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The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) hosted the 28th annual student summer STEM institute, during which the students worked on cutting-edge science projects with mentors at ORNL. The student projects this summer dealt with Supercomputers, Thermochromic Windows, Biochemical Pathways, Robotics Systems, Engineering Development and High-Altitude Ballooning.

The eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) and NICS have helped researchers discover what's behind the difference between two types of black hole jets.

XSEDE now offers multi-factor authentication for another layer of security.

Computational scientists from NICS and JICS are collaborating with medical researchers to enhance image processing.

U.S. students from underrepresented groups in the area of computational sciences are encouraged to apply now to be a part of the 2016 eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) Scholars Program cohort. Deadline for application submission is Feb. 1.

Laser research on materials in the tiny realm of nanotechnology can lead to very big benefits to society. Resources from National Science Foundation's eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) are providing key support to this type of work.

Learn about the work of astronomer Wladimir Lyra, recipient of the prestigious Sagan Fellowship.

Astronomer Wladimir Lyra of California State University at Northridge says resources from the eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) are instrumental in his exploration of how Earth came to be. Listen to the podcast and read the Question and Answer with Lyra.

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, in the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) booth at the SC15 conference in Austin, Texas, the National Institute for Computational Sciences became the 13th member of the iRODS Consortium, the membership-based foundation organized to sustain the integrated Rule-Oriented Data System as free open source data management software.

As people interested in high-performance computing from all over the world converge on the SC15 conference in Austin, Texas, Nov. 15–20, UT is there (booth 1609) in the midst of all the excitement.

NICS' high-performance computing resources are helping Justin Baba of the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory overcome an obstacle in his research on the behavior of light in turbid media.

A NICS team is assisting an Oak Ridge National Laboratory project that has developed building efficiency software.

Internships at the National Institute for Computational Sciences gave Daniel Hong, now a freshman at the University of California, Berkeley, experiences he believes will broaden his future options in computing.

High-caliber discussions and prime opportunities for networking characterize XSEDE's fourth annual conference, XSEDE15, July 26–30, in St. Louis, and NICS is pleased to again be a sponsor and active participant.

Supercomputing time on the NICS-managed Darter system and others was critical to a research project at the Massachusetts Institute of technology aimed at understanding the molecular dynamics of polymers with promising characteristics.

Register for the XSEDE15 conference by June 25 to avoid late registration fees. Additionally, the conference hotel block rate for the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel ends on June 26.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) $3 million to continue to provide advanced computing resources for researchers in science and engineering across the country through July 2016. This extension brings the total award for the Kraken project to more than $84.5 million since its inception in 2007.

Research supported by compute allocations from the eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) and grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) has discovered that nanoparticles called fullerenes block a key function of the human immunodeficiency virus.

Unanticipated firestorms can take lives and destroy property, equipment, and other resources. With help from the eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), researchers are working to improve wildfire forecasts and give firefighting professionals a more powerful tool.

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