In case you missed them, here’s another chance to catch this week’s greatest hits. The Martian — a space epic that explores ordinary human decency; a secret Maoist Chinese operation that conquered malaria — and won a Nobel Prize; a 'Stealth Dark Matter' theory that may explain the Universe's missing mass; “What’s this Gadget?” — mystery photos released by the Library of Congress; and incredible high-res Project Apollo Archive photos...
Oil and Gas Geological Interpretation uses Supercomputers, HPC Tools to Visualize LiDAR Database ImageryOctober 9, 2015 3:42 pm | by Linda Barney | Articles | Comments
This article looks at the impact of high performance computing on the geological interpretation...
Ten percent of today’s cardiovascular operations are unsuccessful, leading doctors to call for...
Our cells are up against a daily onslaught of damage to DNA that encodes our genes. It takes...
This high-resolution optical image from Sentinel-2A taken on August 5, 2015, shows Athens and surroundings. The various colors clearly point out different aspects of the image. The Greek capital dominates the Attica region and is one of the world’s oldest cities, with its recorded history stretching over 3400 years. It hosts two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Acropolis of Athens and the medieval Daphni Monastery.
The best video gamers possess quick reaction times and expert hand-eye coordination, all similar qualities of a great surgeon. These similarities present the question of whether or not gaming skills have any effect on basic robotic surgery skills, which the Florida Hospital Nicholson Center recently put to the test. Research on whether or not gaming influences surgical aptitude has been an ongoing focus ...
What can skyrmions do for you? These ghostly quantum rings, heretofore glimpsed only under extreme laboratory conditions, just might be the basis for a new type of computer memory that never loses its grip on the data it stores. The exotic ring-shaped magnetic effects have been coaxed out of deepfreeze with a method that creates magnetic skyrmions under ambient room conditions, bringing them closer for use in real-world data storage.
The National Science Foundation has long supported cybersecurity research to protect the frontiers of cyberspace. NSF investments in basic research have resulted in innovative ways to secure information and ensure privacy on the Internet and have led to algorithms that form the basis for electronic commerce, software security bug detection, spam filtering and much more. On October 7, NSF awarded $74.5 million in research grants.
The promise of big data lies in researchers' ability to mine massive datasets for insights that can save lives, improve services and inform our understanding of the world. These data may be generated by surfing the Web, interacting with medical devices or passing sensors. Some data may be trivial, but in many cases, data are deeply personal. They can even influence our insurance premiums or the price we pay for a product online.
This 500X photograph shows the second division tetrads of a Lilium anther. It was designated an Image of Distinction in the 2014 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition, which recognizes excellence in photography with the optical microscope and was taken using differential interference contrast.
The experiment that revealed the existence of dark energy came from measurements of the properties of a few tens of exploding stars in distant galaxies — but today cosmologists work with measurements of millions of galaxies, and HPC is playing an increasingly important part in their work. We use galaxies to trace the structure of matter in the universe.
EMC's stock was surging in premarket trading on October 8, 2015, on reports of a potential deal between Dell and the data storage company. James Kisner of Jefferies believes that the most likely possibilities are EMC buying Dell or a merger between the two businesses. The analyst thinks Dell buying EMC or EMC going private is unlikely, considering EMC's size. Kisner wrote that a combination of Dell and EMC would make sense.
In about one in 20 cancer cases, the doctor can confirm the patient has cancer but cannot find the source. These patients then face the prospect of a long wait with numerous diagnostic tests before starting any treatment. Now, researchers have combined genetics with computer science and created a new diagnostic technology based on advanced self-learning computer algorithms that can identify the source of the disease and target treatment.
What if software could steer a car back on track if the driver swerves on ice? Or guide a prosthesis to help a shaky stroke patient smoothly lift a cup? Bioengineers have developed a mathematical algorithm that can “see” your intention while performing an ordinary action like reaching for a cup or driving straight up a road — even if the action is interrupted. The algorithm can predict the way you wanted to move.
The two-week Argonne Training Program for Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC) is described as a “can’t-miss opportunity” for the next generation of HPC scientists. The program is designed to provide intensive training on the key skills, approaches and tools needed to design, implement and execute computational science and engineering applications on current high-end computing systems and the leadership-class computing systems of the future.
Scientists have developed a new form of “chemical search engine” that could provide clues to the origins of life on Earth. They describe a new approach to solving a 50-year conundrum in which they used an automated robot system to explore many different random combinations of the building blocks of proteins. The team found that peptide compounds of long length and complexity can form in a very simple way.
This article is the second of a two-part series on seismic imaging; it looks at HPC seismic imaging advances and full wave inversion (FWI) analysis performed by Imperial College, Intel Parallel Computing Center (Intel PCC) and SENAI CIMATEC, Brazil. Entering the exascale era of computing, disruptive changes to computer architectures offer many opportunities, however, also demand disruptive changes in software to achieve full potential.
This 4X photograph is an antique slide featuring a longitudinal section of a tapeworm. It was designated an Image of Distinction in the 2014 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition, which recognizes excellence in photography with the optical microscope and was taken using darkfield microscopy.
Researchers are developing a computer system that uses genetic, demographic and clinical data to predict the effects of disease on brain anatomy. They trained a machine-learning system on MRI data from patients with neurodegenerative diseases and found that supplementing that training with other patient information improved predictions. In patients with drastic changes in brain anatomy, the additional data cut the error rate in half.