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Outer rim simulation: Predicting matter distribution in a universe with billions of galaxies

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A Quick Liquid Flip Helps Explain How Morphing Materials Store Information
Experiments at SLAC collected more than 10,000 snapshots of phase-change materials transforming from a glassy to a crystalline state in real time.
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Electron (or 'Hole') Pairs May Survive Effort to Kill Superconductivity
Metallic state emergence supports role of charge stripes in formation of charge-carrier pairs essential to resistance-free flow of electrical current.
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Santa Jansone-Popova: Chemistry by Design
Organic chemist Santa Jansone-Popova designs new chemical architectures to support chemical separations at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
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Hybrid Nanostructure Steps Up Light-Harvesting Efficiency
Scientists have assembled a nanohybrid structure that contains both biologically derived (biotic) and inorganic (abiotic) materials.
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Preparing Scientific Applications for Exascale Computing
Brookhaven Lab's Computational Science Initiative hosted a four-day coding workshop focusing on the latest version of OpenMP.
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A Precise Look at Alzheimer’s Proteins
PNNL scientist sifts for clues from more than 1,000 human brains.
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What if Dark Matter is Lighter? Report Calls for Small Experiments to Broaden the Hunt
Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley scientists are already pursuing new experiments to probe for low-mass dark matter particles.
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Energy Department to Invest $32 Million in Computer Design of Materials
Researchers to take advantage of DOE’s advanced supercomputers.
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New Core-Shell Catalyst for Ethanol Fuel Cells
Scientists at DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a highly efficient catalyst for extracting electrical energy from ethanol.
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Researchers Uncover a New Obstacle to Effective Accelerator Beams
Scientists at DOE's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory have discovered a surprising new obstacle that reduces the neutralization of ion beam pulses.
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Virginia Tech Helps Lead Broadest Study of Battery Electrode Failure in New Journal Article
Researchers at Virginia Tech co-led an international study that detailed the broadest understanding of what happens during battery electrode failure.
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Gut Bacteria Influence Autism-like Behaviors in Mice
Now, using mouse models, Caltech researchers have discovered that gut bacteria directly contribute to autism-like behaviors in mice.
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To Create a High-temperature Superconductor, Try These Materials
Northwestern Engineering researchers have identified 14 compounds with specific electronic trait.
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$100 million Commitment Launches Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering
Gift from Pritzker Foundation supports creation of nation’s first school dedicated to molecular engineering.
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Research Deepens Understanding of Gut Bacteria’s Connections to Human Health and Disease
Researchers at Oregon State University have made an important advance in understanding the roles that gut bacteria play in human health.
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Scientists Offer Designer 'Big Atoms' on Demand
In the not-so-distant future, researchers may be able to build atoms to your specifications with the click of a button.
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Most Detailed X-ray Image of Batteries Yet to Reveal Why They Still Aren't Good Enough
A multi-institute team of researchers has developed the most comprehensive view yet of lithium-ion battery electrodes.
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Princeton Researchers Discover Link Between Circadian Clock and Fat Metabolism
The enzyme Nocturnin, which governs daily tasks such as fat metabolism and energy usage, works in an entirely different way than previously thought.
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Nanoscale Sculpturing Leads to Unusual Packing of Nanocubes
Understanding this behavior is key to engineering new materials with specific desired properties.
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Study Probes the Powering of Contractions in Heart Failure
Findings at nanometer and millisecond scales may help improve design of therapies directed at motor proteins to rescue failing hearts.
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