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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

Kalyan R. Perumalla: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Perumalla’s work on reversible computing is overcoming challenges in exascale computing.
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New Study Reveals a Graphene Sheet Behaves 'Like a Mirror' for Water Molecules
VCU researchers addresses an important area for medicine, industry and science: Understanding how liquids — mainly water — interact with surfaces.
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Detailed View of Viral Replication Machinery Lends New Insights Into Infection
The findings should aid researchers developing antiviral drugs and treatments, and provide new insights into how this large class of viruses work.
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Meet the Director: Karren More
At the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, Director Karren More leads her team in pushing the known edge of nanomaterials research.
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Science Headlines

New Calculation Refines Comparison of Matter with Antimatter
Theorists publish improved prediction for the tiny difference in kaon decays observed by experiments.
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Quantum Economic Development Consortium Confirms Steering Committee
A mix of public and private organizations will help set the group’s direction.
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SLAC's Upgraded X-Ray Laser Shows its Soft Side
This leap in capability will allow scientists to investigate quantum and chemical systems more directly than ever before.
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Neutrons Probe Biological Materials for Insights Into COVID-19 Virus Infection
A team of scientists is using neutron reflectometry to get a detailed look at some of the first stages of infection occurring at the cell membrane.
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Virtual Town Hall Discusses Jefferson Lab and Its Role in Hampton Roads
Chris Fall, director of DOE's Office of Science, led a discussion on the future of Virginia’s national lab and its surrounding communities.
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Quirky Response to Magnetism Presents Quantum Physics Mystery
Magnetic topological insulators could be just right for making qubits, but this one doesn't obey the rules.
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High-Precision Electrochemistry: The New Gold Standard in Fuel Cell Catalyst Development
Atomic-level insights help to reduce degradation in fuel cells and extend their lifetime.
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DOE Provides $21 Million to Advance Diagnostics on the Flagship Facility at PPPL
DOE has awarded $21 million in funding for collaborators to install and operate new scientific instruments on the flagship fusion facility at PPPL.
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Safety in Robots: Mu2e’s Automated Handler
While humans perform much of the work in Fermilab’s Mu2e experiment, machines take on some of the tasks, such as target removal.
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NSLS-II User Profile: Joshua Carter, CEO of Helix BioStructures
In the "Leading Lights" series, visiting researchers sit down with NSLS-II staff for a Q&A on their research and user experience.
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University Research News

New Tools Catch and Release Cellular Targets at the Flip of a Light Switch
September 18, 2020
A Princeton team has developed a class of light-switchable, highly adaptable molecular tools with new capabilities to control cellular activities.
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UTEP Expands Partnership with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
September 18, 2020
UTEP and PNNL have signed an agreement to create new research and internship opportunities for University faculty members and students.
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ASU Professor Receives Department of Energy Early Career Award
September 18, 2020
Gary F. Moore, an award-winning ASU researcher, uses nature-inspired chemistry to develop clean energy.
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New Nitrogen Products Are in the Air
September 17, 2020
Researchers found a way to combine atmospheric nitrogen with benzene to make the precursor aniline, used to make an assortment of synthetic products.
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DOE Awards $2.2M to Project at the Intersection of AI and High-Energy Physics Led by NCSA's Center for Artificial Intelligence Innovation
September 17, 2020
The focus is to advance understanding of the relationship between data and artificial intelligence models by exploring relationships.
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Quantum Materials Quest Could Benefit From Graphene That Buckles
September 17, 2020
Cooled graphene mimics effect of enormous magnetic fields that would benefit electronics.
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UC Physicists Cast Doubt on Neutrino Theory
September 16, 2020
University of Cincinnati physicists are raising doubts about the existence of an exotic subatomic particle that failed to show up in twin experiments.
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Quantum Information Science Research Center to be Established at BNL
September 16, 2020
DOE's Office of Science has selected Brookhaven National Laboratory to lead one of five National Quantum Information Science (QIS) Research Centers.
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Study Finds Missing Link in the Evolutionary History of Carbon-Fixing Protein Rubisco
September 16, 2020
A team led by researchers at the University of California, Davis, has discovered a missing link in the evolution of photosynthesis & carbon fixation.
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Team’s Flexible Micro LEDs May Reshape Future of Wearable Technology
September 15, 2020
University of Texas at Dallas researchers have developed a method to create micro LEDs that can be folded, twisted, cut & stuck to different surfaces.
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