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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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Scientists Propose a Novel Method for Controlling Fusion Reactions
Scientists found a way to prevent magnetic bubbles in plasma from interfering with fusion reactions, by managing radio frequency waves.
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Cementing the Future
Unraveling the centuries-old processes behind cement production can lead to sturdier and more cost-effective concrete.
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Fermilab Scientist Laura Fields Receives $2.5 Million DOE Award to Study Beams of Shape-Shifting Ghost Particles
The five-year $2.5 million grant will support Fields in identifying and reducing uncertainties in the composition of neutrino beams.
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University and Stakeholder News

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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How Have People Responded to COVID-19 Restrictions Around the World?
Engineers built a website for data analysis that pools together live footage from 30,000 network cameras in more than 100 countries.
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Chemical Engineer Christine Duval Wins U.S. Dept. of Energy Early Career Research Grant
Christine Duval was selected for the award to accelerate work on purifying radioactive isotopes, used in diagnostic imaging and cancer treatment.
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Three Stanford Faculty, Two SLAC Scientists Receive DOE Early Career Awards
The Stanford/SLAC scientists were among 76 recipients selected from a pool of university and national laboratory applicants.
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