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Measurement Computing has acquired Data Translation, combining two companies with over 68 years of experience in data acquisition and instrumentation.

MCC Acquires Data Translation, Strengthens Position in Data Acquisition

November 11, 2015 10:57 am | by Measurement Computing | News | Comments

Measurement Computing (MCC) announced its acquisition of Data Translation (DT), a leading designer, manufacturer, and provider of data acquisition solutions for the test and measurement marketplace, on November 11, 2015. DT is a pioneer in PC-based data acquisition, and brings highly complementary products to MCC’s portfolio.

Two pages from the book “Arithmetica Infinitorum,” by John Wallis. In the table on the left page, the square that appears repeatedly denotes 4/pi, or the ratio of the area of a square to the area of the circumscribed circle. Wallis used the table to obtai

New Derivation of Pi Links Quantum Physics and Pure Math

November 11, 2015 10:35 am | by Jason Bardi, American Institute of Physics (AIP) | News | Comments

In 1655, the English mathematician John Wallis published a book in which he derived a formula for pi as the product of an infinite series of ratios. In a surprise discovery, researchers have found the same formula in quantum mechanical calculations of the energy levels of a hydrogen atom. A purely mathematical formula from the 17th century characterizes a physical system discovered 300 years later.

A technology called “skill grouping” was developed to assisting runners in improving their skills by displaying the effects of the movements in easy-to-understand scores.

System Improves Individual Running Skills Based on Big Data Analysis

November 10, 2015 4:26 pm | by University of Tsukuba | News | Comments

Running is one of the most popular sports. However, not many runners have received formal training on running. Researchers have developed a system for improving running skills based on big data analysis. They developed a technology that instructs ideal running motions based on “big data of motions” collected by monitoring motions during running via sensors and videos.

Computational studies uncovered more efficient approaches for maximizing discovery and identified approaches used more often by scientists who have won Nobel Prizes and other prestigious awards. Together, the studies quantify the advantages and disadvanta

Lack of Risk-taking Slows Discovery, Alternative Approaches Could Unleash It

November 10, 2015 4:16 pm | by University of Chicago Medicine | News | Comments

Institutional and cultural pressures lead scientists to avoid risk-taking and choose inefficient research strategies, two new papers conclude. Despite increased opportunities for groundbreaking experiments, most scientists choose conservative research strategies to reduce personal risk, which makes collective discovery slower and more expensive. The studies also uncovered more efficient approaches for maximizing discovery.

Marty Smuin is CEO at Adaptive Computing.

Deploying a Converged HPC, Cloud and Big Data Solution for SickKids and Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

November 10, 2015 12:57 pm | by Marty Smuin, Adaptive Computing | Blogs | Comments

Adaptive Computing worked with HPC4Health to create a converged HPC, cloud and big data environment capable of bringing multiple organizations together to share resources dynamically, securely and equitably. Together, we are building the engine that will help make personalized medicine and diagnostics a reality. HPC4Health has been an amazing project.

Rovers in Mars Simulation Yard -- Courtesy of ESA, G. Porter – Click to enlarge

Rovers in Mars Simulation Yard

November 10, 2015 12:27 pm | by ESA | News | Comments

Prototype planetary lander and rover designs are shown in place on simulated Red Planet terrain. This rubble-strewn model of the Red Planet is used to put prototype planetary rovers through their paces. Officially known as the Automation & Planetary Robotics Lab, its nickname is the ‘Mars Yard.’

APEX will develop future computing technology with two new advanced computing systems, “Crossroads” for the New Mexico Alliance for Computing at Extreme and “NERSC-9” for NERSC at Berkeley Lab in the 2020 time-frame.

National Labs Collaborate to Shape Development of Next-gen Supercomputers

November 10, 2015 12:09 pm | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

Three national labs are working together to solve some of the world's most challenging problems by ensuring that the nation's scientific community has access to leading-edge computing systems to carry out their research. Los Alamos, Lawrence Berkeley and Sandia have formed the Alliance for Application Performance at Extreme Scale (APEX) to focus on design, acquisition and deployment of future advanced technology HPC systems.

The Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center has partnered with IOI to apply advanced semantic technologies to integrate and search the Institute’s data, including decades of carefully secured information related to disease presentation and progression,

25 Years of High-quality Parkinson’s Data brings Major Research Advance

November 10, 2015 11:31 am | by IO Informatics | News | Comments

Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center and IO Informatics announced a collaboration resulting in an integrated data environment for personalized medicine and clinical informatics research that will apply advanced semantic technologies to integrate and search decades of carefully secured information related to disease presentation and progression, image data, treatment information, genetic, protein and metabolic information...

Researchers Arttu Jolma and Jussi Taipale are part of a team that examined the binding preferences of pairs of transcription factors, and systematically mapped the compound DNA words to which they bind. Courtesy of Ulf Sirborn

Grammar of Genetic Code Much More Complex than Human Languages

November 10, 2015 10:40 am | by Karolinska Institutet | News | Comments

A new study shows that the ‘grammar’ of the human genetic code is more complex than that of even the most intricately constructed spoken languages in the world. The findings explain why the human genome is so difficult to decipher — and contribute to the further understanding of how genetic differences affect the risk of developing diseases on an individual level.

Precision measurement: This experiment at the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore has made a record measurement of entanglement — approaching the quantum limit with extreme precision. Courtesy of Alessandro Cerè / Centre for Quantum Technologies,

Experiment Records Extreme Quantum Weirdness

November 10, 2015 9:29 am | by National University of Singapore | News | Comments

Researchers at the National University of Singapore and the University of Seville in Spain have reported the most extreme ‘entanglement’ between pairs of photons ever seen in the lab. The achievement is evidence for the validity of quantum physics and will bolster confidence in schemes for quantum cryptography and quantum computing designed to exploit this phenomenon.

To develop the 400 Gbps production connection as a step toward the next level of networking, ESnet and NERSC joined with Ciena, a global supplier of telecommunications networking equipment, software and services; and Level 3 Communications, a telecommunic

ESnet and NERSC Blaze 400G Production Network Path

November 10, 2015 9:16 am | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

The Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) have built a 400 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) super-channel, the first-ever 400G production link to be deployed by a national research and education network. The connection, nicknamed the BayExpress, will provide critical support for NERSC’s 6,000 users as the facility moves from its current location.

French architect Jean-Pierre Houdin, third right, speaks during a press conference held with Egypt's Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty, second right, as a screen displays live footage from a thermal camera of limestone blocks from the Khufu pyramid s

Egypt Detects Impressive Anomaly in Giza Pyramids

November 10, 2015 8:47 am | by Maram Mazen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two weeks of thermal scanning in Egypt's Giza pyramids have identified anomalies in the 4,500 year-old burial structures, including a major one in the largest pyramid. Experts working on the project showed the higher temperature being detected in three specific adjacent stones at the bottom of the pyramid in a live thermal camera presentation. The scanning showed a particularly impressive anomaly on the Eastern side of the Khufu pyramid.

A truck-mounted radar instrument called the Doppler On Wheels scans cloudy skies Friday, November 6, 2015, on the banks of Lake Quinault near Amanda Park, WA. Led by NASA and hosted by the University of Washington, a team of meteorologists and scientists

NASA, UW Team Up to improve Weather Prediction Models

November 10, 2015 8:34 am | by Phuong Le, Associated Press | News | Comments

Using everything from a customized DC-8 jetliner to ground radars to four-inch rain gauges, scientists are fanning out across one of the soggiest places in the U.S. to measure raindrops and snowflakes like never before. The Olympic Peninsula field experiment attempts to validate, on the ground, how well global satellites measure precipitation from space, which is crucial for areas of the world that lack rain gauges or other equipment.

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28 Unique Holiday Gift Ideas

November 9, 2015 3:37 pm | by John R. Joyce, Ph.D. | Blogs | Comments

It seems that the leaves have started changing color and falling while I had my back turned, which can only mean that the holiday season is sneaking up on us again. As such, it behooves you to start giving thought to what to get those you think are deserving of your gifts, before the malls again turn into war zones. It is my honor to once more gather a unique list of items suitable for gifting to those you hold dear...

Living Pancreatic Islets -- Courtesy of Nikon Small World -- 2014 Nikon Small World Image of Distinction -- Click to enlarge

Living Pancreatic Islets

November 9, 2015 2:01 pm | News | Comments

This 63X image of living pancreatic islets was designated an Image of Distinction in the 2014 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition, which recognizes excellence in photography with the optical microscope. It was taken using two-photon microscopy.



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