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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

Suzanne E. Lapi: Then and Now / 2011 Early Career Award Winner
Suzanne Lapi heads a research group focused on the radiochemistry and development of production techniques of isotopes for medical imaging and therapy
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Science for Space…and Space for Science
The DOE’s Office of Science is collaborating with NASA to bring our space research to new heights.
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A Better Understanding of Coral Skeleton Growth Suggests Ways to Restore Reefs
University of Wisconsin–Madison physicists observed reef-forming corals at the nanoscale and identified how they create their skeletons.
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Ryan Hayward: Then and Now / 2011 Early Career Award Winner
Ryan Hayward studies organic polymers and molecules that conduct electricity.
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Science Headlines

The Status of Supersymmetry
Once the most popular framework for physics beyond the Standard Model, supersymmetry is facing a reckoning—but researchers are not giving up on it yet
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Two Berkeley Lab Scientists Honored with the Lawrence Award
The Department of Energy’s award goes to Susannah Tringe, a microbiologist, and Dan Kasen, a nuclear physicist.
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Scientists Find Antibody That Blocks Dengue Virus
The research team used the Advanced Photon Source to confirm an effective antibody that prevents the dengue virus from infecting cells in mice.
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The Odd Structure of ORF8: Scientists Map the Coronavirus Protein Linked to Immune Evasion and Disease Severity
Biologists used crystallography performed at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source to reveal the new virus’s unusual protein structure.
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Using Neural Networks for Faster X-Ray Imaging
Scientists from Argonne are using artificial intelligence to decode X-ray images faster, which could aid innovations in medicine, materials & energy.
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Study Shows Tweaking One Layer of Atoms on a Catalyst's Surface Can Make it Work Better
The surprising results offer a way to boost the activity and stability of catalysts for making hydrogen fuel from water.
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Impacts of Climate Change on Our Water and Energy Systems: It’s Complicated
A team of researchers from Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley, and UC Santa Barbara propose a framework for evaluating climate change adaptations.
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Insights Through Atomic Simulation
A Journal of Chemical Physics issue highlights PNNL contributions to NWChem and CP2K, two prominent software packages for computational chemistry.
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Better Together: Scientists Discover Far-Reaching Applications of Nanoparticles Made of Multiple Elements
An emerging type of alloy nanoparticle proves more stable, durable than single-element nanoparticles.
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Next-Generation Particle Beam Cooling Experiment Under Way at Fermilab Accelerator
The new technology - optical stochastic cooling - may enable future experiments to generate brighter beams of charged particles.
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University Research News

Dan Kasen Honored with E.O. Lawrence Award
January 19, 2021
Dan Kasen is a physicist in Berkeley Lab’s Nuclear Science Division focusing on theoretical and computational astrophysics.
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Dustin H. Froula Recipient of E. O. Lawrence Award
January 19, 2021
The award recognizes his seminal and creative contributions in fundamental laser–matter interaction physics and laser-driven plasma accelerators.
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Professor Walton Wins DoE’s Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award
January 19, 2021
Walton was honored for her interdisciplinary and pioneering research of porous material stability, advancing separation science.
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Hasan Receives Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award
January 15, 2021
The U.S. Department of Energy will award the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award to M. Zahid Hasan, Princeton’s Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics.
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Researchers Break Magnetic Memory Speed Record
January 15, 2021
Researchers have created a new technique for magnetization switching that is nearly 100 times faster than state-of-the-art spintronic devices.
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New Materials Structures Promise Faster, Smaller and More Efficient Spintronics
January 15, 2021
Researchers have designed a new structure that leverages a little-studied class of materials called antiperovskites to manipulate spin states.
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Patricia Vahle Named APS Fellow for Innovative Neutrino-Oscillation Research
January 14, 2021
Vahle is the most recent member of the William & Mary Department of Physics to be named a Fellow of the American Physical Society.
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CABBI Team Sequences Miscanthus Genome
January 14, 2021
­An international research team has sequenced the full genome of an ornamental variety of miscanthus.
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Nebraska Part of $18M National Laser Network Grant
January 14, 2021
DOE has committed $18 million to continue LaserNetUS, a high-power laser consortium that includes the Extreme Light Laboratory.
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Department of Energy Invests in High-Power Laser Network, Including UT Austin
January 13, 2021
The LaserNetUS initiative includes the most powerful lasers in the US and Canada, some of which have powers approaching or exceeding a petawatt.
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