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Students Nationwide to Compete in 31st Department of Energy National Science Bowl®
Middle- and high-school regional competitions begin for the National Science Bowl®
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Cory Stuart: Delivering Big Data from Oklahoma to the Azores
Cory Stuart of ORNL applies expertise as a systems engineer to ensure the secure & timely transfer of millions of measurements of Earth’s atmosphere.
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Researchers Capture How Materials Break Apart Following an Extreme Shock
A better understanding of the failure process will help researchers design new materials that can better withstand intense events.
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Seeing Schizophrenia: X-Rays Shed Light on Neural Differences, Point Toward Treatment
An international research team used the ultrabright X-rays of the Advanced Photon Source to examine neurons in the brains of schizophrenia patients.
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One Minute with Arden Warner, Accelerator Physicist
As part of the PIP-II accelerator project, Warner is responsible for machine protection systems, a critical component of the test bed for PIP2IT.
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A Sponge to Soak Up Carbon Dioxide in the Air
A Q&A with Berkeley Lab scientist Jeffrey Long on a material for capturing CO2.
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How Argonne is Working to Power a Clean Energy Revolution
The research supports a 100 percent clean energy economy: modernize the U.S. electric grid, revolutionize batteries, and reinvent transportation.
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MOSAiC: A Sustained Echo of Data
With an epic Arctic Ocean expedition at an end, researchers wrangle with rich ARM measurements.
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Scientists Use Supercomputers to Study Reliable Fusion Reactor Design, Operation
A team at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory employs DOE supercomputers to understand heat-load width requirements of future ITER device.
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Coffea Speeds Up Particle Physics Data Analysis
A software package, Coffea (Columnar Object Framework for Effective Analysis), optimizes scientists’ time in high-energy physics research.
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Researchers Hunt for New Particles in Particle Collider Data
Berkeley Lab physicists participate in exploration of 3 years of data from CERN’s ATLAS detector.
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University and Stakeholder News

A Quantum Leap
Professor Bane Vasic will work with the Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems Center group – a program to accelerate quantum innovation.
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URI Director of Research Computing Awarded Time on United States' Fastest Supercomputer
Professor Gaurav Khanna was awarded 880,000 core-hours of supercomputing time to evaluate different computational methods for black hole simulations.
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Understanding COVID-19 Infection and Possible Mutations
Researchers computationally assessed how changes to the virus spike can affect binding with ACE2 and compared results to those of the original virus.
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New Stanford Study Allows Regional Prediction of Uranium in Groundwater
Researchers identified calcium concentrations and soil alkalinity as key factors of uranium groundwater contamination in California’s Central Valley.
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The Breakdown on Broken Polymers
The project combines in situ small-angle neutron scattering measurements, to develop theories for deformations at extreme shear rates.
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New Catalyst Resolves Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cost, Longevity Issues
The non-platinum catalyst may lead to cheaper, longer-lasting power.
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The Journey to Georgia Tech: Jess Eskew Shares Struggles, Learning Lessons, and Advice
This past summer, physics major Jess Eskew interned virtually at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory through the SULI program.
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ASU Physics Professor Receives $300,000 Grant
DOE has awarded Arizona State University physics Assistant Professor Siddharth Karkare a $300,000 grant to develop more intense electron sources.
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Titanium Atom That Exists in Two Places at Once in Crystal to Blame for Unusual Phenomenon
Researchers at Caltech, USC, and Oak Ridge National La discover why a perfect crystal is not good at conducting heat, although it seemingly should be.
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UWM Physicists to Work with Argonne National Lab on a Breakthrough Battery Material
Hirschmugl and Gajdardziska have been awarded funding to research and commercialize their material that boosts batteries’ energy storage capacity.
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