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Fermilab Launches New Institute for Quantum Science
Laboratory to use particle physics expertise to kick-start quantum technology for computing, sensors, simulations and communication.
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A Four-way Switch Promises Greater Tunability of Layered Materials
A scientific team has made the first experimental observation of a material phase that had been predicted but never seen.
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ADMX Experiment Places World's Best Constraint on Dark Matter Axions
ADMX, with its world-leading sensitivity, has ruled out axions of a certain mass range as dark matter.
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New Insight Into a Cancer-shielding Protein Could Guide a New Generation of Cancer Treatments
A better understanding of ‘checkpoint proteins,’ which protect cancer cells against immune system strikes, could lead to more effective drugs.
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Blowing Bubbles: PPPL Scientist Confirms Novel Way to Launch and Drive Current in Fusion Plasmas
Physicist Fatima Ebrahimi has used high-res computer simulations to investigate a stability technique for use in confining tokamak magnetic fields.
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In its 15th Year, INCITE Advances Open Science with Supercomputer Grants to 47 Projects
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science announced allocations of supercomputer access to 47 science projects for 2020.
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Team Uses Golden "Lollipop" to Observe Elusive Interference Effect at the Nanoscale
Nanofabricated “golden lollipop” helps researchers observe Fano interference using electron microscopy techniques at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
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Scientists Discover "Ripple" in Flexible Material that Could Improve Electronic Properties
A newly discovered phenomenon in a flexible semiconductor could affect its promise for electronic devices.
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How Do You Make the World's Most Powerful Neutrino Beam?
DUNE will need lots of neutrinos—and to make them, scientists will use extreme versions of some common sounding ingredients: magnets & pencil lead.
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Argonne Applies Machine Learning to Cybersecurity Threats
Argonne researchers turn to supercomputers and artificial intelligence to try and prevent cyberattacks before they arise.
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University Research News

New Drug-delivery Technology Promises Efficient, Targeted Cancer Treatment
A precise and non-toxic treatment that targets lung cancer cells at the nanoscale is able to effectively kill the cells even at a low dose.
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Biological Material Boosts Solar Cell Performance
Next-generation solar cells that mimic photosynthesis with biological material may give new meaning to the term "green technology."
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It Takes Two — A Two-atom Catalyst, That Is — To Make Oxygen From Water
A new study by researchers at Yale University sheds light on the mechanism of water oxidation occurring at the metal oxide/water interface.
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Stanford Researchers Create New Catalyst That Can Turn Carbon Dioxide Into Fuels
A new process shows promise in turning the greenhouse gas CO2 back into usable fuels, & yields four times as much fuel as previous approaches.
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Two UChicago Scientists Both Earn $1 Million Department of Energy Fellowships
Ian Foster and Josh Frieman will use awards to deepen academic-national lab ties.
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FSU Researchers Receive $2 Million Grant to Conduct High-energy Physics Research
The grant supports the work of eight faculty members who are part of the high-energy physics group.
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Soft Double Gyroids Are Unique, But Imperfect, Crystals
Rice University material scientists detail unexpected distortions in self-assembling polymers.
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Crystallization Clarified
Researchers have made it possible to observe and simulate the self-assembly of crystalline materials at a much higher resolution than before.
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Deepest Look Yet at Brewer's Yeasts Reveals the Diversity Harnessed by Humans
Scientists from the University of Wisconsin–Madison reveal the dizzying complexity found in bottles of beer, wine and cider.
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UToledo to Collaborate with Oak Ridge National Laboratory on Automotive Materials Research
The University of Toledo and ORNL signed a memorandum of understanding to team up for collaborative research.
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