Imagine playing a video game and having the ability to lead your virtual army unit while moving freely throughout your house. Gaming could become this realistic, thanks to new technology that allows for highly accurate, 3-D motion tracking. The new system, dubbed “WiTrack”, uses radio signals to track a person through walls and obstructions
National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D, announced the selection...
When NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew past Earth on October 9, 2013, it received a boost in speed of...
The fast Fourier transform, one of the most important algorithms of the 20th century,...
Global supercomputer leader Cray announced the Center for Computational Sciences (CCS) at the University of Tsukuba in Japan has put a Cray CS300 cluster supercomputer into production. The new Cray CS300 system has been combined with the University’s current Cray cluster supercomputer, and is providing researchers and scientists with a 1.1 petaflop system for computational science.
Geneva, 12 December 2013. Following a resolution unanimously adopted at today’s 169th session of the CERN* Council, CERN is set to admit Israel as the Organization’s 21st Member State. Israeli Membership will be effective from the date on which Israel formally notifies UNESCO that it has ratified the CERN Convention.
Accelrys Materials Studio 7.0 is a modeling and simulation environment for chemists, polymer scientists and other materials scientists that is designed to enable them to engineer better-performing and more cost-effective materials across a wide range of applications, including pharmaceuticals, catalysts, polymers, composites, metals, alloys, batteries and fuel cells.
Chemical Abstracts Service and PerkinElmer have announced a collaboration to combine the power of two chemistry solutions: SciFinder and ChemBioDraw. The ChemBioDraw platform is a digital drawing tool for chemists and biologists. SciFinder is a research discovery application that provides integrated access to the world's most comprehensive and authoritative source of references, substances and reactions in chemistry and related sciences.
This 50x image of a water flea live specimen was honored as an Image of Distinction in the 2012 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition. It was taken by Ian Gardiner, a photographer from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, using a darkfield technique.
Synthetic, man-made cells and ultrathin electronics built from a new form of "zero-dimensional" carbon nanotube may be possible through research at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering. The research, ""Zero-Dimensional" Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes," was published in the journal Angewandte Chemie.
Image-Pro Premier 9.1 image analysis software is designed for scientific and industrial image analysis and image processing, providing tools to capture, process, measure, share, visualize and compare images.
The High Line, a park that turned a dilapidated stretch of elevated railway on Manhattan's West Side into one of New York's newest tourist attractions, may have brought a different kind of visitor: a cockroach that can withstand harsh winter cold and never seen before in the U.S.
The 2014 International Supercomputing Conference is now accepting submissions, ranging from tutorial and birds of a feather (BoF) session proposals, research paper and poster abstracts, as well as student volunteer program applications. The ISC’14 Call for Papers is supported by the IEEE Germany Section.
In the early hours of November 27, 2013, Comet ISON entered the field of view of the European Space Agency/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory. In this picture, called a coronagraph, the bright light of the sun itself is blocked so the structures around it are visible. The comet is seen in the lower right; a giant cloud of solar material, called a coronal mass ejection or CME, is seen billowing out under the sun.
Scientists recently recorded the lowest temperatures on Earth at a desolate and remote ice plateau in East Antarctica, trumping a record set in 1983 and uncovering a new puzzle about the ice-covered continent. Glaciologists found temperatures from -134 to -137 degrees Fahrenheit in a 1,000-kilometer long swath on the highest section of the East Antarctic ice divide.
KIT researchers have established the first international 100 gigabits/s connection for German science. It will be the basis of better cooperation in data-intensive sciences in the future. At the SC13 International Supercomputing Conference in Denver, KIT’s Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC) successfully demonstrated this technology.
Accelrys, Inc. today announced that it has acquired Ireland-based QUMAS, a leading global provider of Cloud-based and on-premises enterprise compliance software supporting regulatory and quality operations in life sciences and other highly regulated industries.
As a new year approaches, the University of Notre Dame’s John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values has released its annual list of emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues in science and technology for 2014.
The European Space Agency is planning to land an unmanned spacecraft on a comet next year in an unprecedented and exquisitely tricky mission that has been underway for almost a decade and is about to enter a critical new phase.