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Coordinating the platooning of heavy-duty vehicles

Platooning – grouping vehicles in a single file on roadways – may suggest to some drivers a nightmarish delay and the impossibility of passing for miles on end.

January 9, 2015
Fig. 1: Sample of the clearness index on a 400x400 patch around Lamont, OK, on March 3, 2014, at 16:00 UTC (left) and its reconstruction with 8 components (right).
Researchers develop model for solar irradiation based on satellite observations

Solar power is becoming increasingly important for energy applications.

January 5, 2015
This image shows what happens in a detector after colliding two protons, each with an energy of roughly 50 TeV.  This single collision event was taken 
from a simulation of roughly 400 million events. Blue lines represent the tracks of charged  particles, red lines represent electrons and muons. Yellow cones represent hadronic jets with energies above 3 TeV. Image by Sergei Chekanov; click to view larger.
Researchers create enormous simulation of proton collisions

Scientists from Argonne and the University of Chicago have created one of the world's largest samples of Monte Carlo simulated proton-proton collisions. The data sample contains 400 million events, each of which contains 5500 particles on average, totaling more than 2 trillion generated particles.

December 12, 2014
Elucidating the structure of icosahedral quasicrystals

Soccer balls have it; so do virus capsids.

December 11, 2014
Swift provides scalable solution for APS beamline experiment

The Swift parallel scripting language, developed in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division, recently was used to enable efficient analysis of X-ray scattering data from the Advanced Photon S

December 8, 2014
Thinking like a library developer

Why do scientific simulation software users put up with build-time configuration and environment assumptions that increase the complexity of debugging and complicate the installation?

November 18, 2014
New project is the ACME of addressing climate change

Argonne National Laboratory is participating in the Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME) project to accelerate the development and application of fully coupled, state-of-the-science Earth

August 11, 2014
A new look at exascale resilience

With the emerging era of exascale computing, many challenges have come to light. One of the most troublesome is resilience – the ability to tolerate and gracefully recover from faults.

July 30, 2014
Images showing the two ways an icosahedral cluster of 12 spheres can rearrange when unlocked
Reconfigurable digital colloids

A team of researchers from Argonne, the University of Michigan, NYU, and the University of Colorado – Boulder has demonstrated how reconfigurable clusters of colloids can store data.

July 30, 2014
Rendering of the WECC Grid with novel graph algorithms methods that expose the hierarchical structure. Courtesy: Mahantesh Halappanavar (PNNL)
Anitescu discusses mathematics challenges of energy systems

Mihai Anitescu gave an invited presentation on June 12–13, 2014, at the initial meeting to launch the National Research Council study of the next-generation electric grid.

July 16, 2014