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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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DOE Awards Fermilab and Partners $3.2 Million for Illinois Quantum Network
DOE has announced that it will grant Fermilab and partner institutions $3.2 million to develop designs for transparent optical quantum networks.
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Where Liquid Meets Air: Unearthing How Air Pollutants Form
Scientists offer new clues about importance to climate of water, light, and particle surfaces.
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Prep Work to Start for DUNE-related Construction at Fermilab
Site preparation work starts at Fermilab this fall for the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment.
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Scientists Explore Egyptian Mummy Bones With X-Rays and Infrared Light to Gain New Insight on Ancient Life
Researchers from Cairo University work with teams at Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source to study soil and bone samples dating back 4,000 years.
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DIII-D Receives Five-Year Funding Award from Department of Energy
Award will fund multiple projects to advance science of practical fusion energy.
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Brookhaven–Commonwealth Fusion Energy Project Wins DOE Funding
New INFUSE program will develop superconducting power cables and test their ability to withstand damage-inducing events known as quenches.
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Soft Double Gyroids Are Unique, But Imperfect, Crystals
Rice University material scientists detail unexpected distortions in self-assembling polymers.
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Crystallization Clarified
Researchers have made it possible to observe and simulate the self-assembly of crystalline materials at a much higher resolution than before.
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Deepest Look Yet at Brewer's Yeasts Reveals the Diversity Harnessed by Humans
Scientists from the University of Wisconsin–Madison reveal the dizzying complexity found in bottles of beer, wine and cider.
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UToledo to Collaborate with Oak Ridge National Laboratory on Automotive Materials Research
The University of Toledo and ORNL signed a memorandum of understanding to team up for collaborative research.
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Professor Ian Foster Named SC Distinguished Scientist Fellow by Department of Energy
Ian Foster has been named a 2019 SC Distinguished Scientist Fellow, a newly established honor from DOE’s Office of Science (SC).
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UCI Scientists Reveal Mechanism of Electron Charge Exchange in Molecules
Breakthrough has applications in data storage, energy conversion, quantum computing.
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Are We Underestimating the Benefits of Investing in Renewable Energy?
Scientists have estimated the emissions intensity of CO2 & other air pollutants from a major electricity distributor & highlighted key consequences.
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Highest-throughput 3D Printer is Future of Manufacturing
Researchers have developed a new 3D printer that is so big and so fast it can print an object the size of an adult human in just a couple of hours.
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UNH Researchers Find Climate Change Increases Risk of Mercury Contamination
Scientists have found that as the landscape changes due to warming temperatures, they see a significant increase in the levels of methylmercury.
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Scientists Discover Fractal Patterns in a Quantum Material
The X-ray-focusing lens used in the experiment is based on a design used in lighthouses for centuries.
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