Solution to genomic analysis may be in the clouds
Cloud computing is a more efficient and cheaper alternative for researchers wanting to access and analyse large amounts of human genomic data, a local study has found.
Unlocking the potential of big data in the cloud
Cloud computing and Big Data are the two top innovation hubs in ICT. Together they have the potential to become pivotal enhancers of social transformation and economic development for many years to come.
Atmospheric particles can brighten cold clouds as well as warm ones
For the first time, modeling research led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that atmospheric particles can brighten cold clouds in the Arctic. Using simulations, they showed that low clouds over ...
10 facts about the Milky Way
The Milky Way Galaxy is an immense and very interesting place. Not only does it measure some 100,000–120,000 light-years in diameter, it is home to planet Earth, the birthplace of humanity. Our Solar System ...
NASA's CATS eyes clouds, smoke and dust from the space station
Turn on any local TV weather forecast and you can get a map of where skies are blue or cloudy. But for scientists trying to figure out how clouds affect the Earth's environment, what's happening inside that ...
Gas cloud in the galactic centre is part of a larger gas streamer
(Phys.org) —In November, astronomers at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics presented new observations of the gas cloud G2 in the galactic centre originally discovered in 2011. These data ...
Mexico's Volcano of Fire blows huge ash cloud
An explosion on western Mexico's Volcano of Fire blew out a giant column of ash on Friday that rained down on some towns in two states.
Swift gamma-ray burst mission marks ten years of discovery
(Phys.org) —NASA's Swift spacecraft lifted off aboard a Boeing Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., beginning its mission to study gamma-ray bursts and identify their origins. Gamma-ray ...
Black hole loses its appetite for gassy cloud
(Phys.org) —In a showdown of black hole versus G2 – a cloud of gas and dust – it looks like G2 won.
Researchers prove for the first time that ash clouds can cross Atlantic Ocean
Scientists at Queen's University Belfast have led the discovery of a volcanic ash cloud that travelled from Alaska to Northern Ireland and beyond - overturning previously held assumptions about how far ash ...
Researchers use new method to calculate interstellar cloud core age
'Green' data center option makes efficient use of server heat
Microsoft surpasses Exxon as second most valuable company
The bull run in Microsoft's stock this past year has helped the tech giant surpass Exxon Mobil and seize the rank of the second most valuable company, behind Apple Inc.
New Megaselia fly inspires the invention of innovative method for streamlined descriptions
Scientists from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles describe a new distinctive fly species of the highly diverse genus Megaselia. The study published in the Biodiversity Data Journal proposes an innovative ...