News tagged with computer experiments

Randomness rules in turbulent flows

It seems perfectly natural to expect that two motorists who depart from the same location and follow the same directions will end up at the same destination. But according to a Johns Hopkins University mathematical ...

dateJun 01, 2011 in General Physics
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The guerilla roots of the Skype calling service

In buying Skype, Microsoft is getting one of the rare companies that has turned its name into a verb, like Xerox or Google. "Let's Skype" is a phrase understandable, with slight translation, in much of the ...

dateMay 11, 2011 in Internet
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Weather in a Tank

In recent years, U.S. undergraduates have shown an increasing interest in introductory meteorology, oceanography and climate classes. But many students find it difficult to grasp the non-intuitive nature of ...

dateMar 17, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Madly Mapping the Universe

(PhysOrg.com) -- It takes special software to map the universe from noisy data. A Berkeley Lab code called MADmap does just that for the cosmic microwave background and has now been adapted by scientists probing ...

dateFeb 04, 2010 in Space Exploration
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When virtual reality feels real (w/Video)

Despite advances in computer graphics, few people would think virtual characters or objects are real. Yet placed in a virtual reality environment most people will interact with them as if they are really there. ...

dateMay 11, 2009 in Computer Sciences
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