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Brookhaven Lab Partners in New $40 M Research Center to Convert Sunlight to Liquid Fuels
Scientists aim to advance the design and performance of hybrid molecular-semiconductor photoelectrodes to generate liquid fuel from sunlight.
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Poison Control: Chasing the Antidote
Andrey Kovalevsky works on a team to develop a new family of antidotes for poisons called organophosphates, which include nerve agents.
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Aaron Kennedy: The Joy of Snow
A University of North Dakota severe-weather researcher is making a rare deep study of blowing snow―its place in models & how to describe & measure it.
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Shedding Light on Stellar Evolution
Researchers developed a way to measure the basic properties of matter at the highest pressures thus far achieved in a controlled laboratory experiment
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A Closer Look at Water-Splitting’s Solar Fuel Potential
Scientists at Berkeley Lab and the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis zero in on bismuth vanadate’s role in renewable energy at the nanoscale.
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Turning Carbon Dioxide Into Liquid Fuel
New electrocatalyst efficiently converts carbon dioxide into ethanol.
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Department of Energy Announces $8.5 Million for FAIR Data to Advance Artificial Intelligence for Science
Projects will Advance Artificial Intelligence through Greater Data Access
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Ultrafast Lasers Probe Elusive Chemistry at the Liquid-Liquid Interface
Real-time measurements captured by researchers at DOE's Oak Ridge National Lab provide missing insight into chemical separations to recover cobalt.
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Promising New Research Identifies Innovative Approach for Controlling Defects in 3D Printing
Argonne scientists use temperature data to tune — and fix — defects in 3D-printed metallic parts.
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New Partnership Seeds Microbiome Research
Researchers from Bay Area institutions collaborate on data-driven interdisciplinary projects.
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University and Stakeholder News

Harnessing the Power of Biology: Scientists 'Go the Distance' in Electron Transfer Study
David Kramer and Daniel Ducat are exploring how electrons move across long distances within biomaterials, such as proteins.
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Physics JETSCAPE Collaboration Receives $4 Million NSF Grant Renewal
Researchers working on the collaboration say the new funding will allow them to continue to study critical elements of high energy nuclear physics.
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UH Physicist Awarded Grant to Develop Instrumentation for High-Energy Colliders
Peter Gorham and his team will work on the timing frontier – the problem of creating 4D tracking of particles by adding precise time measurements.
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UC San Diego Physicist Making a Mark
Javier Duarte will receive the Early Career Award support to develop AI algorithms to reconstruct particles from the LHC’s proton collisions.
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Northwestern Launches a National Resource to Unlock Role of Metals in Human Health
Several leading research universities are joining forces to launch a first-ever national hub for interdisciplinary, metallomics research & innovation.
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New DOE Award | Sticky Roots and the Fate of Soil Carbon in Natural Ecosystems
Zoe Cardon has received a grant to study "sticky roots" and the fate of soil carbon in natural ecosystems, leading to improved earth systems models.
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Electrochemical Reaction Powers New Drug Discoveries
A Cornell-led collaboration is flipping the switch on traditional synthetic chemistry by using electricity to drive a new chemical reaction.
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Atomically Thin Magnets for Next Generation Spin and Quantum Electronics
Stevens researchers have developed a ferromagnetic semiconductor that works at room temperature, solving one of science’s most intractable problems.
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Study Reveals New Magnetic Process that Can Lead to More Energy-Efficient Memory in Computers and Other Devices
Researchers have made an important advance that could lead to more energy efficient magnetic memory storage components for computers & other devices.
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US Dept of Energy Brings the World’s Most Powerful Supercomputer, the IBM POWER9-based Summit, Into the Fight Against COVID-19
IBM and NVIDIA technology helps identify compounds that could guide researchers to a cure.
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