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Amateur Astronomers Spot One-in-a-billion Star

Stories You Shouldn’t Miss — July 24-30

July 31, 2015 | by Suzanne Tracy, Editor-in-Chief, Scientific Computing and HPC Source | News | Comments

In case you missed them, here’s another chance to catch this week’s biggest hits. A rare image of ISS passing in front of the moon; breakthrough memory technology; the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star; amateur astronomers spotting a highly-unusual star system; AI experts warning against killer robots; and text from a damaged 1,500-year-old scroll brought back to life — all among our top stories.

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Meet the future and its creators at IDF15 San Francisco, Intel's premier event for developers and their champions.

Intel Developer Forum (IDF15)

August 3, 2015 4:33 pm | Events

Meet the future and its creators at IDF15 San Francisco, Intel's premier event for developers and their champions. Hardware, software, IoT, wearables, AI, robotics—the boundaries blur as the excitement around what developers can and will do grows at an exponential rate exceeding even Moore's Law.

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Join thousands of chemical professionals, educators and students for a five-day meeting packed with learning and networking opportunities.

250th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition

August 3, 2015 4:18 pm | Events

Join thousands of chemical professionals, educators and students for a five-day meeting packed with learning and networking opportunities. The National Meeting offers a variety of unique networking, presenting and learning opportunities that can be applied on-the-job.

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 The first-annual New York Scientific Data Summit (NYSDS) is a no-fee meeting that aims to accelerate data-driven discovery and innovation by bringing together researchers, developers and end-users from academia, industry, utilities and state and federal

New York Scientific Data Summit (NYSDS)

August 3, 2015 4:12 pm | Events

The first-annual New York Scientific Data Summit (NYSDS) is a no-fee meeting that aims to accelerate data-driven discovery and innovation by bringing together researchers, developers and end-users from academia, industry, utilities and state and federal governments. Jointly organized by Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Stony Brook University (SBU) and New York University (NYU), this year’s NYSDS conference will take place from August 2 to 5,...

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Mathematics of various entertaining subjects

MOVES 2015

August 3, 2015 4:06 pm | Events

This summer, the MOMATH museum will be hosting its second conference on “mathematics of various entertaining subjects.” MOVES 2015 will take place immediately after the Bridges conference in Baltimore, and just before the MAA MathFest conference in Washington, DC. It will honor “seminal figures in combinatorial game theory: John Conway, Elwyn Berlekamp and Richard Guy, co-authors of numerous research articles and books, including Winning Ways for...

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The COMSOL Conference 2015 - for users of COMSOL Multiphysics - features simulation training, expo, industry talks and more.

COMSOL Conference 2015

August 3, 2015 3:58 pm | Events

The COMSOL Conference 2015 - for users of COMSOL Multiphysics - features simulation training, expo, industry talks and more. This event for multiphysics simulation and application design features 30 hands-on training opportunities led by COMSOL Multiphysics specialists, talks by industry experts on the state-of-the-art in simulation, and presentations featuring innovative research by fellow COMSOL Multiphysics users.

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The HPC User Forum was established in 1999 to promote the health of the global HPC industry

IDC HPC User Forum

August 3, 2015 3:51 pm | Events

The HPC User Forum was established in 1999 to promote the health of the global HPC industry and address issues of common concern to users. The organization has grown to 150 members. It is directed by a volunteer Steering Committee of users from government, industry and academia, and operated for the users by market analyst firm IDC. We hold two full-membership meetings a year in the United States, and also hold two meetings annually in international...

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HPC is transforming the world. The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis will return to Austin for its 27th annual conference.

SC15

August 3, 2015 3:44 pm | Events

HPC is transforming the world. The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis will return to Austin for its 27th annual conference.

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HPC technological development and its application in scientific fields

ISC High Performance

August 3, 2015 3:36 pm | Events

In 2016 we offer you 12 exciting and dynamic topics like “HPC Trajectory Towards 2020 and Beyond”, “Big Data and HPC Convergence” and “Computational Approaches in Finance.” They will be addressed in various power-packed sessions. The ISC tutorials, workshops and the exhibition will complement these sessions.

