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Method fills gaps in monsoon understanding

Dwindling monsoon rain is a big deal for millions in East Asia who rely on the storms for their yearly water supply. Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory uncovered some culprits most likely to have the largest ...

dateMar 25, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Studying clouds with citizen scientists

Clouds are so democratic. You don't need to be rich or famous or smart or athletic to enjoy the majesty of clouds. You can just look up into the sky wherever you are and be knocked out by their beauty and elegance, their ...

dateMar 24, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Envisioning supercomputers of the future

Last year, President Obama announced the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI), an executive order to increase research, development and deployment of high performance computing (HPC) in the United States, with the ...

dateMar 18, 2016 in Computer Sciences
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The Milky Way's central molecular zone

The center of our Milky Way galaxy lies about 27,000 light-years away in the direction of the constellation of Sagittarius. At its core is a black hole about four million solar masses in size. Around the black hole is a donut-shaped ...

dateFeb 29, 2016 in Astronomy
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