Human brain, internet, and cosmology: Similar laws at work?
(Phys.org)—The structure of the universe and the laws that govern its growth may be more similar than previously thought to the structure and growth of the human brain and other complex networks, such as ...
Researchers use neutrons, simulations to examine soil carbon
(Phys.org) —Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere may get the lion's share of attention in climate change discussions, but the biggest repository of carbon is actually underfoot: soils store an estimated 2.5 ...
New simulation speed record on Sequoia supercomputer
(Phys.org) —Computer scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have set a high performance computing speed record that opens the way to the scientific ...
US regains top spot for fastest supercomputer
An IBM supercomputer developed for US government nuclear simulations and to study climate change and the human genome has been recognized as the world's fastest.
Japan computer smashes speed record
A Japanese supercomputer has broken its own record as the world's fastest machine by performing 10 quadrillion calculations per second, its developers announced.
Working backward: Computer-aided design of zeolite templates
(Phys.org) —Taking a page from computer-aided drug designers, Rice University researchers have developed a computational method that chemists can use to tailor the properties of zeolites, one of the world's ...
Sifting through a trillion electrons: Researchers design strategies for extracting data from massive datasets
Modern research tools like supercomputers, particle colliders, and telescopes are generating so much data, so quickly, many scientists fear that soon they will not be able to keep up with the deluge.
Simulations unlock carbon nanotube potential for industry
a cylindrical network of molecules known as carbon nanotubes -- is attracting a great deal of attention from industry researchers these days.
'Jaguar' supercomputer gaining speed
Cray Inc. said it has sealed a deal to overhaul the US Department of Energy's "Jaguar" supercomputer, making it faster than any other machine on the planet.
Escape response of small fish tested using a supercomputer
(Phys.org) -- Small fish bend themselves into a 'C' shape before they flee from predators. Observations have suggested that this shape helps them to abruptly put the greatest distance possible between themselves ...
PRIMEHPC FX10 supercomputer wins crown for Fujitsu
Massive data for miniscule communities
It's relatively easy to collect massive amounts of data on microbes. But the files are so large that it takes days to simply transmit them to other researchers and months to analyze once they are received.
IBM pursues chips that behave like brains
Computers, like humans, can learn. But when Google tries to fill in your search box based only on a few keystrokes, or your iPhone predicts words as you type a text message, it's only a narrow mimicry of what ...
Team maps the nuclear landscape
An Oak Ridge National Laboratory and University of Tennessee team has used the Department of Energy's Jaguar supercomputer to calculate the number of isotopes allowed by the laws of physics.