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A New Method for Unraveling Complex Gene Interactions
5 months ago

A New Method for Unraveling Complex Gene Interactions

By  •  5 months ago  •  Science

The first step for biologists who want to develop new, more efficient biofuels is to understand the genetic underpinnings of plants that can be digested by microbes into chemical compounds. …
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Simulations Forecast Nationwide Increase in Human Exposure to Extreme Climate Events
5 months ago

Simulations Forecast Nationwide Increase in Human Exposure to Extreme Climate Events

By  •  5 months ago  •  Science

By 2050, the United States will likely be exposed to a larger number of extreme climate events, including more frequent heat waves, longer droughts and more intense floods, which can …
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ORNL Scientists Tap into AI to Put a New Spin on Neutron Experiments
6 months ago

ORNL Scientists Tap into AI to Put a New Spin on Neutron Experiments

By  •  6 months ago  •  Science

Scientists seek to use quantum materials—those that have correlated order at the subatomic level—for electronic devices, quantum computers, and superconductors. Quantum materials owe many of their properties to the physics …
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Machine Learning for Better Drug Design
7 months ago

Machine Learning for Better Drug Design

By  •  7 months ago  •  Featured, Science

When Harel Weinstein and his team at the Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College (Weill Cornell Medicine) of Cornell University set out to learn the molecular mechanisms of drugs, …
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Closely Spaced Hydrogen Atoms Could Facilitate Superconductivity in Ambient Condition
8 months ago

Closely Spaced Hydrogen Atoms Could Facilitate Superconductivity in Ambient Condition

By  •  8 months ago  •  Featured, Science

By: Paul Boisvert, 502-229-4466, BoisvertPL@ornl.gov

An international team of researchers has discovered the hydrogen atoms in a metal hydride material are much more tightly spaced than had been predicted for …
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Big Iron Afterlife: How ORNL’s Titan Supercomputer Was Recycled
9 months ago

Big Iron Afterlife: How ORNL’s Titan Supercomputer Was Recycled

By  •  9 months ago  •  Featured, OLCF History

When the Cray XK7 Titan supercomputer was finally decommissioned on August 1 after 7 years of faithful service, it had successfully executed a total of 2.8 million jobs for scientists …
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The Last User of Titan
9 months ago

The Last User of Titan

By  •  9 months ago  •  People, Science

Titan, the groundbreaking Cray XK7 supercomputer operated by the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), was officially decommissioned …
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Speeding Toward the Future of Fusion
9 months ago

Speeding Toward the Future of Fusion

By  •  9 months ago  •  Featured, Science

In 1934, physicist Ernest Rutherford and his colleagues produced the first fusion reaction—the fusing of light nuclei to release energy—in a laboratory by converting deuterium, a heavy hydrogen isotope, to …
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Modeling Every Building in America Starts with Chattanooga
11 months ago

Modeling Every Building in America Starts with Chattanooga

By  •  11 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Buildings use 40 percent of America’s primary energy and 75 percent of its electricity, which can jump to 80 percent when a majority of the population is at home using …
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In the Mix
11 months ago

In the Mix

By  •  11 months ago  •  Featured, Science

by Sara Shoemaker

Mixing metals into alloys is an age-old practice. The tedious trial and error of heating, cooling, testing, and remixing was once the only method to fine-tune the …
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Chromosome Connectors Take Center Stage for ORNL Scientists Studying Poplar
12 months ago

Chromosome Connectors Take Center Stage for ORNL Scientists Studying Poplar

By  •  12 months 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
12 months ago

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

By  •  12 months 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
1 year ago

From Simulation to Automation in a Data-Rich World

By  •  1 year 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
1 year ago

Igniting a New Class of Combustion Research

By  •  1 year 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
1 year ago

Galactic Winds Demystified

By  •  1 year 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
1 year ago

Artificial Intelligence Approach Points to Bright Future for Fusion Energy

By  •  1 year 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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