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Team creates Milky Way structure simulations

If you took a photograph of the Milky Way galaxy today from a distance, the photo would show a spiral galaxy with a bright, central bar (sometimes called a bulge) of dense star populations. The Sun—very ...

dateNov 18, 2014 in Astronomy
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Oak Ridge to acquire next generation supercomputer

The U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) has signed a contract with IBM to bring a next-generation supercomputer to Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The OLCF's new ...

dateNov 14, 2014 in Hardware
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Mapping the march to methodical materials

Selective and reactive, metal-organic frameworks or MOFs could replace inefficient materials in batteries, catalysts, solid-state heat pumps, and other products where gas separation and storage are vital. ...

dateNov 11, 2014 in Materials Science
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Nanotube cathode beats large, pricey laser

Scientists are a step closer to building an intense electron beam source without a laser. Using the High-Brightness Electron Source Lab at DOE's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, a team led by scientist ...

dateSep 30, 2014 in Nanophysics
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Tandem microwave destroys hazmat, disinfects

Dangerous materials can be destroyed, bacteria spores can be disinfected, and information can be collected that reveals the country of origin of radiological isotopes - all of this due to a commercial microwave ...

dateSep 16, 2014 in General Physics
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