Science Headlines

04.21.17From the Labs

Predictive Power: CASL aids startup of TVA’s Watts Bar Unit 2External link

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Lab carried out the largest time-dependent simulation of a nuclear power plant to date, confirming engineers’ predictions related to the safe and reliable operation of the Watts Bar Unit 2 (WB2) nuclear power plant. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.21.17From the Labs

Rare Supernova Discovery Ushers in New Era for CosmologyExternal link

With the help of an automated supernova-hunting pipeline, developed by Berkeley Lab astrophysicists, and a galaxy sitting 2 billion light years away from Earth that’s acting as a “magnifying glass,’’ astronomers have captured multiple images of a Type Ia supernova—the brilliant explosion of a star—appearing in four different locations on the sky. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.20.17From the Labs

A Real CAM-Do AttitudeExternal link

A team of researchers, including one from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, used supercomputing to understand processes leading to increased drought resistance in food and fuel crops. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.20.17From the Labs

Changing the gameExternal link

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Lab unlock hardware's hidden talent for rendering 3D graphics for science — and video games. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.19.17From the Labs

Ames Laboratory Hosts its First Office of Science Graduate Student Program ResearcherExternal link

To fund her research at Ames Laboratory, Elizabeth Wille applied for a supplemental award through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program. SCGSR’s program prepares graduate student recipients for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critical to the DOE Office of Science mission. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.19.17User Facility

Q&A with CFN User Davood ShahrjerdiExternal link

Combining the unique properties of emerging nanomaterials with advanced silicon-based electronics, NYU's Shahrjerdi engineers nano-bioelectronics. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.19.17User Facility

Better Living Through Pressure: Functional Nanomaterials Made EasyExternal link

Using pressure instead of chemicals, a Sandia National Laboratories team has fabricated nanoparticles into nanowire-array structures similar to those that underlie the surfaces of touch-screens for sensors, computers, phones and TVs. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.18.17From the Labs

Study on Impact of Climate Change on SnowpackExternal link

An international team of scientists, including one from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), has found that up to 20 percent loss in the annual maximum amount of water contained in the Western United States' mountain snowpack in the last three decades is due to human influence. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.18.17User Facility

Dustin Leverman: A Unique Route to HPC SystemsExternal link

Leverman is the HPC storage system administrator for the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility located at ORNL. He spends his days assisting users with performance problems and ensuring reliability of the day-to-day operations of the file system, which contains information generated by the OLCF’s flagship supercomputer, Titan. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.18.17From the Labs

Tweaking a Molecule's Structure Can Send it Down a Different Path to CrystallizationExternal link

Insights into crystallization pathways gained by scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory could eventually design of a variety of products with more predictive control over the design and assembly of biomimetic materials. Read MoreExternal linkage

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