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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

Orange is the New 'Block'
Structure reveals key features that help block excess light absorption during photosynthesis.
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Timothy Bertram: Then and Now / 2011 Early Career Award Winner
Timothy Bertram is studying how atmospheric chemistry regulates the concentrations of air pollutants, greenhouse gases, and aerosol particles.
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Climate on a New Scale
DOE’s Energy Exascale Earth System Model will harness the next level of supercomputer to explore big climate questions.
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Squeezing a Rock-Star Material Could Make it Stable Enough for Solar Cells
Now scientists have discovered how to stabilize halide perovskite with pressure from a diamond anvil cell.
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Science Headlines

Cory Stuart: Delivering Big Data from Oklahoma to the Azores
Cory Stuart of ORNL applies expertise as a systems engineer to ensure the secure & timely transfer of millions of measurements of Earth’s atmosphere.
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Researchers Capture How Materials Break Apart Following an Extreme Shock
A better understanding of the failure process will help researchers design new materials that can better withstand intense events.
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Seeing Schizophrenia: X-Rays Shed Light on Neural Differences, Point Toward Treatment
An international research team used the ultrabright X-rays of the Advanced Photon Source to examine neurons in the brains of schizophrenia patients.
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One Minute with Arden Warner, Accelerator Physicist
As part of the PIP-II accelerator project, Warner is responsible for machine protection systems, a critical component of the test bed for PIP2IT.
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A Sponge to Soak Up Carbon Dioxide in the Air
A Q&A with Berkeley Lab scientist Jeffrey Long on a material for capturing CO2.
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How Argonne is Working to Power a Clean Energy Revolution
The research supports a 100 percent clean energy economy: modernize the U.S. electric grid, revolutionize batteries, and reinvent transportation.
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MOSAiC: A Sustained Echo of Data
With an epic Arctic Ocean expedition at an end, researchers wrangle with rich ARM measurements.
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Scientists Use Supercomputers to Study Reliable Fusion Reactor Design, Operation
A team at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory employs DOE supercomputers to understand heat-load width requirements of future ITER device.
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Coffea Speeds Up Particle Physics Data Analysis
A software package, Coffea (Columnar Object Framework for Effective Analysis), optimizes scientists’ time in high-energy physics research.
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Researchers Hunt for New Particles in Particle Collider Data
Berkeley Lab physicists participate in exploration of 3 years of data from CERN’s ATLAS detector.
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University Research News

A Quantum Leap
February 26, 2021
Professor Bane Vasic will work with the Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems Center group – a program to accelerate quantum innovation.
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URI Director of Research Computing Awarded Time on United States' Fastest Supercomputer
February 26, 2021
Professor Gaurav Khanna was awarded 880,000 core-hours of supercomputing time to evaluate different computational methods for black hole simulations.
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Understanding COVID-19 Infection and Possible Mutations
February 26, 2021
Researchers computationally assessed how changes to the virus spike can affect binding with ACE2 and compared results to those of the original virus.
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New Stanford Study Allows Regional Prediction of Uranium in Groundwater
February 25, 2021
Researchers identified calcium concentrations and soil alkalinity as key factors of uranium groundwater contamination in California’s Central Valley.
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The Breakdown on Broken Polymers
February 25, 2021
The project combines in situ small-angle neutron scattering measurements, to develop theories for deformations at extreme shear rates.
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New Catalyst Resolves Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cost, Longevity Issues
February 25, 2021
The non-platinum catalyst may lead to cheaper, longer-lasting power.
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The Journey to Georgia Tech: Jess Eskew Shares Struggles, Learning Lessons, and Advice
February 24, 2021
This past summer, physics major Jess Eskew interned virtually at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory through the SULI program.
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ASU Physics Professor Receives $300,000 Grant
February 24, 2021
DOE has awarded Arizona State University physics Assistant Professor Siddharth Karkare a $300,000 grant to develop more intense electron sources.
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Titanium Atom That Exists in Two Places at Once in Crystal to Blame for Unusual Phenomenon
February 24, 2021
Researchers at Caltech, USC, and Oak Ridge National La discover why a perfect crystal is not good at conducting heat, although it seemingly should be.
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UWM Physicists to Work with Argonne National Lab on a Breakthrough Battery Material
February 23, 2021
Hirschmugl and Gajdardziska have been awarded funding to research and commercialize their material that boosts batteries’ energy storage capacity.
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