Science Headlines

06.29.18User Facility

New Simulations Break Down Potential Impact of a Major Quake by Building Location and SizeExternal link

A team from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, both U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national labs, is leveraging powerful supercomputers to portray the impact of high-frequency ground motion on thousands of representative different-sized buildings spread out across the California region. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.28.18User Facility

ALCF Selects Data and Learning Projects for Aurora Early Science ProgramExternal link

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility, has selected 10 data science and machine learning projects for its Aurora Early Science Program (ESP). Set to be the nation’s first exascale system upon its expected 2021 arrival, Aurora will be capable of performing a quintillion calculations per second. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.27.18User Facility

Reproducibility MattersExternal link

An international team led by scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Cornell University, and the Joint Genome Institute report on the results of a large-scale field study, scaling up from 500 to 5,000 samples, that partially replicates earlier trials to identify soil microbes that colonize plants and which can be associated with particular traits. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.27.18From the Labs

Student Interns Dive into Plasma in One-week CourseExternal link

PPPL launched about 60 student interns into a summer of research by hosting an intensive one-week course in plasma physics the week of June 11. The students, including 32 students in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program, attended lectures by experts at PPPL and from institutions around the country. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.27.18User Facility

Separate But Together: Ultrathin Membrane Both Isolates and Couples Living and Non-Living CatalystsExternal link

Bioelectrochemical systems combine the best of both worlds – microbial cells with inorganic materials – to make fuels and other energy-rich chemicals with unrivaled efficiency. Yet technical difficulties have kept them impractical anywhere but in a lab. Now researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a novel nanoscale membrane that could address these issues and pave the way for commercial scale-up. Read MoreExternal linkage


UEC Profile: Combining Models With Observations, Andrew Gettelman Puzzles Out Cloud-Aerosol InteractionsExternal link

Andrew Gettelman, a scientist with the National Center for Atmospheric Research, serves on several satellite science teams and evaluates models through data analysis linked to both satellite and field programs. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.26.18User Facility

Cellular Energy CrisisExternal link

An Arizona State University scientist mines supercomputer simulations of protein dynamics for biological energy-conversion principles. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.25.18From the Labs

Uncovering a Missing Link from Methane to MethanolExternal link

Scientists at Northwestern University and Argonne Lab have demonstrated a new way to activate methane with MOFs, potentially transforming it into something more valuable. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.22.18User Facility

ORNL Researchers Use AI to Improve Mammogram InterpretationExternal link

In an effort to reduce errors in the analyses of diagnostic images by health professionals, a team of researchers from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has improved understanding of the cognitive processes involved in image interpretation.
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06.22.18User Facility

Steady as She FlowsExternal link

Aiming to boost aircraft safety, speed and fuel efficiency, engineers turn to Argonne’s Mira supercomputer to study supersonic turbulence.
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