Andrew Jones Can supercomputers make simulation answers more accurate? Computer modeling now supports nearly every area of scientific research and, in many cases, is the most (or only) viable method of getting useful predictions to explore phenomena and test hypotheses
An international team of scientists led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has created the first-ever comprehensive computer model of sunspots
Astronomers have discovered new tidal debris stripped away from colliding galaxies. The new debris images are of special interest, since they show the full history of galaxy collisions and resultant starburst activities
A new study by scientists at the Carnegie Institution and California State University identifies New York as a prime location for exploiting high-altitude winds
Lockheed Martin has completed production and testing of the heatshield for NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL). The heatshield is half of the large and sophisticated two-part aeroshell that will encapsulate and protect the Curiosity rover during its deep space cruise to Mars
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has identified a star that was one million times brighter than the sun before it exploded as a supernova in 2005
Researchers at the University of Chicago and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed an "electronic glue" that could accelerate advances in semiconductor-based technologies, including solar cells and thermoelectric devices that convert sun light and waste heat, respectively, into useful electrical energy
Fuels derived from sustainable biomass sources meet aviation requirements.
How do snakes move without legs? It took a team of mathematicians to figure out that the secret is in the snakes' scales.
Electronic memory chips may soon gain the ability to bend and twist as a result of work by engineers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The engineers have found a way to build a flexible memory component out of inexpensive, readily available materials.
Matthew Brown (AP) An amateur paleontologist has been arrested for stealing an ancient raptor fossil from private land. The paleontologist, who unearthed the world's best preserved fossil in 2002, claims it was an honest mistake.
New chip technology is making data glasses truly interactive, allowing them to function more like natural eyes and bringing movie spy technology that much closer to reality.
The world's most powerful laser, created to help keep tabs on the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile while also studying the depths of space, has been unveiled in California. It creates conditions similar to the inside of stars.
Self-analysis in golf works no better than self-analysis in the informatics universe. Time and time again, companies repeat the same fundamental mistake. Analytical types make the worse golfers, in many cases, because they over-think and overanalyze every stinking flaw. Of course, I'm talking about myself here, and every time I have analyzed my own game, my diagnoses had nothing to do with the actual problems.