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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

Researchers Create Most Complete High-res Atomic Movie of Photosynthesis to Date
In a major step forward, SLAC’s X-ray laser captures all four stable states of the process that produces the oxygen we breathe, as well as fleeting st
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Under Pressure, Opposites Attract
Argonne researchers have uncovered a new material that can produce both magnetism and superconductivity.
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Meet the Director: Mark Palmer
Mark Palmer is the director of the Accelerator Test Facility at DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory.
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Scientists Make First Detailed Measurements of Key Factors Related to High-temperature Superconductivity
Two studies led by SLAC and Stanford capture electron 'sound waves' and identify a positive feedback loop that may boost superconducting temperatures.
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Science Headlines

Barbara Jacak Receives 2019 Distinguished Scientists Fellow Award
Berkeley Lab scientist's $1M award will support research collaborations with academic institutions.
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Fermilab and University of Chicago Scientist Josh Frieman Awarded $1 Million by DOE Office of Science
Frieman says he will use the funding to support his cosmic research program and to foster tighter connections in cosmic frontier research.
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Giving ATLAS a Boost
New twin enhancements dramatically improve beam quality.
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InnovationXLab Summit Brings Industry, National Laboratories Together Around Artificial Intelligence
Summit kicks off the conversation between laboratories, companies about how AI can transform society.
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Two Brookhaven Lab Scientists Named DOE Office of Science Distinguished Fellows
Sally Dawson and Jose Rodriguez will each receive $1 million in funding over 3 years to pursue new research objectives within their respective fields.
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Bob Ellis: New Chief Engineer Has Designed Components for Fusion Experiments Around the World
Ellis has spent almost four decades designing and overseeing construction of components of some of the world’s biggest fusion experiments.
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Scientists Pinpoint Cause of Harmful Dendrites and Whiskers in Lithium Batteries
Team modifies electrolyte chemistry to prevent the piercing structures.
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UEC Profile: Aerosol Hunter
A veteran scientist investigates how to better explain, detect, and measure the carbonaceous aerosols that influence atmospheric processes.
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Shaping Nanoparticles for Improved Quantum Information Technology
Breaking of rotational symmetry in ring-shaped nanoparticle leads to surprising quantum property when illuminated with laser.
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New Princeton Supercomputer Advances Fusion Research at PPPL
Princeton’s new supercomputer, Traverse, will enhance research to develop the science to bring to Earth the fusion that powers the sun & stars.
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University Research News

Tough Errors Are No Match for APL Team Exploring Quantum Science
October 18, 2019
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has been tapped by the DOE to develop advanced quantum computing and networking technologies.
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Just Add Water
October 18, 2019
Chemists at UC Santa Barbara uncover a mechanism behind doping organic semiconductors.
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BBCE’s Hammond Lands Distinguished Department of Energy Award
October 18, 2019
Karl Hammond earned recognition for his project, “Lithium–Divertor Interactions and Helium/Hydrogen Trapping in Lithiated Metals.”
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UCI Scientists Project Northward Expansion of Valley Fever By End of 21st Century
October 17, 2019
Climate change expected to accelerate spread of sometimes-fatal fungal infection.
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KATRIN Cuts the Mass Estimate for the Elusive Neutrino in Half
October 17, 2019
An international team of scientists has announced a breakthrough in its quest to measure the mass of the neutrino.
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Team Discovers Polymorph Selection During Crystal Growth Can Be Thermodynamically Driven
October 17, 2019
Lehigh University scientists show that kinetic effects may be unable to fully explain the appearance of structural transformations.
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Paramagnetic Spins Take Electrons for a Ride, Produce Electricity from Heat
October 16, 2019
A team of researchers have observed that local thermal perturbations of spins in a solid can convert heat to energy even in a paramagnetic material.
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University of Oregon Microscope Points to More Efficient Solar Fuels Devices
October 16, 2019
A fundamental discovery is pointing toward a new design strategy for devices that can produce hydrogen from sunlight.
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Princeton Researchers Explore How a Carbon-fixing Organelle Forms Via Phase Separation
October 16, 2019
A new study lead by Princeton researchers enhances our understanding of an essential component of the global carbon cycle.
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Researchers Seek to Revolutionize Catalyst Design with Machine Learning
October 15, 2019
Researchers have received a $1.2 million grant from DOE to use machine learning to design more effective catalysts for chemical processing.
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