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Quantum dot LSC devices under ultraviolet illumination.

Shiny Quantum Dots Enable Photovoltaic Solar-panel Windows

April 23, 2014 1:46 pm | by Los Alamos National Laboratory | News | Comments

A house window that doubles as a solar panel could be on the horizon, thanks to recent quantum-dot work by Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers in collaboration with scientists from University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy. Their project demonstrates that superior light-emitting properties of quantum dots can be applied in solar energy by helping more efficiently harvest sunlight.

Drones Unearth More Details about Chaco Culture

April 22, 2014 3:40 pm | by Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press | News | Comments

Recently published research describes how archaeologists outfitted a customized drone with a...

Intel Selects Georgia Tech as Site for Next Parallel Computing Center

April 22, 2014 12:25 pm | by Intel | News | Comments

As modern computer systems become more powerful, utilizing as many as millions of processor...

NASA Super Guppy Makes Special Delivery

April 22, 2014 12:18 pm | News | Comments

NASA’s Super Guppy, a wide-bodied cargo aircraft, landed at the Redstone Army Airfield near...

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Quantum dot LSC devices under ultraviolet illumination.

Shiny Quantum Dots Enable Photovoltaic Solar-panel Windows

April 23, 2014 1:46 pm | by Los Alamos National Laboratory | News | Comments

A house window that doubles as a solar panel could be on the horizon, thanks to recent quantum-dot work by Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers in collaboration with scientists from University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy. Their project demonstrates that superior light-emitting properties of quantum dots can be applied in solar energy by helping more efficiently harvest sunlight.

Chetro Ketl Great Kiva in Chaco Canyon, NM

Drones Unearth More Details about Chaco Culture

April 22, 2014 3:40 pm | by Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press | News | Comments

Recently published research describes how archaeologists outfitted a customized drone with a heat-sensing camera to unearth what they believe are ceremonial pits and other features at the site of an ancient village in New Mexico. The discovery of the structures hidden beneath layers of sediment and sagebrush is being hailed as an important step that could help archaeologists shed light on mysteries long buried by eroding desert landscapes

Intel is creating Intel Parallel Computing Centers (IPCCs) at leading institutions in HPC research to promote the modernization of essential application codes to increase their parallelism and scalability.

Intel Selects Georgia Tech as Site for Next Parallel Computing Center

April 22, 2014 12:25 pm | by Intel | News | Comments

As modern computer systems become more powerful, utilizing as many as millions of processor cores in parallel, Intel is looking for new ways to efficiently use these high performance computing (HPC) systems to accelerate scientific discovery. As part of this effort, Intel has selected Georgia Tech as the site of one of its Parallel Computing Centers.

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NASA Super Guppy Makes Special Delivery -- Courtesy of NASA/MSFC/Emmett Given

NASA Super Guppy Makes Special Delivery

April 22, 2014 12:18 pm | News | Comments

NASA’s Super Guppy, a wide-bodied cargo aircraft, landed at the Redstone Army Airfield near Huntsville, AL, on March 26, 2014, with a special delivery: an innovative composite rocket fuel tank. The Super Guppy has a hinged nose that opens and allows large cargos like the tank to be easily unloaded.

This October 9, 2003, photo shows John C. Houbolt explaining the size of different rockets required to launch various methods for landing on the moon at Grainger Engineering Library in Urbana, IL. (AP Photo/News-Gazette, John Dixon)

Engineer Vital to Moon Landing Success Dies

April 21, 2014 11:37 am | by AP | News | Comments

John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95. As NASA describes on its Web site, while under pressure during the U.S.-Soviet space race, Houbolt was the catalyst in securing U.S. commitment to the science and engineering theory that eventually carried the Apollo crew to the moon and back safely.

Optical microresonator © 2014 EPFL/Tobias Kippenberg

Using Light for Data Transmission on a Terabit Scale

April 20, 2014 6:34 am | by Nik Papageorgiou | News | Comments

Scientists from EPFL and KIT have achieved data transmissions on a terabit scale with a single laser light frequency using miniaturized optical frequency combs. The findings open the way for using this system in future high-speed communication systems. A continuous laser light is made of a single...

