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Deep Learning for New Protein Design
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Deep Learning for New Protein Design

Scientists at the University of Washington and Belgium's Ghent University enhanced current energy-based physical models in de novo computational protein design...

Simulation Reveals Secrets of Exotic Form of Electrons
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Simulation Reveals Secrets of Exotic Form of Electrons

University of Texas at Austin researchers mapped polarons, quasiparticles consisting of an electron and its surrounding distortions of atoms in a crystal lattice...

How the Brain Prepares to Think
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How the Brain Prepares to Think

Researchers used the Texas Advanced Computing Center's Frontera supercomputer to probe the physics of thought activation in the brain.

Pioneering Simulations Focus on HIV-1 Virus
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Pioneering Simulations Focus on HIV-1 Virus

Researchers used supercomputers to generate the first biologically authentic computer simulations of the HIV-1 virus liposome and genome capsid.

Using AI to Predict 3D Printing Processes
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Using AI to Predict 3D Printing Processes

Engineers have developed physics-informed neural networking artificial intelligence to predict the performance of three-dimensionally-printed objects.

How to Train a Robot (Using AI and Supercomputers)
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How to Train a Robot (Using AI and Supercomputers)

Computer scientists are using generative adversarial networks to train robots about objects.

Supercomputing Future Wind Power Rise
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Supercomputing Future Wind Power Rise

Cornell University researchers used supercomputers to project scenarios for expanding U.S. wind power capacity.

Supercomputing Dynamic Earthquake Rupture Models
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Supercomputing Dynamic Earthquake Rupture Models

Researchers have developed physics-based dynamic rupture models that can simulate complex earthquake ruptures using supercomputers.

AI Oncologist to Help Cancer Patients Worldwide
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AI Oncologist to Help Cancer Patients Worldwide

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center researchers devised a new way to automate the contouring of tumor volumes using artificial intelligence and deep neural...

How to Catch a Fish Genome With Big Data
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How to Catch a Fish Genome With Big Data

Researchers have assembled an annotated genome of the California Yellowtail for the first time.

Overcoming a Battery's Fatal Flaw
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Overcoming a Battery's Fatal Flaw

Researchers are using the Stampede and Lonestar supercomputers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center to develop next-generation lithium-metal batteries.

Supercomputing More Light Than Heat
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Supercomputing More Light Than Heat

Researchers have used the eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment to gain access to more than 975,000 compute hours on the Maverick supercomputing...

Supercomputing Speeds Up Deep Learning Training
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Supercomputing Speeds Up Deep Learning Training

A team led by Texas Advanced Computing Center researchers has published the results of an effort to use supercomputers to train a deep neural network for rapid...

Cosmos Code Helps Probe Space Oddities
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Cosmos Code Helps Probe Space Oddities

The Cosmos computer code is driving supercomputer models of black hole jets and is used to investigate other unusual space phenomena.

Anticipating Aftershocks
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Anticipating Aftershocks

Researchers in June released a major report summarizing the scientific and hazard results of the Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast.

Preservation For the (digital) Ages
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Preservation For the (digital) Ages

Researchers are working to enhance the preservation of digital humanities databases.

Scientists Enlist Supercomputers, Machine Learning to Automatically Identify Brain Tumors
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Scientists Enlist Supercomputers, Machine Learning to Automatically Identify Brain Tumors

A team of researchers is developing a fully automatic method that combines biophysical models of tumor growth with machine-learning algorithms to analyze magnetic...

Hpc, Analytical ­ltracentrifugation, and a New Detector
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Hpc, Analytical ­ltracentrifugation, and a New Detector

Recent insights into how the West Nile virus replicates using cell proteins were gained using analytical ultracentrifugation technology.

The Future of Search Engines
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The Future of Search Engines

Researchers aim to improve enhance search engines by integrating artificial intelligence with annotation insights and information encoded in domain-specific resources...

Code @ Tacc Robotics Camp Delivers on Self-Driving Cars
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Code @ Tacc Robotics Camp Delivers on Self-Driving Cars

The Texas Advanced Computing Center last month hosted a week-long summer camp during which 34 students received instruction from five staff scientists and two guest...
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