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Scientists Achieve Higher Precision Weak Force Measurement Between Protons, Neutrons
Nuclear physicists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have precisely measured the weak interaction between protons and neutrons.
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The Next Big Thing: The Use of Graph Neutral Networks to Discovery Particles
This summer, Fermilab physicists made an advance in their effort to embed graph neural networks into the experimental systems.
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Active Learning Accelerates Redox-Flow Battery Discovery
By using active learning, scientists at Argonne National Laboratory are more quickly finding suitable candidates for redox-flow batteries.
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Berkeley Team Plays Key Role in Analysis of Particle Interactions That Produce Matter From Light
Rare interaction of photons at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider produced pairs of W bosons, which carry the weak force.
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Scientists Develop Forecasting Technique that Could Help Advance Quest for Fusion Energy
Bringing the power of the sun to Earth requires sound theory, good engineering, and a little finesse.
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DOE Funding Boosts Artificial Intelligence Research at Jefferson Lab
DOE awards $2.16 million to Jefferson Lab’s David Lawrence and Chris Tennant for three-year projects.
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PNNL, UW Broaden Capacity to Test for COVID-19
A DOE team analyzed kits that could be used as a critical part of a laboratory test used to detect the virus in a sample from an infected person.
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Key Partners Mark Launch of Electron-Ion Collider Project
State-of-the-art facility and partnership among DOE, NYS, Brookhaven Lab, and Jefferson Lab will open a new frontier in nuclear physics.
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ICEBERG Tests Future Neutrino Detector Systems with 'Beautiful' Results
After initial tests end, the chosen electronics and photon sensors will be tested in the ProtoDUNE detectors, then mass-produced for use in DUNE.
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Supercooled Water Is a Stable Liquid, Scientists Show for the First Time
Measurements provide evidence that extremely cold liquid water exists in two distinct structures that co-exist & vary in proportion dependent on temp.
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University and Stakeholder News

Inspired by Nature
Boston College chemists use a multi-catalyst system to covert greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into methanol.
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Electrical and Computer Engineers Receive $497,455 from Department of Energy to Investigate Electric-Bias Control of Quantum Materials
Alexander Balandin leads project that is expected to influence quantum communications and radiation therapy
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Georgetown Professor Heads Study that Discovers a New Key to Unlocking Winding Spins
The new research can be used to improve energy efficiency in magnetic memory and logic devices.
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Profile of Judith (Roth) Clark
Judith (Roth) Clark was one of 62 graduate students from across the nation selected for DOE's Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program.
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Room Temperature Superconductivity Creeping Toward Possibility
The possibility of achieving room temperature superconductivity took a tiny step forward with a recent discovery by a team of Penn State researchers.
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Unfolding the Secrets of Ice Formation to Better Understand Climate
Researchers at Stony Brook U are studying the nucleation of ice crystals with the goal to improve current cloud and climate modeling approaches.
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New Funding Supports Milestone Initiative to Advance Solar Energy Research
Researchers at University of Pennsylvania's Vagelos Institute for Energy Science and Technology have been awarded a Department of Energy grant.
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Preexisting Drug Shows Promise in Fight Against COVID-19
Researchers used state-of-the-art computer simulations to explain how a preexisting drug, Ebselen, may counteract the virus.
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Physicists Find New Way to Unlock Winding Magnetic Spins
The new discovery can be used to improve energy efficiency in magnetic memory and logic devices.
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ODU Physicists, Students Unlock the Mysteries Within the Atom
ODU physicists are working alongside scientists at Jefferson Lab and two area universities to unravel the internal structure of protons and neutrons.
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