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Nanoelectric Simulation Team Finalists for Gordon Bell Prize

By  •  11 years ago  •  People

Researchers from Purdue University, the University of Alabama–Huntsville, and Switzerland’s ETH Zurich are finalists for this year’s coveted ACM Gordon Bell Prize, thanks to a nanoscale simulation of electronic devices performed on Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Jaguar supercomputer.
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The Problem with Cellulosic Ethanol

By  •  11 years ago  •  Science

Simulation provides a close-up look at the molecule that complicates next-generation biofuels

Lignin is very handy in many ways. In your diet it provides much of the fiber that keeps …
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It Takes Three to Tango

By  •  11 years ago  •  Science

The nucleus of an atom, like most everything else, is more complicated than we first thought. Just how much more complicated is the subject of a Petascale Early Science project led by ORNL’s David Dean.
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Packing the ions

By  •  11 years ago  •  Science

Discovery boosts supercapacitor energy storage

Flat is in the eye of the beholder.

When you’re talking about nanomaterials, however, that eye is pretty much useless unless it’s looking through an …
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The Curious Case of Germanium-72

By  •  12 years ago  •  Science

There’s a lot we don’t know about the atomic nucleus, even though it was discovered a century ago this year.
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Venerable Early Jaguar System Retires

By  •  12 years ago  •  Technology

Once the second most powerful supercomputer in the world, the Cray XT4 Jaguar was decommissioned March 8.
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The Flight of the Electrons

By  •  12 years ago  •  Science

Purdue researchers break petaflop barrier with study of electrons in computer chips

A team led by Gerhard Klimeck of Purdue University has broken the petascale barrier while addressing a relatively …
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Quantum Spin Doctors Dissect Exotic States of Matter

By  •  15 years ago  •  Science

When German physicist Max Planck created quantum theory in 1900, he was not trying to revolutionize the world. He was just trying to provide a theoretical foundation for the way …
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