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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.

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Science Headlines

A Sharper Focus: New Computational Technique Resolves Compressed X-ray Data
Argonne develops novel method to more clearly see complex materials physics in difficult-to-access environments.
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New Laws of Attraction: Scientists Print Magnetic Liquid Droplets
Revolutionary material could lead to 3D-printable magnetic liquid devices for the fabrication of flexible electronics.
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Interns Investigate Catalysts for a Greener Future
Stephanie Taboada and Nylette Lopez collaborate to explore ideal chemistry for converting CO2 and methane to syngas.
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After Blasting a Molecule with Light, Researchers Watch its Structure Vibrate and Change in Real Time
The technique can be used to study molecular phenomena and the forming and breaking of chemical bonds.
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A Graphene Superconductor That Plays More Than One Tune
Researchers at Berkeley Lab have developed a graphene device that’s thinner than a human hair but has a depth of special traits.
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Next-Gen Tools for Raw Data Processing
Researchers the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility are preparing for datasets beyond the petascale.
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Some Assembly Required: Scientists Piece Together the Largest U.S.-Based Dark Matter Experiment
Major deliveries in June set the stage for the next phase of work on LUX-ZEPLIN project.
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Polymer-Polymer Membranes: a Cure for Industry’s Separation Anxiety
The use of synthetic membranes in industrial processes is estimated to grow to a nearly $62 billion global market by 2025.
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Surprise Finding Uncovers New Capability for Semiconductor Material
Metal oxide, known to start and stop current, can also create it; a step “beyond CMOS.”
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Scientists Deepen Understanding of the Magnetic Fields that Surround the Earth and Other Planets
A team of scientists has completed research into waves that travel through a magnetic, electrically charged environment, known as the magnetosphere.
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University Research News

USU Ecologist Receives DOE Grant to Study Soil's Role in Carbon Cycle
July 19, 2019
Bonnie Waring receives a two-year, $295,967 award to fund her project.
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Rice Device Channels Heat Into Light
July 19, 2019
Carbon nanotube films created at Rice University enable method to recycle waste heat.
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Rebecca Schulman Receives the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
July 19, 2019
Schulman is an expert in developing programmable, active devices that self-assemble from DNA
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Applied Optics Group Demonstrates Strong Coupling Between Magnons and Phonons on a Single Nanomagnet
July 18, 2019
UC Santa Cruz researchers discover interplay between magnetic and vibrational resonances within single nanomagnets.
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Caught in the Act: Images Capture Molecular Motions in Real Time
July 18, 2019
Researchers have shot a “movie” of subtle molecular motions in unprecedented detail, shedding light on previously unseen chemical dynamics.
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Engineers Use Graph Networks to Accurately Predict Properties of Molecules and Crystals
July 18, 2019
Nanoengineers at UC San Diego have developed new deep learning models that can accurately predict the properties of molecules and crystals.
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Scientists Decode DNA Secrets of World’s Toughest Bean
July 17, 2019
Research offers hope for feeding Earth's expanding population as the climate changes.
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Light-sensing System Could Show Distant Galaxies in Unprecedented Detail
July 17, 2019
UCLA-developed sensors work at room temperature, unlike current technology that needs extreme cold.
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A New, More User-friendly Language for Programming Supercomputers
July 17, 2019
Only supercomputers have the oomph to tackle the grandest challenges facing science, but the difficulty programming these machines impedes discovery.
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3 William & Mary Doctoral Students Awarded Graduate Fellowships at Jefferson Lab
July 16, 2019
The fellowships will support students’ advanced studies at their universities and research at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility.
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