Science Headlines

08.17.16User Facility

FM Global Researchers Say “ADIOS” to Bottlenecks at OpenFOAM ConferenceExternal link

Researchers from commercial property insurer FM Global use OLCF-developed middleware to drastically improve fire suppression simulations. The team used OLCF resources to test the speed and restart capability of ADIOS while simulating the spray dynamics from a sprinkler. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.16.16User Facility

Energy Department to Invest $16 Million in Computer Design of MaterialsExternal link

Two four-year projects—one team led by DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the other team led by DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)—will take advantage of superfast computers at DOE national laboratories by developing software to design fundamentally new functional materials destined to revolutionize applications in alternative and renewable energy, electronics, and a wide range of other fields. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.16.16User Facility

Big PanDA Tackles Big Data for Physics and Other Future Extreme Scale Scientific ApplicationsExternal link

Physicists tap into pockets of available time on a supercomputer to crunch data for the world's most powerful particle collider, demonstrating a new tool for making efficient use of limited, expensive computational resources. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.16.16User Facility

Sugar Hitches a Ride on Organic Sea SprayExternal link

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Montana State University, and Los Alamos National Laboratory found this "sticky" strategy not only shields these molecules from their soluble nature, it explains the discrepancies between models that predict sea spray's organic enrichment and the actual measurements of sea spray aerosol composition. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.15.16User Facility

Simulations By PPPL Physicists Suggest That External Magnetic Fields Can Calm Plasma InstabilitiesExternal link

Physicists led by Gerrit Kramer at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have conducted simulations that suggest that applying magnetic fields to fusion plasmas can control instabilities known as Alfvén waves that can reduce the efficiency of fusion reactions. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.11.16From the Labs

New Material Discovery Allows Study of Elusive Weyl FermionExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have discovered a new type of Weyl semimetal, a material that opens the way for further study of Weyl fermions, a type of massless elementary particle hypothesized by high-energy particle theory and potentially useful for creating high-speed electronic circuits and quantum computers. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.10.16From the Labs

3-D Galaxy-Mapping Project Enters Construction PhaseExternal link

The latest DOE approval step, known as Critical Decision 3, triggers spending for major components of the project, including the remainder of the 5,000 finger-width, 10-inch-long cylindrical robots that will precisely point the fiber-optic cables to gather the light from a chosen set of galaxies, stars, and brilliant objects called quasars. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.09.16From the Labs

NOvA Shines New Light on How Neutrinos BehaveExternal link

NOvA scientists have seen evidence that one of the three neutrino mass states might not include equal parts of muon and tau flavor, as previously thought. Scientists refer to this as “nonmaximal mixing,” and NOvA’s preliminary result is the first hint that this may be the case for the third mass state. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.08.16User Facility

Researchers Combine Simulation, Experiment for Nanoscale 3-D PrintingExternal link

A team at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in collaboration with the University of Tennessee and the Graz University of Technology, has developed a powerful simulation-guided drafting process to improve FEBID and introduce new possibilities in nanomanufacturing. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.08.16User Facility

New Results on the Higgs Boson and the Building Blocks of Matter Presented at ICHEPExternal link

Large Hadron Collider (LHC) performance surpasses expectations; results confirm the Higgs particle, show "bump" appears to be a statistical fluctuation, and offer insight into quark-gluon plasma at high energies complementary to those explored at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). Read MoreExternal linkage

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