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The Office of Communications and Public Affairs (OCPA) has several vehicles to update the public on the latest scientific outcomes of projects funded with support from the Office of Science. Each year, we post more than 2000 research news items as well as an equivalent number of Twitter messages. Our most recent items are featured on our home page. Here you will find searchable archives for Featured Articles, Science Headlines, Science Highlights, and University Research News. You may also search all these datasets simultaneously in our master news archive.

Featured Articles

Comet Inspires Chemistry for Making Breathable Oxygen on Mars
Caltech scientists have demonstrated a new reaction for generating oxygen that could help humans explore the universe.
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Engineering the World’s Largest Digital Camera
Building the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope also means solving extraordinary technological challenges.
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Ten Years and Nearly a Billion Dollars: How Project Management Made a Massive X-Ray Light Source Possible
One of the biggest projects the Department of Energy’s Office of Science had ever tackled, the NSLS-II put the Office’s management skills to the test.
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In a First, Researchers Identify Reddish Coloring in an Ancient Fossil – a 3-Million-Year-Old Mouse
X-rays reveal an extinct mouse was dressed in brown to reddish fur on its back and sides and had a tiny white tummy.
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Science Headlines

John Crane Acquires Division of Advanced Diamond Technologies, a Company Built on Argonne Technology
The company will leverage patented ultrananocrystalline diamond (UNCD®) technology originally developed at Argonne.
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A Miniature Camera for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Will Help Test the Observatory and Take First Images
SLAC completed its work on ComCam, a commissioning device to be installed in Chile later this year.
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Advanced NMR at Ames Lab Captures New Details in Nanoparticle Structures
Using dynamic nuclear polarization, Ames researchers increased detection sensitivity and revealed surprising details in a key group of materials.
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A Day in the Life on an Accelerator Designer
Physicist Tor Raubenheimer explores the world by climbing rocks and designing particle accelerators.
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Turning the Switch on Biofuels
Scientists identified a molecular mechanism in bacteria that can be manipulated to promote imidazolium ionic liquid tolerance.
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Neutrons Get a Wider Angle on DNA and RNA to Advance 3D Models
Researchers are using neutrons to improve simulated DNA and RNA structures for broad medical and pharmaceutical applications.
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Collaborative Research Charts Course to Hundreds of New Nitrides
A groundbreaking research effort has led to a discovery of hundreds of nitrides not previously known to exist.
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Artificial Intelligence Can Make the U.S. Electric Grid Smarter
Argonne researchers apply machine learning to inform more reliable grid planning and operations.
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U.S. Supercomputers Still Fastest In The World
Two U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories continue to house the fastest supercomputers in the world, according to the new TOP500 List.
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ARM's New Laboratory in the Sky
ARM aerial facility purchases Bombardier Challenger 850 regional jet that will expand scientific data collection capabilities.
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University Research News

New Research Could Boost Efficiency of Solar Cells
June 21, 2019
Solar energy could be made more efficient in the future, thanks to new findings published by scientists from Stony Brook and Brookhaven Lab.
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Impact of Warming on Peatlands
June 21, 2019
More methane is released than carbon dioxide; microbial diversity declines.
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Switchgrass Hybrid Yields Insights Into Plant Evolution
June 21, 2019
Researchers at MSU have identified specific parts of genetic code within the plant that could contribute to larger switchgrass harvests.
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‘Sandwich’ Structure Key to Thin LSMO Films Retaining Magnetic Properties
June 20, 2019
New findings have implications for future use of lanthanum strontium manganite in spintronic-based computing and storage devices.
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Structuring Sweetness: What Makes Stevia So Sweet?
June 20, 2019
New research from Washington University in St. Louis reveals the molecular machinery behind the high-intensity sweetness of the stevia plant.
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UCI Scientists Create New Class of Two-dimensional Materials
June 20, 2019
Fabrication could help unlock new quantum computing and energy technologies.
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New Method for Engineering Metabolic Pathways
June 19, 2019
Two approaches developed at Northwestern Engineering provide a faster way to create complex molecules.
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Video Gamers Design Brand New Proteins
June 19, 2019
By playing Foldit, citizen scientists can now help protein researchers create novel vaccines, cancer therapies and more.
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Chemists Manipulate the Physics of Digital Devices
June 19, 2019
Researchers at UC San Diego lower voltage of electrical current to boost energy efficiency.
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Researchers Develop Superconducting Quantum Refrigerator
June 18, 2019
Physicist Andrew Jordan from the University of Rochester and his fellow researchers have conceived an idea for a superconducting quantum refrigerator.
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