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Chromosome Connectors Take Center Stage for ORNL Scientists Studying Poplar
2 weeks ago

Chromosome Connectors Take Center Stage for ORNL Scientists Studying Poplar

By  •  2 weeks ago  •  Featured, Science

The black cottonwood tree, or Populus trichocarpa (poplar), serves as a model organism for scientists studying the structure, growth, development, and genetics of plants. Poplar was the first tree genome scientists …
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Titan Supercomputer and Spallation Neutron Source Unite to Probe the Inner Workings of c-Src kinase
2 weeks ago

Titan Supercomputer and Spallation Neutron Source Unite to Probe the Inner Workings of c-Src kinase

By  •  2 weeks ago  •  Featured, Science

Proteins are the workhorses of our body’s cells, performing vital functions we can’t live without—everything from helping form antibodies to transporting nutrients to providing structure for the cells themselves. The …
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From Simulation to Automation in a Data-Rich World
2 months ago

From Simulation to Automation in a Data-Rich World

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science

In a farewell nod to Titan, scheduled to be decommissioned in August 2019, we present a short series of features highlighting some of Titan’s impactful contributions to scientific research.

Long …
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Igniting a New Class of Combustion Research
2 months ago

Igniting a New Class of Combustion Research

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science

In a farewell nod to Titan, scheduled to be decommissioned in August 2019, we present a short series of features highlighting some of Titan’s impactful contributions to scientific research.

The …
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Galactic Winds Demystified
2 months ago

Galactic Winds Demystified

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Using the Titan supercomputer at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a team of astrophysicists created a set of galactic wind simulations of the highest resolution ever …
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Artificial Intelligence Approach Points to Bright Future for Fusion Energy
3 months ago

Artificial Intelligence Approach Points to Bright Future for Fusion Energy

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Science

For decades, scientists have sought to control nuclear fusion—the energy that powers the sun and other stars—by developing massive fusion reactors to produce and contain plasma, with the goal of …
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A Data-Driven Journey to the Center of the Earth
3 months ago

A Data-Driven Journey to the Center of the Earth

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Science

In a farewell nod to Titan, scheduled to be decommissioned in August 2019, we present a short series of features highlighting some of Titan’s impactful contributions to scientific research.

In …
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Farewell, Titan
4 months ago

Farewell, Titan

By  •  4 months ago  •  Featured, Technology

The Cray XK7 Titan supercomputer operated by the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will be decommissioned on …
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Simulations Identify Importance of Lattice Distortions in Ion-Conducting  Fuel Cell Materials
6 months ago

Simulations Identify Importance of Lattice Distortions in Ion-Conducting Fuel Cell Materials

By  •  6 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Ionic conduction involves the movement of ions from one location to another inside a material. The ions travel through point defects, which are irregularities in the otherwise consistent arrangement of …
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Upgraded Science Trailer Teaches Students about Supercomputing
6 months ago

Upgraded Science Trailer Teaches Students about Supercomputing

By  •  6 months ago  •  People

“What’s Your Problem?” This question, emblazoned on the side of a bright red trailer, invites students of all ages to step into the world of computational science.

This mobile exhibit …
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OLCF Scientist Talks Early Summit Results at APS Meeting
6 months ago

OLCF Scientist Talks Early Summit Results at APS Meeting

By  •  6 months ago  •  People

Bronson Messer, a computational scientist at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), gave an invited talk at the American Physical Society’s (APS’s) “Quarks to the Cosmos” April meeting in …
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Laser Focus Sheds Light on Two Sources of Nanoparticle Formation
7 months ago

Laser Focus Sheds Light on Two Sources of Nanoparticle Formation

By  •  7 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Although previous research shows that metal nanoparticles have properties useful for various biomedical applications, many mysteries remain regarding how these tiny materials form, including the processes that generate size variations. …
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