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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

Study Identifies Main Culprit Behind Lithium Metal Battery Failure
A research team led by the University of California San Diego has discovered the root cause of why lithium metal batteries fail.
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Vlad Soukhanovskii: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Soukhanovskii’s 2010 ECA supports his work on edge plasma transport and plasma-surface interactions in spherical tokamaks.
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Physicists Design an Experiment to Pin Down the Origin of the Elements
With help from next-generation particle accelerators, the approach may nail down the rate of oxygen production in the universe.
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The Technological Heavyweight You’ve Probably Never Heard Of: ESnet
The Department of Energy’s superhighway for scientific information has been crucial to furthering research in the past, present, and future.
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Science Headlines

ESnet a Key Partner on Project to Build Novel Network Research Infrastructure
Collaboration will fuel the future of computer science and networking research.
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Tiny Airborne Particles from Wildfires have Climate Change Implications
Chemical and microphysical analyses reveal formation processes for tarballs that result from emissions of biomass burned in wildfires.
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KATRIN Cuts the Mass Estimate for the Elusive Neutrino in Half
An international team of scientists has announced a breakthrough in its quest to measure the mass of the neutrino.
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New Round of DOE Awards Bolsters Quantum Information Science at SLAC
Two projects will look for ways to link individual quantum devices into networks for quantum computing and ultrasensitive detectors.
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DOE Awards ORNL Researchers More Than $11 Million to Advance Quantum Technologies
Three researchers at Oak Ridge Lab will lead or participate in collaborative research projects aimed at harnessing the power of quantum mechanics.
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Argonne Harnesses Virtual Power to Address the Most Complex Challenges in Nuclear Science
Argonne researchers maximize efficiencies by running computational codes on supercomputers that offer power available at only a few sites worldwide.
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X-ray Experiments Contribute to Studies of a Drug Now Approved to Combat Tuberculosis
A new FDA approved antibiotic can tackle one of the most formidable and deadly treatment-resistant forms of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis.
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Argonne Explores How Ants, Bees, and Fruit Flies Can Be the Next Big Buzz in Artificial Intelligence
Argonne targets neuromorphic chips to solve a complex challenge: improving how computer chips perform and adapt in extreme environments.
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World’s Largest Optical Lens Shipped to SLAC
When the world’s newest telescope starts imaging the southern sky in 2023.
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Building Products Manufacturer Licenses ORNL Technology for Increased Thermal Insulation
Quanex IG Systems has signed a non-exclusive agreement to license a method to produce insulating material from DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
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University Research News

High Temperature Thermal Shocks Increase Stability of Single Atom Catalysts
September 19, 2019
A research team at the University of Maryland has developed a high temperature shockwave catalysis method.
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Theory of a Planckian Metal
September 19, 2019
Harvard graduate student Aavishkar Patel and Professor Subir Sachdev have recently presented a new theory of a Planckian metal.
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Breaking an Ancient Ceiling in Metallurgy
September 19, 2019
Casting super strong metals with grain sizes down to nanometers during slow cooling.
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A New Way to Make Valuable Chemicals
September 18, 2019
University of Delaware research creates process that advances the field of carbon utilization.
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New Coating Developed by Stanford Researchers Brings Lithium Metal Battery Closer to Reality
September 18, 2019
A Stanford-led research team invented a new coating that could finally make lightweight lithium metal batteries safe and long lasting.
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UW’s Li-Oakey Receives DOE Grant to Study Liquid Separation Mechanisms Using Smart Materials
September 18, 2019
Li-Oakey was recently awarded a $699,904 DOE grant to study how to more efficiently remove pollutants from water.
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Materials Scientists Build a Synthetic System with Compartments Like Real Cells
September 17, 2019
UMass Amherst, Berkeley National Lab team develop synthetic compartmentalization.
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Carnegie-led Initiative Receives Major DOE Biofuels Research Grant
September 17, 2019
Plant biologists Sue Rhee & David Ehrhardt will lead one of 25 teams awarded a total of $64 million to pursue genomic research of biofuel crops.
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The Genetics of Drought Tolerance in Bioenergy Poplar Trees
September 16, 2019
Gail Taylor, a department chair at UC Davis, will receive $2.52 million from DOE to develop bioenergy poplar trees for low-quality, marginal land.
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LSU Biochemical Researcher Receives DOE Early Career Award to Reveal Nature’s Blueprint for Energy Conversion Through Photosynthesis
September 16, 2019
David J. Vinyard, assistant professor at LSU, has received a $752,890 grant from the Department of Energy.
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