Derek GastonYoung minds develop simple software to solve complex problems

A young computer techie and his team of software gurus have developed a computational framework that could accelerate nuclear fuels experiments by years. At DOE's Idaho National Laboratory, Derek Gaston has developed tools to enable effortless creation of high-performance engineering multiphysics simulation capabilities.

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Klaus Schmidt-RohrCitrate key in bone's nanostructure

Bone is one of nature’s surprising “building materials.”  Pound-for-pound it’s stronger than steel, tough yet resilient.  Scientists at DOE’s Ames Laboratory have identified the composition that gives bone its outstanding properties and the important role citrate plays, work that may help science better understand and treat or prevent bone diseases such as osteoporosis.

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DOE Pulse
  • Number 340  |
  • June 27, 2011