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.
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.
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.
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.
Deploying a Converged HPC, Cloud and Big Data Solution for SickKids and Princess Margaret Cancer CentreNovember 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.
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.’
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.