In the News
July 20, 2015
"What Is a ‘Computer’ Anymore?"
Computers will change in their architecture and their ability to integrate data says Argonne Director Peter Littlewood in this Atlantic piece on how ‘computer’ may have to be redefined, given how quickly computing technology is advancing and resembling brain-like neural networks. | read more>
July 16, 2015
"UChicago Medicine Joins Five-Year Study to Examine the Gut Microbiome of Premature Infants"
The NIH has awarded $2.7 million to a multi-institutional efforts to study the gut microbiomes of preterm infants. Microbial Ecologist Jack Gilbert of Argonne and University of Chicago will lead the microbial analysis of 100 preterm infants for four years. | read more>
July 1, 2015
The University of Chicago Magazine
Scientists are discovering how microbes not only make us sick but also keep our bodies working. | read more>
June 29, 2015
"Tom Skilling on Climate Disruption"
Argonne scientists are actively involved in the study of climate disruption. And more importantly, what we can do about it. | read more>
June 9, 2015
"The Internet of Things Changes Chicago’s Approach to Urban Design"
Government Technology explores the Waggle chip system developed at Argonne as part of the Internet of Things project. These sensors can measure anything form noise levels to climate to air pollution. | read more>
June 8, 2015
"Government Labs Give Enterprises a Supercomputing Boost"
Enterprise tech reports on the capability of International conglomerates, tech startups, and SMBs to tap into the federal government’s investments in supercomputers. General Electric, for example, worked with Argonne and Oak Ridge on multiple projects including modeling for a windmill blades and jet engines. | read more>
May 22, 2015
Argonne National Laboratory
"Slip sliding away: Graphene and diamonds prove a slippery combination"
Scientists have found a way to use tiny diamonds and graphene to give friction the slip, creating a new material combination that demonstrates the rare phenomenon of “superlubricity.” The team used large-scale atomistic computations on Mira to prove that the effect could be seen not merely at the nanoscale but also at the macroscale. | read more>
May 10, 2015
"Supercomputing Quantum Mechanics"
Supercomputers have become indispensable for researching the effects of quantum mechanics. The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) is using Mira, a 10-petaflops IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer, to simulate the magnetism of iron selenide, a known high-temperature superconductor, at varying levels of pressure. | read more>
May 1, 2015
Crain's Chicago Business
"2015 Twenty In Their Twenties"
Research Laboratory Coordinator Jarrad Hampton-Marcell (BIO) was selected for Crain’s '20 In Their 20s' list, which features innovative people in Chicago. | read more>
May 1, 2015
"Key to Chicago's quality of life: the 'Array of Things'?"
BBC News explores the joint Argonne-Computation Institute-IIT project called Array of Things in video. | read more>