Landing patterns

June 14, 2022
Bill Cannon

NASA aims to land humans on Mars by 2040, overcoming enormous engineering obstacles – in particular, designing a vehicle that… Read More

Work shift

Note: Sandia’s Elaine Raybourn is featured in the first two episodes about the future of work in season two of… Read More

June 1, 2022

Bargain proteins

Devising a drug to treat a disease isn’t easy. It means screening hundreds of thousands of compounds, testing a small… Read More

May 17, 2022

Taking charge

Perfection is a problem when it comes to how computers model materials for energy applications. Although a typical model assumes… Read More

May 3, 2022

Exascale rocks

In the late 2000s, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists Carl Steefel and David Trebotich had a computational dream. They wanted… Read More

April 12, 2022

Pi in the sky

In 2000, IEEE’s Computing in Science & Engineering journal published a list of the 20th century's top 10 algorithms. No.… Read More

March 14, 2022

Memory boost

For as long as researchers have applied artificial intelligence techniques, they’ve had an insatiable demand to manage and store big… Read More

February 23, 2022

Sustainable cities

Five years ago, Joshua New of Oak Ridge National Laboratory had an idea for an ambitious project: an energy model… Read More

January 26, 2022

Shrinking big physics

In kilometer-sized particle accelerators, electric fields hurtle small bits of matter at nearly light speed. Those fast, powerful particle beams… Read More

December 29, 2021

ExaStar power

A computational model of an exploding star – a supernova – is the “quintessential multi-physics simulation,” says a team designing codes… Read More

December 15, 2021