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.
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Comet Inspires Chemistry for Making Breathable Oxygen on MarsLearn More
Caltech scientists have demonstrated a new reaction for generating oxygen that could help humans explore the universe.
Ten Years and Nearly a Billion Dollars: How Project Management Made a Massive X-Ray Light Source PossibleLearn More
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.
In a First, Researchers Identify Reddish Coloring in an Ancient Fossil – a 3-Million-Year-Old MouseLearn More
X-rays reveal an extinct mouse was dressed in brown to reddish fur on its back and sides and had a tiny white tummy.
Collaborative Research Charts Course to Hundreds of New NitridesLearn More
A groundbreaking research effort has led to a discovery of hundreds of nitrides not previously known to exist.
Artificial Intelligence Can Make the U.S. Electric Grid SmarterLearn More
Argonne researchers apply machine learning to inform more reliable grid planning and operations.
Nuclear Physicists Team Up to Tackle Proton Radius ProblemLearn More
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.
A Quick Liquid Flip Helps Explain How Morphing Materials Store InformationLearn More
Experiments at SLAC collected more than 10,000 snapshots of phase-change materials transforming from a glassy to a crystalline state in real time.
Electron (or 'Hole') Pairs May Survive Effort to Kill SuperconductivityLearn More
Metallic state emergence supports role of charge stripes in formation of charge-carrier pairs essential to resistance-free flow of electrical current.
Hybrid Nanostructure Steps Up Light-Harvesting EfficiencyLearn More
Scientists have assembled a nanohybrid structure that contains both biologically derived (biotic) and inorganic (abiotic) materials.
Chemists Manipulate the Physics of Digital DevicesLearn More
June 19, 2019
Researchers at UC San Diego lower voltage of electrical current to boost energy efficiency.
Researchers Develop Superconducting Quantum RefrigeratorLearn More
June 18, 2019
Physicist Andrew Jordan from the University of Rochester and his fellow researchers have conceived an idea for a superconducting quantum refrigerator.
NMSU Receives Two Grants from DOE to Work with National LaboratoriesLearn More
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.
Virginia Tech Helps Lead Broadest Study of Battery Electrode Failure in New Journal ArticleLearn More
June 17, 2019
Researchers at Virginia Tech co-led an international study that detailed the broadest understanding of what happens during battery electrode failure.
Gut Bacteria Influence Autism-like Behaviors in MiceLearn More
June 17, 2019
Now, using mouse models, Caltech researchers have discovered that gut bacteria directly contribute to autism-like behaviors in mice.
To Create a High-temperature Superconductor, Try These MaterialsLearn More
June 17, 2019
Northwestern Engineering researchers have identified 14 compounds with specific electronic trait.
$100 million Commitment Launches Pritzker School of Molecular EngineeringLearn More
June 14, 2019
Gift from Pritzker Foundation supports creation of nation’s first school dedicated to molecular engineering.