Astronomers at the University of Washington have developed a new method of gauging the atmospheric pressure of exoplanets, or worlds beyond the solar system, by looking for a certain type of molecule. And if there is life out in space, scientists may one day use this same technique to detect its biosignature — the telltale chemical signs of its presence — in the atmosphere of an alien world.
The Department of Energy’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC)...
Antarctica's Ross Sea is one of the few polar regions where summer sea-ice coverage has...
Lawrence Livermore has joined forces with two other national labs to deliver next generation...
A large number of neglected diseases exist in which each disease has only a small number of patients in the world, yet the number is still significant. Kun-Yi Hsin is working on precisely this problem. In a recent article, he describes his work identifying potential drugs and targets for those drugs using a computational approach that has the potential to bring the cost of drug development down while increasing the speed of drug discovery.
Multi-scale Simulation Software for Chemistry Research Developed Using Trestles and Gordon SupercomputersFebruary 19, 2014 6:48 pm | by San Diego Supercomputer Center | News | Comments
Researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego, have developed software that greatly expands the types of multi-scale QM%2FMM (mixed quantum and molecular mechanical) simulations of complex chemical systems that scientists can use to design new drugs, better chemicals, or improved enzymes for biofuels production.
Black holes may be dark, but the areas around them definitely are not. These dense, spinning behemoths twist up gas and matter just outside their event horizon, and generate heat and energy that gets radiated, in part, as light. And when black holes merge, they produce a bright intergalactic burst that may act as a beacon for their collision.
A major event in France and Europe, TERATEC Forum brings together the top international experts in high performance numerical design and simulation, confirming the strategic importance of these technologies for developing industrial competitiveness and innovation capacity. For its 9th edition, the Forum Teratec will be, for over 1000 professionals, the right place to be, with its hot topics, plenary sessions, technical workshops and exhibition of hardware, software and service providers.
The same physics that gives tornadoes their ferocious stability lies at the heart of new University of Washington research, and could lead to a better understanding of nuclear dynamics in studying fission, superconductors and the workings of neutron stars.
Prince Charles has called people who deny human-made climate change a "headless chicken brigade" who are ignoring overwhelming scientific evidence. The heir to the British throne, a dedicated environmentalist, accused "powerful groups of deniers" of mounting "a barrage of sheer intimidation" against opponents.
The National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center recently accepted “Edison,” a new flagship supercomputer designed for scientific productivity. Named in honor of American inventor Thomas Alva Edison, the Cray XC30 will be dedicated in a ceremony held at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) on February 5, 2014, and scientists are already reporting results.
Sandia National Laboratories is developing computer models that show how radioactive waste interacts with soil and sediments, shedding light on waste disposal and how to keep contamination away from drinking water. Researchers have studied the geochemistry of contaminants, such as radioactive materials and toxic heavy metals, including lead, arsenic and cadmium. But laboratory testing of soils is difficult.
Designed for professional and educational use, 2DFlow is a program for visualizing flows induced by the distributions of point and line singularities such as vortices, dipoles and sources. It graphically illustrates the use of potential flow theory through a combination of background fluid flow and a variety of singularities to simulate a wide range of fluid mechanics problems
Ab initio: "From the beginning." It is a term that's used in science to describe calculations that rely on established mathematical laws of nature, or "first principles," without additional assumptions or special models. But when it comes to the phenomena that Milos Milosavljevic is interested in calculating, we're talking really ab initio, as in: from the beginning of time onward.
Researchers simulating how certain bacteria run electrical current through tiny molecular wires have discovered a secret Nature uses for electron travel. The results are key to understanding how the bacteria do chemistry in the ground, and will help researchers use them in microbial fuel cells, batteries, or for turning waste into electricity.
The earth lurched without warning before dawn, jolting Los Angeles from its sleep. In a flash, freeway overpasses collapsed. Buildings were leveled or ruined. Fires spread. Two decades after a magnitude-6.7 earthquake shattered Los Angeles and surrounding communities, buildings around the region remain vulnerable.
Computer scientists at Trinity College Dublin and IBM Dublin have made a significant advance that will allow companies to reduce associated greenhouse gas emissions, drive down costs, and minimize network delays depending on their wishes.
With a final, modest, thruster burn ON January 14, 2014, ESA’s billion-star surveyor finalized its entry into orbit around ‘L2’, a virtual point far out in space. But how do you orbit nothing? And who can show you how to get there, anyway?
This month, the Texas Advanced Computer Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin, US, along with technology partners HP and NVIDIA, will deploy Maverick — a powerful, high-performance visualization and data analytics resource for the open science and engineering community.
MathWorks announced that The Nobel Foundation has adopted MATLAB to support the asset-liability management strategies of its $500 million (3.3 billion kronor) portfolio and meet its long-term goal of providing monetary awards to future Laureates.
Outshining the black holes they surround, the bright, hot centers of galaxies known as active galactic nuclei can spew jets of plasma thousands of light-years long. These streams of plasma create an effect often seen in popular images — galaxies speared through the heart by intense light. Such jets are also associated with stars and other astronomical phenomenon.
A researcher at the University of Cincinnati is leveraging the compute and storage resources of the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) to simulate the behavior of elusive cosmic particles in an experiment that may provide answers to the most fundamental questions in our understanding of the evolution of the universe.
The field of metamaterials has produced structures with unprecedented abilities, including flat lenses, invisibility cloaks and even optical metatronic devices that can manipulate light in the way electronic circuitry manipulates the flow of electrons. Now, the birthplace of the digital computer, ENIAC, is using this technology in the rebirth of analog computing. Metamaterials can be designed to do photonic calculus
Metamaterials are artificial materials engineered to have properties that are not normally found in nature. Typical examples include cloaking materials that can render a person or an aircraft completely invisible to detection. In addition, metamaterials are being explored in a number of cutting-edge technologies including perfect lenses, antennas and terahertz devices.
A newly discovered system of two white dwarf stars and a superdense pulsar — all packed within a space smaller than the Earth’s orbit around the sun — is enabling astronomers to probe a range of cosmic mysteries, including the very nature of gravity itself.
The new HITS research group “Data Mining and Uncertainty Quantification” analyzes large amounts of data and calculates uncertainties in technical systems. With Prof. Vincent Heuveline as their group leader, the group of mathematicians and computer scientists especially focuses on increasing the security of technology in operating rooms.
A 310-foot "crop circle" in a California barley field that mystified locals was explained to be a publicity stunt by NVIDIA. The crop circle near Chualar, CA, contained a stylized image of a computer chip and the number "192" in Braille. The company announced the Tegra K1, a new chip for tablets and smartphones that contains 192 computing "cores," or mini-computers, for graphics applications.
On December 24, 2013, Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology selected the RIKEN Institute of Physical and Chemical Research to develop a new exascale supercomputer that is expected to keep Japan at the leading edge of computing science and technology.
Across the globe, 1058 hopefuls have been selected as candidates to begin human life on Mars in 2025. Details of the 2014 selection phases have not been agreed upon due to ongoing negotiations with media companies for the rights to televise the selection processes.
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