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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

Christina Markert: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
University of Texas at Austin professor Christina Markert is investigating the nuclear evolution of the universe.
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That New Yarn?! — Wearable, Washable Textile Devices Are Possible With MXene-Coated Yarns
Drexel researchers have developed a way to coat cellulose yarn with flakes of a type of conductive, two-dimensional material called MXene.
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Researchers Think Small to Make Progress Toward Better Fuel Cells
A collaborative study describes how fuel cells can be developed using nanomaterials to be more cost-effective and efficient in the long term.
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Christiane Jablonowski: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Her EC award supported work to develop climate circulation models with state-of-the-art techniques for resolving multiple scales.
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Science Headlines

DIII-D Receives Five-Year Funding Award from Department of Energy
Award will fund multiple projects to advance science of practical fusion energy.
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Brookhaven–Commonwealth Fusion Energy Project Wins DOE Funding
New INFUSE program will develop superconducting power cables and test their ability to withstand damage-inducing events known as quenches.
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Deep Neural Networks Speed Up Weather and Climate Models
Researchers develop low-cost models to predict how short-term and long-term changes in weather patterns affect the local scale.
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New AI Model Tries to Synthesize Patient Data Like Doctors Do
PNNL incorporates information of over 300,000 medical concepts, more than any existing AI data set, in effort to aid physicians’ diagnoses.
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Machine Learning Enhances Light-Beam Performance at the Advanced Light Source
Successful demonstration of algorithm by Berkeley Lab-UC Berkeley team shows technique could be viable for scientific light sources around the globe.
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Machine Learning Analyses Help Unlock Secrets of Stable 'Supercrystal'
A team of university and national lab researchers applied an optical field to reorganize the atoms in a superlattice into a stable supercrystal.
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From Afghanistan to Alaska, With Atmosphere in Between
Military service supports Sandia contractors working at remote research station in Alaska.
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Gotta Catch ’Em All: New NOvA Results with Neutrinos and Antineutrinos
The latest results from the Fermilab NOvA experiment are taking us closer to describing the most basic properties of the mysterious neutrino.
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New Measurement Yields Smaller Proton Radius
Physicists get closer to solving the proton radius puzzle with unique new measurement of the charge radius of the proton.
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A Game-Changing Test for Prion, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s Diseases is on the Horizon
Synthetic molecules made at Berkeley Lab can be used to diagnose numerous devastating illnesses.
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University Research News

Are We Underestimating the Benefits of Investing in Renewable Energy?
November 14, 2019
Scientists have estimated the emissions intensity of CO2 & other air pollutants from a major electricity distributor & highlighted key consequences.
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Highest-throughput 3D Printer is Future of Manufacturing
November 14, 2019
Researchers have developed a new 3D printer that is so big and so fast it can print an object the size of an adult human in just a couple of hours.
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UNH Researchers Find Climate Change Increases Risk of Mercury Contamination
November 14, 2019
Scientists have found that as the landscape changes due to warming temperatures, they see a significant increase in the levels of methylmercury.
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Scientists Discover Fractal Patterns in a Quantum Material
November 13, 2019
The X-ray-focusing lens used in the experiment is based on a design used in lighthouses for centuries.
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A Peek at Life Under a Wheat Field: Reflections from an LTER Fellow
November 13, 2019
MSU graduate researcher, Allison Zahorec, is a PhD student in Dr. Doug Landis’s lab in the Department of Entomology at Michigan State University.
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Big Data Technique Reveals Previously Unknown Capabilities of Common Materials
November 13, 2019
New research reveals possible applications of nickel, from data storage to biosensors.
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John Price Receives Fifth DOE Grant to Continue Proton Research
November 12, 2019
Price recently received a three-year, $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to expand “Nuclear Physics with Short-Lived Beams.”
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Overlap Allows Nanoparticles to Enhance Light-based Detection
November 12, 2019
Rice University scientists have found revealing information where light from a molecule meets light from a nanoparticle.
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Scientists Discover Method to Create and Trap Trions at Room Temperature
November 12, 2019
A UMD-led team chemically engineered carbon nanotubes to synthesize and trap trions.
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Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory Conducts Radiation, Photochemistry Research
November 8, 2019
The lab has continued to perform research on the fundamental properties of radiation, as well as photochemical research.
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