A powerful Web-based system enabling people worldwide to better predict such things as damaging floods and potential effects of climate change is the goal of a $4.5 million, four-year project begun by Purdue University researchers.
Some of NASA's best and brightest will showcase more than 30 of the agency's exciting...
We all know to back up our files and photos, but what about our castles and churches? A...
IBM has announced an advanced power and weather modeling technology that will help utilities increase the reliability of renewable energy resources. The solution combines weather prediction and analytics to accurately forecast the availability of wind power and solar energy. This will enable utilities to integrate more renewable energy into the power grid
Dynamics Research Corporation, a technology and management consulting company focused on driving performance, process and results for government clients, announced that it has been awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement for high performance computing software development and technical services at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL).
The Simpleware 6.0 image visualization, analysis and model generation software suite features a ribbon user interface and other features designed to accelerate the process of segmenting and meshing 3-D image data. These include boundary layers and mesh clipping for the creation of custom CFD inlets/outlets, as well as curved quadratic elements and a tet-to-hex converter.
Avizo 8 is 3-D analysis software for scientific and industrial data. It is designed to be a powerful, multifaceted tool for visualizing, manipulating and understanding scientific and industrial data.
To determine the potential impact of fast-moving orbital debris on spacecraft — and to assist NASA in the design of shielding that can withstand hypervelocity impacts — researchers developed a numerical algorithm that simulates the shock physics of orbital debris particles striking the layers of Kevlar, metal, and fiberglass that makes up a space vehicle's outer defenses.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has announced a new university-wide initiative to tackle the challenges and opportunities of Big Data. The new Rensselaer Institute for Data Exploration and Applications (IDEA) brings together and fortifies the wealth of data science, high performance computing, predictive analytics, data visualization and cognitive computing research at Rensselaer, the nation’s oldest technological research university.
We now understand the nature of the giant storms on Saturn. Through the analysis of images sent from the Cassini space probe belonging to the North American and European space agencies (NASA and ESA respectively), as well as the computer models of the storms and the examination of the clouds therein, the Planetary Sciences Group of the University of the Basque Country has managed to explain the...
When the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of San Diego, Calif., debuted Gordon early last year, the system’s architects envisioned that its innovative features — such as the first large-scale deployment of flash storage (300 terabytes) in a high-performance computer – would open the door to new areas of research.
At a time when sequencing the genome is becoming democratized, questions have arisen about the interpretation of these data and their secure storage. Sophia Genetics, an EPFL Science Park start-up, specializes in this. The company recently raised 2.8 million francs.
PBS Analytics 12.0 is a data analysis and visualization tool for high-performance computing (HPC). The software offers a high-performance database and robust data collectors. A Web-based tool, it incorporates a chart designer that provides users with flexibility in creating clean and concise charts.
Pathway Studio, a research solution for biologists, is now available in a Web-based version. The integrated data mining and visualization software features comprehensive knowledge bases produced by applying MedScan, Elsevier’s proprietary text-mining technology, to a large corpus of biological literature.
AVS/Express 8.1 is a data visualization tool for both non-programmers and experienced developers, featuring rapid data analysis and rich visualization techniques combined with an intuitive, graphical application development environment. Two new animation macros — fly_through and fly_object — have been added to the animation kit.
Continuing our exploration of Wi-Fi networks, there may well be times where addressing the connectivity of an individual machine just won’t cut it, and you are looking to improve the overall status of your wireless network and expand its coverage.
Cornell physicists have discovered that, for a variety of common cryoprotectants, the time for ice to form has a simple exponential variation with concentration. It's the first molecular-level understanding of exactly how solutes slow down ice formation
It's long been suspected that gigantic black holes lurking in the heart of galaxies rotate faster and grow larger as they feast on gas, dust, stars and matter. But there hasn't been a reliable measurement of the spin rate of a black hole until now
In less than five years, a married couple could be on their way toward Mars in an audacious but bare-bones private mission that would slingshot them around the red planet, under a plan announced February 27, 2013, by a financial tycoon and his team
Running cockroaches start to recover from being shoved sideways before their dawdling nervous system kicks in to tell their legs what to do, researchers have found. These new insights on how biological systems stabilize could one day help engineers design steadier robots and improve doctors' understanding of human gait abnormalities
Researchers have detected significant amounts of water in the samples of the lunar highland upper crust obtained during the Apollo missions. The lunar highlands are thought to represent the original crust, crystallized from a mostly molten early Moon that is called the lunar magma ocean
In Spiderman 2, the superhero uses his webbing to bring a runaway train to a standstill moments before it plummets over the end of the track. But, could a material with the strength and toughness of spiders’ web really stop four crowded subway cars?
Star Trek fans, rejoice. An online vote to name Pluto's two newest, itty-bitty moons is over. And No. 1 is Vulcan, a name suggested by actor William Shatner, who played Capt. Kirk in the original Star Trek TV series
Researchers have discovered a new way of emitting photons one at a time. They have constructed semiconductor nanowires with "quantum dots" of unprecedented quality — a discovery with implications for the future of quantum computing
Boeing acquired CPU Technology’s Acalis business on February 22, 2013. Acalis microprocessors contain unique hardware and software that can guard mission-critical onboard systems in Boeing platforms. Acalis will be integrated into Boeing Military Aircraft's Global Strike division. The Acalis business employs approximately 40 people and is based in Pleasanton, CA.
Voracious absences at the center of galaxies, black holes shape the growth and death of the stars around them through their powerful gravitational pull and explosive ejections of energy
A new type of nanoscale engine has been proposed that would use quantum dots to generate electricity from waste heat, potentially making microcircuits more efficient
Ever wondered where the Universe came from? Or more importantly, where it's headed? A new series of 60 second animations examines different scientific concepts from the big bang to relativity, from black holes to dark matter. The series also explores the possibility of life beyond Earth and considers why David Bowie is still none the wiser about life on Mars
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