EESD Review

Taking the planet’s pulse: ORNL, NASA share latest data

As temperatures change, snow melts, and days grow longer across North America, a network of sensors captures these vital data, measuring key weather metrics that inform an array of scientific endeavors from wildlife biology to crop studies to modeling future environmental change.

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ORNL, collaborators to tackle complex questions in biology with math

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are contributing to a new national initiative focused on using math to answer key questions in biology about the intricate mechanisms that influence how genes are expressed as physical and behavioral traits.

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Genomics Code Exceeds Exaops on Summit Supercomputer

Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory broke the exascale barrier, achieving a peak throughput of 1.88 exaops—faster than any previously reported science application—while analyzing genomic data on the recently launched

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ORNL-developed alloy promises better fuel economy

A new suite of aluminum-based alloys developed at ORNL could give automakers the key to achieving ambitious fuel economy goals. The aluminum-copper- manganese-zirconiumalloys—or ACMZ— were developed in just under four years, lightning speed when it comes to developing a complex alloy.

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Cutting through the noise with Singanallur Venkatakrishnan

Singanallur “Venkat” Venkatakrishnan is helping scientists get a better view of objects under study by some of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s most powerful instruments by creating algorithms that turn data into 3D renderings with fewer images.

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Esther Parish: The science of sustainability

Esther Parish’s holistic approach to life is apparent not only in her environmental research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, but in her careful cultivation of a future crop of young scientists.

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ORNL accelerates bioenergy innovation, sharing scientific discoveries in over 1,000 publications

Generating more than 1,000 publications in peer-reviewed journals, ORNL’s pioneering leadership of two Bioenergy Research Centers has encompassed numerous notable scientific achievements, early-stage technologies and commercial licenses for the development of advanced biofuels and bioproducts.

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