The first transuranic waste shipment arriving April 2, 2014, at the Waste Control Specialists facility in Andrews, TX. This first shipments arrived at the commercial nuclear waste dump more than a month after the nation’s only permanent repository for the

Crews Find Suspected Area of Radiation Leak, May Send Robots

April 18, 2014 12:23 pm | by Jeri Clausing, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two months after radiation leaked from the federal government's half-mile deep nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico, officials said April 17, 2014, that crews have found contamination underground in the area where waste was most recently being stored.

Shadow Portrait Opportunity on Martian Slope -- Courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech

Shadow Portrait of NASA Rover Opportunity on Martian Slope

April 17, 2014 11:45 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity caught its own silhouette in this late-afternoon image taken by the rover's rear hazard avoidance camera. This camera is mounted low on the rover and has a wide-angle lens. The image was taken looking eastward shortly before sunset

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The deterministic track of the International Planning Competition is for programs designed to eliminate any element of chance from automated planning in a wide range of fields, such as logistics, robot manipulation, satellite movement and transport.

Worldwide Competition Encourages AI Breakthroughs

April 17, 2014 10:39 am | by The University of Huddersfield | News | Comments

UNIVERSITY of Huddersfield experts are in charge of a worldwide competition that is designed to encourage breakthroughs in the use of artificial intelligence for automated planning and scheduling. High performance computers at the University are being used to test the dozens of complex software...

Dimitris Nikolopoulos, Professor, School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, at Queen's University of Belfast

Dimitris S. Nikolopoulos

April 17, 2014 9:48 am | Biographies

Dimitrios S. Nikolopoulos is Professor in the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, at Queen's University of Belfast, where he holds the Chair in High Performance and Distributed Computing (HPDC) and is Director of Research in the HPDC Cluster. His research interests include the architecture, programming, characterisation and optimisation of scalable computing systems.

Yale N. Patt, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Yale N. Patt

April 17, 2014 9:39 am | Biographies

Dr. Yale Patt is a Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, and holds the Ernest Cockrell, Jr. Centennial Chair in Engineering. He also holds the title of University Distinguished Teaching Professor. He earned his B.S. at Northeastern University and his M.S. and Ph.D. at Stanford University, all in electrical engineering.

This illustration shows a possible configuration of a floating offshore nuclear plant, based on design work by Jacopo Buongiorno and others at MIT´s Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering. Like offshore oil drilling platforms, the structure would i

Nukes at Sea: Floating Plants Could Ride Out Tsunamis

April 17, 2014 7:41 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT | News | Comments

When an earthquake and tsunami struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant complex in 2011, neither the quake nor the inundation caused the ensuing contamination. Rather, it was the aftereffects — specifically, the lack of cooling for the reactor cores, due to a shutdown of all power at the station — that caused most of the harm.

Marius Swoboda, Head of Design Systems Engineering, Rolls-Royce

Marius Swoboda

April 16, 2014 4:37 pm | Biographies

Marius Swoboda is Head of Design Systems Engineering at Rolls-Royce. His experience includes Honorary Professor at TU Berlin and Lecturer in Compressible Aerodynamics TU Berlin.

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Gerhard Wellein, Head of HPC Group, Erlangen Regional Computing Center

Gerhard Wellein

April 16, 2014 4:07 pm | Biographies

Gerhard Wellein holds a PhD in Solid State Physics from the University of Bayreuth and is a regular Professor at the Department for Computer Science at University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. He heads the HPC group at Erlangen Regional Computing Center (RRZE) and has more than ten years of experience in teaching HPC techniques to students and scientists from Computational Science and Engineering.

Frank Behrendt, Head of Chair for Energy Process Engineering & Conversion Technologies for Renewable Energies, Technische Universität Berlin

Prof. Dr. Frank Behrendt

April 16, 2014 4:01 pm | Biographies

Prof. Dr. Frank Behrendt got his PhD in 1989 from Heidelberg University for his work on modelling of diffusion flames including detailed chemical reaction mechanisms. Additional research on catalytic ignition and combustion including extended research stays at the Chalmers University of Technology (Gothenborg, Sweden) and the Combustion Research Facility (Sandia National Laboratories, CA, USA) led to his habilitation at Stuttgart University in 1999.

