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Fermilab Launches New Institute for Quantum Science
Laboratory to use particle physics expertise to kick-start quantum technology for computing, sensors, simulations and communication.
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A Four-way Switch Promises Greater Tunability of Layered Materials
A scientific team has made the first experimental observation of a material phase that had been predicted but never seen.
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ADMX Experiment Places World's Best Constraint on Dark Matter Axions
ADMX, with its world-leading sensitivity, has ruled out axions of a certain mass range as dark matter.
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New Insight Into a Cancer-shielding Protein Could Guide a New Generation of Cancer Treatments
A better understanding of ‘checkpoint proteins,’ which protect cancer cells against immune system strikes, could lead to more effective drugs.
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Blowing Bubbles: PPPL Scientist Confirms Novel Way to Launch and Drive Current in Fusion Plasmas
Physicist Fatima Ebrahimi has used high-res computer simulations to investigate a stability technique for use in confining tokamak magnetic fields.
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In its 15th Year, INCITE Advances Open Science with Supercomputer Grants to 47 Projects
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science announced allocations of supercomputer access to 47 science projects for 2020.
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Team Uses Golden "Lollipop" to Observe Elusive Interference Effect at the Nanoscale
Nanofabricated “golden lollipop” helps researchers observe Fano interference using electron microscopy techniques at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
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Scientists Discover "Ripple" in Flexible Material that Could Improve Electronic Properties
A newly discovered phenomenon in a flexible semiconductor could affect its promise for electronic devices.
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How Do You Make the World's Most Powerful Neutrino Beam?
DUNE will need lots of neutrinos—and to make them, scientists will use extreme versions of some common sounding ingredients: magnets & pencil lead.
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Argonne Applies Machine Learning to Cybersecurity Threats
Argonne researchers turn to supercomputers and artificial intelligence to try and prevent cyberattacks before they arise.
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Stanford Scientists Program Cells to Carry Out Gene-Guided Construction Projects
Stanford researchers have developed a method to genetically reprogram cells to build artificial structures.
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Fusion Researchers Endorse Push for Pilot Power Plant in US
Fusion energy community makes unified statement on priorities in report for Department of Energy Policy Advisory Group.
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Graphene Underpins a New Platform to Selectively ID Deadly Strains of Bacteria
Prototype developed by Boston College-led team demonstrates the first selective, electrical detection of two pathogenic bacterial species.
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Model Simulator Helps Researchers Map Complex Physics Phenomena
A Cornell-led collaboration has successfully created a simulator using ultrathin monolayers that overlap to make a moiré pattern.
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Research Team Discovers Path to Razor-Sharp Black Hole Images
New calculations predict a striking and intricate substructure within black hole images from extreme gravitational light bending.
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Bacterial Enzyme Could Become a New Target for Antibiotics
Scientists discover the structure of an enzyme, found in the human gut, that breaks down a component of collagen.
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Radiation Damage Spreads Among Close Neighbors
A new report shows a single x-ray can unravel an enormous molecule.
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University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Oak Ridge National Laboratory to Collaborate On Cancer Drug Discovery and Development R...
Researchers at UTHSC and Oak Ridge National Laboratory will conduct collaborative research with the goal of developing better cancer treatments.
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Earth’s Mantle, Not Its Core, May Have Generated Planet’s Early Magnetic Field
New research lends credence to an unorthodox retelling of the story of early Earth first proposed at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
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Dancing Electrons Solve a Longstanding Puzzle in the Oldest Magnetic Material
Physicists use extreme infrared laser pulses to reveal frozen electron waves in magnetite.
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