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Image of titan supercomputer 11.12.12FROM THE LABS

New Titan Supercomputer Named Fastest in the World

System at Office of Science’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory Delivers Unprecedented Power to Accelerate Scientific Discoveries.

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11.08.12Presentations & Testimony

The many uses of Synchrotrons Presentation.pdf file (7.2MB)

The many uses of Synchrotrons, presentation by Dr. W. F. Brinkman, Director, Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy.

Two scientists in a lab studying plants.11.05.12Article

Plants Multiply . . . But How Do They Add?

Brookhaven Lab shows how rapeseed plants ‘balance the books’. Read More »


You pick the winner in the Fermilab Arts & Lecture Series’ first Physics Slam on Nov. 16External link

On Nov. 16, five of Fermilab’s best and brightest will duke it out in the Fermilab Arts & Lecture Series’ first ever Physics Slam. It’s similar to a poetry slam – each of the five physicists will get 12 minutes to explain a complex scientific concept to the audience in the most clear and entertaining way possible. Read More »

Detailed electron microscopy images.11.01.12Science Highlights

Turning Down the Heat on Carbon

Unusual reaction eschews high temperatures and water to lock away climate-changing carbon dioxide. Read More »

Millimeter wavelength cloud radar, located at the Southern Great Plains site, probes the extent and composition of clouds at millimeter wavelengths.11.01.12Science Highlights

Low Clouds Contribute to Weather Prediction Model Bias

Long-term measurement records improve the representation of clouds in climate and weather forecast models. Read More »

The composition of solvents, such as chloroform and toluene, during nanoparticle fabrication can alter the internal aggregate structure of polymer P3HT...11.01.12Science Highlights

Bridging the Nano-World and the Real World in Polymer Solar Cells

Discovering how polymer organization on the molecular level affects electric charge movement in organic solar cells. Read More »

Array of gallium nitride (GaN) nanowires fabricated by Sandia-developed top-down method.11.01.12Science Highlights

Fabricating Nanowire Lasers

Precise control of nanowire geometry and optical environment enables tuning of lasing properties. Read More »

An image of a sunsetting and a smokestack.10.31.12Stories of Discovery & Innovation

Profiting from Waste?

Researchers fashion a record-breaking material to recycle waste heat into electricity. Read More »


ORNL Debuts Titan SupercomputerExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory launched a new era of scientific supercomputing with Titan, a system capable of churning through more than 20,000 trillion calculations each second—or 20 petaflops. Read More »

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