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ALCC Program Awards 1 Billion Hours on OLCF Resources
7 months ago

ALCC Program Awards 1 Billion Hours on OLCF Resources

By  •  7 months ago  •  Science

Each year, projects at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF)—a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility located at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)—are awarded …
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Galactic Winds Push Researchers to Probe Galaxies at Unprecedented Scale
7 months ago

Galactic Winds Push Researchers to Probe Galaxies at Unprecedented Scale

By  •  7 months ago  •  Science

When astronomers peer into the universe, what they see often exceeds the limits of human understanding. Such is the case with low-mass galaxies—galaxies a fraction of the size of …
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Titan Simulations Show Importance of Close 2-way Coupling Between Human and Earth Systems
7 months ago

Titan Simulations Show Importance of Close 2-way Coupling Between Human and Earth Systems

By  •  7 months ago  •  Science

A new integrated computational climate model developed to reduce uncertainties in future climate predictions marks the first successful attempt to bridge Earth systems with energy and economic models and …
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3-D Models Help Scientists Gauge Flood Impact
7 months ago

3-D Models Help Scientists Gauge Flood Impact

By  •  7 months ago  •  Science

Heavy rainfall can cause rivers and drainage systems to overflow or dams to break, leading to flood events that bring damage to property and road systems as well potential loss …
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How Hot Is Too Hot in Fusion?
8 months ago

How Hot Is Too Hot in Fusion?

By  •  8 months ago  •  Science

Fusion, the energy that powers the stars, might one day provide abundant energy here on Earth.

In a nuclear fusion reactor, the hot, charged gas known as plasma reaches out …
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Putting the Pedal to the Metal in the Hunt for Alloys
8 months ago

Putting the Pedal to the Metal in the Hunt for Alloys

By  •  8 months ago  •  Science

High-temperature alloys, often used in power plants and automobile engines, are valued in engineering because they can withstand temperatures that are a high fraction of their melting point. Operating power …
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Assembling Life’s Molecular Motor
10 months ago

Assembling Life’s Molecular Motor

By  •  10 months ago  •  Science

Despite the grand diversity among living organisms, the molecule used to store and transmit energy within aerobic, or oxygen-using, cells is remarkably the same. From bacteria to fungi, plants, and …
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Predictive Power
10 months ago

Predictive Power

By  •  10 months ago  •  Science

Few jobs are more massive than that of building a nuclear power plant, a project that takes years and billions of dollars to complete. But once a new plant is …
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A Real CAM-Do Attitude
10 months ago

A Real CAM-Do Attitude

By  •  10 months ago  •  Science

Photosynthesis, the method plants use to convert energy from the sun into food, is a ubiquitous process many people learn about in elementary school. Almost all plants use photosynthesis to …
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A Seismic Mapping Milestone
11 months ago

A Seismic Mapping Milestone

By  •  11 months ago  •  Science

Because of Earth’s layered composition, scientists have often compared the basic arrangement of its interior to that of an onion. There’s the familiar thin crust of continents and ocean floors; …
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Researchers Shoot for Success with Simulations of Laser Pulse–Material Interactions
11 months ago

Researchers Shoot for Success with Simulations of Laser Pulse–Material Interactions

By  •  11 months ago  •  Science

With the advent of laser technology in the 1960s, materials scientists gained a new tool to both study and modify materials. Today, lasers allow researchers to manipulate materials on atomic …
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Modeling Autoignited Combustion to Drive Engines Forward
12 months ago

Modeling Autoignited Combustion to Drive Engines Forward

By  •  12 months ago  •  Science

It’s no surprise that Rudolph Diesel became a millionaire only 6 short years after he patented the first diesel engine in 1892. When used in cars and trucks, diesel engines …
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