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DESI Team Prepares for Telescope Instrument’s Restart after Unexpected Shutdown
Before COVID-19 hit U.S., the project was on track to begin its 3D map of the universe this summer.
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Electron-Ion Collider R&D Yields Energy-saving Accelerator Innovations
New approach for accelerating particles in an EIC could form the foundation of an energy-saving design for a future high-energy physics facility.
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Computing for Collaboration
Along with flagship molecular modeling capabilities, data management and processing are growing services from EMSL’s high-performance computing team.
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Using Machine Learning to Estimate COVID-19’s Seasonal Cycle
Berkeley Lab scientists aim to assess the role of climate variables in disease transmission.
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Supercomputing Aids Scientists Seeking Therapies for Deadly Bacterial Disease
Summit supercomputer captures “in between” stages of bacterial protein movements, giving researchers hope for finding drug targets for rabbit fever.
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Clouds and Precipitation: Advice to ARM from Experts
Diversely skilled scientists regularly report on what ARM needs to observe and to model processes vital to Earth’s water and energy cycles.
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New Study Confirms Important Clues to Fight Ovarian Cancer
Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory examine proteins to identify what is 'broken' in tumor cells.
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Electrons Break Rotational Symmetry in Exotic Low-Temp Superconductor
Scientists may be able to design superconductors that don’t require expensive cooling to achieve their near-perfect energy efficiency.
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X-ray Experiments Zero in on COVID-19 Antibodies
Scientists reveal potential coronavirus therapy using structural biology and the Advanced Light Source.
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Cleaner-Burning Gasoline Engines, Cities Powered by Wind, Nuclear Reactors that Fit on a Tabletop—Soon They Could All be within Reach
Two exascale supercomputers—at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory—promise the fastest computing horsepower in history.
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University and Stakeholder News

DIII-D Scientists Unravel Challenge in Improving Fusion Performance
A team led by a W&M physicist has made a significant advancement in physics understanding that represents a key step toward practical fusion energy.
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How Geneticists Can Use Machine Learning
Article describes the power of machine learning tools for analyzing complex data & how these models can be applied to research in genetics & genomics.
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Scientists Use Light to Accelerate Supercurrents, Access Forbidden Light, Quantum Properties
Scientists are using light waves to accelerate supercurrents & access the unique properties of the quantum world, including forbidden light emissions.
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Two UChicago Scientists Selected for Entrepreneurship Program to Develop Quantum Tech
Two University of Chicago innovators developing quantum technologies are among six selected for Argonne National Laboratory’s entrepreneurship program
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Three Grad Students Receive SCGSR Awards
Three UMD students were among 62 recently selected for funding by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program.
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Rapid Screening Method Targets Fatty Acids in Yeast; Key to Sustainable Bioproducts
Scientists engineering microbes for renewable fuels and bioproducts have developed a fast, efficient way to identify the most promising varieties.
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FSU Student Awarded Prestigious Fellowship from U.S. Department of Energy
Judith Roth was one of 62 graduates selected for the DOE’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program.
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Physics Graduate Student Selected for Research at Department of Energy Lab
Lucas Beving is one of 62 graduate students from across the nation selected for DOE’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program.
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Graphene-Reinforced Carbon Fiber May Lead to Affordable, Stronger Car Materials
A team of researchers found that adding graphene to the carbon fiber production process greatly strengthens the material.
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Charting a Course Toward Quantum Simulations of Nuclear Physics
Researchers at the University of Maryland explore how to map lattice gauge theories to ion traps.
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