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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

The Big Questions: Ian Foster on High-Performance Computing
Scientists recognized by the 2019 DOE Office of Science Distinguished Scientists Fellows Award are pursuing answers to science’s biggest questions.
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The Big Questions: Sally Dawson on the Higgs Boson
Scientists recognized by the 2019 DOE Office of Science Distinguished Scientists Fellows Award are pursuing answers to science’s biggest questions.
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Daniel Bardayan: Then and Now / Early Career Award Winner
University of Notre Dame professor Daniel Bardayan studies the astrophysical reactions that power stellar explosions and make elements.
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First National US Observatory to be Named After a Woman
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will now be named the National Science Foundation Vera C. Rubin Observatory (Rubin Observatory or VRO).
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Science Headlines

OLCF is Looking into the Present and the Future of Large-Scale Data Science
With scientists producing more data than ever before, the challenge now is finding ways to better use it.
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Scientists Pioneer New Generation of Semiconductor Neutron Detector
Scientists discover new neutron-detecting material for applications in science and national security.
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What's MER? It's a Way to Measure Quantum Materials, and it's Telling Us New and Interesting Things
Condensed matter physics scientists studied WTe2 to determine its magnetic, superconducting, and other properties.
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Jefferson Lab to be Major Partner in Electron Ion Collider Project
The Department of Energy announced that Jefferson Lab will collaborate on plans to build a future Electron Ion Collider in New York.
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Department of Energy Selects Site for Electron-Ion Collider
New facility to be located at Brookhaven Lab will allow scientists from across the nation and around the globe to peer inside protons & atomic nuclei.
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Connecting the Dots in the Sky Could Shed New Light on Dark Matter
Astrophysicists have come a step closer to understanding the origin of a faint glow of gamma rays covering the night sky.
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From Grasshopper to Mentor
EMSL computational scientist Lee Ann McCue is always seeking out and trying new things – both giving and receiving in mentorships.
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Data From Antipodal Places: First Use of CMB Polarization to Detect Gravitational Lensing From Galaxy Clusters
Scientists are using the polarization of the cosmic microwave background to calculate galaxy clusters masses, using a new mathematical estimator.
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Memory Storage for Super Cold Computing
Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have experimentally demonstrated a novel cryogenic, or low temperature, memory cell circuit design.
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Nano-Objects of Desire: Assembling Ordered Nanostructures in 3-D
Scientists have developed a platform for assembling nanosized material components into desired 3-D structures.
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University Research News

Allison Zahorec: Studying Microarthropods
January 21, 2020
Allison Zahorec is a doctoral student studying in the Landis Lab in the Department of Entomology at Michigan State University.
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Tiny Magnetic Particles Enable New Material to Bend, Twist, and Grab
January 21, 2020
Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a material that uses magnetic fields to transform into a variety of shapes.
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Can We Develop Computer Chips That Run On Light?
January 21, 2020
Researchers are trying to develop a new generation of chips that would control photons as reliably as today’s chips control electrons.
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CMU Becomes Go-To Place for Machine Learning in Catalysis Research
January 17, 2020
Both the DOE and the NSF have invested in pioneering research into the role of machine learning in the discovery of new catalysts.
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Self-Driving Microrobots
January 17, 2020
New study proposes a strategy for microscale robots that can sense symptoms of a material defect and navigate autonomously to the defect site.
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How a ‘Vegetable Ion’ Helped Scientists Unlock Theory Behind Transitions of Materials
January 17, 2020
Scientists publish most complete picture to date of the transition from conductor to insulator in a type of material called transition metal oxides.
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New Polymer Material May Help Batteries Become Self-Healing and Recyclable
January 16, 2020
Engineers at the University of Illinois have developed a solid polymer-based electrolyte that can self-heal after damage.
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Researchers Use a Material's 'Memory' to Encode Unique Physical Properties
January 16, 2020
A new study shows that certain types of materials have a “memory” of how they were processed, stored, and manipulated.
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The Coldest Reaction
January 16, 2020
With ultracold chemistry, researchers get a first look at exactly what happens during a chemical reaction.
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Spin on Perovskite Research Advances Potential for Quantum Computing
January 15, 2020
A two-dimensional hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite can inject spin aligned electrons into active layers w/o the need of an external magnetic field.
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