What if the taxi-service app on your cellphone had a button on it that let you indicate that you were willing to share a ride with another passenger? How drastically could cab-sharing reduce traffic, fares, and carbon dioxide emissions? Authoritatively answering that question requires analyzing huge volumes of data, which hasn’t been computationally feasible with traditional methods.
A new type of steel-reinforced concrete protects buildings better from bomb attacks. Researchers...
By combining advanced mathematics with high-performance computing, scientists have developed a...
HPC Innovation Excellence Award: Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, EPCC at the University of Edinburgh, York Plasma Institute at the University of York, and Lund UniversityJune 23, 2014 5:36 pm | Award Winners
Researchers from CCFE, EPCC and the Universities of York and Lund have made substantial recent optimizations for the well-known plasma turbulence code, GS2. This included a total rewrite of the routines that calculate the response matrices required by the code's implicit algorithm, which has significantly accelerated GS2’s initialization, typically by a factor over 10.
In a chemistry lab at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany), Prof. Dr. Alexander Schiller is developing what could be called the "sweetest computer in the world." The reason: the sugar molecules he uses are part of a chemical sequence for information processing.
Recently the Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity, has been in a space-simulation chamber at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Tests inside the 25-foot-diameter chamber (7.6-meters) put the rover through various sequences in environmental conditions resembling Martian surface conditions
The tsunami threat is often overlooked in the Atlantic basin because catastrophic events in that region have been rare. NOAA and its federal partners met on Capitol Hill with East Coast, Gulf and Caribbean state officials to discussed U.S. tsunami warning capabilities and the need for better local preparedness
The ALPHA experiment at CERN reported that it has succeeded in trapping antimatter atoms for over 16 minutes: long enough to begin to study their properties in detail. ALPHA is part of a broad program at CERN’s antiproton decelerator (AD) investigating the mysteries of one of nature’s most elusive substances
A quantum computer is a device that could perform some types of calculations much more rapidly than classical computers. The power of quantum computers depends on keeping them in a fragile quantum-mechanical state — which researchers have found a new way to extend
The world's fastest Rubik's Cube-solving robot has been developed. The robot, named Ruby, can solve the scrambled puzzle in just over 10 seconds, including the time taken to scan the initial status of the cube
The future of rocket pack travel is a step closer after the latest record?breaking test. The jet pack shot into the sky at a climb rate of 800ft per minute, reaching an altitude of 5,000 (previous record 100ft/min and 50ft altitude) before safely deploying the first ballistic jet pack parachute.
Graphene consists of row upon row of hexagonal rings of carbon atoms fitted together in a flat honeycomb pattern only a single atom thick. This atomic scale makes graphene part of the nano-world, where objects a thousand times thinner than a human hair no longer follow familiar natural laws such as friction and gravity
Thin films are used in industry to create a variety of products, such as semiconductors, optical coatings, pharmaceuticals and solar cells. A physicist has implemented a new mathematical approach that accelerates some complex computer calculations used to simulate the formation of these micro-thin materials
The IMSL Fortran Numerical Library 6.0 offers to application developers dense linear programming optimization technology and key parallel processing functions to build numerical analysis applications for time-sensitive computational projects. Features in version 6.
The IMSL C# Numerical Library is written in Microsoft Visual C# .NET for compatibility and scalability with the Microsoft .NET Framework. Developers can write an application in Visual C# .NET or Visual Basic .NET and use the IMSL C# Library as the analysis engine.
nQuery Advisor is software specifically for power/sample size calculations. It assists the researcher in determining the data variation and a desired or specified effect size necessary to calculate these in a user-friendly format. This latest release contains all of the older features that made the package so useful, as well as many new analyses, tabular and formatting modes that greatly extend the capabilities.