Space shuttle data leads to better model for solar power production in California
The space shuttle program may have ended, but data the space craft collected over the past three decades are still helping advance science. Researchers at the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego recently ...
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.
Astronomers pin down galaxy collision rate
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new analysis of images from the Hubble Space Telescope combined with supercomputer simulations of galaxy collisions has cleared up years of confusion about the rate at which smaller galaxies ...
Camera lets people shoot first, focus later
Startup Lytro unveiled a camera that lets people adjust the focus on photos after they take them.
Magnifying research: Scientists team together to upgrade supercomputer
A group of Kansas State University scientists is boosting research across campus by making the largest supercomputer in the state even larger. The project also will benefit researchers at other schools in Kansas.
'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.
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.
Timing is right for SDSC cloud
Successfully managing, preserving, and sharing large amounts of digitally-based data has become more of an economic challenge than a technical one, as researchers must meet a new National Science Foundation (NSF) policy requiring ...
Scientists release most accurate simulation of the universe to date
(PhysOrg.com) -- The Bolshoi supercomputer simulation, the most accurate and detailed large cosmological simulation run to date, gives physicists and astronomers a powerful new tool for understanding such ...
Texas Stampede supercomputer to join the eXtreme Digital (XD) program
SDSC announces scalable, high-performance data storage cloud
The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, today announced the launch of what is believed to be the largest academic-based cloud storage system in the U.S., specifically designed ...
Simulating turbulent combustion speeds design
Air and fuel mix violently during turbulent combustion. The ferocious mixing needed to ignite fuel and sustain its burning is governed by the same fluid dynamics equations that depict smoke swirling lazily ...
Fujitsu develops compact silicon photonics light source for high-bandwidth CPU interconnects
Fujitsu Laboratories announced the development of a compact silicon photonics light source for use in optical transceivers required for optical interconnects capable of carrying large volumes of data at high ...
Community computing project TheSkyNet launched
A community computing science initiative to help discover the hidden Universe was officially launched yesterday at Curtin University by Western Australia's Minister for Science and Innovation, the Hon. John Day.