Much like the inside of an operating room, in the clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., engineers worked meticulously to implant part of the eyes of the James Webb Space Telescope. They scrubbed up and suited up to perform one of the most delicate performances of their lives. That part of the eyes, the MIRI, or Mid-Infrared Instrument, will glimpse the formation of...
The search for cleaner, low temperature nuclear fuels has produced a shock result for a team of...
Mathematicians from Queen Mary, University of London will bring researchers one-step closer to...
Scientists at Princeton University used off-the-shelf printing tools to create a functional ear...
The brain’s repute took a big hit in 1997 when an IBM supercomputer defeated world chess champion Gary Kasparov in a match reported around the world. But, in the second round, the brain is back. A Sandia National Laboratories-supported workshop in Albuquerque called NICE, for Neuro-Inspired Computational Elements workshop, discussed ways to use the brain’s superior ability to send electrical signals along massively parallel channels
We believe quantum computing may help solve some of the most challenging computer science problems, particularly in machine learning. Machine learning is all about building better models of the world to make more accurate predictions. If we want to cure diseases, we need better models of how they develop.
This image of the storm system that generated the F-4 tornado in Moore, Oklahoma was taken by NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard one of the Earth Observing System (EOS) satellites. The image was captured as the tornado began its deadly swath.
A full 90 percent of all the data in the world has been generated over the last two years. The internet companies are awash with data that can be grouped and utilised. Is this a good thing? An increasing amount of data is becoming available on the internet. Each and every one of us is constantly producing and releasing data about ourselves.
Ninety-seven teams from 28 Colorado schools participated in today's car competitions hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The student teams raced solar and lithium ion powered vehicles they designed and built themselves.
Environment is not the only factor in shaping regulatory patterns -- and it might not even be the primary factor, according to a new Rice University study that looks at how cells' protein networks relate to a bacteria's genome. When environmental factors are eliminated from an evolutionary model, mutations and genetic drift can give rise to the patterns that appear.
HOUSTON -- (May 21, 2013) -- Rice University scientists have unveiled a robust new method for arranging metal nanoparticles in geometric patterns that can act as optical processors that transform incoming light signals into output of a different color. The breakthrough by a team of theoretical and applied physicists and engineers at Rice's Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP) is described this...
"Spring is like a perhaps hand," wrote the poet E. E. Cummings: "carefully / moving a perhaps / fraction of flower here placing / an inch of air there... / without breaking anything." With the hand of nature trained on a beaker of chemical fluid, the most delicate flower structures have been formed in a Harvard laboratory — and not at the scale of inches, but microns.
Scientists have discovered ancient pockets of water, which have been isolated deep underground for billions of years and contain abundant chemicals known to support life. This water could be some of the oldest on the planet and may even contain life. Not just that, but the similarity between the rocks that trapped it and those on Mars raises the hope that comparable life-sustaining water could lie buried beneath the red planet’s surface.
When did the first stars and galaxies form in the universe? How brightly did they burn their nuclear fuel? The first massive stars to form in the universe produced copious ultraviolet light that ionized gas from neutral hydrogen. CIBER observes in the near infrared, as the expansion of the universe stretched the original short ultraviolet wavelengths to long near-infrared wavelengths today.
This 120x photo of Radiolaria shells received an honorable mention in the 2012 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition. It was taken by Ralph Claus Grimm of Jimboomba, Queensland, Australia, using a darkfield technique.
The SSG-6047R-E1R72L high-capacity Double-Sided Storage server features 72x 3.5” hot-swappable HDDs plus 2x 2.5” hot- swappable HDDs, supporting up to 288 TB using the latest 4 TB Enterprise drives.
The SC International Conference for High Performance Computing Networking, Storage, and Analysis Steering Committee is seeking future leaders for the SC Conference Series. Nominations for the SC16 General Chair and two openings on the SC Steering committee are now open.
The Twin Rectangular Jet model, installed on the Nozzle Acoustic Test Rig in the Aeroacoustic Propulsion Laboratory at NASA's Glenn Research Center, is being tested to determine the acoustic impact of engine configurations on low sonic boom aircraft for the High Speed Project of the Fundamental Aeronautics Program.
Accelrys Electronic Lab Notebook (AELN) offers integration with the Accelrys Enterprise Platform (AEP), supporting the management and orchestration of information, data, people, tasks and processes within and across labs, while enhancing collaboration, externalization, chemistry harmonization, instrument integration, experiment design and reporting.