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DOE SCIENCE NEWS BY TOPIC: Computational Sciences
Driven by rapid technological advances within the past two decades, computing and high-speed networking have emerged as powerful tools for science and are even changing the ways in which modern science is conducted. DOE is a national leader in the scientific computing field–supporting fundamental research in advanced scientific computing, applied mathematics, computer science, and networking. The DOE computational infrastructure provides world-class, high-performance computational and networking tools that enable scientific, energy, environmental, and national security research.

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Atomic trigger shatters mystery of how glass deforms

Atomic trigger shatters mystery of how glass deforms

A new study at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, published Sept. 24 in Nature Communications, has cracked one mystery of glass to shed light on the mechanism that triggers its deformation before shattering. The study improves understanding of glassy deformation and may accelerate broader application of metallic glass, a moldable, wear-resistant, magnetically exploitable material that is thrice as strong as the mightiest steel and ten times as springy.

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ORNL researchers develop 'Autotune' software to make it quicker to model energy use of buildings

Building Energy Modeling uses computer simulations to estimate energy use and guide the design of new buildings as well as energy improvements to existing buildings.

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ORNL researchers develop 'Autotune' software to make it quicker to model energy use of buildings

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Lab News Releases
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Solar energy prices see double-digit declines in 2013; Trend expected to continue
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HP supercomputer at NREL garners top honor
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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Supercomputers link proteins to drug side effects
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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