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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

Collaborative Research Charts Course to Hundreds of New Nitrides
A groundbreaking research effort has led to a discovery of hundreds of nitrides not previously known to exist.
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Artificial Intelligence Can Make the U.S. Electric Grid Smarter
Argonne researchers apply machine learning to inform more reliable grid planning and operations.
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U.S. Supercomputers Still Fastest In The World
Two U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories continue to house the fastest supercomputers in the world, according to the new TOP500 List.
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ARM's New Laboratory in the Sky
ARM aerial facility purchases Bombardier Challenger 850 regional jet that will expand scientific data collection capabilities.
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Nuclear Physicists Team Up to Tackle Proton Radius Problem
Physicists combine a fresh look at world data on the size of the proton with a new theoretical model to extract revised value for the proton’s radius.
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Building a Better Electron Gun
The successful test of the LCLS-II electron gun marks the culmination of an R&D effort spanning more than a decade at DOE's Berkeley Lab.
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A Quick Liquid Flip Helps Explain How Morphing Materials Store Information
Experiments at SLAC collected more than 10,000 snapshots of phase-change materials transforming from a glassy to a crystalline state in real time.
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Electron (or 'Hole') Pairs May Survive Effort to Kill Superconductivity
Metallic state emergence supports role of charge stripes in formation of charge-carrier pairs essential to resistance-free flow of electrical current.
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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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University Research News

New Method for Engineering Metabolic Pathways
June 19, 2019
Two approaches developed at Northwestern Engineering provide a faster way to create complex molecules.
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Video Gamers Design Brand New Proteins
June 19, 2019
By playing Foldit, citizen scientists can now help protein researchers create novel vaccines, cancer therapies and more.
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Chemists Manipulate the Physics of Digital Devices
June 19, 2019
Researchers at UC San Diego lower voltage of electrical current to boost energy efficiency.
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Researchers Develop Superconducting Quantum Refrigerator
June 18, 2019
Physicist Andrew Jordan from the University of Rochester and his fellow researchers have conceived an idea for a superconducting quantum refrigerator.
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NMSU Receives Two Grants from DOE to Work with National Laboratories
June 18, 2019
Kenneth “KC” Carroll, an associate professor at New Mexico State University, and his collaborators have received two $300,000 grants from DOE.
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Microscopic ‘Donuts’ a Treat for Quantum Tech
June 18, 2019
Rice University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists study potential of synthetic strain engineering in 2D materials.
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Virginia Tech Helps Lead Broadest Study of Battery Electrode Failure in New Journal Article
June 17, 2019
Researchers at Virginia Tech co-led an international study that detailed the broadest understanding of what happens during battery electrode failure.
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Gut Bacteria Influence Autism-like Behaviors in Mice
June 17, 2019
Now, using mouse models, Caltech researchers have discovered that gut bacteria directly contribute to autism-like behaviors in mice.
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To Create a High-temperature Superconductor, Try These Materials
June 17, 2019
Northwestern Engineering researchers have identified 14 compounds with specific electronic trait.
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$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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