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Can We Accurately Model Fluid Flow in Shale?

January 3, 2013

Shale is a sedimentary rock consisting of layered, fine-grained clay minerals and, often, organic matter such as kerogen, the source of oil and gas. Now, CRD researchers have developed a new mathematical model that incorporates kerogen in calculating how gas and oil become available and how long a reservoir is liable to keep producing. Read More »

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Computational Researchers Help Develop Next-Gen Batteries

December 18, 2012

As part of DOE's new Batteries and Energy Storage Hub, NERSC and CRD expertise will be leveraged to predict the properties of electrolytes. When JCESR is up and running, collaborators will be able to combine these results with the existing Materials Project database to get a complete scope of battery components. Read More »

Wes Bethel is ACM Distinguished Scientist

December 12, 2012

Wes Bethel, leader of the Visualization Group in the Computational Research Division, has been named an ACM Distinguished Scientist. Read More »

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Novel Tools and a Pharmaceutical Screening Strategy to Capture CO2

December 6, 2012

One of the major challenges to using zeolites for CO2 capture is identifying the right porous structures to effectively do the job. But novel tools developed by Berkeley Lab computational researchers, combined with an informatics screening strategy inspired by the pharmaceutical industry, is making this search a lot easier. Read More »

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John Shalf Is Named Chief Technology Officer for NERSC

December 5, 2012

John Shalf has been named the Chief Technology Officer of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Shalf will also continue to serve in his current role as head of the Computer and Data Sciences Department in Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division (CRD). Read More »

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Climate Change Study Strengthens Link to Human Activities

November 29, 2012

New research shows some of the clearest evidence yet of a discernible human influence on atmospheric temperature. Read More »

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Modeling the Breaking Points of Metallic Glasses

November 26, 2012

Christopher Rycroft of Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division has developed some novel computational techniques to address why metallic glass alloys, or liquid metals, have such wildly different toughness and breaking points, depending on how they are made. Read More »

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CRD and Berkeley Lab Staff Speak at Albany High School's Career Day

November 14, 2012

Dan Martin and Peter Nugent of Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division, were among a group of 40 speakers who discussed their work and career paths at Albany High School's annual Career Day on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Read More »

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Visualizing Oil Dispersion

October 31, 2012

Using visualization software developed for the fusion energy research community by computer scientists at Berkeley Lab, oceanographers found that they needed to factor in the interactions between deep, middle and surface ocean currents to successfully track pollutant dispersion in the Gulf of Mexico. Read More »

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Department of Energy's Investment Ensures AmeriFlux Data for All

October 31, 2012

Twenty years ago, researchers began installing sensors in a variety of ecosystems to study how carbon dioxide cycles through the environment. Today, these sensors have been deployed at 120 locations across the Americas. Because the Department of Energy recognizes that these datasets could benefit a variety of scientific communities, it is funding an effort to make this data accessible to a wide-range of researchers. Read More »