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A genomic CluE for cloud computing

... by NSF to figure out what you can do with cluster computers on the internet - like the ones through Amazon, ... will be used to find out if remote clusters of computers are a better option for DNA sequence analysis ... to analyze sequence data in parallel (on many computers simultaneously). This massively parallel ...

Caltech researchers train computers to analyze fruit-fly behavior

... Institute of Technology (Caltech) have trained computers to automatically analyze aggression and courtship ... these innate behaviors. The program allows computers to examine half an hour of video footage of pairs ... engineering advancements, the two began training computers to see and recognize aggression and courtship ...

New open-source software permits faster desktop computer simulations of molecular motion

... simulations of molecular motion on desktop computers at much faster speeds than has been previously ... a jump in productivity and resourcefulness from computers they already own." With OpenMM, researchers can ... which uses the horsepower of GPUs and CPUs in computers around the world to simulate protein folding. The ...

Liter of fuel would last UK 1 year if cars had kept pace with computers

... the Microchip', Professor Furber will note that computers are now 50 BILLION times more energy-efficient ... of operation of the complex human brain, computers are becoming powerful enough to model significant ... group within the R&D department at Acorn computers Ltd, and was a principal designer of the BBC ...

American Chemical Society’s Weekly PressPac -- May 7, 2008

... a bi-monthly journal. The boom in the use of computers has also created one of the worlds biggest ... collected printed circuit boards from discarded computers and processed the boards with a combination of ... Recycling from the Printed Circuit Boards of Used computers DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT ARTICLE ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- March 19, 2008

... A chemical keypad lock for biomolecular computers Journal of the American Chemical Society ... advance toward a new generation of ultra-powerful computers built from DNA and enzymes, rather than ... of a key component for these biomolecular computers is scheduled for the March 26 issue of ACS ...

New approach builds better proteins inside a computer

... integral part of the project, volunteering their computers to participate in the quest for protein ... value of using massive numbers of individual computers to contribute to such computational efforts. The ... got very interested in the calculations their computers were doing and were prompted to learn more about ...

Argonne National Lab acquires first SiCortex SC5832

... architecture represents the way high-performance computers will be designed in the future. SiCortex has ... moving applications forward. High-performance computers increasingly consist of many thousands of ... order to operate effectively, these large-scale computers require extremely fast communications between ...

DNA computation gets logical at the Weizmann Institute of Science

... in a cell' locating disease and preventing its spread biomolecular computers could conceivably perform millions of calculations in parallel. Now, ... Nature Nanotechnology , have devised an advanced program for biomolecular computers that enables them to 'think' logically. The train of deduction used by ...

Reading the brain without poking it

... devices that read brain signals have helped paralyzed people use computers and may let amputees control bionic limbs. But existing devices use tiny ... and paralyzed people into signals that control lifelike prosthetic limbs, computers or other devices to assist people with disabilities, says University of ...

Brain-computer interface, developed at Brown, begins new clinical trial

... about how to harness these powerful intracortical signals for controlling computers and other assistive devices," Hochberg said. For financial reasons, ... a new pathway for brain signals to control external devices such as computers or even one's own limbs that have been "disconnected" from the brain due ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- May 13, 2009

... down-to-earth Journal of Proteome Research The amazingly powerful computers at Amazon.com where online customers order books, CDs, and other products ... required for analysis of data. "Cloud computing," using a large network of computers to tackle one complex task, may make this mountain of data easier to ...

Developer of advanced computing memory, father of biochemical engineering, and innovative engineering educators win highest engineering honors of 2009

... development of Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM), used universally in computers and other data processing and communication systems." ELMER GADEN will ... scaling which addressed these issues. This scaling allowed for computers to run faster on significantly less energy and thus be less costly to ...

PNNL researchers earn top honors at Supercomputing conference

... A common problem for genomics researchers, said Oehmen, is that desktop computers often can't handle the volume of calculations needed to analyze many genomes at once. At the other end of the spectrum, high performance computers often limit researchers' ability to guide the analysis along the way. ...

DigitalPersona Places Identity Protection at People's Fingertips

... Personal 4.0 supports swipe-style sensors built into notebook computers as well as add-on peripherals such as the company's new U.are.U(R) 4500 ... XP and Windows Vista and can be used on biometrically-enabled notebook computers and on PCs with add-on fingerprint peripherals. The software can be ...

Multithreaded supercomputer seeks software for data-intensive computing

... cell to breakdown." The processors and computer memory in the advanced computers interact in a novel way. In traditional supercomputers, each processing ... Another advantage multithreaded machines have over mainsteam computers is in power consumption. Although the Cray has not yet been tested, other ...

Pitt faculty receive awards to explore next-generation technologies

... by clean, local-source energy. Faster, more reliable technologies and computers with a better grasp of human language. Medical care tailored to your DNA, ... issues of genetic research. Rebecca Hwa aims to improve the ability of computers to process and translate human language. She will address the difficulty ...

The photonic beetle

... Researchers are seeking photonic crystals as they aim to develop optical computers that run on light (photons) instead of electricity (electrons). Right now, ... For certain problems, an optical computer could do in seconds what regular computers need years for. Researchers also are seeking ideal photonic crystals ...

European light research opens door for optical storage and computing

... The goal of replacing electronics with optics for processing data in computers is coming closer through cutting edge European research into the ... network has become a significant problem in an age of globalisation where computers in different continents are cooperating in tasks that need to be executed ...

Language of a fly proves surprising

... how neural networks function and could provide the basis for intelligent computers that mimic biological processes. In an article published in the Public ... neural networks. New understanding of neural function in the design of computers could assist in analyses of satellite images and facial-pattern ...

