Astrophysicists at the California Institute of Technology were reluctant to predict the existence of a new planet in our solar system, but NSF-powered supercomputer simulations left no other possibility. Planet 9: The latest example of science as a team sport.
An Australian big data collation of decades of genetic studies confirms adaptation to climate change is underway in the animal kingdom. For the first time, researchers have the proof of climate adaptation through genetics at their fingertips, and can see hints of the qualities that lead to survival.
Photosynthesis starts with sunlight absorption, but how does a leaf know when to stop? To find out, scientists modeled light diffusion at the nanometer scale, and the results point a way to artificial light harvesting materials.
Held 1-2 December at the Brazilian Center for Research in Physics, Botafogo in Rio de Janeiro, Cloudscape Brazil 2015 provided insights into what cloud services can mean for public organizations and private companies. There was a strong focus at the event on how cloud-computing infrastructures are enabling researchers to tackle major societal challenges.
Citizen science guru Chandra Clarke ushers us into the burgeoning world of volunteer-powered research. Citizen science has the potential to accelerate scientific discovery, but requires special care to project development and volunteer engagement.
Like a vibrating bell, the Earth is constantly in motion, emitting hums and whistles. Although there is still a debate about what's causing these sounds, their sources have now been mapped by researchers using the Piz Daint supercomputer.
Research and education networks harness the same technology used by terrorist recruiters, yet pose a positive influence through training and employment opportunities. The World Bank is investing in the cyberinfrastructure needed to make these networks an attractive alternative for disaffected youth.
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