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University of Texas at Austin 05.05.16University Research

UT Researcher Sheds Light on 'Cosmic Dark Ages,' Re-IonizationExternal link

A team from the University of Texas at Austin are creating a massive simulation of the birth of the universe on the Titan supercomputer cluster housed at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility. The simulation spans over 300 million cubic light years on a grid made up of 4,096 cells on each axis — over 69 billion cells in total. Read More »

05.05.16From the Labs

How Ameriflux Helped Determine the Impact of the 2012 U.S. Drought on the Carbon CycleExternal link

To map the carbon flux across the nation during the 2012 drought, an international team of scientists used a network of 22 “carbon-sensing” towers in the continental United States - part of the Ameriflux network, a community of scientists and sites that measure ecosystem carbon, water, and energy fluxes in North and South America. Read More »

Image of a raindrop hitting the ground. 05.04.16From the Labs

A Cleansing Rain Falls; A Soil-Filled Mist ArisesExternal link

Raindrop splash is a surprise source of fine soil particles in the atmosphere. Read More »

05.04.16User Facility

Scientists Challenge Conventional Wisdom to Improve Predictions of the Bootstrap Current at the Edge of Fusion PlasmasExternal link

PPPL researchers used the Mira supercomputer at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility to challenge conventional understanding of the bootstrap current in a tokamak, modeling the self-generating electric current in a steep gradient region where the temperature and density drop off sharply. Read More »

05.04.16User Facility

Making Waves on MiraExternal link

Researchers used the Mira supercomputer at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility to validate a new “wave-like” theoretical model for the van der Waals force, demonstrating that this long-range interaction can be significantly enhanced at the nanoscale. Read More »

University of Wisconsin-Madison 05.04.16University Research

Biomass Blues: Breaking Up Not So Hard To DoExternal link

Using a chemical crowbar – actually, a solvent – made from the very organic matter it deconstructs, a University of Wisconsin—Madison spinoff business is advancing an audacious effort to convert biomass into three profitable streams of industrial chemicals. Read More »

05.04.16User Facility

Could Aluminum Nitride Produce Quantum Bits?External link

Using NERSC’s Edison supercomputer, researchers found that by applying strain to aluminum nitride, one could create structural defects that may be harnessed as qubits similar to the one seen in diamond. Read More »

05.03.16Press Release

DOE’s Office of Science Selects 49 Scientists to Receive Early Career Research Program Funding

Program provides support to exceptional researchers. Read More »

The 2016 National Science Bowl winners.05.03.16Press Release

Students from Maryland and California Win DOE’s 26th National Science Bowl®

Successful Competition Highlights Importance of Investing in Next Generation of Leaders in Science Read More »

Northwestern University 05.03.16University Research

New Method Stabilizes and Enhances PhosphoreneExternal link

A team at Northwestern University has found that a covalently bonded, single-molecule-thick layer of aluminum oxide prevents phosphorene from degrading and also improves its electronic properties for possible use in transistors, optoelectronics, sensors, or even batteries. Read More »

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