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

... Top 50 ). Its predecessor, EMSL's MPP2, could run 11.2 trillion calculations per second. The ... of the universe. Chinook's top job is to run NWChem, a computational chemistry program that ... molecules. But a wide variety of programs can run on the supercomputer. Scientists are using ...

Complete Genomics releases proof-of-concept data for its sequencing technology for the first time

... This technology also demonstrated an average run rate of more than 70 billion mapped bases (70 Gb) per run or 8.8 Gb per machine run per day. The entire sequencing process required ...

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

... supercomputers or large computer clusters to run simulations. Or they had to be content to run only a tiny fraction of the process on their ... a boon to MD developers. Converting their code to run on just one GPU product is a challenging project ...

Transportation fuels of the future: Nottingham leads the way

... by using the inedible bits that we throw away to run our cars, boats and planes. The University of ... is leading two of six research projects being run by the national 27m BBSRC Sustainable Bioenergy ... the fuels we use to provide electricity or to run cars and other vehicles is derived from coal, oil ...

Severe climate change costs forecast for Pennsylvania, N.C., Tennessee, N.D.

... and Tennessee. In most cases, the price tag could run into billions of dollars. The studies combine ... says the CIER report. Total costs could run into billions of dollars. Details: ... industry and public health. Economic losses could run into billions of dollars.Details: ...

Multithreaded supercomputer seeks software for data-intensive computing

... increases computing power. But old software won't run on the new hardware any more than a PC program will run on a Mac. So, the Department of Defense provided ... Nieplocha used a predecessor of the Cray XMT to run typical software programs that help operators ...

Hatchery fish outnumber wild chinook salmon in troubled fall run

... a coauthor of the paper. In 2002, the fall run of chinook salmon in the Sacramento River was ... wild salmon in what has been the largest salmon run on the West Coast. The researchers were able ... is that they could affect the listing of the fall run under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The ...

Was ability to run early man's Achilles heel?

... upright on two legs but may have struggled to run at even half the speed of modern man, new ... chimps and gorillas do, then their ability to run would have been severely compromised. Our ... the tricky bit is getting it to actually walk or run without falling over. However, if we use big ...

Coal and black liquor can produce energy from papermaking

... and can produce a fuel versatile enough to run a cooking stove or a truck, according to a team ... demonstration diesel trucks and buses already run on DME. Volvo has a third generation experimental ... group. "A Penn State Staff Shuttle was fitted to run on the fuel and ferried faculty and staff around ...

Pediatric carbon monoxide poisoning linked to video games after Hurricane Ike

... with carbon monoxide poisoning because they tried to keep food fresh, run a fan or home air conditioner, but not power electronic gadgets," said ... was being used. In 75 percent of those cases, the generator was used to run video games. The data are published in the June 1 issue of the Journal of ...

Star Trek-like technology offers noninvasive monitor for patients and athletes

... up the oxygen in their life-support backpacks. If spacewalking astronauts run low on oxygen, the situation can become fatal." Placed directly on the ... its accuracy in measuring metabolic rate, and developing the capability to run on batteries. These activities will also speed its application in helping ...

Optimum running speed is stride toward understanding human body form

... of time no matter the speed in other words, that the energy needed to run a given distance is the same whether sprinting or jogging. Though ... For example, she points out, both a very fast walk and a very slow run can feel physically awkward. While holding great interest for athletes ...

New filtering technology has environmental, industrial applications

... in laboratory research. "We take mixtures of oil dispersed in water and run them through these filters, and we are getting 98 percent separation," ... circumstances. "To clean up an oil spill, for example, you could run contaminated water through a bunch of these filters to remove the oil," ...

New deep-sea observatory goes live

... instead of relying on brief oceanographic cruises and instruments that run on batteries. The heart of observatory consists of two titanium ... hub. After the instruments are hooked up, researchers will be able to run experiments and study deep-sea data and images from anywhere in the world. ...

Fuels of the future may come from 'ice that burns,' water and sunshine

... Ford, who predicted almost 70 years ago that cars of the future would run on ethanol. That is today's No. 1 biofuel a genre of fuels produced from plants. Ford actually designed the Model T to run on ethanol. It then describes the latest research advances in biofuels, ...

What is really happening to the Greenland icecap?

... also its thickness, but this is much more difficult. Alternatively, the run off process can be tracked both on the ground and by satellite, preferably ... The need to establish a database of ground based observations, including run off, as well as the ongoing calving of ice bergs from the ice cap and ...

Coming soon: Self-guided, computer-based depression treatment

... can be delivered to the International Space Station on a flash drive and run directly from that drive, so that the astronaut has complete control over ... of stay and team composition. Cartreine said feedback from that early test run has been positive, and a clinical evaluation of the latest version on 68 ...

New master switch found in the brain that regulates appetite and reproduction

... a novel drug. "This gene is crucial to the daisy chain of signals that run between body fat and the brain," says Marc Montminy, Ph.D., a professor in ... flips on the production of glucose in the liver when blood glucose levels run low, usually during sleep. During the day, the hormone insulin normally ...

