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ORNL Researchers Use Titan to Accelerate Design, Training of Deep Learning Networks

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For deep learning to be effective, existing neural networks to be modified, or novel networks designed and then "trained" so that they know precisely what to look for and can produce valid results. This is a time-consuming and difficult task, but...
10-Jan-2018 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Neutrons Inspect Salt-Inclusion Materials to Improve Long-Term Waste Storage

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A team of researchers from the University of South Carolina is using neutrons at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to develop more durable and efficient materials called waste forms for safely storing hazardous substances.
10-Jan-2018 2:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

Story Tips From the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, January 2018

Study identifies microbes to diagnose endometriosis without surgery; brain-inspired device can quickly classify data; neutrons “see” how water flows through fractured rock; new method could help with demand for electric vehicle charging...
3-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Study Visualizes Motion of Water Molecules, Promises New Wave of Electronic Devices

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An Oak Ridge National Laboratory-led research team used a sophisticated X-ray scattering technique to visualize and quantify the movement of water molecules in space and time, which provides new insights that may open pathways for liquid-based...
22-Dec-2017 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Neutrons Track Quantum Entanglement in Copper Elpasolite Mineral

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A research team including Georgia Institute of Technology professor Martin Mourigal used neutron scattering at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to study copper elpasolite, a mineral that can be driven to an exotic magnetic state when subjected to very...
21-Dec-2017 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Story Tips From the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, December 2017

U.S. cities could save billions with ORNL’s precise approach to de-icing wintry roads; discovery of overlooked function of certain microbes could boost environmental clean-up strategies; novel tools can “see” atomic structures of...
4-Dec-2017 2:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

Genes Found in Drought-Resistant Plants Could Accelerate Evolution of Water-Use Efficient Crops

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Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have identified a common set of genes that enable different drought-resistant plants to survive in semi-arid conditions, which could play a significant role in bioengineering...
1-Dec-2017 10:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

Scaling Deep Learning for Science

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Using the Titan supercomputer, a research team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed an evolutionary algorithm capable of generating custom neural networks that match or exceed the performance of handcrafted artificial intelligence systems.
29-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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National lab tech to help locate people & power outages during Hurricane Irma; helps prep for Jose & Katia

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1-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT

The Pressure Is on

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Researchers with Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL’s) Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) have developed technology to squeeze materials with a million times the pressure of the earth’s atmosphere while studying them with neutrons. When they...
13-Aug-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Yonath Discusses Visualizing Ribosomes and Antibiotic Resistance

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Ada Yonath, a pioneer in using crystallographic techniques to visualize ribosome structure, was the most recent Eugene P. Wigner Distinguished Lecturer at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Her work continues to contribute to...
12-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST

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