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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


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


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


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


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


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


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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