New MIT tool probes brain circuits

... are computers, and neural pathways are the conduits through which the computers get data from all over the brain. The computers perform different tasks, so the types of data processing will depend on ...

Media highlights in the November issues of Biophysical Journal

... free energy; membrane voltage; phospholipid; salvation Using powerful computers at Argonne National Laboratory, scientists have taken a step closer to ... of Chicagos Institute of Molecular Pediatric Science, used the large-scale computers in Argonnes Laboratory Computing Resource Center to conduct simulations of ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 15, 2007

... Nanotech materials, start-ups highlighted at ACS symposium computers help chemists fight emerging infections Common virus may contribute ... ARTICLE #2 EMBARGOED FOR: Sunday, Aug. 19, 2:45 p.m., Eastern Time computers help chemists fight emerging infections Computer analysis of existing ...

T. rex quicker than Becks, say scientists

... comparison, could reach speeds of almost 40mph thats 5mph faster than the computers estimate for the fastest living animal on two legs, the ostrich. The ... Phil Manning say the accuracy of their results is due to the computers ability to use data relating directly to each dinosaur. Previous ...

Jet-propelled imaging for an ultrafast light source

... rotates in the x-ray beam, x-rays scatter off the atoms and reveal once these complex diffraction patterns have been converted into a 3-D image by computers how the electrons, and thus the atoms, are arranged. But many proteins can't be crystallized at all, and others are so difficult to crystallize ...

New supercomputer to reel in answers to some of Earth's problems

... Sciences Laboratory on the PNNL campus, Chinook can perform more than 160 trillion calculations per second, ranking it in the top 40 fastest computers in the world (see the Top 50 ). Its predecessor, EMSL's MPP2, could run 11.2 trillion calculations per second. The Office of Biological and ...

US Government Places 6,1 Million USD Orders Related to Precise Match-on-Card(TM) for Cyber Security Programs

... by biometric Match-on-Card authentication. Precise Match-on-Card(TM) provides strong authentication and proof of identity, which secures networks and computers by linking a user to an access protocol. Precise Biometrics has more than 20 million deployed card licenses and close to 100 million ...

UAB students' Nintendo Wii CPR earns American Heart Association support

... CPR technology for the last seven months. Based on an idea initiated by Walcott, the technology is a computer program that can be downloaded on home computers and synched with the wireless technology of the Wii remote to teach users proper CPR technique. "We began talking about the possibility of using ...

Computers aid in cracking deception in plants

... COLUMBIA, Mo. If the growing presence of computer 'geeks' on television crime shows is any indicator, computers are increasingly becoming essential tools for detecting and combating skullduggery. However, television detectives are not the only ones taking ...

How to text message and avoid pain

... (using electrodes to measure electrical activity in muscles). Gustafsson also interviewed 25 young adults who use mobile phones and computers extensively to communicate. 'These people use the technology as a tool to be and act in the present, to be social, effective and independent with ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- April 22, 2009

... color when exposed to sunlight. For years, researchers have explored the possibility of using these unusual materials for optical data storage in computers and as "molecular switches" for more controlled drug delivery. Conventional photochromic materials, however, tend to be relatively slow-acting (tens ...

6 young ASU faculty earn NSF Career awards

... young students, through outreach programs in partnership with the Arizona Science Center and the Phoenix Elementary School District. Using computers to help the visually impaired Baoxin Li is working in the areas of computer vision, multimedia processing and statistical methods in visual ...

Harnessing cloud computing for data-intensive research on oceans, galaxies

... and government agencies are joining forces to bring scientific research into the era of "cloud computing," the name for massive clusters of computers connected through the Internet. The University of Washington has won three recent awards from the National Science Foundation related to cloud ...

Caltech scientists control complex nucleation processes using DNA origami seeds

... molecular fabrication processes, Winfree and his colleagues study and understand the processes--or algorithms--that generate organization not just in computers but also in the natural world. "Tasks can be solved by carrying out well-defined rules, and these rules can be carried out by a mindless mechanism ...

Collaboration leads to success: Most powerful computer of its kind in western N.Y. available worldwide

... BUFFALO, N.Y. Local scientist Dr. Russ Miller is leading the rollout of "Magic," one of the most powerful computers in New York State to qualified users worldwide for solving computationally-demanding problems. New Methods Allow Scholars to Address Previously ...

The sunlight solution for better health

... that have caused a shift indoors. She notes that it was common decades ago for children to spend hours playing outside. The lure of video games and computers has changed all that. Adults also live and work in the perpetual twilight of electric lighting. Though we feel comfortable, there is evidence that ...

200,000 rice mutants available worldwide for scientific investigation

... paper, which are the combined output of many leading international rice research laboratories, mean that researchers can see and explore on their computers the precise positions of mutations in the rice genome sequence, for each rice mutant plant. About 50 percent of the protein-coding genes have ...

Small molecules block cancer gene

... the activity of the oncogene Stat 3 (signal transducer and activator of transcription) required screening literally millions of compounds, using computers that compared the structure of the cancer-causing gene to those of the small molecules, said a Baylor College of Medicine researcher in a report that ...

200,000 rice mutants available worldwide for scientific investigation

... paper, which are the combined output of many leading international rice research laboratories, mean that researchers can see and explore on their computers the precise positions of mutations in the rice genome sequence, for each rice mutant plant. About 50 percent of the protein-coding genes have ...

Case Western Reserve researchers develop 'wireless' activation of brain circuits

... brain-machine interface that restores function following nerve or brain impairments," Strowbridge says. "The first attempts to interface computers with brain circuitry are being done now with complex metal electrode stimulation arrays that are not well suited to recreating normal brain activity ...
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