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Explosive Nuclear Astrophysics
An international team has developed a new method to determine origin of stardust in meteorites.
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Scientists Propose Method for Eliminating Damaging Heat Bursts in Fusion Device
Researchers have developed a model that accurately reproduces the conditions for ELM suppression in the DIII-D National Fusion Facility.
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A Shining Example of Nature Leading the Way
Review published in Science shows Earth-abundant metals are poised for greater use.
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A Team of International Physicists Join Forces in Hunt for Sterile Neutrinos
An international group of more than 260 scientists has produced one of the most stringent tests for the existence of sterile neutrinos to date.
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ESnet Applying Global Networking Expertise to GRETA Spectrometer for Experiments at Michigan Facility
Nuclear physicists at Berkeley Lab are building the GRETA experiment, short for Gamma Ray Energy Tracking Array.
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Researchers Tease Out the Unique Chemical Fingerprint of the Most Aggressive Free Radical in Living Things
The technique they used will offer insight into many different chemical reactions.
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Brookhaven Lab Partners in New $40 M Research Center to Convert Sunlight to Liquid Fuels
Scientists aim to advance the design and performance of hybrid molecular-semiconductor photoelectrodes to generate liquid fuel from sunlight.
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Poison Control: Chasing the Antidote
Andrey Kovalevsky works on a team to develop a new family of antidotes for poisons called organophosphates, which include nerve agents.
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Aaron Kennedy: The Joy of Snow
A University of North Dakota severe-weather researcher is making a rare deep study of blowing snow―its place in models & how to describe & measure it.
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Shedding Light on Stellar Evolution
Researchers developed a way to measure the basic properties of matter at the highest pressures thus far achieved in a controlled laboratory experiment
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University and Stakeholder News

UofM’s Gopalakrishnan Receives $750,000 U.S. DOE EARLY CAREER Award
The prestigious award is the first for the Herff College of Engineering and the University of Memphis.
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2D Semiconductors Found to Be Close-To-Ideal Fractional Quantum Hall Platform
Columbia University researchers report that they have observed a quantum fluid known as the fractional quantum Hall states.
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Center for Molecular Quantum Transduction Awarded $12.4 Million as DOE EFRC
The funding will support a four-year enterprise that began August 1, 2020.
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New Synthetic Biology Tools Unlock Complex Plant Engineering
Researchers at The Joint BioEnergy Institute & UC Davis have developed a set of synthetic biology tools that could unlock advanced plant engineering.
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Quantum Engineering Breakthroughs Could Offer New Direction for Communication Tech
Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering scientists demonstrate a new technique for entangling sound particles.
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Polymer Science Faculty Member Earns Department of Energy Research Funding
Dr. Jason Azoulay, an assistant professor at the University of Southern Mississippi, is one of 76 scientists across the country to receive the award.
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Harnessing the Power of Biology: Scientists 'Go the Distance' in Electron Transfer Study
David Kramer and Daniel Ducat are exploring how electrons move across long distances within biomaterials, such as proteins.
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Physics JETSCAPE Collaboration Receives $4 Million NSF Grant Renewal
Researchers working on the collaboration say the new funding will allow them to continue to study critical elements of high energy nuclear physics.
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UH Physicist Awarded Grant to Develop Instrumentation for High-Energy Colliders
Peter Gorham and his team will work on the timing frontier – the problem of creating 4D tracking of particles by adding precise time measurements.
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UC San Diego Physicist Making a Mark
Javier Duarte will receive the Early Career Award support to develop AI algorithms to reconstruct particles from the LHC’s proton collisions.
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