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Chromosome Connectors Take Center Stage for ORNL Scientists Studying Poplar
5 years ago

Chromosome Connectors Take Center Stage for ORNL Scientists Studying Poplar

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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
5 years ago

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

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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
5 years ago

From Simulation to Automation in a Data-Rich World

By  •  5 years 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
5 years ago

Igniting a New Class of Combustion Research

By  •  5 years 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
5 years ago

Galactic Winds Demystified

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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
5 years ago

Artificial Intelligence Approach Points to Bright Future for Fusion Energy

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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
5 years ago

A Data-Driven Journey to the Center of the Earth

By  •  5 years 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
5 years ago

Farewell, Titan

By  •  5 years 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
5 years ago

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

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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
5 years ago

Upgraded Science Trailer Teaches Students about Supercomputing

By  •  5 years 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
5 years ago

OLCF Scientist Talks Early Summit Results at APS Meeting

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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
5 years ago

Laser Focus Sheds Light on Two Sources of Nanoparticle Formation

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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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Getting a Big Look at Tiny Particles
5 years ago

Getting a Big Look at Tiny Particles

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At the turn of the 20th century, scientists discovered that atoms were composed of smaller particles. They found that inside each atom, negatively charged electrons orbit a nucleus made of …
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Supercomputers to Help Supercharge Ceramic Matrix Composite Manufacturing
5 years ago

Supercomputers to Help Supercharge Ceramic Matrix Composite Manufacturing

By  •  5 years ago  •  Featured, Science

During chemical vapor infiltration, gaseous vapor reacts on the surface of the preform fibers at elevated temperatures to coat the material. If applied long enough, the gas …
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Solving A Beta Decay Puzzle
5 years ago

Solving A Beta Decay Puzzle

By  •  5 years ago  •  Featured, Science

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 11, 2019—An international collaboration including scientists at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) solved a 50-year-old puzzle that explains why beta decays …
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New Geometric Model Improves Predictions of Fluid Flow in Rock
5 years ago

New Geometric Model Improves Predictions of Fluid Flow in Rock

By  •  5 years ago  •  Featured, Science

Deep beneath the Earth’s surface, oil and groundwater percolate through gaps in rock and other geologic material. Hidden from sight, these critical resources pose a significant challenge for scientists seeking …
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