The Robot Safari in London Science Museum will see the world premiere of the underwater robot U-CAT, a highly maneuverable robot turtle, designed to penetrate shipwrecks. U-CAT’s locomotion principle is similar to sea turtles. Independently driven four flippers make the robot highly maneuverable
Researchers are trying to plant a digital seed for artificial intelligence by letting a massive computer system browse millions of pictures and decide for itself what they all mean. The system at Carnegie Mellon University is called NEIL, short for Never Ending Image Learning. In mid-July, it began searching the Internet for images 24/7 and, in tiny steps, is deciding for itself how those images relate to each other...
For months, all eyes in the sky have pointed at the comet that's zooming toward a blisteringly close encounter with the sun. The moment of truth comes Thursday — Thanksgiving Day. The sun-grazing Comet ISON, now thought to be less than a mile wide, will either fry and shatter, victim of the sun's incredible power, or endure and quite possibly put on one fabulous celestial show. Talk about an astronomical cliffhanger.
Global supercomputer company Cray announced the Cray CS300 line of cluster supercomputers and the Cray XC30 supercomputers are now available with the NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerators. Designed to solve the most demanding supercomputing challenges, the NVIDIA Tesla K40 provides 40 percent higher peak performance than its predecessor, the Tesla K20X GPU.
SC13, the 25th anniversary conference of high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis, celebrated the contributions of researchers, from those just starting their careers to those whose contributions have made lasting impacts, in a special awards session on Thursday, November 21.
The AMD FirePro S10000 12GB edition graphics card is designed for heterogeneous compute applications built on OpenCL and delivers peak double precision performance for big data high-performance computing workloads.
Image-Pro Premier 9.1 is designed for scientific and industrial image analysis and image processing, providing tools to capture, process, measure, share, visualize and compare images. Features include colocalization of multiple fluorescent images or channels; learning classification of tissues or cells using multiple parameters; advanced ring analysis for otoliths, scales and trees; automated wound healing analysis; layer thickness measurements...
This 200x image of the down and belly feather from a yellow-bellied sapsucker was honored as an Image of Distinction in the 2012 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition. It was taken by James E. Hayden of The Wistar Institute Imaging Core Facility
An Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) team's integration of experimental techniques including neutron scattering and X-ray analysis with supercomputer simulations has revealed unexpected findings about what happens to water molecules trapped between cellulose fibers.
Veteran technologist, entrepreneur and confessed “geek,” Steve Oberlin has joined NVIDIA to help lead the company’s high-performance computing initiative. As chief technology officer (CTO) for NVIDIA’s Tesla business unit, Oberlin will be responsible for NVIDIA’s Tesla roadmap and architecture.
High-Density (HD) Active Optical Cables (AOCs) are an iPass connector and cable assembly solution capable of delivering 48 Gbps data rates over four lanes of 12 Gbps with reaches of up to 100 meters. The cables complement existing copper iPass+ HD connector and cable offerings and are designed to provide large-scale enterprise and data center storage system customers with a complete end-to-end solution.
The Cray Compiler Environment (CCE) is available on the Cray CS300 line of cluster supercomputers and is HPC-optimized for highly parallel environments. It supports OpenACC and is designed to support x86 processors, NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors.
In a dense fog, a Russian Rockot rocket on 22 November 2013 cleared the launchpad of the Baikonur Cosmodrome on schedule at 13:02:15 CET. In the tip of the rocket: three identical satellites to measure the Earth's magnetic field. A good hour and a half later, at 14:37:48 CET, the report of success: all three satellites separated seamlessly from the carrier rocket and the ground stations Kiruna...
Looking like an apparition rising from whitecaps of interstellar foam, the iconic Horsehead Nebula has graced astronomy books ever since its discovery more than a century ago. It is shadowy in optical light. It appears transparent and ethereal when seen at infrared wavelengths. The rich tapestry of the Horsehead Nebula pops out against the backdrop of Milky Way stars and distant galaxies that easily are visible in infrared light.
Computer scientists from the University of East Anglia are working to create a virtual birthing simulator that will help doctors and midwives prepare for unusual or dangerous births. The new programme will take into account factors such as the shape of the mother's body and the positioning of the baby to provide patient-specific birth predictions. The research will be presented at the...