Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Tried and true recipes

Nuclear reactor technology research dwindled away when nuclear power fell out of favor several decades ago. Renewed interest in fission-based energy means knowledge gained in past research is relevant again.

dateMar 04, 2011 in Energy & Green Tech
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Exploring the magnetic personalities of stars

(PhysOrg.com) -- Massive stars are inherently violent creatures-they burn, they churn, they turn, all the while creating and held hostage by constantly changing magnetic fields of almost unfathomable strength.

dateMar 04, 2011 in Astronomy
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eSiMon Dashboard simulation tool released

Computational scientists have a new weapon at their disposal. On February 1, the Electronic Simulation Monitoring (eSiMon) Dashboard version 1.0 was released to the public, allowing scientists to monitor and analyze their ...

dateMar 01, 2011 in Computer Sciences
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Another high-definition plasma

(PhysOrg.com) -- The sight of an aurora evokes feelings of mystery and awe in the weekend star gazer and scientist alike. The stargazer may ponder the vastness of our universe or how such vivid color can be ...

dateFeb 24, 2011 in General Physics
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Blood-flow research at the petascale

Choosing directions during a road trip used to consist of passengers holding a map with arms fully extended and noses to the page trying to decipher exactly where to turn or what exit to take. Today global ...

dateJan 14, 2011 in Computer Sciences
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The Spin Doctor

An electron spin can be compared to the needle of a compass that points either north or south. Some electrons in a full shell point up, canceling out the electromagnetic fields of an equal number of electrons ...

dateJan 13, 2011 in General Physics
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