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ISC Cloud & Big Data conference

ISC Cloud & Big Data

August 3, 2015 3:03 pm | Events

The ISC Cloud & Big Data conference program will give all attendees a chance to discuss key challenges and opportunities with leading experts in cloud computing and big data analytics.  Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gentzsch, Sverre Jarp and Prof. Wolfgang E. Nagel, along with a dedicated program committee are currently working on designing the program.

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21st annual NIWeek conference

NIWeek 2015

August 3, 2015 2:57 pm | Events

The 21st annual NIWeek conference presented by NI begins August 3 in Austin, Texas, and once again brings together the brightest minds in engineering and science. More than 3,200 innovators representing a wide spectrum of industries, from automotive and telecommunications to robotics and energy, will discover the latest technology to accelerate productivity for software-defined systems in test, measurement, and control.

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Jeff Brown is Product Manager at Infogix.

Make or Break your Data IQ: The Intersection between Integrity and Quality

August 3, 2015 12:39 pm | by Jeff Brown, Infogix | Blogs | Comments

Big data can become a company’s savior or a scam — depending on how well or poorly it is leveraged. Before it goes through the analytics process, data must score high in “data IQ,” which is a combination of data integrity and data quality. It is critical that leadership across functions recognize the importance of reliable data, because without a willingness throughout the enterprise to ensure its integrity and quality...

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Activity at Klyuchevskoy Volcano -- Courtesy of William L. Stefanov, ARES, NASA-JSC – Click to enlarge

Activity at Klyuchevskoy Volcano

August 3, 2015 12:08 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

This photograph highlights one of the most active volcanic regions on Earth: the Kamchatka Peninsula in far eastern Russia. The three largest volcanoes visible at image center include Kliuchevskoy, Bezymianny and Ushkovsky. Klyuchevskoy is the most active volcano, with geologic, historical and observational data indicating no major quiet periods since the volcano formed approximately 6,000 years ago.

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Unlike many Open Source applications, ownCloud appears to come with extensive documentation. It supports data encryption both when transferring data between devices and when storing data on an external server.

Setting Up Your Own Personal Cloud

August 3, 2015 11:48 am | by John R. Joyce, Ph.D. | Blogs | Comments

Okay, let's have a show of hands. How many of you are sick of being pelted with the term “The Cloud”? For that matter, what is this cloud thing? As I'm sure many of you have discovered by now, just like the term “LIMS”, it seems that everyone has their own definition of what “The Cloud” is. You will frequently find the term used to refer to anything that incorporates the Internet. Several formal definitions have actually been attempted...

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NASA is offering up wreckage from the Challenger and Columbia for public view after hiding it from the world for decades. A new exhibit at Kennedy Space Center features two pieces of debris, one from each lost shuttle, as well as poignant, personal remind

Challenger, Columbia Wreckage on Public Display for 1st Time

August 3, 2015 9:16 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

NASA is offering up wreckage from the Challenger and Columbia for public view after hiding it from the world for decades. A new exhibit at Kennedy Space Center features two pieces of debris, one from each lost shuttle, as well as poignant, personal reminders of the 14 astronauts killed in flight. It is an unprecedented collection of artifacts — the first time, in fact, that any Challenger or Columbia remains have been openly displayed.

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Last fall, when Martin Meltzer calculated that 1.4 million people might contract Ebola in West Africa, the world paid attention.  This was, he said, a worst-case scenario. But Meltzer is the most famous disease modeler for the nation's pre-eminent public

CDC's Top Disease Modeler Courts Controversy

August 3, 2015 9:01 am | by Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Last fall, when Martin Meltzer calculated that 1.4 million people might contract Ebola in West Africa, the world paid attention. This was, he said, a worst-case scenario. But Meltzer is the most famous disease modeler for the nation's pre-eminent public health agency, the CDC. His estimate rallied nations to step up their efforts to fight the disease. But the estimate proved to be off. Way, way off.

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