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Modeling the Breaking Points of Metallic Glasses

November 26, 2012

Metallic glass alloys (or liquid metals) are three times stronger than the best industrial steel, but can be molded into complex shapes with the same ease as plastic. These materials are highly resistant to scratching, denting, shattering and corrosion. So far, they have been used in a variety of products from golf clubs to aircraft components. And, some smartphone manufacturers are even looking to cast their next-generation phone cases out of it. But despite their potential, the mechanical… Read More »

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Globus Online and ESnet Partner for Scientific Data Management

November 15, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY, UT –  Globus Online and the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) today announced a new collaboration to help scientists better manage the growing amounts of data they need to move, share, and analyze worldwide. As partners, the organizations plan to develop joint outreach and educational programs designed for small and medium science collaborations that have not traditionally used data transfer tools and advanced networking as part of their workflow, but who will soon require… Read More »

Berkeley Lab Staff Speak at Albany High's Annual Career Day

November 14, 2012

Peter Nugent, Computational Cosmology Center Computing Sciences staff members and other Berkeley Lab researchers were among the 40 professionals who discussed their work at Albany High School's annual Career Day on November 14, 2012.  Dan Martin of CRD's Applied Numerical Algorithms Group discussed his work on BISICLES, a project to model the shrinking ice sheets of Antarctica and Greenland. Peter Nugent of CRD's Computational Cosmology Center, described the search for supernovae and how… Read More »

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Department of Energy's ESnet rolls out world's fastest science network

November 13, 2012

BERKELEY, Calif.—As scientific research becomes increasingly data-intensive and globally collaborative, the ability to quickly and reliably share enormous data sets is critical to challenges as diverse as finding cleaner energy technologies, understanding climate change and investigating the nature of our universe. Read More »

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Modeling Feat Sheds Light on Protein Channel's Function

November 1, 2012

Using supercomputers at the Department of Energy’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), chemists have managed, for the first time, to simulate the biological function of a channel called the Sec translocon, which allows specific proteins to pass through membranes. Read More »

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Visualizing Oil Dispersion

October 31, 2012

In April 2010, an explosion at the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig caused about 53,000 barrels of crude oil to spew into the Gulf of Mexico every day for nearly three months. Read More »

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Department of Energy's Investment Ensures AmeriFlux Data for All

October 31, 2012

Twenty years ago, researchers began installing state-of-the-art flux sensors in a variety of ecosystems across North, Central and South America—from tundra to tropical forests, and everything in between—to study how carbon dioxide (C02), water vapor and energy cycles through the atmosphere, plants and soil. Today, these sensors have been deployed at more than 120 locations across the Americas. Read More »

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Department of Energy’s ESnet Revving up to Unleash 100 Gbps National Science Network

October 24, 2012

The Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences network, better known as ESnet, has long been at the forefront of providing reliable, high-bandwidth connectively to tens of thousands of researchers at national laboratories and universities across the country and to their colleagues around the world. Read More »

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The Path a Proton Takes Through a Fuel Cell Membrane

October 11, 2012

Many experts believe that fuel cells may someday serve as revolutionary clean energy conversion devices for transportation and other portable power applications. Read More »

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State Department’s TechWomen 2012 Visit Berkeley Lab

October 2, 2012

Many experts believe that fuel cells may someday serve as revolutionary clean energy conversion devices for transportation and other portable power applications. Read More »