Public Release: 22-Nov-2016 Seven ORNL researchers elected AAAS fellows
Seven researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Public Release: 22-Nov-2016
Neuron Global brain initiatives generate tsunami of neuroscience data
New technologies are giving researchers unprecedented opportunities to explore how the brain processes, utilizes, stores and retrieves information. But, without a coherent strategy to analyze, manage and understand the data generated by these new tools, advancements in the field will be limited. Berkeley Lab researchers and their collaborators offer a plan to overcome these big data challenges.
Public Release: 18-Nov-2016
Science Advances A new understanding of metastability clears path for next-generation materials
Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have published a new study that, for the first time, explicitly quantifies the thermodynamic scale of metastability for almost 30,000 known materials. This paves the way for designing and making promising next-generation materials for use in everything from semiconductors to pharmaceuticals to steels.
Public Release: 16-Nov-2016 Brookhaven Lab to lead and partner on DOE exascale computing projects
Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory are leading one of the 35 software development projects and partnering on one of the four co-design centers recently funded by DOE's Exascale Computing Project. SOLLVE will focus on OpenMP functionality for exascale computing; CODAR will concentrate on online data analysis and reduction at the exascale.
DOE/Office of Science, National Nuclear Security Administration
Public Release: 11-Nov-2016 Exascale Computing Project announces $48 million to establish Exascale co-design centers
The Department of Energy's Exascale Computing Project today announced that it has selected four co-design centers as part of a four-year, $48 million funding award. The first year is funded at $12 million, and is to be allocated evenly among the four award recipients.
US Department of Energy Office of Science, US Department of Energy NNSA
Public Release: 10-Nov-2016 World-leading HPC centers partner to form accelerated computing institute
Leaders in hybrid accelerated high-performance computing in the United States, Japan, and Switzerland have signed a memorandum of understanding establishing an international institute dedicated to common goals, the sharing of HPC expertise, and forward-thinking evaluation of computing architecture.
Public Release: 10-Nov-2016 American Indian engineers present inaugural award to Sandia diversity specialist
Marie Capitan, a diversity workforce specialist at Sandia National Laboratories, is one of five professionals honored this weekend at the 2016 AISES National Conference in Minneapolis. She will accept the Blazing Flame Award, which honors an outstanding professional who has blazed a path for Native Americans in science, technology, engineering and math education and careers.
Public Release: 8-Nov-2016 Brookhaven Lab wins 3 2016 R&D 100 Awards
Innovations in microscopy, catalysis, and nanomaterials are among the 100 technologies and services of the past year selected by R&D Magazine to receive awards.
US Department of Energy
Public Release: 7-Nov-2016
Nature Photonics We gather here today to join lasers and anti-lasers
Berkeley Lab scientists have, for the first time, achieved both lasing and anti-lasing in a single device. Their findings lay the groundwork for developing a new type of integrated device with the flexibility to operate as a laser, an amplifier, a modulator, and a detector.
US Department of Energy
Public Release: 4-Nov-2016 ORNL wins 7 R&D 100 Awards
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have received seven R&D 100 Awards in recognition of their significant advancements in science and technology.
Public Release: 1-Nov-2016 State's 3 largest public research institutions to increase collaboration
The state's three largest public research institutions have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which expresses the intent of the parties to increase research collaborations on complex challenges and provide additional research and training opportunities for students in the state. The memorandum was signed recently by leaders at the University of Washington, Washington State University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
Public Release: 1-Nov-2016
Scientific Reports 3-D-printed permanent magnets outperform conventional versions, conserve rare materials
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated that permanent magnets produced by additive manufacturing can outperform bonded magnets made using traditional techniques while conserving critical materials.
Scientists fabricated isotropic, near-net-shape, neodymium-iron-boron (NdFeB) bonded magnets at DOE's Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at ORNL using the Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) machine.
DOE/Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Advanced Manufacturing Office
Public Release: 26-Oct-2016
Physical Review Letters Nickel-78 is a 'doubly magic' isotope, supercomputing calculations confirm
'Doubly magic' atomic nuclei have greater stability than their neighbors thanks to having shells that are fully occupied by both protons and neutrons. Theoretical physicists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory recently used Titan, America's most powerful supercomputer, to compute the nuclear structure of nickel-78 and found that this neutron-rich nucleus is indeed doubly magic. The results may improve understanding of the origin, organization and interactions of stable matter.
DOE/Office of Science
Public Release: 18-Oct-2016
Science Advances Ames Laboratory scientists gain insight on mechanism of unconventional superconductivity
Researchers at the US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory and partner institutions conducted a systematic investigation into the properties of the newest family of unconventional superconducting materials, iron-based compounds. The study may help the scientific community discover new superconducting materials with unique properties.
Public Release: 17-Oct-2016 Ames Laboratory to receive $3 million to develop instrumentation to study plant cell walls
A team of scientists at the US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory will be developing new instrumentation aimed at determining the chemical and structural makeup of plant cell walls. The group is receiving $1 million a year for three years from the DOE's Office of Science to develop a subdiffraction Raman imaging platform that will provide an unprecedented look at the specific chemical structures of plant cell walls and then determine how best to deconstruct plant material as a source of biofuels.
DOE/Office of Science
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