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Students Nationwide to Compete in 30th Department of Energy National Science Bowl®
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Science Headlines

Meet Liguo Wang, Scientific Operations Director of LBMS
Biologist Liguo Wang has been named the scientific operations director of Brookhaven Lab's new cryo-electron microscopy center.
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When the Sun and Moon Are Not the Only Circles in the Sky
Using ARM total sky images, a university team fine-tunes its algorithm to detect ice halos.
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Inspiring STEM Careers Through a Hands-on Everglades Microbiome Study
JGI pilot project with Florida high school students leads to journal publication achievement.
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Rising Global Temperatures Turn Northern Permafrost Region Into Significant Carbon Source
Comprehensive study highlights the need for more research on CO2 emissions in the permafrost region.
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Liam Collins: Mapping the Unseen
Collins is a staff scientist at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, a DOE Office of Science User Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
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UK Invests £65 Million in International Science Projects Hosted by Fermilab
Funding will go to the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment and related projects hosted by DOE’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
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First Detailed Electronic Study of New Nickelate Superconductor
The new class of unconventional superconductors is starting to give up its secrets – including a surprising 3D metallic state.
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Roger Marchand: Southern Ocean Investigator
One observationalist looks to improve the modeling of cloud cover over stormy Southern Hemisphere seas.
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Oak Ridge Lab Develops Sorbent to Recover Lithium from Geothermal Brines
Scientists at ORNL are advancing a sorbent that can be used to more efficiently recover the material from brine wastes at geothermal power plants.
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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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University and Stakeholder News

NERS Ph.D. Student Yao Kovach Given Best Presentation Award
Kovach won Best Presentation Award at the Michigan Institute for Plasma Science and Engineering 10th Annual Graduate Student Symposium.
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Nathan Goff Wins Department of Energy Fellowship
Goff received the Science Graduate Student Research fellowship from the DOE and will be conducting research at SLAC this year.
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Tawney Knecht Receives DOE Graduate Student Research Award
The SCGSR program provides funding to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory.
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Physicist Rupak Mahapatra Named Director of Research Engagement for Texas A&M System National Laboratories Office
The NLO was established to increase engagement between researchers throughout the Texas A&M System and all DOE affiliated laboratories.
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MIT Researchers Realize "Ideal" Kagome Metal Electronic Structure
Newly synthesized compound of iron and tin atoms in 1-to-1 ratio displays unique behavior.
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Chemical Engineering Professor Receives Nanoscale Science and Engineering Award
Kristen Fichthorn recently received the 2019 Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
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Scrubbing Carbon Dioxide from Smokestacks for Cleaner Industrial Emissions
Researchers have uncovered a better way to scrub carbon dioxide from smokestack emissions, which could be a key to mitigating global climate change.
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Quenching Water Scarcity with a Good Pore
Researchers shed light on how water interacts with MOFs and move closer to developing materials that address the challenge of global water scarcity.
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Chemists Glimpse the Fleeting "Transition State" of a Reaction
New technique for observing reaction products offers insights into the chemical mechanisms that formed them.
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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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