February 28, 2014: The rapid retreat of Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier has perhaps reached a point of no return, say three international modeling teams who ran a number of simulations to model the glacier’s behavior. To do this work, they relied on three different ice-flow models including BISICLES, which was developed by a collaboration that included Berkeley Lab computational scientists. Read More »
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February 21, 2014: A lot of research is being done to facilitate the use of lithium batteries in electronic devices. Using supercomputers at NERSC, researchers have found a new avenue for such research: the use of disordered materials, which had generally been considered unsuitable for batteries. Read More »
February 21, 2014: Last month, David Brown and Craig Tull of the Computational Research Division (CRD) and Alex Hexemer of the Advanced Light Source went on a 10-day tour of Europe's light sources. Their stops included, Garching, Karlsruhe, Villigen, Hamburg and Oxford. Read More »