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Supercomputing, Experiment Combine for First Look at Magnetism of Real Nanoparticle
1 year ago

Supercomputing, Experiment Combine for First Look at Magnetism of Real Nanoparticle

By  •  1 year ago  •  Science

Barely wider than a strand of human DNA, magnetic nanoparticles—such as those made from iron and platinum atoms—are promising materials for next-generation recording and storage devices like hard drives. …
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Straatsma Named AAAS Fellow in Chemistry
1 year ago

Straatsma Named AAAS Fellow in Chemistry

By  •  1 year ago  •  Science

At its core, the aim of science is to explain and understand. Each year, the world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), elects …
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The Shape of Melting in Two Dimensions
1 year ago

The Shape of Melting in Two Dimensions

By  •  1 year ago  •  Science

Snow falls in winter and melts in spring, but what drives the phase change in between?

Although melting is a familiar phenomenon encountered in everyday life, playing a part …
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Researchers Flip Script for Li-Ion Electrolytes to Simulate Better Batteries
1 year ago

Researchers Flip Script for Li-Ion Electrolytes to Simulate Better Batteries

By  •  1 year ago  •  Science

Ever since Italian physicist Alessandro Volta invented the first battery out of a stack of copper and zinc disks separated by moistened cardboard, scientists have been searching for better battery …
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UTRC Researchers Take Flight with Graphics Processing Units for Large Eddy Simulations
1 year ago

UTRC Researchers Take Flight with Graphics Processing Units for Large Eddy Simulations

By  •  1 year ago  •  Science

Farmington, Connecticut–based United Technologies Corporation (UTC) provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries worldwide.  The corporation’s research and innovation arm, United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), supports …
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Jefferson Lab–NVIDIA Collaboration Uses Titan to Boost Subatomic Particle Research
1 year ago

Jefferson Lab–NVIDIA Collaboration Uses Titan to Boost Subatomic Particle Research

By  •  1 year ago  •  Science

Scientists are only beginning to understand the laws that govern the atomic world.

Before the 1950s the electrons, neutrons, and protons comprising atoms were the smallest confirmed units of matter. …
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Accelerating Cancer Research with Deep Learning
1 year ago

Accelerating Cancer Research with Deep Learning

By  •  1 year ago  •  Science

Using the Titan supercomputer, a team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is developing automated data tools for cancer research by employing deep learning techniques.
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Unraveling the Science Behind Biomass Breakdown
1 year ago

Unraveling the Science Behind Biomass Breakdown

By  •  1 year ago  •  Science

Lignocellulosic biomass—plant matter such as cornstalks, straw, and woody plants—is a sustainable source for production of bio-based fuels and chemicals. However, the deconstruction of biomass is one of the most …
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Physicists Quench Their Thirst for Modeling Superfluids
1 year ago

Physicists Quench Their Thirst for Modeling Superfluids

By  •  1 year ago  •  Science

Simply put, physicists study energy, matter, and how the two interact. Through the years researchers have cataloged countless phenomena relating to these complex interactions.

As science has advanced, researchers have …
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Streamlining Accelerated Computing for Industry
2 years ago

Streamlining Accelerated Computing for Industry

By  •  2 years ago  •  Industry, Science

Scientists and engineers striving to create the next machine-age marvel—whether it be a more aerodynamic rocket, a faster race car, or a higher-efficiency jet engine—depend on reliable analysis and feedback …
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Delving into the Dark Sky
2 years ago

Delving into the Dark Sky

By  •  2 years ago  •  Science

When Mike Warren was a graduate student 20 years ago, computational astrophysicists were conducting simulations of the universe’s structure with a million particles representing large masses of matter like galaxy …
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Fundamental Fission Modeling Finds a Foothold
2 years ago

Fundamental Fission Modeling Finds a Foothold

By  •  2 years ago  •  Science

While trying to fatten the atom in 1938, German chemist Otto Hahn accidentally split it instead. This surprising discovery put modern science on the fast track to the atomic age …
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