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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

Jean Paul Allain: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Jean Paul Allain is integrating nanotechnology and materials science to help identify new designs for materials for use in fusion devices.
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‘Groupie’ Galaxies Orbiting Milky Way Tell Us About Dark Matter, How Galaxy Formed
Studies predict 100 more undiscovered galaxies are out there orbiting the Milky Way.
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Jonathan Schilling: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Jonathan Schilling is studying the enzymatic mechanisms used by Postia placenta, a brown rot fungus to degrade woody biomass.
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First-Person Science: Christoph Benning on Plant Biochemistry
Through more than a decade of research, Christoph Benning’s team gained major insights into lipids essential for plants’ photosynthetic systems.
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Science Headlines

A Fresh Pair of Eyes On an Old Nuclear Physics Problem
Brookhaven Lab Intern Pedro Rodríguez is working on simplifying a problem in nuclear physics that's over a half-century old.
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Researchers Capture the Coordinated Dance Between Electrons and Nuclei in a Light-Excited Molecule
Revealing both sides of the story in a single experiment has been a grand scientific challenge.
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New Insights Into the Dynamic Edge of Fusion Plasmas Could Help Capture the Power that Drives the Sun and Stars
PPPL computer simulations show the kinetic plasma turbulence near the edge of fusion devices, accounting for fluctuations of magnetic field lines.
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DESI Team Prepares for Telescope Instrument’s Restart after Unexpected Shutdown
Before COVID-19 hit U.S., the project was on track to begin its 3D map of the universe this summer.
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Electron-Ion Collider R&D Yields Energy-saving Accelerator Innovations
New approach for accelerating particles in an EIC could form the foundation of an energy-saving design for a future high-energy physics facility.
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Computing for Collaboration
Along with flagship molecular modeling capabilities, data management and processing are growing services from EMSL’s high-performance computing team.
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Using Machine Learning to Estimate COVID-19’s Seasonal Cycle
Berkeley Lab scientists aim to assess the role of climate variables in disease transmission.
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Supercomputing Aids Scientists Seeking Therapies for Deadly Bacterial Disease
Summit supercomputer captures “in between” stages of bacterial protein movements, giving researchers hope for finding drug targets for rabbit fever.
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Clouds and Precipitation: Advice to ARM from Experts
Diversely skilled scientists regularly report on what ARM needs to observe and to model processes vital to Earth’s water and energy cycles.
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New Study Confirms Important Clues to Fight Ovarian Cancer
Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory examine proteins to identify what is 'broken' in tumor cells.
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University Research News

Students Gain Professional Skills and Make Connections Through Blue Waters Internship Program
May 28, 2020
Two undergraduate students have benefited from internships in computational science research, combining study, work, and professional opportunities.
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Can Renewable Energy Really Replace Fossil Fuels?
May 28, 2020
Purdue scientist Maureen McCann studies plant genes and their products to understand how they all interact and can be manipulated in useful ways.
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DIII-D Scientists Unravel Challenge in Improving Fusion Performance
May 28, 2020
A team led by a W&M physicist has made a significant advancement in physics understanding that represents a key step toward practical fusion energy.
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How Geneticists Can Use Machine Learning
May 27, 2020
Article describes the power of machine learning tools for analyzing complex data & how these models can be applied to research in genetics & genomics.
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Scientists Use Light to Accelerate Supercurrents, Access Forbidden Light, Quantum Properties
May 27, 2020
Scientists are using light waves to accelerate supercurrents & access the unique properties of the quantum world, including forbidden light emissions.
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Two UChicago Scientists Selected for Entrepreneurship Program to Develop Quantum Tech
May 27, 2020
Two University of Chicago innovators developing quantum technologies are among six selected for Argonne National Laboratory’s entrepreneurship program
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Three Grad Students Receive SCGSR Awards
May 26, 2020
Three UMD students were among 62 recently selected for funding by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program.
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Rapid Screening Method Targets Fatty Acids in Yeast; Key to Sustainable Bioproducts
May 26, 2020
Scientists engineering microbes for renewable fuels and bioproducts have developed a fast, efficient way to identify the most promising varieties.
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FSU Student Awarded Prestigious Fellowship from U.S. Department of Energy
May 26, 2020
Judith Roth was one of 62 graduates selected for the DOE’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program.
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Physics Graduate Student Selected for Research at Department of Energy Lab
May 22, 2020
Lucas Beving is one of 62 graduate students from across the nation selected for DOE’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program.
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