Improving software for asteroid detection
(Phys.org)—Alon Efrat and Jonathan Myers of the UA computer science department are working under a new grant to help improve methods for discovering asteroids on paths toward Earth.
The installed price of solar photovoltaic systems in the US continues to decline at a rapid pace
The installed price of solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems in the United States fell substantially in 2011 and through the first half of 2012, according to the latest edition of Tracking the Sun, an annual PV cost-tracking ...
Failed explosions explain most peculiar supernovae
Supercomputer simulations have revealed that a type of oddly dim, exploding star is probably a class of duds—one that could nonetheless throw new light on the mysterious nature of dark energy.
Instrument delivered for NASA's upcoming Mars mission
(Phys.org)—A remote sensing instrument that will peer into the ultraviolet to offer clues to how Mars might have lost its atmosphere has arrived at Lockheed Martin for integration into NASA's Mars Atmosphere ...
Thermogenerator from the printer
Wireless sensor networks monitor machinery and equipment in factories, cars and power stations. They increasingly "harvest" the energy they need to transmit measurement data from the environment, thus making ...
Titan is also a green powerhouse
Not only is Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Titan the world's most powerful supercomputer, it is also one of the most energy-efficient.
Official wants study of quake risks at nuke plants
(AP)—The new chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission says she supports a push to re-evaluate the earthquake risks at nuclear power plants.
Robotic arm able to capture force for accurate calligraphy reproduction (w/ Video)
Specs for Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti graphics card leaked
AMD whets Steamroller appetite at Hot Chips
Intel's plans for quadcore SoC chips discovered
Researchers aim to broaden researcher access to protein simulation
Using just an upgraded desktop computer equipped with a relatively inexpensive graphics processing card, a team of computer scientists and biochemists at the University of California, San Diego, has developed ...
ARM asks Khronos for OpenCL nod for Midgard GPU
New study shows why swine flu virus develops drug resistance
Professor Adrian Mulholland and Dr Christopher Woods from Bristol's School of Chemistry, together with colleagues in Thailand, used graphics processing units (GPUs) to simulate the molecular processes that take place when ...