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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

Scientists See Energy Gap Modulations in a Cuprate Superconductor
Measurements from single electron tunneling provide spectroscopic evidence & cinch the case for a 'pair density wave' coexisting w/ superconductivity.
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The Milky Way's Satellites Help Reveal Link Between Dark Matter Halos and Galaxy Formation
A study by SLAC and Dark Energy Survey researchers is part of a larger effort to understand how dark matter works on scales smaller than our galaxy.
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Preparing for Exascale: Eliminating Disruptions on the Path to Sustainable Fusion Energy
PPPL scientists are leading an Aurora ESP project that will leverage AI, deep learning, & exascale computing power to advance fusion energy research.
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Scientists Take Aim at the Coronavirus Toolkit
A PNNL biologist and Seattle colleagues are learning about structures of 27 surface proteins.
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NERSC, ESnet Continue to Deliver Supercomputing, Networking Support for Nation’s Scientists During Pandemic
NERSC and ESnet are providing critical computing and networking resources to scientists, including some exploring ways to fight the pandemic.
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A New Explanation for Sudden Collapses of Heat in Plasmas Can Help Create Fusion Energy on Earth
Researchers at PPPL have proposed a new theory to explain the swings that occur in doughnut-shaped tokamaks, or fusion facilities.
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Argonne and CERN Weigh in on the Origin of Heavy Elements
An experiment conducted at CERN utilizes novel techniques developed at Argonne to study the nature and origin of heavy elements in the universe.
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Meet the Engineers Whose Programming Helps Enhance Climate Research
Meng Wang, Tami Fairless, and Karen Lee Johnson use teamwork to bring atmospheric data into focus while also improving their work environment.
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Upgrading Biomass with Selective Surface-Modified Catalysts
Scientists have designed a catalyst composed of very low concentrations of platinum on the surface of titanium dioxide.
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ORNL Scientists Tap into AI to Put a New Spin on Neutron Experiments
A team at Oak Ridge National Lab trained an artificial neural network to analyze scattering data for quantum materials discoveries.
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University Research News

Double-Walled Nanotubes Have Electro-Optical Advantages
April 7, 2020
Rice University calculations show they could be highly useful for solar panels.
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Neural Networks Facilitate Optimization in the Search for New Materials
April 7, 2020
Sorting through millions of possibilities, a search for battery materials delivered results in five weeks instead of 50 years.
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Researchers Look for Dark Matter Close to Home
April 7, 2020
A new study has ruled out dark matter being responsible for mysterious electromagnetic signals previously observed from nearby galaxies.
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UAH Joins Supercomputing Effort to Find Drugs Effective Against COVID-19
April 6, 2020
Research team is using ORNL’s SUMMIT, the most powerful supercomputer on the planet, to examine existing compounds that may have COVID-19 efficacy.
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OU College of Dentistry Scientists Use Neutrons to Try to Develop Better, Less Costly Dental Restorations
April 6, 2020
Neutron scattering research can provide insights that may lead to the development of novel materials for implant dentistry.
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Scientists Observe Superconductivity in Meteorites
April 6, 2020
The research team used an ultrasensitive measurement technique, magnetic field modulated microwave spectroscopy, to characterize alloys.
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Towards an Unhackable Quantum Internet
April 3, 2020
Harvard and MIT researchers demonstrate the missing link for a quantum internet.
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Advanced “Super-Planckian” Material Exhibits LED-Like Light When Heated
April 3, 2020
Unconventional material emits light that exceeds limits of natural law.
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New Satellite-Based Algorithm Pinpoints Crop Water Use
April 3, 2020
A new high-resolution mapping framework, BESS-STAIR, focuses on plants’ carbon-water-energy cycles to provide daily, accurate information.
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Stanford Scientists Program Cells to Carry Out Gene-Guided Construction Projects
April 2, 2020
Stanford researchers have developed a method to genetically reprogram cells to build artificial structures.
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