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NICS helps with ARC/ORNL Summer Institute

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.

Tiny Zaps, Big Results

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.

The Origins of Home

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.

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