Nuclear Engineer Receives E.O. Lawrence Award for Groundbreaking Computational Theory

April 16, 2014 2:01 pm | by Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

Oak Ridge National Laboratory researcher John Wagner has been named a 2013 recipient of the Department of Energy’s Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award for his work in advancing computer, information and knowledge sciences. Wagner, a nuclear engineer who serves as national technical director for DOE’s Nuclear Fuels Storage and Transportation Planning Project, was recognized for his leadership in the field of computational radiation transport.

Damian Rouson, Managing Director, Center for Computational Earth & Environmental Sciences at Stanford University

Damian Rouson

April 16, 2014 9:25 am | Biographies

Damian Rouson is the Managing Director of the Center for Computational Earth and Environmental Sciences at Stanford University.  He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Howard University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. His professional interests relate primarily to software engineering for computational science and engineering and turbulence in classical, quantum, and magnetohydrodynamic flows.

Francisco José Rodrigo Duro

April 16, 2014 8:38 am | Biographies

Investigating Use of Google Glass in Surgical Settings

April 16, 2014 6:36 am | by International Journal of Surgery | News | Comments

An article shows the potential applications for Google Glass in the surgical setting, particularly in relation to training. Personal portable information technology is advancing at a breathtaking speed. The authors of the study obtained a Glass device through Google's Explorer Program and have tested its applicability in their daily pediatric surgical practice.

Wolfgang E. Nagel, Director of the Center for Information Services & High Performance Computing (ZIH) Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Dr. Wolfgang E. Nagel

April 15, 2014 4:26 pm | Biographies

Dr. Wolfgang E. Nagel is full professor of Computer Architecture at the Institute for Computer Engineering at Technical University (TU) Dresden. He graduated from  RWTH Aachen University with a PhD, and has worked in the field of parallel programming since 1980s. He has published more than 100 papers

Thomas Ludwig, Professor of Computer Engineering, University of Hamburg, Germany

Thomas Ludwig

April 15, 2014 4:17 pm | Biographies

Thomas Ludwig received his doctoral degree and the German habilitation degree at the Technische Universität München, where he conducted research on HPC from 1988 to 2001. From 2001 to 2009 he had a chair for parallel computing at the Universität Heidelberg. Since 2009 he is the director of the German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ) and professor at the Universität Hamburg.

Karl Kaiser, Professor of Computer Engineering, University of Hamburg, Germany

Dr. Karl Kaiser

April 15, 2014 4:13 pm | Biographies

Dr. Karl Kaiser has been a professor of Computer Engineering (with focus on Industrial Data Processing and Autonomous Mobile Systems) at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Hamburg. He was also the dean of the department from 1985-1988 and the Director of the Regional Computing Center (RRZ) of the University of Hamburg

Jack Dongarra, University Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, University of Tennessee

Jack Dongarra

April 15, 2014 4:09 pm | Biographies

Jack Dongarra specializes in numerical algorithms in linear algebra, parallel computing, use of advanced-computer architectures, programming methodology, and tools for parallel computers. He was awarded the IEEE Sid Fernbach Award in 2004 and in 2008 he was the recipient of the first IEEE Medal of Excellence in Scalable Computing

Frank Baetke, Global HPC-Technology Program, HP

Dr. Frank Baetke

April 15, 2014 3:58 pm | Biographies

Dr. Baetke manages HP's Global HPC-Technology Program for academic and research institutions. Dr. Baetke is a director & board member of HP-CAST, the world-wide user group of HP-HPC; he is an advisory board member of the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC); a member of the Indian Supercomputing Conference (HiPC) steering committee; he also serves on the committees of several international High Performance Computing conferences.

Robot Sub Returns to Water after 1st Try Cut Short

April 15, 2014 3:01 pm | by Margie Mason, Associated Press | News | Comments

A robotic submarine looking for the lost Malaysian jet began its second mission on April 15, 2014, after cutting short its first because the ocean waters where it was sent were too deep, officials said. Its first planned 16-hour search lasted just six and none of the data collected by the U.S. Navy's Bluefin 21 submarine offered clues to the whereabouts of the plane.

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