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Supercomputing Aids Scientists Seeking Therapies for Deadly Bacterial Disease
5 months ago

Supercomputing Aids Scientists Seeking Therapies for Deadly Bacterial Disease

By  •  5 months ago  •  Science

Francisella tularensis, a bacterium that causes the illness tularemia (also known as “rabbit fever”), is one of the most hostile organisms on the planet. Once the bacterium enters the body …
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A New Method for Unraveling Complex Gene Interactions
5 months ago

A New Method for Unraveling Complex Gene Interactions

By  •  5 months ago  •  Science

The first step for biologists who want to develop new, more efficient biofuels is to understand the genetic underpinnings of plants that can be digested by microbes into chemical compounds. …
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Mining for COVID-19 Connections
5 months ago

Mining for COVID-19 Connections

By  •  5 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Scientists have tapped the immense power of the Summit supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to comb through millions of medical journal articles to identify potential vaccines, drugs and effective …
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Simulations Forecast Nationwide Increase in Human Exposure to Extreme Climate Events
6 months ago

Simulations Forecast Nationwide Increase in Human Exposure to Extreme Climate Events

By  •  6 months ago  •  Science

By 2050, the United States will likely be exposed to a larger number of extreme climate events, including more frequent heat waves, longer droughts and more intense floods, which can …
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New Data Analysis Software Tools Aim at Addressing the Convergence of HPC and AI
6 months ago

New Data Analysis Software Tools Aim at Addressing the Convergence of HPC and AI

By  •  6 months ago  •  Science

This story is the second in a series called “Data Matters,” a collection of features dedicated to exploring the relevance of data for scientific advancement and exploration at the Oak …
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U.S. Department of Energy’s INCITE program seeks proposals for 2021
6 months ago

U.S. Department of Energy’s INCITE program seeks proposals for 2021

By  •  6 months ago  •  Science

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program is now seeking proposals for high-impact, computationally intensive research campaigns in a broad array …
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ORNL Scientists Tap into AI to Put a New Spin on Neutron Experiments
7 months ago

ORNL Scientists Tap into AI to Put a New Spin on Neutron Experiments

By  •  7 months ago  •  Science

Scientists seek to use quantum materials—those that have correlated order at the subatomic level—for electronic devices, quantum computers, and superconductors. Quantum materials owe many of their properties to the physics …
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ORNL Team Enlists World’s Fastest Supercomputer to Combat the Coronavirus
8 months ago

ORNL Team Enlists World’s Fastest Supercomputer to Combat the Coronavirus

By  •  8 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have used the world’s most powerful and smartest supercomputer, the IBM AC922 Summit, to identify 77 small-molecule drug …
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Rethinking a Century of Fluid Flows
8 months ago

Rethinking a Century of Fluid Flows

By  •  8 months ago  •  Science

In 1922, English meteorologist Lewis Fry Richardson published Weather Prediction by Numerical Analysis. This influential work included a few pages devoted to a phenomenological model that described the way that …
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Machine Learning for Better Drug Design
8 months ago

Machine Learning for Better Drug Design

By  •  8 months ago  •  Featured, Science

When Harel Weinstein and his team at the Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College (Weill Cornell Medicine) of Cornell University set out to learn the molecular mechanisms of drugs, …
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ORNL Project Demonstrates Viability of ‘Smart’ Traffic Cameras to Save Fuel
8 months ago

ORNL Project Demonstrates Viability of ‘Smart’ Traffic Cameras to Save Fuel

By  •  8 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Each year, approximately 6 billion gallons of fuel are wasted as vehicles wait at stop lights or sit in dense traffic with engines idling, according to US Department of Energy …
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Closely Spaced Hydrogen Atoms Could Facilitate Superconductivity in Ambient Condition
9 months ago

Closely Spaced Hydrogen Atoms Could Facilitate Superconductivity in Ambient Condition

By  •  9 months ago  •  Featured, Science

By: Paul Boisvert, 502-229-4466, BoisvertPL@ornl.gov

An international team of researchers has discovered the hydrogen atoms in a metal hydride material are much more tightly spaced than had been predicted for …
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OLCF is Looking into the Present and the Future of Large-Scale Data Science
9 months ago

OLCF is Looking into the Present and the Future of Large-Scale Data Science

By  •  9 months ago  •  Featured, Science

This story is the first in a series called “Data Matters,” a short series of features dedicated to exploring the relevance of data for scientific advancement and exploration at the …
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Metal Alloys for Industrial Applications Benefit from Supercomputer Modeling
9 months ago

Metal Alloys for Industrial Applications Benefit from Supercomputer Modeling

By  •  9 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Using machine learning and simulations, scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have confirmed a relationship between two mechanisms used to explain the ductility properties …
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The Last User of Titan
10 months ago

The Last User of Titan

By  •  10 months ago  •  People, Science

Titan, the groundbreaking Cray XK7 supercomputer operated by the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), was officially decommissioned …
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Speeding Toward the Future of Fusion
10 months ago

Speeding Toward the Future of Fusion

By  •  10 months ago  •  Featured, Science

In 1934, physicist Ernest Rutherford and his colleagues produced the first fusion reaction—the fusing of light nuclei to release energy—in a laboratory by converting deuterium, a heavy hydrogen isotope, to …
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