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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

Using Light to Generate Order in an Exotic Material
Physics experiment with ultrafast laser pulses produces a previously unseen phase of matter.
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The Big Questions: Josh Frieman on Dark Energy
Scientists recognized by the 2019 DOE Office of Science Distinguished Scientists Fellows Award are pursuing answers to science’s biggest questions.
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Antonino Miceli: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Miceli and his team has a developed a new class of quantum detectors which will greatly expand the accessibility of X-ray spectroscopy.
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Study Sheds Light on the Really Peculiar 'Normal' Phase of High-temperature Superconductors
It reveals an abrupt transition in cuprates where particles give up their individuality. The results flip a popular theory on its head.
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Science Headlines

Converging on Coastal Science
PNNL is advancing a more collective understanding of coastal systems dynamics and evolution – a formidable scientific challenge.
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Scientists Harvest Energy From Light Using Bio-inspired Artificial Cells
Scientists have found ways to create artificial cells that accomplish a key biological function of converting light into chemical energy.
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Scientists 'Tune In' to Proton Spin Precession
Diagnostic test will improve performance of collider as physicists explore sources of proton spin.
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Meet Dr. Fernando Camino: Staff Scientist, CFN, Brookhaven National Lab
Nanotech NYC sits down w/ students, faculty & researchers to give those interested a glimpse into the local nanotechnology scene.
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Argonne's Debt to 2019 Nobel Prize for Lithium-ion Battery
Argonne has a long and distinguished history of lithium-ion battery research and a personal connection to 2019 Nobel Prize winner, John Goodenough.
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New Function for Plant Enzyme Could Lead to Green Chemistry
Scientists at Brookhaven Lab have discovered a new function in a plant enzyme that could have implications for the design of new chemical catalysts.
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Research at Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source Leads to New Ebola Drug
The ability to examine how specific antibodies react with the Ebola virus has led to the development of a promising drug w/ far higher survival rates.
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PNNL Watershed Sciences: Fluid, Fast, and Impactful
From microscopic bacteria in river sediments to vast watersheds to global-scale data and inquiries, a PNNL scientist plays a big research role.
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PNNL Researchers Make Splash with Machine Learning at SC19
At a conference featuring the most advanced computing hardware and software, machine learning in its various guises was on full display.
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Early-career Engineers Learn About the Wide Variety of Tasks in PPPL Program
Nick Santoro & Bill Harris are the first “rotational engineers” at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL).
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University Research News

Individual Climate Models May Not Provide the Complete Picture
December 13, 2019
Equilibrium climate sensitivity may be underestimated in individual climate models, according to a team of climate scientists.
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Stalled Weather Patterns Will Get Bigger Due to Climate Change
December 13, 2019
Rice-led study uncovers relationship between jet stream, atmospheric blocking events.
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Lasting Tumor Regression of Leukemia and Lymphoma in Mouse Models Achieved by U-M Compound
December 13, 2019
A potent and selective degrader of the transcription factor STAT3 offers a new approach to a previously “undruggable” target.
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Drug Dust
December 12, 2019
New technology could help law enforcement detect smaller amounts of fentanyl with a higher degree of accuracy than any other field-testing tool .
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How Small is a Proton? Smaller Than Anyone Thought
December 12, 2019
The proton is fractions of a quadrillionth of a meter smaller than anyone thought, according to new research appearing Nov. 7 in Nature.
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Notre Dame Biologist to Study the Role of Woody Vines in Tropical Forests
December 12, 2019
David Medvigy is the lead researcher on a nearly $1 million, three-year experiment funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.
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Invention of Teeny-tiny Organic Films Could Enable New Electronics
December 11, 2019
University of Chicago scientists discovered a new method to join thousands of organic molecules into a smooth flat film only a few nanometers thick.
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NIU Physicist Awarded Two U.S. Department of Energy Grants
December 11, 2019
The DOE has awarded two grants totaling $445,000 over three years to NIU physics professor Bela Erdelyi for his research on particle accelerators.
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Undergraduate Researcher Helps Develop Data-encoding Tools for Future Supercomptuers
December 11, 2019
Jess Woods is immersed in a project to optimize the encoding and decoding of data for future generations of supercomputers.
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MSU Physics Faculty's Breakthrough Research Resolves Years-old Proton Size Puzzle
December 10, 2019
Results show there is no discrepancy in proton size when measured using ordinary hydrogen atoms or an exotic form of hydrogen atoms.
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