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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

Santa Jansone-Popova: Chemistry by Design
Organic chemist Santa Jansone-Popova designs new chemical architectures to support chemical separations at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
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Hybrid Nanostructure Steps Up Light-Harvesting Efficiency
Scientists have assembled a nanohybrid structure that contains both biologically derived (biotic) and inorganic (abiotic) materials.
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Preparing Scientific Applications for Exascale Computing
Brookhaven Lab's Computational Science Initiative hosted a four-day coding workshop focusing on the latest version of OpenMP.
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A Precise Look at Alzheimer’s Proteins
PNNL scientist sifts for clues from more than 1,000 human brains.
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What if Dark Matter is Lighter? Report Calls for Small Experiments to Broaden the Hunt
Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley scientists are already pursuing new experiments to probe for low-mass dark matter particles.
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Energy Department to Invest $32 Million in Computer Design of Materials
Researchers to take advantage of DOE’s advanced supercomputers.
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New Core-Shell Catalyst for Ethanol Fuel Cells
Scientists at DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a highly efficient catalyst for extracting electrical energy from ethanol.
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Researchers Uncover a New Obstacle to Effective Accelerator Beams
Scientists at DOE's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory have discovered a surprising new obstacle that reduces the neutralization of ion beam pulses.
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New Clues for Delaying, Preventing Type 1 Diabetes
PNNL team pinpoints changes that ease immune attack.
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Cleaning Cosmic Microwave Background Data to Measure Gravitational Lensing
NERSC facilitates development of new analysis filter to better map the invisible universe.
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University Research News

$100 million Commitment Launches Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering
June 14, 2019
Gift from Pritzker Foundation supports creation of nation’s first school dedicated to molecular engineering.
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Research Deepens Understanding of Gut Bacteria’s Connections to Human Health and Disease
June 14, 2019
Researchers at Oregon State University have made an important advance in understanding the roles that gut bacteria play in human health.
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Scientists Offer Designer 'Big Atoms' on Demand
June 14, 2019
In the not-so-distant future, researchers may be able to build atoms to your specifications with the click of a button.
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Most Detailed X-ray Image of Batteries Yet to Reveal Why They Still Aren't Good Enough
June 13, 2019
A multi-institute team of researchers has developed the most comprehensive view yet of lithium-ion battery electrodes.
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Princeton Researchers Discover Link Between Circadian Clock and Fat Metabolism
June 13, 2019
The enzyme Nocturnin, which governs daily tasks such as fat metabolism and energy usage, works in an entirely different way than previously thought.
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Nanoscale Sculpturing Leads to Unusual Packing of Nanocubes
June 13, 2019
Understanding this behavior is key to engineering new materials with specific desired properties.
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Study Probes the Powering of Contractions in Heart Failure
June 12, 2019
Findings at nanometer and millisecond scales may help improve design of therapies directed at motor proteins to rescue failing hearts.
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Altering How Cyanobacteria Capture Light from the Sun Can Impact their Health
June 12, 2019
Scientists have delved further into how cyanobacteria, one of the planet’s most abundant organisms, manage how they capture light to do photosynthesis
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Life in Evolution's Fast Lane
June 12, 2019
Scientists have discovered an ancient lineage of budding yeasts with a remarkably high load of mutations, showing lost cell cycle and DNA repair genes
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A Forest "Glow" Reveals Awakening From Hibernation
June 11, 2019
Researchers use fluorescence as a proxy to track photosynthesis.
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