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

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A Bumper Crop of Undergraduate Students Attends Annual Plasma Workshop Kicking Off Summer Internship Programs
PPPL hosted its largest group of undergraduate students ever for the annual undergraduate plasma workshop June 10 to 14.
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Berkeley Lab Celebrates the Integrative Genomics Building
The building will be a step forward in Berkeley Lab’s vision to expand the footprint of the biological and environmental sciences on the main campus.
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Plants' Oil-Production Accelerator Also Activates the Brakes
Scientists discover seemingly paradoxical mechanism for regulating oil synthesis.
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John Crane Acquires Division of Advanced Diamond Technologies, a Company Built on Argonne Technology
The company will leverage patented ultrananocrystalline diamond (UNCD®) technology originally developed at Argonne.
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A Miniature Camera for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Will Help Test the Observatory and Take First Images
SLAC completed its work on ComCam, a commissioning device to be installed in Chile later this year.
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Advanced NMR at Ames Lab Captures New Details in Nanoparticle Structures
Using dynamic nuclear polarization, Ames researchers increased detection sensitivity and revealed surprising details in a key group of materials.
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A Day in the Life on an Accelerator Designer
Physicist Tor Raubenheimer explores the world by climbing rocks and designing particle accelerators.
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Turning the Switch on Biofuels
Scientists identified a molecular mechanism in bacteria that can be manipulated to promote imidazolium ionic liquid tolerance.
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Neutrons Get a Wider Angle on DNA and RNA to Advance 3D Models
Researchers are using neutrons to improve simulated DNA and RNA structures for broad medical and pharmaceutical applications.
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Collaborative Research Charts Course to Hundreds of New Nitrides
A groundbreaking research effort has led to a discovery of hundreds of nitrides not previously known to exist.
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University Research News

Mysterious Majorana Quasiparticle is Now Closer to Being Controlled for Quantum Computing
As mysterious as the Italian scientist for which it is named, the Majorana particle is one of the most compelling quests in physics.
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Physics at the Edge
UCSB condensed matter physicists take a step closer to building a graphene-based topological insulator.
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Revealing 'Hidden' Phases of Matter Through the Power of Light
New research shows how materials can be imbued with new chemical properties using a solid phase transition method that relies on fast pulses of light.
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New Research Could Boost Efficiency of Solar Cells
Solar energy could be made more efficient in the future, thanks to new findings published by scientists from Stony Brook and Brookhaven Lab.
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Impact of Warming on Peatlands
More methane is released than carbon dioxide; microbial diversity declines.
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Switchgrass Hybrid Yields Insights Into Plant Evolution
Researchers at MSU have identified specific parts of genetic code within the plant that could contribute to larger switchgrass harvests.
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‘Sandwich’ Structure Key to Thin LSMO Films Retaining Magnetic Properties
New findings have implications for future use of lanthanum strontium manganite in spintronic-based computing and storage devices.
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Structuring Sweetness: What Makes Stevia So Sweet?
New research from Washington University in St. Louis reveals the molecular machinery behind the high-intensity sweetness of the stevia plant.
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UCI Scientists Create New Class of Two-dimensional Materials
Fabrication could help unlock new quantum computing and energy technologies.
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New Method for Engineering Metabolic Pathways
Two approaches developed at Northwestern Engineering provide a faster way to create complex molecules.
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