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Supercomputers help ORNL researchers identify key molecular switch that controls cell behavior
— OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 17, 2013— If scientists can control cellular functions such as movement and development, they can cripple cells and pathogens that are causing disease in the body.

INCITE grants awarded to 59 computational research projects
— OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 18, 2013—The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science announced 59 projects, promising to accelerate scientific discovery and innovation, that will share nearly 6 billion core hours on two of America’s fastest supercomputers dedicated to open science.

ORNL study uses neutron scattering, supercomputing to demystify forces at play in biofuel production
— OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 13, 2013 — Researchers studying more effective ways to convert woody plant matter into biofuels at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have identified fundamental forces that change plant structures during pretreatment processes used in the production of bioenergy.

ORNL using supercomputers to improve solar panels
— OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 21, 2013 -- Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Center for Computational Sciences is using supercomputers to design better and less expensive solar panels that can capture the sun’s rays more efficiently and maximize power production.

Titan completes acceptance testing
— OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Jun. 12, 2013 — Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Titan supercomputer has completed rigorous acceptance testing to ensure the functionality, performance and stability of the machine, one of the world's most powerful supercomputing systems for open science.

 
 
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