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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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Deep Neural Networks Speed Up Weather and Climate Models
Researchers develop low-cost models to predict how short-term and long-term changes in weather patterns affect the local scale.
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New AI Model Tries to Synthesize Patient Data Like Doctors Do
PNNL incorporates information of over 300,000 medical concepts, more than any existing AI data set, in effort to aid physicians’ diagnoses.
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Machine Learning Enhances Light-Beam Performance at the Advanced Light Source
Successful demonstration of algorithm by Berkeley Lab-UC Berkeley team shows technique could be viable for scientific light sources around the globe.
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Machine Learning Analyses Help Unlock Secrets of Stable 'Supercrystal'
A team of university and national lab researchers applied an optical field to reorganize the atoms in a superlattice into a stable supercrystal.
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From Afghanistan to Alaska, With Atmosphere in Between
Military service supports Sandia contractors working at remote research station in Alaska.
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Gotta Catch ’Em All: New NOvA Results with Neutrinos and Antineutrinos
The latest results from the Fermilab NOvA experiment are taking us closer to describing the most basic properties of the mysterious neutrino.
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New Measurement Yields Smaller Proton Radius
Physicists get closer to solving the proton radius puzzle with unique new measurement of the charge radius of the proton.
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A Game-Changing Test for Prion, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s Diseases is on the Horizon
Synthetic molecules made at Berkeley Lab can be used to diagnose numerous devastating illnesses.
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X-rays of Human Skull to Improve Military Helmets
The human skull is extremely complex. To build helmets that protect it well, we need a detailed understanding of its structure and behavior.
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University Research News

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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A Peek at Life Under a Wheat Field: Reflections from an LTER Fellow
MSU graduate researcher, Allison Zahorec, is a PhD student in Dr. Doug Landis’s lab in the Department of Entomology at Michigan State University.
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Big Data Technique Reveals Previously Unknown Capabilities of Common Materials
New research reveals possible applications of nickel, from data storage to biosensors.
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John Price Receives Fifth DOE Grant to Continue Proton Research
Price recently received a three-year, $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to expand “Nuclear Physics with Short-Lived Beams.”
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Overlap Allows Nanoparticles to Enhance Light-based Detection
Rice University scientists have found revealing information where light from a molecule meets light from a nanoparticle.
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Scientists Discover Method to Create and Trap Trions at Room Temperature
A UMD-led team chemically engineered carbon nanotubes to synthesize and trap trions.
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Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory Conducts Radiation, Photochemistry Research
The lab has continued to perform research on the fundamental properties of radiation, as well as photochemical research.
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Building a Better Fluorescence Estimation of Electron Transport in Plants
In a letter published in the journal New Phytologist, researchers suggest a correction for fluorescent measurements of electron transport.
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Rochester Recognized as Leader in High-energy-density Physics
Three of eight national research grants recently awarded by the Department of Energy were given to researchers at the University of Rochester.
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ATLAS Phase I Upgrade Set to Advance High-Energy Particle Physics
Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory are leading a significant upgrade to the experiment.
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