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Japanese supercomputer is the most powerful


June 20th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 20 (IANS) A Japanese supercomputer named 'K' - capable of making 8.2 quadrillion calculations per second or equivalent to a million laptops working in tandem - has been ... Read more...

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New solar cell technology boosts efficiency of photovoltaics


April 30th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): The creation of a 3-D nanocone-based solar cell platform has allowed a team of scientists to boost the light-to-power conversion efficiency of photovoltaics by nearly 80 percent.The team ... Read more...

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Bacteria-inspired solar cell devices come closer to reality


March 24th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Researchers from the Washington University in St. Louis and the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are studying nature's most efficient light-harvesting systems that could pave way ... Read more...

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New project to predict behaviour of ice sheets under changing climate


March 7th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 7 (ANI): A new project is underway to help predict the behaviour of ice sheets under a changing climate.Called the Scalable, Efficient, and Accurate Community Ice Sheet Model, or SEACISM, ... Read more...

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Supercomputer simulations offer insights into the origin of life


October 5th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): Scientists are using supercomputer simulations at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory to unravel how nucleic acids could have contributed to the origins of life.A research ... Read more...

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Genetically altered trees could reduce global warming


October 2nd, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): A new study has revealed that forests of genetically altered flora could sequester several billion tons of carbon from the atmosphere each year and thus, could help reduce ... Read more...

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Award-winning supercomputer solves superconductor homogeneity puzzle


August 10th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 10 (ANI): An award winning high-performance computing application developed by scientists has been used to examine the nanoscale inhomogeneities in superconductors that had long been noticed but left unexplained.Thomas Maier ... Read more...

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Polymer synthesis to pave way for more energy-efficient electronics


July 20th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): Television and computer screens are set to get brighter, clearer and more energy-efficient, thanks to a process developed by a team of American and Canadian scientists.The synthesis of ... Read more...

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China ramping efforts to become supercomputer superpower


June 1st, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 1 (ANI): China is all set to become the world's supercomputing superpower- its Nebulae machine at the National Super Computer Centre in Shenzhen, was ranked second on the biannual Top ... Read more...

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Novel chemical system allows carbon mining from air


May 31st, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 31 (ANI): Scientists have developed a novel chemical system that captures carbon from the air turning CO2 and salt solution into valuable products.Deane Little, CEO of New Sky Energy, says ... Read more...

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Bionic hand comes closer to reality


April 25th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 25 (ANI): America's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is making advances in bringing the bionic hand closer to reality.Although carbon nanotubes have electrical and other properties that make them ... Read more...

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Soon, a chemical and biological “sniffer” with unprecedented sensitivity


February 13th, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): A team of scientists is developing a chemical and biological sensor that approaches the theoretical limit, which means it would have unprecedented sensitivity.The sensor is being developed by ... Read more...

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Quantum fluctuations are key in superconductors, reveal experiments


January 9th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 9 (ANI): New experiments on a recently discovered class of iron-based superconductors suggest that the ability of their electrons to conduct electricity without resistance is directly connected with the magnetic ... Read more...

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“Deep retrofits” can cut home energy bills by half


November 26th, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 26 (ANI): Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the US has announced plans to conduct a series of deep energy retrofit research projects with the potential to improve the energy efficiency ... Read more...

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An upgrade makes “Jaguar” the world’s fastest supercomputer


November 21st, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 21 (ANI): Reports indicate that an upgrade to a Cray XT5 high-performance computing system deployed by the US Department of Energy has made the "Jaguar" supercomputer the world's fastest.Located ... Read more...

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Scientists to use supercomputers to “shine light” on black holes


October 20th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 20 (ANI): Scientists at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in the US are all set to make use of two of the fastest supercomputers in the world in their ... Read more...

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Climate change rate over next century could be higher than previously anticipated


October 10th, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 10 (ANI): In a new experiment, scientists have found that the rate of climate change over the next century could be higher than previously anticipated.The results of the experiment at ... Read more...

