User Facility News

01.25.16User Facility

Bringing New Light to a Transformative ProteinExternal link

By understanding the underlying physics of the fluorescent behavior of GFP, scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and colleagues at Louisiana State University will be able to further exploit it as an essential tool for unraveling molecular-level details of processes in molecular biology and genetics. Read More »

01.22.16User Facility

Mira Supercomputer Simulations Give a New “Edge” to Fusion ResearchExternal link

Using Mira, physicists from Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory uncovered a new understanding about electron behavior in edge plasma. Based on this discovery, improvements were made to a well-known analytical formula that could enhance predictions of and, ultimately, increase fusion power efficiency. Read More »

01.21.16User Facility

Explore Galaxies Far, Far Away at Internet SpeedsExternal link

Scientists have released an “expansion pack” for a virtual tour of the universe that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own computer. The latest version of the publicly accessible images of the sky, which can be viewed using an interactive Sky Viewer tool, roughly doubles the size of the searchable universe from the project’s original release in May. Read More »

01.20.16User Facility

Scientists Study Clouds’ Impact on West Antarctic Ice MeltExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility is now delivering data that could help scientists understand how clouds affect melting glaciers. Read More »

01.20.16User Facility

A Respiratory Virus Provides Clues to Possible TreatmentsExternal link

Purdue University researchers, working at the Argonne Advanced Photon Source, have revealed the structure and function of an enterovirus - by itself and when bound to an anti-viral drug. Read More »

01.20.16User Facility

ORNL Researchers Use Neutrons to Gain Insight Into Battery InefficiencyExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are improving the lifetimes of rechargeable batteries that run on lithium, a small atom that can pack tightly into graphite anode materials. Read More »

01.19.16User Facility

Instrument Expands X-Ray Laser’s Capability and Flexibility for Biological ExperimentsExternal link

For the first time in three years, LCLS has added a new instrument to its set of experimental stations. Staff from Stanford and SLAC gathered on Jan. 12 in the X-ray laser’s Far Experimental Hall to celebrate the arrival of the first X-rays in the brand new MFX hutch. Read More »

01.14.16User Facility

Supernova Twins: Making Standard Candles More Standard Than EverExternal link

New computational approach run on NERSC’s Edison supercomputer measures cosmological distances with far greater accuracy. Read More »

01.08.16User Facility

Fighting Fire with FireFOAMExternal link

Insurance company FM Global uses the Titan supercomputer to simulate warehouse fires in unparalleled resolution. Read More »

01.07.16User Facility

Finding New Ways to Optimize Old CodesExternal link

A team at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility has developed a software application that mines the source code for computational patterns, helping users identify additional opportunities for extracting parallelism from parts of the code for greater efficiency on high performance computing systems. Read More »

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