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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

No Limits for Light or Science
At the PTL Energy Frontier Research Center, scientists push to make light more efficient, which is key to re-imaging solar panels & other technologies
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Atomic ‘Trojan horse’ Could Inspire New Generation of X-ray Lasers and Particle Colliders
At SLAC’s FACET facility, researchers have produced an intense electron beam by 'sneaking’ electrons into plasma.
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Predicting the Risk of Cancer with Computational Electrodynamics
Using supercomputers to advance the development of an optical microscopy technique that can predict & quantify cancer risks at extremely early stages.
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Meet the Director: Supratik Guha
Supratik Guha is the director of the Center for Nanoscale Materials user facility.
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Science Headlines

Providing an Education in Atmospheric Particles
With leadership from PNNL staff, two DOE user facilities team up to host 2019 Aerosol Summer School.
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First Major Superconducting Component for New High-power Particle Accelerator Arrives at Fermilab
The first major superconducting section of the PIP-II accelerator has come to Fermilab: the first of 23 cryomodules for the future accelerator.
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A New Way to Generate Solar Steam for Cleaning Water and Reducing Waste
Scientists are exploring materials that can use sunlight to concentrate heat right at the water’s surface to produce clean steam for capture.
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Scientists Report Two Advances in Understanding the Role of ‘Charge Stripes’ in Superconducting Materials
The studies could lead to a new understanding of how high-temperature superconductors operate.
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Amazon Rainforest Absorbing Less Carbon Than Expected
New study finds that insufficient nutrient supply has not been properly accounted for in ecosystem models.
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Getting Teens Hooked on STEM
Berkeley Lab’s summer science program shares its recipe for educational success and inclusivity.
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Brookhaven Completes LSST's Digital Sensor Array
Brookhaven Lab has finished constructing the 3.2 gigapixel "digital film" for the world's largest camera for cosmology, physics, and astronomy.
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Argonne Delivers First Cryomodule for Fermilab Neutrino Experiment Accelerator
Argonne is supplying the first 8 of 116 superconducting cavities that will create a stream of neutrinos for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment.
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AI Expo Showcases Lab’s Diversity of Machine Learning and Deep Learning Research
ORNL hosted its first AI Expo on Monday, July 29 to showcase the diverse portfolio of AI research taking place across the Laboratory.
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A Glimpse into the Future: Accelerated Computing for Accelerated Particles
Fermilab scientists and other collaborators successfully tested a prototype machine-learning technology that speeds up processing by 30 to 175 times.
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University Research News

Dvorkin, Idreos Receive Early Career Research Funding from Department of Energy
August 22, 2019
A pair of Harvard scientists have been selected to receive funding for research projects through DOE's Early Career Research Program.
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Two UT-ORNL Joint Faculty Members Receive Presidential Science Honor
August 22, 2019
Two researchers with University of Tennessee ties have received a 2019 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
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Seeking New Physics, Scientists Borrow from Social Networks
August 22, 2019
Technique can spot anomalous particle smashups that may point to phenomena beyond the Standard Model.
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New Insights Into Bismuth’s Character
August 21, 2019
Theorists at MIT and collaborators uncover hidden topological insulator states in bismuth crystals.
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DOE Career Award to Help Scientists Use Giraffe Dung to Make Biofuels
August 21, 2019
Purdue assistant professor Kevin Solomon plans to improve the efficiency by using giraffe, wildebeest, zebra and horse dung.
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Augustyn Selected for Department of Energy’s Early Career Research Program
August 21, 2019
Dr. Veronica Augustyn's research focuses on the electrochemistry of materials for the development of clean-energy technologies.
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Marquette chemistry professor earns early career research grant from Department of Energy
August 20, 2019
Dr. Jier Huang has received a grant through DOE's Early Career Research Program for her research into solar energy sources.
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OU Microbiologists Provide Framework for Assessing Ecological Diversity
August 20, 2019
Microbiologists have developed a mathematical framework for quantitatively assessing ecological diversity in an ecological community.
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Davoudi, Manucharyan Receive DOE Early Career Research Funding
August 20, 2019
Zohreh Davoudi and Vladimir Manucharyan are among the 73 scientists selected by the Department of Energy for Early Career funding.
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Jeff Thompson recognized by Department of Energy with Early Career Award
August 19, 2019
Thompson, an assistant professor of electrical engineering at Princeton, uses optical circuits to isolate and manipulate individual atoms in crystals.
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