AFRL’s Newest Supercomputer Supports Game-Changing Research

1.28 petaFLOPS (floating operations per second) is equal to 1.28 quadrillion calculations per second, which is also the speed of the Air Force Research Laboratory ’s (AFRL) new Cray XC30 supercomputer, nicknamed Lightning, which was officially unveiled Sept. 23 during a special ribbon-cutting...
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Ames Lab - Cerium-nanoparticles for Nylon Production

The Critical Materials Institute, a U.S. Department of Energy Innovation Hub led by the Ames Laboratory , has created a new chemical process that makes use of the widely available rare-earth metal cerium to improve the manufacture of nylon.The process uses a cerium-based material made into...
Argonne Fuel Injector Flower


The nozzle of the fuel injector in a car sprays gasoline through tiny holes, designed to make as fine a mist as possible so the fuel burns better. Researchers at Argonne National Lab , attempting to make the engine even more efficient, reduced the size of the holes to less than the size of a single...
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Army Tech Transfer That Revolutionized Neurosurgery Pays Off

This article originally appeared on the Army Research Laboratory website as "Military science’s gift to medicine: ARL, MIT development of the ’perfect mirror’ revolutionizes approaches to neurosurgery." Last November, Alex Foley was about six months outside of graduating from the...

BEADS, a Sample Preparation Technology

Laboratory: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Technology: Biodetection Enabling Analyte Delivery System (BEADS) Opportunity: Available for licensing in all fields Background: Advances in bioengineering, analytical chemistry, molecular biology, and electronics have resulted in a host of...