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Capturing 3D Microstructures in Real Time
Argonne researchers have developed a machine-learning-based algorithm that can characterize 3D material microstructure in real time.
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Researchers Working on Computational Models to Design Ways to Treat COVID-19
Project will sift through 1 billion drug-like molecules and 60 sites on virus to find most promising options for targeted drug development.
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IMSA High School Internship Advances DUNE Project and Showcases Unexplored Potential of Physics
Interns at Argonne National Laboratory contribute to Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) project and advance in key STEM pipelines.
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Making Biofuels Cheaper by Putting Plants to Work
Berkeley Lab researchers describe how biofuels can achieve cost parity with petroleum fuels.
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A New Way to Fine-Tune Exotic Materials: Thin, Stretch and Clamp
The new technique can be used to study and design a broad range of materials for use in things like sensors and detectors.
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Innovative Model of the Dynamic Magnetic Field That Surrounds Mercury
Researchers have developed the first detailed model of the interaction between the magnetized wind and the magnetic field that surrounds the planet.
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Brookhaven Lab Mobilizes Resources in Fight Against COVID-19
Scientists and staff combine expertise across disciplines to address drug development, medical supplies, information processing, and more.
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Scientists See Energy Gap Modulations in a Cuprate Superconductor
Measurements from single electron tunneling provide spectroscopic evidence & cinch the case for a 'pair density wave' coexisting w/ superconductivity.
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The Milky Way's Satellites Help Reveal Link Between Dark Matter Halos and Galaxy Formation
A study by SLAC and Dark Energy Survey researchers is part of a larger effort to understand how dark matter works on scales smaller than our galaxy.
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Preparing for Exascale: Eliminating Disruptions on the Path to Sustainable Fusion Energy
PPPL scientists are leading an Aurora ESP project that will leverage AI, deep learning, & exascale computing power to advance fusion energy research.
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University and Stakeholder News

Quantum Effect Triggers Unusual Material Expansion
New research conducted in part at UConn may bring a whole new class of chemical elements into this materials science balancing act.
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3D Reconstructions of Individual Nanoparticles
Liquid phase electron microscopy illuminates 3D atomic structures of platinum nanoparticles, advancing full control of nanoengineering.
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Discovery by UMass Lowell-Led Team Challenges Nuclear Theory
A discovery by a team of researchers could change how atoms are understood by scientists and help explain extreme phenomena in outer space.
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CMS Upgrade Will Shine Light on Higgs Boson
Cornell is leading a $77 million effort, beginning April 1, to upgrade the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the Large Hadron Collider.
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Study Shows Potential for Using Fiber-Optic Networks to Assess Ground Motions During Earthquakes
Study provides evidence that the same optical fibers that deliver high-speed internet & HD video to our homes could one day double as seismic sensors.
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A New Tool for Controlling Reactions in Microrobots and Microreactors
University of Massachusetts Amherst and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory use simple capillary forces to direct aqueous solutions.
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On Mars or Earth, Biohybrid Can Turn CO2 Into New Products
Researchers have worked on a hybrid system combining bacteria and nanowires that can convert CO2 and H20 into building blocks for organic molecules.
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FRIB Accelerates Argon-36 Beam in 37 of 46 Cryomodules to Full Beam Energy of 200 MeV/Nucleon Required at Project Completion
FRIB’s readiness to accelerate beam in the second segment of the linear accelerator has been assessed in its fourth Accelerator Readiness Review.
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Research Shows Evidence of Broken Time-Reversal Symmetry in Superconducting UPt3
Researchers are a step closer to understanding how superconductors can be improved for reliability in future quantum computers.
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Double-Walled Nanotubes Have Electro-Optical Advantages
Rice University calculations show they could be highly useful for solar panels.
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Upgrading the Advanced Photon Source