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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
2 years ago

Accelerating Cancer Research with Deep Learning

By  •  2 years 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
2 years ago

Unraveling the Science Behind Biomass Breakdown

By  •  2 years 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
2 years ago

Physicists Quench Their Thirst for Modeling Superfluids

By  •  2 years 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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Physics Researchers Question Calcium 52’s Magic
2 years ago

Physics Researchers Question Calcium 52’s Magic

By  •  2 years ago  •  Science

For decades nuclear physicists have tried to learn more about which elements, or their various isotopes, are “magic.”

This is not to say that they display supernatural powers. Magic atomic …
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One Billion Processor Hours Awarded to 22 Projects through ALCC
2 years ago

One Billion Processor Hours Awarded to 22 Projects through ALCC

By  •  2 years ago  •  Science

The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science has awarded nearly 1 billion processor hours to 22 projects at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF)— a DOE Office …
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Titan Shines Light on High-Temperature Superconductor Pathway
2 years ago

Titan Shines Light on High-Temperature Superconductor Pathway

By  •  2 years ago  •  Science

Simulation demonstrates how superconductivity arises in cuprates’ pseudogap phase.
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