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Oak Ridge Supercomputers Provide First Simulation of Abrupt Climate Change

By  •  12 years ago  •  Science

At the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the world’s fastest supercomputer for unclassified research is simulating abrupt climate change and shedding light on an enigmatic period of natural global warming in Earth’s relatively recent history.
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Resolution Revolution

By  •  13 years ago  •  Science

Software engineers turn to Pat Worley’s team to fix problems that threaten simulations.
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Quantum Spin Doctors Dissect Exotic States of Matter

By  •  13 years ago  •  Science

When German physicist Max Planck created quantum theory in 1900, he was not trying to revolutionize the world. He was just trying to provide a theoretical foundation for the way …
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Potassium Channel Model Lights the Way for Simulations of Molecular Machines

By  •  13 years ago  •  Science

Supercomputers to reveal in atomistic detail all steps from open to closed ion channel
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ORNL researchers team up with the NFL for a carbon-neutral Super Bowl

By  •  14 years ago  •  Science

Is it possible to have a carbon-neutral Super Bowl? When National Football League Environmental Program Coordinator Jack Groh wanted to find out, he called ORNL.
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Simulation Aids Development of First Coal Plants with Near-Zero Emissions

By  •  14 years ago  •  Science

Next-generation plants to produce electricity and hydrogen and sequester carbon dioxide Near-zero-emission coal plants are in the works to generate electricity and hydrogen and sequester carbon dioxide.
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Dissecting Fire: Model Fully Resolves Ignition Process for the First Time

By  •  14 years ago  •  Science

Research may fuel low-temperature combustion technology to save energy, cut emissions
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Researchers Explore the Effectiveness of Alzheimer’s

By  •  14 years ago  •  Science

Scientists are exploring a new generation of drugs which have the potential to stop the growth of Alzheimer’s fibrils and disassemble them.
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