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DOE Funding Boosts Artificial Intelligence Research at Jefferson Lab
DOE awards $2.16 million to Jefferson Lab’s David Lawrence and Chris Tennant for three-year projects.
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PNNL, UW Broaden Capacity to Test for COVID-19
A DOE team analyzed kits that could be used as a critical part of a laboratory test used to detect the virus in a sample from an infected person.
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Key Partners Mark Launch of Electron-Ion Collider Project
State-of-the-art facility and partnership among DOE, NYS, Brookhaven Lab, and Jefferson Lab will open a new frontier in nuclear physics.
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ICEBERG Tests Future Neutrino Detector Systems with 'Beautiful' Results
After initial tests end, the chosen electronics and photon sensors will be tested in the ProtoDUNE detectors, then mass-produced for use in DUNE.
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Supercooled Water Is a Stable Liquid, Scientists Show for the First Time
Measurements provide evidence that extremely cold liquid water exists in two distinct structures that co-exist & vary in proportion dependent on temp.
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ORNL's Neutron Facilities Offer Remote Access Experiment Opportunities
The temporary remote access experiment program enables scientists to use the neutron sources-the HFIR and the SNS-without setting foot on campus.
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New Calculation Refines Comparison of Matter with Antimatter
Theorists publish improved prediction for the tiny difference in kaon decays observed by experiments.
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Quantum Economic Development Consortium Confirms Steering Committee
A mix of public and private organizations will help set the group’s direction.
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SLAC's Upgraded X-Ray Laser Shows its Soft Side
This leap in capability will allow scientists to investigate quantum and chemical systems more directly than ever before.
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Neutrons Probe Biological Materials for Insights Into COVID-19 Virus Infection
A team of scientists is using neutron reflectometry to get a detailed look at some of the first stages of infection occurring at the cell membrane.
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University and Stakeholder News

New Funding Supports Milestone Initiative to Advance Solar Energy Research
Researchers at University of Pennsylvania's Vagelos Institute for Energy Science and Technology have been awarded a Department of Energy grant.
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Preexisting Drug Shows Promise in Fight Against COVID-19
Researchers used state-of-the-art computer simulations to explain how a preexisting drug, Ebselen, may counteract the virus.
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Physicists Find New Way to Unlock Winding Magnetic Spins
The new discovery can be used to improve energy efficiency in magnetic memory and logic devices.
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ODU Physicists, Students Unlock the Mysteries Within the Atom
ODU physicists are working alongside scientists at Jefferson Lab and two area universities to unravel the internal structure of protons and neutrons.
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OSU Researchers Make Green Chemistry Advance with New Catalyst for Reduction of Carbon Dioxide
Researchers have made a key advance in the green chemistry pursuit of converting CO2 into reusable forms of carbon via electrochemical reduction.
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Wayne State University Engineering Professor Receives DOE Grant to Develop Catalysts for Renewable Energy Generation
Professor Eranda Nikolla's work will focus on the development of efficient electrochemical systems for energy generation and storage.
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Inspired by Chameleons, Scientists Use Liquid Crystals to Create Color-Changing Materials
Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering research could be applied to smart coatings, sensors and wearable electronics.
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A New MXene Material Shows Extraordinary Electromagnetic Interference Shielding Ability
Drexel University and KIST researchers report new material can absorb EMI from electronic devices.
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Discovery Informs Strategy to Boost Production of Biofuel-Relevant Sugars in Plants
New research from the GLBRC suggests a new way to increase the content of desired sugars in crops engineered for producing biofuels.
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New Tools Catch and Release Cellular Targets at the Flip of a Light Switch
A Princeton team has developed a class of light-switchable, highly adaptable molecular tools with new capabilities to control cellular activities.
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