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Argonne’s Pietro Papa Lopes named ​“Rising Star” by the American Chemical Society
The award recognizes early career investigators who are pushing the boundaries in foundational and applied materials research.
Mysterious Soil Virus Gene Seen for First Time
The protein could play a key role in soil carbon cycling and soil decomposition.
New Method for Measuring High Energy Density Plasmas and Facilitating Inertial Confinement Fusion
A new technique measures the “stopping power” of nuclear particles in plasma using high repetition-rate ultraintense lasers.
Delegation from French national research institute IN2P3 visits Fermilab
The delegation met with Fermilab management and scientists to discuss IN2P3-Fermilab collaboration in accelerator and neutrino programs.

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UCI Chemists Receive $25 Million in Department of Energy Funding
Jenny Yang, Sarah Finkeldei, and Shane Ardo will explore new technologies for energy conversion, carbon capture and nuclear power.
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Argonne National Laboratory to Establish Center on Climate Change Impact in Chicago
UChicago is part of a team of academic & community leaders in a $25M project to build resilience by studying local climate change effects.
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Fixing a Hidden Flaw Could Unlock Better Batteries for Electric Vehicles
The researchers found that irregularities between grains in the battery can accelerate failure by moving ions faster to one region over another.
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Grainger Engineering, Beckman Institute to Lead $10M DOE Grant
The grant is part of a DOE initiative over the next four years to help meet President Biden’s goal of reaching a net-zero emissions economy by 2050.
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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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