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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

Champions in Science: Profile of Emily Martinez, National Science Bowl® Competitor
For the run-up to the 2019 National Science Bowl® Finals, April 25 to April 29, 2019, this is one in a series of profiles on previous NSB competitors.
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Meet the Director: David Hill
As the director of DIII-D, the largest magnetic fusion experiment in the U.S., Hill helps researchers investigate fusion for energy production.
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Champions in Science: Profile of Sam Elder, National Science Bowl® Champion 2007
For the run-up to the 2019 National Science Bowl® Finals, April 25 to April 29, 2019, this is one in a series of profiles on previous NSB competitors.
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Science Headlines

Fermilab's Newest Accelerator Delivers First Results
The Integrable Optics Test Accelerator, designed to be versatile and flexible, is enabling researchers to push the frontiers of accelerator science.
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PPPL Physicist Stoltzfus-Dueck Will Explore the Performance of Fusion Plasma with an Early Career Research Award
Stoltzfus-Dueck will use the five-year, approximately $500,000 per year award to develop and test models essential to the confinement of plasma.
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For Superconductors, Discovery Comes from Disorder
Scientists explain the ways in which two such arrangements compete w/ each other & affect the temperature at which a material becomes superconducting.
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Fermilab Scientist Pedro Machado Receives Prestigious DOE Award to Develop New Theories for Neutrino Research
Machado will receive $2.5 million for five years so he can develop new theories & methods to interpret the results of Fermilab neutrino experiments.
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Scientists Discover Potential Path to Improving Samarium-cobalt Magnets
Scientists have discovered a potential tool to enhance magnetization and magnetic anisotropy.
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Cool Roofs Can Help Shield California’s Cities Against Heat Waves
New Berkeley Lab study finds that in reducing air temperatures, cool roofs could protect urbanites from heat waves.
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Spearheaded by Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, A Community-Driven Data Science System to Advance Microbiome Research
The National Microbiome Data Collaborative will develop an open-access framework for harnessing microbiome data to accelerate discoveries.
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Fermilab Scientist Nhan Tran Receives Prestigious DOE Award to Expand Particle Collider Research Capabilities Using Artificial Intelligence
Fermilab scientist Nhan Tran is developing computer systems to cope with the increasing amounts of data that particle colliders produce.
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Brookhaven Lab and University of Delaware Begin Joint Initiative
Through this partnership, scientists from both institutions will conduct collaborative research on rice soil chemistry and quantum materials.
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Early Career Funding Awarded to Viviana Cavaliere
Cavaliere, a physicist at DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory, will receive significant funding to advance the hunt for "new physics."
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University Research News

OU Professor Recipient of DOE Early Career Research Program Funding
August 16, 2019
Bin Wang is the recipient of a five-year, $750,869 grant from DOE's Office of Science as part of the DOE Early Career Research Program.
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Toward a Better Battery
August 16, 2019
Materials scientists at UC Santa Barbara uncover source of degradation in sodium batteries.
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Three on Faculty Awarded DOE Early Career Grants
August 16, 2019
Three Cornell faculty members were awarded grants by the U.S. Department of Energy as part of its Office of Science Early Career Research Program.
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Carnegie Mellon's Jyoti Katoch Receives DOE Early Career Grant to Probe Quantum Matter
August 15, 2019
Katoch's research focuses on understanding the properties of two-dimensional quantum materials.
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Scientists Create Artificial Catalysts Inspired by Living Enzymes
August 15, 2019
Researchers have made a significant advance in the development of artificial catalysts for making cleaner chemicals and fuels at an industrial scale.
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Unique Electrical Properties in Quantum Materials Can be Controlled Using Light
August 15, 2019
New research on Weyl semimetals unlocks unique quantum properties that can be used to create light-controlled electronic devices in the future.
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Quantum Entanglement in Chemical Reactions? Now There’s a Way to Find Out
August 14, 2019
Purdue researchers have modified a popular theorem for identifying quantum entanglement and applied it to chemical reactions.
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From Greenhouse Gas to Fuel
August 14, 2019
University of Delaware researchers reveal approach that uses a series of catalytic reactions to electrochemically reduce carbon dioxide to methane.
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UO Physicist Receives a Five-year DOE Early Career Award
August 14, 2019
Laura Jeanty’s search for new particles may shed light on dark matter and explain why the Higgs Boson has the mass it does.
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Dark Matter, Dark Energy Focus of Early Career Research Award
August 13, 2019
Two UA faculty members will be allotted $750,000 over five years to investigate the nature of the expanding universe and other dark mysteries.
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