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For computer chip builders, only one way to go: Up

In the race to build a faster computer chip, there is literally nowhere to go but up. Today's chip surfaces are packed with the tiniest electronic switches the laws of physics allow, but Intel Corp. says it ...

May 05, 2011
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Using nature as a model for low-friction bearings

The mechanical properties of natural joints are considered unrivalled. Cartilage is coated with a special polymer layer allowing joints to move virtually friction-free, even under high pressure. Using simulations ...

May 14, 2014
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New study predicts extreme climate in Eastern US

From extreme drought to super storms, many wonder what the future holds for the climate of the eastern United States. A study conducted by researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, does away with the guessing.

Dec 17, 2012
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PRIMEHPC FX10 supercomputer wins crown for Fujitsu

(PhysOrg.com) -- Fujitsu yesterday announced a new commercial supercomputer, the PRIMEHPC FX10. The announcement is a stunner because of its specs, and right on the heels of this month’s other Fujitsu ...

Nov 08, 2011 report
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A turbulent birth for stars in merging galaxies

(Phys.org) —Using state of the art computer simulations, a team of French astrophysicists have for the first time explained a long standing mystery: why surges of star formation (so called 'starbursts') ...

May 12, 2014
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Astrophysics advance explanation for star formation

A newly published paper by three UC San Diego astrophysics researchers for the first time provides an explanation for the origin of three observed correlations between various properties of molecular clouds ...

Oct 21, 2013
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