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Van Duyne recently identified the chemical components of paint, now partially faded, used by Renoir in his oil painting “Madame Léon Clapisson.”

Chemist Reveals Renoir Masterpiece's True Colors

April 23, 2014 12:36 pm | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

Scientists are using powerful analytical and imaging tools to study artworks from all ages, delving deep below the surface to reveal the process and materials used by some of the world’s greatest artists. Chemist Richard Van Duyne, in collaboration with conservation scientists at the Art Institute of Chicago, has been using a scientific method to investigate masterpieces by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Winslow Homer and Mary Cassatt.

Computational Record on SuperMUC: Earthquake Simulation Tops One Quadrillion Flops

April 15, 2014 2:50 pm | by Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) | News | Comments

A team of computer scientists, mathematicians and geophysicists have optimized the SeisSol...

Accelrys Insight

April 10, 2014 2:37 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Accelrys Insight and Accelrys Insight for Excel are designed to enhance scientific data analysis...

NASA Launches Its Third Global Codeathon with New Coastal Flooding Challenge

April 2, 2014 4:14 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA, along with space agencies around the world, is preparing for the third annual...

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Computational Record on SuperMUC: Earthquake Simulation Tops One Quadrillion Flops

April 15, 2014 2:50 pm | by Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) | News | Comments

A team of computer scientists, mathematicians and geophysicists have optimized the SeisSol earthquake simulation software on the SuperMUC high performance computer to push its performance beyond the “magical” one petaflop/s mark — one quadrillion floating point operations per second.

Accelrys Insight

April 10, 2014 2:37 pm | Accelrys | Product Releases | Comments

Accelrys Insight and Accelrys Insight for Excel are designed to enhance scientific data analysis with capabilities that include the ability to run database searches directly from the Excel spreadsheet environment. The Web-based life science, discovery and innovation support environment speeds decisions by simplifying access to complex hierarchical data and implementing data-rich tooltips for scatterplots...

NASA Launches Its Third Global Codeathon with New Coastal Flooding Challenge

April 2, 2014 4:14 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA, along with space agencies around the world, is preparing for the third annual International Space Apps Challenge, which will be held April 12 to 13, 2014. Participants will develop mobile applications, software, hardware, data visualization and platform solutions that could contribute to space exploration missions and help improve life on Earth.

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Solar Flare Phenomena Confirm 3D Models of Space Weather

March 28, 2014 4:27 pm | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

Scientists have for the first time witnessed the mechanism behind explosive energy releases in the Sun's atmosphere, confirming new theories about how solar flares are created.                     

First Sightings of Solar Flare Phenomena Confirm 3D Models of Space Weather

March 27, 2014 12:44 pm | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

Scientists have for the first time witnessed the mechanism behind explosive energy releases in the Sun's atmosphere, confirming new theories about how solar flares are created.                     

Taking the Mathematical Route to Fighting Viruses

March 25, 2014 4:10 pm | by University of York | News | Comments

An experimental team at the University of Leeds and mathematicians at the University of York have developed a mathematical model to explain how RNA viruses solve this enormously complicated “Rubik’s cube” in microseconds or milliseconds.   

Microway NumberSmasher GPU-Accelerated Workstation for CST Studio

March 19, 2014 2:40 pm | Microway, Incorporated | Product Releases | Comments

Microway NumberSmasher GPU-accelerated platforms are available pre-configured for optimal performance ofCST STUDIO SUITE. These systems are convertible between 4U rackmount and tower configurations supporting NVIDIA Tesla K40, K20X and K20.

Early-Bird Registration Opens for International Supercomputing Conference

March 18, 2014 10:03 am | by ISC | News | Comments

Advance registration at reduced rates is now open for the 2014 International Supercomputing Conference (ISC’14), which will be held June 22-26 in Leipzig, Germany. By registering now, ISC’14 attendees can save over 25 percent off the onsite registration rates at the Leipzig Congress Center.

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High Performance Computing Symposium (HPCS) 2014

February 7, 2014 9:39 am | Events

HPCS is a multi-disciplinary conference, considered Canada's premier advanced computing forum. Each year, Canadian researchers, analysts, and IT professionals from academia and industry gather to exchange the ideas, tools, and new discoveries that are driving today's innovations in computational research.

Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing Scheduled for August 3-15, 2014

February 4, 2014 12:19 pm | by Argonne National Laboratory | News | Comments

Computational scientists now have the opportunity to apply for the upcoming Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC), to take place from August 3-15, 2014. The program provides intensive hands-on training on the key skills, approaches and tools to design, implement, and execute computational science and engineering applications on current supercomputers and the HPC systems of the future.

