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Assessing the Cost of Air Pollution
6 days ago

Assessing the Cost of Air Pollution

By  •  6 days ago  •  Featured, Science

A new air quality model designed to estimate the costs of air pollution on human health received a boost in its early development from computing time at the Oak Ridge …
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A Problem with Polymer Theory
6 days ago

A Problem with Polymer Theory

By  •  6 days ago  •  Featured, Science

Researchers at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility located at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), used high-performance computing …
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Former OLCF User Brings Supercomputing-backed Flood Maps to FEMA
6 days ago

Former OLCF User Brings Supercomputing-backed Flood Maps to FEMA

By  •  6 days ago  •  Featured, Industry

In 2012, a small Berkeley, California, startup called KatRisk set out to improve the quality of worldwide flood risk maps. With backgrounds in engineering, hydrology, and risk modeling, the company’s …
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Zeroing in on Text Understanding for Automated Cancer Report Classification
4 weeks ago

Zeroing in on Text Understanding for Automated Cancer Report Classification

By  •  4 weeks ago  •  Featured, Science

In 2012 approximately 14 million new cases of cancer were reported worldwide, and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) predicts that number will rise to 22 million by 2032. With each …
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A Novel Method for Comparing Plant Genes
2 months ago

A Novel Method for Comparing Plant Genes

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science

During normal photosynthesis, plants capture sunlight and carry out respiration during the day, taking in carbon dioxide that will be used to form carbohydrates. But a small percentage of plant …
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Titan Powers Data Dive into Tropical Soil Microbes
2 months ago

Titan Powers Data Dive into Tropical Soil Microbes

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Every life-form depends on access to basic nutrients for survival—even microbes that live in the soil. Though these organisms are invisible to the naked eye, their soil scavenging activity has …
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GM Revs up Diesel Combustion Modeling on Titan Supercomputer
2 months ago

GM Revs up Diesel Combustion Modeling on Titan Supercomputer

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Most car owners in the United States do not think twice about passing over the diesel pump at the gas station. Instead, diesel fuel mostly powers our shipping trucks, boats, …
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New Discoveries Within ‘SIGHT’
2 months ago

New Discoveries Within ‘SIGHT’

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Technology

At the home of America’s most powerful supercomputer, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), researchers often simulate millions or billions of dynamic atoms to study complex problems in science …
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Particle Interactions Calculated on Titan Support the Search for New Physics Discoveries
2 months ago

Particle Interactions Calculated on Titan Support the Search for New Physics Discoveries

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Nuclear physicists are using the nation’s most powerful supercomputer, Titan, at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) to study particle interactions important to energy production in the Sun and …
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A Shortcut to Modeling Sickle Cell Disease
3 months ago

A Shortcut to Modeling Sickle Cell Disease

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Each year, 500,000 babies are born with a genetic disorder called sickle cell disease, a chronic illness that causes patients’ red blood cells to be abnormally shaped and to …
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New Boeing Method Accelerates Turbulence Modeling Uncertainty Analysis
4 months ago

New Boeing Method Accelerates Turbulence Modeling Uncertainty Analysis

By  •  4 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Boeing has long used computational tools as part of its aircraft design process, but now engineers at the world’s largest aerospace company are increasingly shifting their focus from traditional subscale …
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Scaling Deep Learning for Science
5 months ago

Scaling Deep Learning for Science

By  •  5 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Deep neural networks—a form of artificial intelligence—have demonstrated mastery of tasks once thought uniquely human. Their triumphs have ranged from identifying animals in images, to recognizing human speech, to winning …
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