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Rising Sea Levels Due to Global Warming Are Unstoppable

August 5, 2013

The greenhouse gases already added to our atmosphere ensure a certain amount of sea level rise to come, even if future emissions are reduced. Read More »

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Throwing a Lifeline to Scientists Drowning in Data

July 31, 2013

New computational techniques developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) may help save scientists from drowning in their own data. Computational scientists at the Lab have figured out how to streamline the analysis of enormous scientific datasets. Read More »

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Physics of Intrinsic Plasma Rotation Explained for First Time

July 23, 2013

Scientists have taken another step towards fusion energy with research that uncovers why plasmas sometimes spontaneously rotate in their donut shaped pots, called tokamaks. Read More »

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ESnet’s On-Demand Bandwidth Reservation Service Wins R&D 100 Award

July 8, 2013

ESnet's innovative bandwidth-sharing service, OSCARS 0.6, was recognized as one of R&D Magazine's top 100 technologies of 2013. Read More »

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Thriving Tundra Bushes Add Fuel to Northern Thaw

June 28, 2013

Carbon-gobbling plants are normally allies in the fight to slow climate change, but in the frozen north, the effects of thriving vegetation may actually push temperatures higher. Read More »

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Development of Advanced Materials Get Boost

June 24, 2013

The Materials Project—an open-access Google-like database for materials research developed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and MIT—is working with Intermolecular, Inc. to enhance the tool’s modeling capabilities and thus accelerate the speed of new material development by tenfold or more over conventional approaches. Read More »

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Unusual Supernova is Doubly Unusual for Being Perfectly Normal

June 19, 2013

The Berkeley Lab-led Nearby Supernova Factory has built a benchmark atlas for normal Type Ia's, thanks to the "Backyard Supernova" it uncovered in 2011. Read More »

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Cloud Computing Saves L.A.-sized Power Bill, Study Finds

June 11, 2013

A six-month study led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) with funding from Google has found that moving common software applications used by 86 million U.S. workers to the cloud could save enough electricity annually to power Los Angeles for a year. Read More »

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Trillion Particle Simulation on Hopper Supercomputer Honored with Best Paper

May 23, 2013

An unprecedented trillion-particle simulation, which used more than 120,000 processors and generated approximately 350 terabytes of data, pushed the performace capability of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center’s (NERSC’s) Cray XE6 “Hopper” supercomputer to its limits. Read More »

University of Virginia, ESnet Team Up to Win Best Paper Award

May 20, 2013

A paper co-authored by engineers at ESnet and the University of Virginia was named Best Paper at the Sixth International Conference on Communication Theory, Reliability, and Quality of Service, held April 21-26 in Venice, Italy. Read More »