Unique NASA Water Film Premieres on 50-pound Spherical Screen

January 27, 2014 12:21 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has created a unique spherical film showing water's journey and extensive impact as it cycles through Earth. "Water Falls" will premiere this month on spherical movie screens at special events hosted by The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY, and The Space Foundation in Colorado Springs, CO. Shortly afterwards, it will be released to more than 100 Science On a Sphere venues worldwide, starting January 31, 2014.

2DFlow Simulation and Visualization Software

January 27, 2014 11:48 am | Dynaflow, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

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

ActivityBase XE 7.7

January 23, 2014 10:13 am | Idbs | Product Releases | Comments

ActivityBase XE 7.7 addresses growing assay volumes for high content and multiparametric datasets by processing information up to 50 times faster than the previous version. It is designed to enable researchers to streamline workflows and increase productivity by capturing, visualizing, analyzing, quality checking and verifying screening data — all within the same environment.

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Genedata Screener for Compound Combinations Platform

January 21, 2014 10:58 am | Genedata | Product Releases | Comments

The Genedata Screener for Compound Combinations platform provides for high-throughput combination screening capabilities within AstraZeneca's Oncology iMed unit. Automating and standardizing the data analysis of combination screening experiments, the platform accelerates discovery of new compound combination therapies by enabling high-throughput combination profiling.

New Accelerated Visualization, Data Analytics Resources for Open Science

January 17, 2014 12:48 pm | by iSGTW | News | Comments

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.

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Launches Data-driven Discovery Investigator Competition

January 13, 2014 5:51 pm | by The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation | News | Comments

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced an open call for applications for its brand-new Data-Driven Discovery Investigator competition. The foundation seeks individuals who exemplify multidisciplinary, data-driven science, coalescing natural sciences with methods from statistics and computer science.

Hidden Dimensions: The Secret Beauty of the World Wide Web

January 8, 2014 9:21 am | by Newcastle University | News | Comments

From a distance, these stunning images look likes stars exploding, fireworks or simply striking patterns — but what you’re actually looking at are the hidden dimensions of the World Wide Web. Dr. Martyn Dade Robertson from Newcastle University creates the stunning artworks, known as Data Portraits.

Computer Scientist Turns Hobby into Weather Web Site

January 2, 2014 2:06 pm | by Dale Neal, Asheville Citizen-Times | News | Comments

"Everyone talks about the weather, but nobody ever does anything about it." Ray Russell, a computer science professor at Appalachian State University, didn't set out to prove Mark Twain's wisecrack wrong. He just wanted to get a better forecast for snowstorms across the High Country of Western North Carolina.

52nd IDC HPC User Forum

January 2, 2014 10:44 am | by IDC | Events

IDC, in close partnership with users and vendors in the technical high-performance computing (HPC) industry, created the HPC User Forum, a unique service that identifies buyer/user requirements and vendor capabilities within this market. This forum promotes the interests of HPC users worldwide in industry/commerce, government, and academia. The HPC User Forum is an extension of IDC's long-standing commitment to the global HPC community.

Goldstone's Antenna Tracks Spacecraft

December 27, 2013 3:03 pm | News | Comments

Late night in the Mojave Desert: Goldstone's 230-foot (70-meter) antenna tracks spacecraft day and night. This photograph was taken on Jan. 11, 2012.                              

NORAD Tracks Santa Logs 19.58M Web Visits

December 27, 2013 12:27 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) Command's Santa-tracking program logged 19.58 million unique visitors to its website on Christmas Eve.                              

Turbulence in the Solar Wind

December 23, 2013 9:59 am | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

During particularly intense solar storms Earth’s magnetosphere can “crack,” allowing charged particles to seep in and wreak havoc on the Earth’s technological infrastructure — an event called space weather. Scientists currently do not have the ability to accurately predict the severity of a space weather event or where it will have the most impact. But a team of researchers is hoping to change that.

The Season's Weirdest, Wackiest Tech Gifts

December 20, 2013 3:38 pm | by Bree Fowler, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

It's tough to shop for techies. They already own everything with a plug or rechargeable battery. But fear not, a slew of unique technology gifts have hit the market just in time for Christmas.                  

NORAD: How We Track Santa

December 20, 2013 3:15 pm | News | Comments

For more than 50 years, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), and its predecessor, have tracked Santa’s flight using three high-tech systems- radar, satellites and Santa Cams.                   

Yellowstone Magma Chamber Much Larger than Previously Estimated

December 17, 2013 10:04 am | by Matt Volz, Associated Press | News | Comments

The hot molten rock beneath Yellowstone National Park is two and one-half times larger than previously estimated, meaning the park's supervolcano has the potential to erupt with a force about 2,000 times the size of Mount St. Helens, according to a new study.

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