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Creating a World of Make-Believe to Better Understand the Real Universe

Scientists are creating simulated universes – complete with dark matter mock-ups, computer-generated galaxies, quasi quasars, and pseudo supernovae – to better understand real-world observations.
13-Dec-2017 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Beta of Neurodata Without Borders Software Now Available

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Neuroscientists can now explore a beta version of the new Neurodata Without Borders: Neurophysiology (NWB:N 2.0) software and offer input to developers before it is fully released next year.
12-Dec-2017 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

ESnet’s Petascale DTN Project Speeds up Data Transfers between Leading HPC Centers

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A new Petascale Data Transfer Node project aims to to achieve regular disk-to-disk, end-to-end transfer rates of one petabyte per week between major supercomputing facilities, which translates to achievable throughput rates of about 15 Gbps on real...
11-Dec-2017 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Heavy Metal: How First Supernovae Altered Early Star Formation

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An international team of researchers ran multi-scale, multi-physics 2D and 3D simulations at NERSC to illustrate how heavy metals expelled from exploding supernovae held the first stars in the universe regulate subsequent star formation and...
6-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Dark Fiber: Using Sensors Beneath Our Feet to Tell Us About Earthquakes, Water, and Other Geophysical Phenomenon

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Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have shown for the first time that dark fiber – the vast network of unused fiber-optic cables installed throughout the country and the world – can be...
5-Dec-2017 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Watching a Quantum Material Lose Its Stripes

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In quantum materials, periodic stripe patterns can be formed by electrons coupled with lattice distortions. To capture the extremely fast dynamics of how such atomic-scale stripes melt and form, Berkeley Lab scientists used femtosecond-scale laser...
29-Nov-2017 11:10 AM EST Add to Favorites

“Holy Grail” for Batteries: Solid-State Magnesium Battery a Big Step Closer

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A team of Department of Energy (DOE) scientists at the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) has discovered the fastest magnesium-ion solid-state conductor, a major step towards making solid-state magnesium-ion batteries that are both...
27-Nov-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

How the Earth Stops High-Energy Neutrinos in Their Tracks

A research collaboration including scientists from Berkeley Lab has demonstrated that the Earth stops high-energy neutrinos – particles that only very rarely interact with matter.
20-Nov-2017 3:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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