User Facility News

07.22.15User Facility

Simulations Lead to Design of Near-Frictionless MaterialExternal link

Argonne scientists used Mira to identify and improve a new mechanism for eliminating friction, which fed into the development of a hybrid material that exhibited superlubricity at the macroscale for the first time. Read More »

07.22.15User Facility

Cleaning Up Bunker Oil with White Rot FungiExternal link

Researchers at the DOE Joint Genome Institute evaluate how fungi better known for breaking down plant biomass do in a bioremediation application. Read More »

07.21.15User Facility

New Technique to Synthesize Nanostructured NanowiresExternal link

A new approach to self-assemble and tailor complex structures at the nanoscale, developed by an international collaboration led by the University of Cambridge and IBM, using the facilities at Brookhaven Lab’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials, opens opportunities to tailor properties and functionalities of materials for a wide range of semiconductor device applications. Read More »

07.17.15User Facility

Unearthing Cornerstones in Root MicrobiomesExternal link

Scientists from the University of North Carolina, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and DOE’s Joint Genome Institute are developing a better understanding of the soil microbes that important for plant growth, and of how they interact through a variety of signals, including regulatory chemicals called phytohormones. Read More »

07.10.15User Facility

Zooming In: From Global to Regional Climate ModelsExternal link

As part of an ongoing study at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, a research team from Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago is using supercomputing resources to investigate the effectiveness of dynamically downscaled climate models. Read More »

07.10.15User Facility

The MiSIng Piece Revealed: Classifying Microbial Species in the Genomics EraExternal link

A team of researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility and their collaborators developed and evaluated a new method for classifying microbial species that could be supplemented – as needed – by traditional approaches relied on by microbiologists for decades. Read More »

07.08.15User Facility

Unlocking Lignin for Sustainable BiofuelExternal link

Using high-performance computing, a group of researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have provided insight into unraveling the tightly wound network of molecules that make up plant cell walls, and transforming them into more affordable biofuels. Read More »

07.08.15User Facility

Up, Up, and Away!External link

This summer, researchers are launching an unprecedented number of weather balloons in rural Oklahoma to collect data to help improve how weather and climate models predict the diurnal cycle of rainfall and cloud development. Read More »

07.01.15User Facility

Advanced Scientific Computing Research Leadership Computing Challenge Program Announces 24 Projects at the Argonne Leadership Computing FacilityExternal link

Each year, the ALCC program selects projects with an emphasis on high-risk, high-payoff simulations in areas directly related to the DOE mission and for broadening the community of researchers capable of using leadership computing resources. Read More »

06.26.15User Facility

Confirming Microbial Lineages Through Cultivation-Independent MeansExternal link

In a recent study illuminating how novel microbial lineages are being uncovered through the use of such techniques, a team including researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, offers compelling evidence that two groups of uncultivated bacteria actually belong to a single candidate phylum called ‘Atribacteria.’ Read More »

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