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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

Tsuyoshi Tajima: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winners
Tsuyoshi Tajima at Los Alamos National Lab is investigating the promising potential of MgB2 to coat particle accelerator components.
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Flooding the Sky: Navigating the Science of Atmospheric Rivers
Atmospheric rivers have a huge impact on the West Coast’s climate, so scientists are collaborating to understand their patterns.
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John Kitchin: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
John Kitchin’s Early Career Award made possible research that identified a cheap and efficient material for splitting water into oxygen and hydrogen.
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Stanislav Boldyrev: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Stanislav Boldyrev studies magnetized-plasma turbulence, analyzing lengths from a few centimeters in the lab to thousands of light years in astronomy.
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Science Headlines

An Arctic Sea Ice Surprise
Researchers find that more cracks in the ice lead to fewer—not more—low clouds.
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Looking Up From the Mountaintop: Q&A With a Telescope Instrument’s Lead Observer
Satya Gontcho A Gontcho sets her sights on millions of galaxies and quasars that will be mapped in 3D by the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument.
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Quantum Effect Triggers Unusual Material Expansion
Findings open new avenues for designing alloys for aviation and other applications.
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Solving the Mysteries of a Trojan-Horse Mosquito Toxin
An LCLS imaging technique reveals how a mosquito-borne bacterium deploys a toxin to kill mosquito larvae.
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Defense Against Coronavirus Starts With Prevention
PNNL scientists are on the front lines fighting against biological threats through early detection, diagnosis, and prevention strategies.
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SLAC Researcher Discover Giant Cavity in Key Tuberculosis Molecule
The giant cavity, in a protein that transports nutrients across the cell membrane, is unlike anything researchers have seen before.
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ARM Returning to the Rockies
A new Surface Atmosphere Integrated Field Laboratory (SAIL) campaign aims to improve modeling of processes affecting mountainous water cycles.
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Earlier Spring Foliage Brings Warmer Air to the North
A group of researchers recently used supercomputers at NERSC to explore how early leaf growth, or “leaf-out,” affects the earth’s ecosystem.
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PNNL Starts $90 Million Energy Sciences Research Building in North Richland
It will allow PNNL to co-locate its cutting-edge capabilities in chemistry, materials and computing to accelerate research in energy sciences.
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Department of Energy to Provide $16 Million for Isotope Production R&D
Awards Will Go to Universities and National Laboratories on a Competitive Basis
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University Research News

Dancing Electrons Solve a Longstanding Puzzle in the Oldest Magnetic Material
March 30, 2020
Physicists use extreme infrared laser pulses to reveal frozen electron waves in magnetite.
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New Minor Planets Beyond Neptune
March 30, 2020
Using data from the Dark Energy Survey, researchers have found more than 300 trans-Neptunian objects.
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A Possible End to "Forever' Chemicals
March 30, 2020
Engineers at UC Riverside have now shown in modeling experiments that using excess electrons shatters the carbon-fluorine bond of PFAS in water.
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Caltech & JPL Launch Hybrid High Rate Quantum Communication Systems
March 27, 2020
The first step is to deploy, commission and demonstrate a practical, high rate high-fidelity quantum communication system over fiber and free space.
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Making More MXene — Researchers Unveil a Scalable Production System for the Promising, 2D Nanomaterials
March 27, 2020
Drexel researchers now have a way to make MXene material in large enough batches to be considered viable for manufacturing.
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Two-Dimensional Metals Open Pathways to New Science
March 27, 2020
An atomically thin materials platform will open new applications in biomolecular sensing, quantum phenomena, catalysis and nonlinear optics.
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Deciphering Disorder
March 26, 2020
Researchers quantify disorder in 2D materials to build better quantum technologies.
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How Plants Protect Themselves From Sun Damage
March 26, 2020
MIT Assistant Professor Gabriela Schlau-Cohen has observed, for the first time, a mechanism that plants use to protect themselves from sun damage.
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UCLA-Led Research Team Produces Most Accurate 3D Images of '2D Materials'
March 26, 2020
The research team has produced in unprecedented detail experimental three-dimensional maps of the atoms in a so-called 2D material.
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Research on "Science" Cover Reveals Collective Dynamics of Active Matter Systems
March 25, 2020
A study provides new details about the collective motion of individual agents in a liquid-crystal-like system.
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