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How bacteria can clear mercury pollution in waterways


October 2nd, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 2 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists has revealed the key to how bacteria can clear mercury pollution in waterways.Mercury pollution is a persistent problem in the ... Read more...

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Method to detect contaminants in water has broader applications than previously reported


August 30th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 30 (ANI): A new research has shown that the method to detect contaminants in municipal water supplies that uses algae as sentinels has broader applications than previously reported. The research ... Read more...

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Soon, a powerful instrument for Parkinson’s treatment


July 23rd, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): Researchers at Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are developing a powerful instrument for physicians to use in treating patients with Parkinson's syndrome, brain tumours and other ... Read more...

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Styrofoam addition makes roofs eco-friendly


July 5th, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 5 (ANI): Soon, homeowners seeking energy efficiency and savings could be making an environmentally friendly addition to their roofs, with a Styrofoam piece specifically designed for air ventilation covered with ... Read more...

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New instrument can detect explosives up to range of 100 meters


July 4th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 4 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new explosives detector with incredible sensitivity and a range of up to 100 meters that could save lives and thwart the efforts of terrorists.The ... Read more...

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Faster, more energy efficient electronics comes closer to reality


June 21st, 2009 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 21 (ANI): You may see smaller, faster, more powerful, and less energy consuming electronic devices emerge in future, thanks to a new discovery by researchers at the Department of Energy's ... Read more...

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Revolutionary finding to pave way for smaller, faster and powerful electronics


June 18th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): Electronic devices that will be more efficient and consume less energy than those present today may be just round the corner-all thanks to a breakthrough discovery by researchers ... Read more...

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New computer model may improve airport pandemic influenza screening system


May 20th, 2009 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): A team of scientists from four national laboratories in the U.S. have created a computer model that can help airport authorities screen passengers for pandemic influenza.Project leader ... Read more...

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Bacteria may power tomorrow’s energy needs


May 19th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): A new research has indicated that microscopic organisms like bacteria and microalgae are biological factories that are proving to be efficient sources of inexpensive, environmentally friendly biofuels, which ... Read more...

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China’s plants absorb a third of its carbon emissions


April 23rd, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 23 (ANI): In a new study, an international team of scientists has found that the plants in China absorb a third of its carbon emissions.According to a report in Nature ... Read more...

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Scientists identify compound that makes plants immune to diseases


April 4th, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 4 (ANI): Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the University of Chicago have identified a novel compound that primes a plant's immune system, which may lead to the ... Read more...

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New sensor detects bombs by sniffing out explosive vapors


March 14th, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 14 (ANI): A group of scientists have discovered a new way to sensitively detect explosives based on the physical properties of their vapors. "Certain classes of explosives have unique ... Read more...

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Colonies of Cybots may defend government networks against network intruders


March 6th, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 6 (ANI): The future might see colonies of software robots called cybots linked into a hive mind that could be defending the largest computer systems in America against network ... Read more...

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Oak Ridge screening technology could save vision of millions


February 18th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) People at risk of becoming blind can now be screened almost instantaneously for eye diseases like diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. Macular degeneration is a condition usually affecting ... Read more...

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Scientists cook up enzyme cocktail to produce pure hydrogen gas


February 12th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Scientists have cooked up a cocktail of enzymes to create hydrogen gas pure enough to power a fuel cell.The team, from Virginia Tech, Oak Ridge National Laboratory ... Read more...

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Worlds fastest supercomputer for science revealed


November 18th, 2008 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 18 (ANI): A high-performance computing system at the Department of Energy''s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been proclaimed the worlds fastest supercomputer for science. The Cray XT, called Jaguar, ... Read more...

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New high-performance steel may be useful for ITER fusion project


October 26th, 2008 - 11:14 am ICT by ANI
Washington, October 26 (ANI): An American research team has created a new cast stainless steel that is 70 percent stronger than comparable steels.Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the U.S. ... Read more...

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Scientists probing iron-arsenic compounds to create superconductors


October 11th, 2008 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, October 11 (ANI): American researchers are using a brand new instrument to probe iron-arsenic compounds, with a view to better understanding and developing superconductors. The collaborative team behind the project ... Read more...

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