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A team at Georgia Tech created a new turbulence algorithm optimized for the Summit supercomputer. It reached a performance of less than 15 seconds of wall-clock time per time step for more than 6 trillion grid points--a new world record surpassing the prior state of the art in the field for the size of the problem.
Former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson Is Named Senior Fellow at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Admiral John M. Richardson, former Chief of Naval Operations, has joined the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory as a Senior Fellow. Admiral Richardson served as the 31st Chief of Naval Operations from September 2015 to August 2019.
The Kincade Fire has been burning through Sonoma County, displacing people from their homes and leaving destruction in its wake. It is a stark reminder of the increasingly pressing need for a better understanding of how fires begin and spread. This is where Rodman Linn and his research come in. He develops and uses computational models of the coupled interaction between the wildfires and surrounding atmosphere at Los Alamos National Laboratory. In the November 2019 issue of Physics Today, Linn describes a few of the many ways that fluid dynamics controls the behavior of fires.
Astronomers have spotted an ultrafast star, traveling at a blistering 6 million km/h, that was ejected by the supermassive black hole at the heart at the Milky Way five million years ago.
Next year, NASA plans to launch a new Mars rover to search for signs of ancient life on the Red Planet.
A new power saving chip could significantly reduce or eliminate the need to replace batteries in Internet of Things (IoT) devices and wearables. The so-called wake-up receiver wakes up a device only when it needs to communicate and perform its function, saving on power use.
The lack of a clinically viable method to track and direct cancer drugs to tumors is a big problem for targeted therapeutics. But a new ultrasonic method proposed by biomedical engineers from Qifa Zhou's team at the University of Southern California could enable acoustic control and real-time tracking of drug release within the body. The researchers report on their manipulation of ultrasonic waves to pinpoint drug delivery in Applied Physics Letters.
Researchers at Montana Technological University have developed a portable electrospinning device with a confined electric field that can safely deposit bandages and drugs directly onto biological surfaces, using air to spray the fibers out onto the surface, like a can of spray paint. The device can be used to cover wounds and provide controlled drug release over time, and is described in the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B.
A multinational collaboration using computing resources at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center has developed the first probabilistic programming framework capable of controlling existing simulators and running at large-scale on HPC platforms.
A research collaboration between Berkeley Lab, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Brown University, and NVIDIA has achieved exaflop performance with a deep learning application used to model subsurface flow in the study of nuclear waste remediation
A Low Temperature Plasma (LTP) internship program that connects students in STEM fields from nine Alabama partner universities with Alabama-based industries is preparing for its third round of internships in January.
Feng Wang is a Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of California - Berkeley and a faculty scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
This is a continuing profile series on the directors of the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facilities. These scientists lead a variety of research institutions that provide researchers with the most advanced tools of modern science including accelerators, colliders, supercomputers, light sources and neutron sources, as well as facilities for studying the nano world, the environment, and the atmosphere.
Mu2e aims to solve a mystery that has puzzled experimentalists and theorists alike since the discovery of the muon in 1936: Scientists have never observed a muon transform into its lighter cousin, the electron, without also emitting other particles. Observation of direct muon-to-electron conversion "would provide unmistakable evidence of physics beyond the Standard Model," said experiment co-spokesperson Jim Miller, a scientist at Boston University.
Argonne nuclear scientists and engineers are collaborating with private partners in cutting-edge initiatives that will have meaningful impact.
Last week, crews at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota strapped the central component of LUX-ZEPLIN - the largest direct-detection dark matter experiment in the U.S. - below an elevator and s-l-o-w-l-y lowered it 4,850 feet down a shaft formerly used in gold-mining operations.
For 20 years, astrophysicists have tried to understand dark energy, a force that is causing the expansion of the universe to accelerate. Last week, they turned 5,000 fiber-optic "eyes" to the skies, the first test of a five-year project to try to solve the mysteries of dark energy.
Geologist Kathy Benison has been selected for NASA's Mars 2020 team.
A Q&A with a Berkeley Lab computer security expert on cyberattacks
Quarks and gluons are elementary particles that make up everything you see before you, including yourself, and Nobuo Sato wants to know how. At the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, he will be tackling this question as the recipient of the JSA/Jefferson Lab Nathan Isgur Fellowship for Nuclear Theory.
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