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The mathematics of weather prediction

Dutifully processing 2.8 quadrillion mathematical calculations per second around the clock, these computers — each about the size of a school bus — are the nucleus of weather and climate forecasting in the United States ...

dateMay 13, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Cray supercomputer named world's fastest

A Cray supercomputer at the US government's Oak Ridge National Laboratory was named Monday the world's fastest, overtaking an IBM supercomputer at another American research center.

dateNov 12, 2012 in Hardware
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Why won't the supernova explode?

(Phys.org) -- Somewhere in the Milky Way, a massive old star is about to die a spectacular death. As its nuclear fuel runs out, the star begins to collapse under its own tremendous weight. Crushing pressure triggers new nuclear ...

dateJun 18, 2012 in Astronomy
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