Building gasifiers via simulation

A team of scientists from the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is using Oak Ridge National Laboratory's (ORNL's) Jaguar supercomputer, located at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), to conduct ...

Are some towns more lovable than others?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Though magazines often create lists of the 'best places to live,' a new study suggests that no community is more or less likely than another to foster a sense of community attachment.

NASA names backup for Giffords' husband on shuttle

(AP) -- NASA announced Thursday a backup commander, if necessary, to take the place of the astronaut-husband of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was wounded in a mass slaying and recovering in a Tucson, Ariz., hospital.

Probing Question: Why are resolutions so hard to keep?

For the person who’s trying to quit smoking, it may be a friend’s offer of a cigarette at the bar one Saturday night that knocks them off track. For someone with a weight loss resolution, it may be that piece of ...

Study finds tiny shorebirds benefit from big storms

Tiny threatened shorebirds on Florida's west coast not only survive hurricanes, they seem to benefit from the storms' aftereffects, according to new research findings that contradict conventional wisdom.

Chandra images torrent of star formation

A new Chandra X-ray Observatory image of Messier 82, or M82, shows the result of star formation on overdrive. At a distance of only 12 million light years, M82 provides a unique cosmic laboratory for studying conditions similar ...

The 'Spaser' heats up laser technology

Lasers have revolutionized the communications and medical industries. They focus light to zap tumors and send digital TV signals and telephone communications around the world.

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