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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
3 years ago

Physics Researchers Question Calcium 52’s Magic

By  •  3 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
3 years ago

One Billion Processor Hours Awarded to 22 Projects through ALCC

By  •  3 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
3 years ago

Titan Shines Light on High-Temperature Superconductor Pathway

By  •  3 years ago  •  Science

Simulation demonstrates how superconductivity arises in cuprates’ pseudogap phase.
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Opening Neurotransmission’s Gatekeepers
3 years ago

Opening Neurotransmission’s Gatekeepers

By  •  3 years ago  •  Science

A Cornell-led research team is using Titan to study cells’ sodium-powered neurotransmitter transporters in atomistic detail
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Better Combustion for Power Generation
3 years ago

Better Combustion for Power Generation

By  •  3 years ago  •  Science

In the United States, the use of natural gas for electricity generation continues to grow. The driving forces behind this development? A boom in domestic natural gas production, historically low …
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OLCF-Total Partnership Bolsters Simulation Strength for Oil and Gas Industry
3 years ago

OLCF-Total Partnership Bolsters Simulation Strength for Oil and Gas Industry

By  •  3 years ago  •  Science

Seeking to improve their knowledge of heterogeneous high-performance computing architectures, researchers at oil and gas company Total have been working with OLCF experts to improve their computational models.
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Chemistry Consortium Uses Titan to Understand Actinides
3 years ago

Chemistry Consortium Uses Titan to Understand Actinides

By  •  3 years ago  •  Science

A multi-institution team led by the University of Alabama’s David Dixon is using Titan to understand actinide chemistry at the molecular level in hopes of designing methods to clean up contamination and safely store spent nuclear fuel.
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