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Former Berkeley Lab Scientist Carolyn Bertozzi Wins 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Carolyn Bertozzi, Morten Meldal, and K. Barry Sharpless.
Former Berkeley Lab Scientist John Clauser Among Three Awarded the 2022 Nobel for Physics for Work on Quantum Mechanics
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics to Alain Aspect, John Clauser, and Anton Zeilinger.
Creating Quantum Connections: Workshop Brings Together Quantum Networking Experts from Around the World
The third Workshop on Quantum Repeaters and Networks was locally co-organized by the Q-NEXT quantum research center and the Chicago Quantum Exchange.
Reducing Molten Salt's Corrosive Effect
ORNL scientists recently demonstrated a low-temperature, safe route to purifying molten chloride salts that minimizes their ability to corrode metals.

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Rice Lab Grows Macroscale, Modular Materials from Bacteria
Bioscientists at Rice University have introduced centimeter-scale, slime-like colonies of engineered bacteria that self-assemble from the bottom up.
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UT-led Research Center Aims to Find Better Ways to Clean Water
The Center for Materials for Water and Energy Systems has been studying novel membrane-based approaches & new materials to change how we purify water.
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Stanford’s Carolyn Bertozzi Wins Nobel in Chemistry
Bertozzi was awarded the Nobel Prize for her development of bioorthogonal reactions, to explore cells & track biological processes without disruption.
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Rensselaer Physics Researcher To Advance Potentially Revolutionary Experiment
Physics associate professor Ethan Brown has received a $285,000 grant to collaborate on research into neutrinoless double beta decay.
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The Frontier supercomputer at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory earned the top ranking on May 30, 2022, as the world’s fastest on the 59th TOP500 list, with 1.1 exaflops of performance. The system is the first to achieve an unprecedented level of computing performance known as exascale, a threshold of a quintillion calculations per second.
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