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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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Materials scientists play atomic 'Jenga' and make a surprising discovery

Materials scientists play atomic 'Jenga' and make a surprising discovery

Researchers got a surprise when they built a highly ordered lattice by layering thin films containing lanthanum, strontium, oxygen and iron. Although each layer had an intrinsically nonpolar (symmetric) distribution of electrical charges, the lattice had an asymmetric distribution of charges. The charge asymmetry creates an extra 'switch' that brings functionalities to materials when 'flipped' by external stimuli. The material defects induced polar behavior and can provide a new mechanism for manipulating electricity and magnetism in energy and information technologies.

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Oak Ridge supercomputer turns the tide for consumer products research

Consumer-products giant Procter & Gamble has turned to Oak Ridge National Laboratory and America's fastest supercomputer to simulate microscopic processes that can threaten product performance and stability.

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Oak Ridge supercomputer turns the tide for consumer products research

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Lab News Releases
26-Aug-2014
Photon speedway puts big data in the fast lane
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

25-Aug-2014
New process helps overcome obstacles to produce renewable fuels and chemicals
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

19-Aug-2014
First indirect evidence of so-far undetected strange baryons
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

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