NASA's Curiosity rover has uncovered signs of an ancient freshwater lake on Mars, which scientists say could have been a perfect spot for tiny primitive organisms to flourish if they ever existed on the red planet.
Sandia National Laboratories researchers have devised a novel way to realize electrical...
Students may soon be able to reach out and touch some of the theoretical concepts they are...
Appistry, Inc. announced the expansion of its Cancer Genome Analysis (CGA) Suite to include additional tools for next-generation sequencing (NGS) analysis from the Broad Institute. The first addition to the suite is a method for estimating contamination levels in cancer genome data.
Among the most common tools in electrical engineering and computer science are rectangular grids of numbers known as matrices. The numbers in a matrix can represent data, and they can also represent mathematical equations.
One of this year's Nobel Prize laureates says learning how to handle failure is key to becoming a successful scientist. James Rothman, who shared the medicine prize with Randy Schekman and Thomas Sudhof, said Friday that doing scientific research almost always means not getting the desired result.
This MODIS image taken by NASA’s Aqua satellite on Nov. 10, 2013, shows an iceberg that was part of the Pine Island Glacier and is now separating from the Antarctica continent.
Sponsored by Raytheon and coached by staff of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin, Team Texas won the 8th annual Student Cluster Competition this year at the Supercomputing Conference (SC13) in Denver. The University Tower was lit orange to acknowledge this accomplishment.
Nine scientists are being honored as SLAS Innovation Award finalists, but only one will receive a $10,000 cash prize at SLAS2014, the Third Annual SLAS Conference and Exhibition, which will be held January 18 to 22, 2014, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA.
A new collaboration between CoolIT Systems, Canada, and the Schools of Computing and Mechanical Engineering at University of Leeds has been set up to analyze the influence of proximity liquid cooling on cloud-based workload algorithms. The University, a member of the prestigious Russell Group of 24 research-intensive universities, has previously received awards for analysis and development of Green IT solutions.
Massive X-ray superbursts near the surface of neutron stars are providing a unique window into the operation of fundamental forces of nature under extreme conditions. The importance of discovering an unknown energy source of titanic magnitude in the outermost layers of accreting neutron star surfaces is heightened by the unresolved issue of neutrino masses, the recent discovery of the Higgs boson ...
The heat shield for NASA's Orion spacecraft was loaded onto a Super Guppy plane in Manchester, NH, on December 4, 2013, for transport to Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The heat shield, the largest of its kind ever built, was unloaded Thursday, December 5, and is scheduled for installation on Orion in March 2014.
An international team of astronomers, led by a University of Arizona graduate student, has discovered the most distantly orbiting planet found to date around a single, sun-like star. It is the first exoplanet – a planet outside of our solar system – discovered at the UA. Weighing in at 11 times Jupiter's mass and orbiting its star at 650 times the average Earth-Sun distance, planet HD 106906 b...
A human ancestor characterized by "robust" jaw and skull bones was a muscular creature with a gorilla-like upper body and more adaptive to its environment than previously thought, scientists have discovered. Researchers found a partial skeleton — including arm, hand, leg and foot fragments — dated to 1.34 million years old
Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have established an initiative to tackle the problem of maintaining runtime compatibility between message passing interface (MPI) implementations on high-performance computer architectures. The project, called the MPICH ABI Compatibility Initiative, involves the producers of several notable MPICH-derived message-passing implementations.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The University of Texas at San Antonio, and the University of Notre Dame are working with Internet2 and Rackspace Hosting, the open cloud company, to build an OpenStack-based hybrid cloud environment for the research and education community. The new Internet2 NET+ services are expected to be available to other institutions in spring 2014.
After intense preparations and consensus building, CERN has confirmed that the SCOAP3 Open Access publishing initiative will start on January 1, 2014. With the support of partners in 24 countries, a vast fraction of scientific articles in the field of high-energy physics will become Open Access at no cost for any author
This 4x photograph of a wool flower (Celosia)’s flame-like flower head was honored as an Image of Distinction in the 2012 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition. It was taken by Christina Zimmerman of the Merritt College Microscopy Program