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Putting the Pedal to the Metal in the Hunt for Alloys
11 months ago

Putting the Pedal to the Metal in the Hunt for Alloys

By  •  11 months ago  •  Science

High-temperature alloys, often used in power plants and automobile engines, are valued in engineering because they can withstand temperatures that are a high fraction of their melting point. Operating power …
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Jansen Recognized for Development of Method That Enhances Physics Research
12 months ago

Jansen Recognized for Development of Method That Enhances Physics Research

By  •  12 months ago  •  People

The study of the atomic nucleus is important to both the subatomic world of particle physics and hands-on research in the nuclear, chemical, and materials sciences. By simulating nuclei using …
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Assembling Life’s Molecular Motor
1 year ago

Assembling Life’s Molecular Motor

By  •  1 year ago  •  Science

Despite the grand diversity among living organisms, the molecule used to store and transmit energy within aerobic, or oxygen-using, cells is remarkably the same. From bacteria to fungi, plants, and …
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OLCF Brings Petascale Computing to 2017 APS March Meeting
1 year ago

OLCF Brings Petascale Computing to 2017 APS March Meeting

By  •  1 year ago  •  People

For staff at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), attending computing conferences and meetings is valuable, but sharing at scientific meetings where computing resources can have a direct impact …
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OLCF Conference Calls Equip Users with System Knowledge
1 year ago

OLCF Conference Calls Equip Users with System Knowledge

By  •  1 year ago  •  People

Need support? Every month the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility located at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, hosts …
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A Real CAM-Do Attitude
1 year ago

A Real CAM-Do Attitude

By  •  1 year ago  •  Science

Photosynthesis, the method plants use to convert energy from the sun into food, is a ubiquitous process many people learn about in elementary school. Almost all plants use photosynthesis to …
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A Seismic Mapping Milestone
1 year ago

A Seismic Mapping Milestone

By  •  1 year ago  •  Science

Because of Earth’s layered composition, scientists have often compared the basic arrangement of its interior to that of an onion. There’s the familiar thin crust of continents and ocean floors; …
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Multitasking Framework Accelerates Scientific Discovery
1 year ago

Multitasking Framework Accelerates Scientific Discovery

By  •  1 year ago  •  Technology

To maximize computing power and efficiency, hybrid supercomputers run on multiple types of processors. For computational scientists, the benefit of this arrangement is the potential to accomplish more science in …
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Researchers Shoot for Success with Simulations of Laser Pulse–Material Interactions
1 year ago

Researchers Shoot for Success with Simulations of Laser Pulse–Material Interactions

By  •  1 year ago  •  Science

With the advent of laser technology in the 1960s, materials scientists gained a new tool to both study and modify materials. Today, lasers allow researchers to manipulate materials on atomic …
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The Shape of Melting in Two Dimensions
1 year ago

The Shape of Melting in Two Dimensions

By  •  1 year ago  •  Science

Snow falls in winter and melts in spring, but what drives the phase change in between?

Although melting is a familiar phenomenon encountered in everyday life, playing a part …
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ORNL Resources Help BigNeuron Tackle Grand Challenges
1 year ago

ORNL Resources Help BigNeuron Tackle Grand Challenges

By  •  1 year ago  •  Technology

Like energetic children, computational scientists need large spaces to play. This play space, however, doesn’t require a large backyard but rather a high-performance computing (HPC) ecosystem capable of accommodating the …
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Researchers Flip Script for Li-Ion Electrolytes to Simulate Better Batteries
1 year ago

Researchers Flip Script for Li-Ion Electrolytes to Simulate Better Batteries

By  •  1 year ago  •  Science

Ever since Italian physicist Alessandro Volta invented the first battery out of a stack of copper and zinc disks separated by moistened cardboard, scientists have been searching for better battery …
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