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OLCF is Looking into the Present and the Future of Large-Scale Data Science
With scientists producing more data than ever before, the challenge now is finding ways to better use it.
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Scientists Pioneer New Generation of Semiconductor Neutron Detector
Scientists discover new neutron-detecting material for applications in science and national security.
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What's MER? It's a Way to Measure Quantum Materials, and it's Telling Us New and Interesting Things
Condensed matter physics scientists studied WTe2 to determine its magnetic, superconducting, and other properties.
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Jefferson Lab to be Major Partner in Electron Ion Collider Project
The Department of Energy announced that Jefferson Lab will collaborate on plans to build a future Electron Ion Collider in New York.
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Department of Energy Selects Site for Electron-Ion Collider
New facility to be located at Brookhaven Lab will allow scientists from across the nation and around the globe to peer inside protons & atomic nuclei.
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Connecting the Dots in the Sky Could Shed New Light on Dark Matter
Astrophysicists have come a step closer to understanding the origin of a faint glow of gamma rays covering the night sky.
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From Grasshopper to Mentor
EMSL computational scientist Lee Ann McCue is always seeking out and trying new things – both giving and receiving in mentorships.
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Data From Antipodal Places: First Use of CMB Polarization to Detect Gravitational Lensing From Galaxy Clusters
Scientists are using the polarization of the cosmic microwave background to calculate galaxy clusters masses, using a new mathematical estimator.
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Memory Storage for Super Cold Computing
Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have experimentally demonstrated a novel cryogenic, or low temperature, memory cell circuit design.
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Nano-Objects of Desire: Assembling Ordered Nanostructures in 3-D
Scientists have developed a platform for assembling nanosized material components into desired 3-D structures.
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University and Stakeholder News

Allison Zahorec: Studying Microarthropods
Allison Zahorec is a doctoral student studying in the Landis Lab in the Department of Entomology at Michigan State University.
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Tiny Magnetic Particles Enable New Material to Bend, Twist, and Grab
Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a material that uses magnetic fields to transform into a variety of shapes.
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Can We Develop Computer Chips That Run On Light?
Researchers are trying to develop a new generation of chips that would control photons as reliably as today’s chips control electrons.
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CMU Becomes Go-To Place for Machine Learning in Catalysis Research
Both the DOE and the NSF have invested in pioneering research into the role of machine learning in the discovery of new catalysts.
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Self-Driving Microrobots
New study proposes a strategy for microscale robots that can sense symptoms of a material defect and navigate autonomously to the defect site.
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How a ‘Vegetable Ion’ Helped Scientists Unlock Theory Behind Transitions of Materials
Scientists publish most complete picture to date of the transition from conductor to insulator in a type of material called transition metal oxides.
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New Polymer Material May Help Batteries Become Self-Healing and Recyclable
Engineers at the University of Illinois have developed a solid polymer-based electrolyte that can self-heal after damage.
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Researchers Use a Material's 'Memory' to Encode Unique Physical Properties
A new study shows that certain types of materials have a “memory” of how they were processed, stored, and manipulated.
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The Coldest Reaction
With ultracold chemistry, researchers get a first look at exactly what happens during a chemical reaction.
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Spin on Perovskite Research Advances Potential for Quantum Computing
A two-dimensional hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite can inject spin aligned electrons into active layers w/o the need of an external magnetic field.
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