center develop model materials for semiconductors, sensors, and batteries.
ARM Out on the Open Ocean
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Looking Forward to EPCAPE
A yearlong ARM field campaign launched in February 2023 to gather insights on the marine clouds that shade and cool the earth.
Research Team Proves Bacteria-Killing Viruses Deploy Genetic Code-Switching to Deceive Hosts
Scientists confirmed that bacteriophages use a standard genetic code to invade bacteria, then switch to an alternate code at later stages of infection

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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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Superdiamond Carbon-Boron Clathrates Represent a Promising New Class of Conventional Superconductors
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MIT Physicists Predict Exotic New Phenomena and Give "Recipe" for Realizing Them
Researchers have shown that two previously separate fields in condensed matter physics can be combined to yield new, exotic phenomena.
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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