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Sep 14, 2016

Is Stranger Things real? Argonne scientist says yes, sort of


Chicago Tribune

Not all portals to other dimensions are slimy holes in trees or glowing blobs in basement laboratories — though that's how they're portrayed in the hit Netflix series “Stranger Things.”

The show is science fiction, but Marius Stan, senior scientist at Lemont-based Argonne National...

Sep 13, 2016

Water helps assembly of biofibers that could capture sunlight


Science Daily

When it comes to water, some materials have a split personality -- and some of these materials could hold the key to new ways of harnessing solar energy.

These small assemblies of organic molecules have parts that are hydrophobic, or water-fearing,...

Sep 12, 2016

Water helps assembly of biofibers that could capture sunlight


Argonne National Laboratory

When it comes to water, some materials have a split personality – and some of these materials could hold the key to new ways of harnessing solar energy.

These small assemblies of organic molecules have parts that are hydrophobic, or water-fearing, while other parts are hydrophilic, or...

Sep 8, 2016

Early Science Teams Prepare for Theta at Hands-on Workshop


HPCWire

From Aug. 16-19, the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility, hosted researchers from its Theta Early Science Program (ESP) for a hands-on workshop to help them port, benchmark, and optimize their applications on the...

Sep 7, 2016

The Exascale Computing Project Awards $39.8M to 22 Projects


HPCWire

The Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) hit an important milestone today with the announcement of its first round of funding, moving the nation closer to its goal of reaching capable exascale computing by 2023.

Sep 6, 2016

Paul Messina Presents: A Path to Capable Exascale Computing


insideHPC

In this video from the 2016 Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing, Paul Messina from Argonne presents: A Path to Capable Exascale Computing.

Aug 16, 2016

Energy Department to invest $16 million in computer design of materials


Argonne National Laboratory

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

Two four-year projects — one team led by DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the other team led by DOE's...

Aug 16, 2016

Energy Department to invest $16 million in computer design of materials


Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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.

Two four-year projects—one team led by DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the other team led by DOE’s...

Aug 16, 2016

Video: How the HPC Environment is Different from the Desktop (and Why)


InsideHPC

In this video, Katherine Riley, Director of Science at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, presents: "How the HPC Environment is Different from the Desktop (and Why)."

“High performance computing has transformed how science and engineering research is conducted. Answering a...

Aug 8, 2016

Argonne Discovery Yields Self-Healing Diamond-Like Carbon


Scientific Computing

Argonne scientists recently discovered a revolutionary diamond-like film that is generated by the heat and pressure of an automotive engine. To provide the theoretical understanding of what they were seeing in experiments, the research team turned to the immense computing power of ALCF's 10-...

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