Oak Ridge

Borrowing from the brain

Nature inspires Oak Ridge National Laboratory algorithms for neuromorphic processors. Read More

December, 2020


Supercomputing power and increasing genomic data are allowing Oak Ridge researchers to examine drought tolerance in plants and other big… Read More

October, 2018

Enhancing enzymes

High-quality computational models of enzyme catalysts could lead to improved access to biofuels and better carbon capture. Read More

October, 2017


With a boost from the Titan supercomputer, a Berkeley Lab group works the angles on X-rays to analyze thin films… Read More

December, 2016

Early-universe soup

ORNL’s Titan supercomputer is helping Brookhaven physicists understand the matter that formed microseconds after the Big Bang. Read More

June, 2016

Analysis restaurant

The AnalyzeThis system deals with the rush of huge data-analysis orders typical in scientific computing. Read More

November, 2015

Layered look

With help from the Titan supercomputer, an Oak Ridge National Laboratory team is peering at the chemistry and physics between… Read More

August, 2015

Slippery subject

University of Texas researchers are out to improve computational models of ice sheets by refining estimates of basal friction: how… Read More

February, 2015

Supernova shocks

More than 10 years after simulations first suggested its presence, observations appear to confirm that a key instability drives the… Read More

May, 2014

After the thaw

Simulations of melting permafrost promise changes in climate modeling. Read More

February, 2014

Deciphering the big thaw

Scientists thought they had figured out what ended the last ice age – except for one nagging problem. Researchers using… Read More

July, 2013

Kinky nanotubes

With the help of Oak Ridge computations, scientists are probing the properties of macroscale sponges made of nanoscale carbon-boron tubes.… Read More

September, 2012

Seeing the invisible

Armed with computing power from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, researchers are detailing the nature of dark matter surrounding a galaxy… Read More

October, 2010

Breaking the biomass barrier

What Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers are learning could help make ethanol from cellulose a viable fuel alternative – and… Read More

December, 2009