Streamlining Accelerated Computing for Industry

In an effort to modernize CFD, a group of Imperial College researchers has developed new open-source software called PyFR, a Python-based application that combines highly accurate numerical methods with a highly flexible, portable, and scalable code implementation that makes efficient use of accelerators. Industry adoption of the code could allow companies to better exploit petascale computing to understand long-standing fluid flow problems, unsteady turbulence in particular.

X-Ray Research on Short-Lived Isotope Provides New Possibilities for Cancer Treatment

A recent paper published in Nature Communications reveals insights about the element actinium that could support new classes of anticancer drugs. The experiment was conducted by the Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory in collaboration with the DOE's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

How to Keep the Superhot Plasma Inside Tokamaks From Chirping

Physicists have learned which conditions within fusion plasma make the occurrence of chirping modes more likely.

A New Way to Display the 3-D Structure of Molecules

Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley researchers have developed nanoscale display cases that enables new atomic-scale views of hard-to-study chemical and biological samples.

Scientists Uncover the Origin of High-Temperature Superconductivity in Copper-Oxide Compound

Brookhaven physicist Ivan Bozovic and his team have an explanation for why certain materials can conduct electricity without resistance at temperatures well above those required by conventional superconductors.

Unveiled: Earth's Viral Diversity

Plumbing the Earth's microbial diversity requires learning more about poorly-studied relationships between microbes and the viruses that infect them, impacting how they regulate global cycles. Using the world's largest collection of assembled metagenomic datasets, DOE JGI researchers uncovered over 125,000 partial and complete viral genomes.

Annual Wind Power Market Report Confirms Technology Advancements, Improved Project Performance, and Low Wind Energy Prices

Wind energy pricing remains attractive to utility and commercial purchasers, according to an annual report released by the U.S. Department of Energy and prepared by the Electricity Markets & Policy Group at Berkeley Lab. Prices offered by newly built wind projects are averaging around 2 cents/kWh, driven lower by technology advancements and cost reductions.

Local Wind Powering More U.S. Companies

.American companies are increasingly making their own power - and sales - with wind turbines located near the factories and buildings that consume the power they make, concludes PNNL's 2015 Distributed Wind Market Report.

Critical Materials Institute, Oddello Industries Pursue Recovery of Rare-Earth Magnets From Used Hard Drives

A process for large-scale recovery of rare earth magnets from used computer hard drives will undergo industrial testing under a new agreement between Oddello Industries LLC and ORNL, as part of the Department of Energy's Critical Materials Institute.

Big PanDA Tackles Big Data for Physics and Other Future Extreme Scale Scientific Applications

A team of physicists just received $2.1 million in funding for 2016-2017 from DOE's Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program to enhance a "workload management system" for handling the ever-increasing data demands of two experiments at the Large Hadron Collider and expanding its use as a general workload management service for a Department of Energy supercomputer.

Energy Department Awards Five New Argonne-Business Collaborations

The U.S. Department of Energy announced last week that 43 small businesses will participate in the second round of the Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot.

Aleksandra Vojvodic Named MIT Tech Review Innovator Under 35

Aleksandra Vojvodic has been named one of MIT Technology Review's 2016 Innovators Under 35, which honors exceptionally talented technologists whose work has great potential to transform the world. A staff scientist at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, she has spent the past six years working at the SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis, where she uses theory and computation to help design better catalysts for reactions that generate and store clean energy.

PNNL Helping Make Hydropower Cheaper, More Fish-Friendly

Helping fish migrate past dams could cost a fraction of conventional fish ladders with the help of PNNL's upcoming study of Whooshh Innovations' so-called Salmon Cannon.

Eight Small Businesses Awarded Vouchers to Work with Berkeley Lab on Clean Energy Technologies

Eight small businesses have been awarded vouchers to work with the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) to bring their next-generation clean energy technologies to the marketplace faster.

ORNL Collaborates with Six Small Businesses on Clean Energy Tech

Six small companies will tap the expertise of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to move their manufacturing, fuel cell, geothermal and vehicle technologies closer to the marketplace.

Jefferson Lab 2015 Thesis Prize Awarded for Research on Interacting Protons and Neutrons

Or Hen has been awarded the 2015 Jefferson Science Associates Thesis Prize for the thesis he wrote about his research on how protons and neutrons interact inside the nucleus of the atom at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility.

Energy Department to Invest $16 Million in Computer Design of Materials

The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that it will invest $16 million over the next four years to accelerate the design of new materials through use of supercomputers.

DOE Approves Construction of 3-D Galaxy-Mapping Project 'DESI'

A 3-D sky-mapping project that will measure the light of 35 million cosmic objects has received formal approval from the Department of Energy to move forward with construction. Installation of the project, called Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), is set to begin next year at the Mayall 4-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, Arizona, with observations starting up in January 2019.

Physicist Trio Amplifies SLAC Research on Mysterious Forms of Matter

All material things appear to be made of elementary particles that are held together by fundamental forces. But what are their exact properties? Questions with cosmic implications like these drive many of the scientific efforts at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Three distinguished particle physicists have joined the lab over the past months to pursue research on two particularly mysterious forms of matter: neutrinos and dark matter.

Eric Lancon Named Director of Brookhaven Lab's Scientific Data and Computing Center

As director, Eric Lancon--a physicist who has played major roles in computing efforts for the Large Hadron Collider in Europe--oversees an integrated computing, data storage, and networking infrastructure.

Sugar Hitches a Ride on Organic Sea Spray

Hitching a ride on fatty molecules, a "sticky" strategy shields sugary molecules from their soluble nature, and may explain the discrepancies between models and actual measurements of sea spray aerosol composition.

Transformations: Basic Catalysis Enabling Zero-Carbon-Footprint Future, Scale-up of Aviation Biofuels, Five Cents about Nickel Catalysts

The August 2016 issue of the Institute for Integrated Catalysis' Transformations highlights in catalysis.

Determining Real Molecules in Operating Batteries

For the first time, scientists revealed the structural and chemical evolution of molecules at an electrode surface in an operating battery.

"High-Occupancy" Vehicle (HOV) Battery

Future batteries made of negatively charged electrodes that take advantage of magnesium intercalation could have twice or more the energy density of today's commercial lithium-ion batteries.

Finding Where the Missing Proton Goes in Water

Scientists traced how a cluster of water molecules adapts to incorporate an extra proton in the formation of an aqueous acid. Their research indicates that the extra proton resides on the surface of a cage structure formed by the 21 water molecules.

Unmasking the Molecule

Atom and bond arrangements help determine a molecule's identity. Researchers adapted a new technique called "itProbe" to produce images of structure and bonding in a single molecule, essentially unmasking the molecules.

The Controlling Light

Scientists can now manipulate x-ray light using visible light, removing the need for inefficient and expensive optics that other approaches must use.

New X-Ray Matter Interaction Observed at Ultra-High Intensity

Researchers found that the details of an extremely rare, but fundamental, process, in which two packets of light scatter simultaneously from a single electron deviated dramatically from expectations.

Photoelectrodes Revealed!

To "turn" sunlight into chemical fuels, scientists are investigating a junction inside designer solar cells. The connection is difficult to probe. Scientists devised a probe and found that the junction promotes the release of electrons and suppresses unwanted reactions.

Inducing Separation

Some efforts to improve solar panel efficiency by focusing on surface plasmons, light waves trapped on a metal surface, but the processes didn't prove to be highly efficient. Researchers found that plasmon induced hot electron transfer could take a more efficient route.

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