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After Blasting a Molecule with Light, Researchers Watch its Structure Vibrate and Change in Real Time
The technique can be used to study molecular phenomena and the forming and breaking of chemical bonds.
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A Graphene Superconductor That Plays More Than One Tune
Researchers at Berkeley Lab have developed a graphene device that’s thinner than a human hair but has a depth of special traits.
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Next-Gen Tools for Raw Data Processing
Researchers the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility are preparing for datasets beyond the petascale.
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Some Assembly Required: Scientists Piece Together the Largest U.S.-Based Dark Matter Experiment
Major deliveries in June set the stage for the next phase of work on LUX-ZEPLIN project.
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Polymer-Polymer Membranes: a Cure for Industry’s Separation Anxiety
The use of synthetic membranes in industrial processes is estimated to grow to a nearly $62 billion global market by 2025.
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Surprise Finding Uncovers New Capability for Semiconductor Material
Metal oxide, known to start and stop current, can also create it; a step “beyond CMOS.”
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Scientists Deepen Understanding of the Magnetic Fields that Surround the Earth and Other Planets
A team of scientists has completed research into waves that travel through a magnetic, electrically charged environment, known as the magnetosphere.
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The Best of Both Worlds: How to Solve Real Problems on Modern Quantum Computers
Argonne combines quantum and classical approaches to overcome limitations in current quantum computing hardware.
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3 Sky Surveys Completed in Preparation for Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument
The new project will create the largest 3D map of the universe’s galaxies and glean new insights about the universe’s accelerating expansion.
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SLAC Makes ‘Electron Camera,’ a World-class Tool for Ultrafast Science, Available to Scientists Worldwide
Combined with the lab’s LCLS X-ray laser, it’ll provide unprecedented atomic views of some of nature’s speediest processes.
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University Research News

Applied Optics Group Demonstrates Strong Coupling Between Magnons and Phonons on a Single Nanomagnet
UC Santa Cruz researchers discover interplay between magnetic and vibrational resonances within single nanomagnets.
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Caught in the Act: Images Capture Molecular Motions in Real Time
Researchers have shot a “movie” of subtle molecular motions in unprecedented detail, shedding light on previously unseen chemical dynamics.
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Engineers Use Graph Networks to Accurately Predict Properties of Molecules and Crystals
Nanoengineers at UC San Diego have developed new deep learning models that can accurately predict the properties of molecules and crystals.
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Scientists Decode DNA Secrets of World’s Toughest Bean
Research offers hope for feeding Earth's expanding population as the climate changes.
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Light-sensing System Could Show Distant Galaxies in Unprecedented Detail
UCLA-developed sensors work at room temperature, unlike current technology that needs extreme cold.
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A New, More User-friendly Language for Programming Supercomputers
Only supercomputers have the oomph to tackle the grandest challenges facing science, but the difficulty programming these machines impedes discovery.
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3 William & Mary Doctoral Students Awarded Graduate Fellowships at Jefferson Lab
The fellowships will support students’ advanced studies at their universities and research at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility.
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Plants Can Crash When Photosynthesis Rates Are High. This is One Way They Slow Down.
Just as brakes are essential to whiz down a highway, plants rely on special proteins to maintain high rates of photosynthesis without crashing.
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Nanowire Research Could Advance Harvesting of Solar Energy
New research has been published by a team of scientists from Stony Brook University, Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Naval Research Laboratory.
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Experiments Show Dramatic Increase in Solar Cell Output
Method for collecting two electrons from each photon could break through theoretical solar-cell efficiency limit.
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