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01.26.17User Facility

Connecting the BytesExternal link

Computer scientist Ramakrishnan Kannan has created a distributive machine learning tool – which collects and sorts enormous amounts of data in a fraction of the time of other methods – through a project funded by ORNL’s laboratory directed research and development program. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.26.17From the Labs

Fermilab Achieves Milestone Beam Power for Neutrino ExperimentsExternal link

Thanks to recent upgrades to the Main Injector, Fermilab’s flagship accelerator, Fermilab scientists have produced 700-kilowatt proton beams for the lab’s experiments. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.25.17From the Labs

PPPL Physicist Uncovers Clues to Mechanism Behind Magnetic ReconnectionExternal link

Physicist Fatima Ebrahimi at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has published a paper showing that magnetic reconnection — the process in which magnetic field lines snap together and release energy — can be triggered by motion in nearby magnetic fields. Read MoreExternal linkage


Turning Research Data into Scientific DiscoveriesExternal link

Line Pouchard, an information specialist in computational science, brings her expertise in big data management and curation to Brookhaven Lab's Center for Data-Driven Discovery. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.24.17User Facility

The Contradictory CatalystExternal link

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have found the key to speeding up the rate of reaction of a potential catalyst for energy storage lies in making the reactive parts of the catalyst move more slowly. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.24.17User Facility

A Rising Peptide: Supercomputing Helps Scientists Come Closer to Tailoring Drug MoleculesExternal link

With the help of the Mira supercomputer, located at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory a team of researchers led by biophysicists at the University of Washington have come one step closer to designing tailor-made drug molecules that are more precise and carry fewer side effects than most existing therapeutic compounds. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.24.17User Facility

sPHENIX Gets CD0 for Upgrade to Experiment Tracking the Building Blocks of MatterExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has granted “Critical Decision-Zero” (CD-0) status to the sPHENIX project, a transformation of one of the particle detectors at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)—a DOE Office of Science User Facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory—into a research tool with unprecedented precision for tracking subatomic interactions. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.23.17User Facility

Seeking Structure With Metagenome SequencesExternal link

A team led by University of Washington’s David Baker worked with researchers at the Joint Genome Institute to generate structural models for 12 percent of the approximately 15,000 protein families, using computational modeling methods to view structures and determine protein functions. Read MoreExternal linkage


Kai Xiao: Growing Novel, Nanoscale Materials to Support Future Energy NeedsExternal link

Kai Xiao's work as a staff scientist at ORNL’s Center for Nanophase Materials Science gives him access to some of the world’s most powerful tools to investigate materials as small as one-billionth of a meter, or at the nanoscale. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.23.17User Facility

Using Sunlight to Activate the Flow of Electrical Current in a New MaterialExternal link

A team of scientists from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, and Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a new material that absorbs visible light to generate electricity; this material might be useful for splitting water to produce a combustible fuel, hydrogen. Read MoreExternal linkage

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