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New Study Confirms Important Clues to Fight Ovarian Cancer
Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory examine proteins to identify what is 'broken' in tumor cells.
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Electrons Break Rotational Symmetry in Exotic Low-Temp Superconductor
Scientists may be able to design superconductors that don’t require expensive cooling to achieve their near-perfect energy efficiency.
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X-ray Experiments Zero in on COVID-19 Antibodies
Scientists reveal potential coronavirus therapy using structural biology and the Advanced Light Source.
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Cleaner-Burning Gasoline Engines, Cities Powered by Wind, Nuclear Reactors that Fit on a Tabletop—Soon They Could All be within Reach
Two exascale supercomputers—at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory—promise the fastest computing horsepower in history.
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Mining for COVID-19 Connections
Scientists comb through millions of medical journal articles for possible connections among FDA-approved drug therapies & known COVID-19 symptoms.
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To Decipher Earth's Evolutionary Tale, Researchers Probe Materials at Deep-Earth Conditions
Learning how liquid silicates behave at these extreme temperatures and pressures has been a longstanding challenge in the geosciences.
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True Colors: Using X-Rays to Trace the Evolution of Insects' Structural Colors
A team of researchers has used ultra-bright X-rays to analyze 13,000-year-old fossilized beetle wings.
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Quantum Gases Won't Take the Heat
A team found a quantum object stays at the same temperature despite a steady supply of energy–even when strong interactions are part of the picture.
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Staying Ahead of Antibiotic Resistance
Steady research in protein structure paves the way for more efficient treatment.
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Masks On, Ready to Work: Meet the People Supporting COVID-19 Science
Berkeley Lab workers provide essential services to scientists working on COVID-19-related research.
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University and Stakeholder News

Physics Graduate Student Selected for Research at Department of Energy Lab
Lucas Beving is one of 62 graduate students from across the nation selected for DOE’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program.
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Graphene-Reinforced Carbon Fiber May Lead to Affordable, Stronger Car Materials
A team of researchers found that adding graphene to the carbon fiber production process greatly strengthens the material.
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Charting a Course Toward Quantum Simulations of Nuclear Physics
Researchers at the University of Maryland explore how to map lattice gauge theories to ion traps.
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Supercomputers Reveal True Strengths of Some Zirconia Ceramics
Simulations suggest applications ranging from prosthetics to aerospace engines.
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AI Helps Researchers Up-Cycle Waste Carbon
Researchers are using artificial intelligence to accelerate progress in transforming waste carbon into a commercially valuable product.
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NYU and IBM Research Takes Electrons for a Spin in Moving Toward More Efficient, Higher Density Data Storage
Researchers demonstrated a new mechanism involving electron motion in magnetic materials that points to new ways to potentially enhance data storage.
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New AI + Science Grants Fund Projects & Workshops in Chemistry, Physics, and CS Education
The second round of AI + Science grants supports new AI applications to boost scientific discovery and education.
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Exploring New Paths to Future Quantum Electronics
Researchers investigate interface-driven phenomena in quantum materials in the quest for energy-efficient quantum electronics.
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New Study Could Help Better Predict Rainfall During El Niño
University of Miami Rosenstiel School researchers uncover atmospheric teleconnection between U.S. and tropics.
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UAH Boosts Search for COVID-19 Drugs Using HPE Cray Sentinel Supercomputer
UAH's Dr. Jerome Baudry is using HPE’s Cray Sentinel supercomputer to search for natural products that are effective against the COVID-19 virus.
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