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DOE SCIENCE NEWS BY TOPIC: Biological Sciences
With the 21st Century dawns what many have called the "biological century," in which advances in biology—spurred by achievements in genomic research, including the sequencing of the human genome—will bring revolutionary and unconventional solutions to some of mankindís most pressing and expensive challenges in health, energy, the environment, and national security.

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Simulation solves mystery of how liquid-crystal thin films disintegrate

Simulation solves mystery of how liquid-crystal thin films disintegrate

Approximately four decades ago, theoreticians believed that only one of two mechanisms could explain rupture of liquid-crystal thin films. They also believed that these two mechanisms could not coexist. But 10 years ago experiments showed that these two mechanisms in many cases do coexist, according to Trung Nguyen of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, who ran unprecedented large-scale molecular dynamics simulations on Titan, America's fastest supercomputer, to model the beginnings of ruptures in thin films.

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers contribute to prestigious climate report

Thomas Wilbanks and Benjamin Preston, both of the Climate Change Science Institute at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, are among the 309 coordinating lead authors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Working Group II report. The report, which was released in Japan on March 31, found that climate change isn't just a problem for future generations, but also impacts humans in the present day.

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers contribute to prestigious climate report

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