Low-gravity training machine reduces joint, muscle impacts, says CU-Boulder study

... reducing the impact on joints," said Kram. "We showed that a person can run faster in the G-Trainer at a lower weight and still get substantial ... each ran at three different speeds at various reduced weights, with each run lasting seven minutes. The researchers also measured oxygen consumption ...

Costs of climate change, state-by-state: Billions, says UMD

... and the nation as a whole: climate change will cost billions in the long run and the bottom line will be red," says Matthias Ruth, who coordinated the ... the University of Maryland. "Inaction or delayed action will make the ink run redder." Last year, Ruth conducted a similar nationwide analysis and ...

Male cyclists risk sexual problems if they don’t choose the right bike

... and has been noted in a number of male cyclists. Regular cyclists also run a higher risk of testicular damage and impaired testicular function. Mountain bikers run a particular risk, says Mr Nargund, as studies have shown that they ...

Study shows rise in Cornwall's dolphin, whale and porpoise deaths

... other EU nations. They analysed data from a rigorous recording scheme, run by Cornwall Wildlife Trust's Marine Strandings Network, which is backed up by full veterinary autopsies as part of a national programme run by the Zoological Society of London and the Natural History Museum. Dr ...

Gladstone's Shinya Yamanaka wins prestigious Shaw Prize

... opened a new field of science and represent a quantum leap forward in stem cell biology. The Shaw Prize, established under the auspices of Mr. run Run Shaw in November 2002, is an international award to honor individuals who are currently active in their respective fields and who have made ...

Argonne-University of Chicago joint venture bolsters genomic sequencing capabilities

... DNA fragments of about 250 base pairs each or 100 million base pairs per run that represent either a significant part of the genome of a single ... read length of 18 to 36 base pairs or about 1 billion base pairs per run depending on the application. The machines were purchased to ...

The photonic beetle

... seeking photonic crystals as they aim to develop optical computers that run on light (photons) instead of electricity (electrons). Right now, light in ... an ultrahigh-speed computer with optical integrated circuits or chips that run on light instead of electricity. You would be able to solve certain ...

Breaking news: Study revives Olympic prospects for amputee sprinter

... under the direction of Professor Peter Weyand. Pistorius hopes to run in the 400-meter race at the Beijing Olympics this summer. Based on ... 2008 Beijing games, Pistorius would be the first disabled athlete ever to run against able-bodied athletes in an Olympic event. The teams findings ...

Helping back pain sufferers to stay in work

... behavioural therapists and psychologists based at the City Hospital has run regular group classes at local leisure centres. The programme, offered to ... in working with back pain, and what would make it easier, Mrs Coole will run a feasibility trial of 30 people with back pain. The aim will be to find ...

In nature -- and maybe the corner office -- scientists find that generalists can thrive

... by designing mathematical equations and creating a computer program to run the equations with various values for different generalist and specialist ... lab, sometimes they attack, sometimes they dont. Sometimes they attack and run away. Sometimes they do nothing but attack. Sometimes they get attacked ...

Jefferson scientists studying the effects of high-dose vitamin C on non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients

... This is a very unique study for a set of patients who have really run out of options, said Daniel Monti, M.D., director of the Myrna Brind ... been some anecdotal data in cancer patients, but no one has really ever run a detailed study on humans. Vitamin C doesnt cost much and is very low in ...

Brain pattern associated with genetic risk of obsessive compulsive disorder

... life, causing severe distress, alienation and anxiety. OCD is known to run in families. However, the complex set of genes underlying this ... behaviours that are characteristic of OCD. These brain changes appear to run in families and may represent a genetic risk factor for developing the ...

Scientists warn that species extinction could reduce productivity of plants on Earth by half

... impact of species loss on ecosystems. We found that as experiments were run longer, they detected increasingly strong impacts of species diversity on ... he said. Unfortunately, because most experiments have only been funded to run for a few years at a time, they have probably underestimated the impacts ...

Smiths Detection to launch a portable diagnostic system for foot-and-mouth disease and avian flu

... new generation of instruments, building on this experience, is designed to run in harsh environments and, unlike typical laboratory PCR machines, ... can be analysed by the instrument and up to five independent tests can be run simultaneously. An analysis of the infection is available in under 90 ...

UT researcher earns $1.3M grant to study toxic cleanup at DOD sites

... sites. Costs for cleaning up these sites easily can run in tens of millions of dollars, with larger sites costing many times more, ... modest cost reductions, cumulative savings to the federal government can run into the billions of dollars," said Gentry. Current remediation ...

21st-century pack mule: MIT's 'exoskeleton' lightens the load

... anyone. Herr said he envisions leg exoskeletons that could help people run without breathing hard, as well as help to carry heavy loads. Our dream ... places his or her feet in boots attached to a series of tubes that run up the leg to the backpack, transferring the weight of the backpack to the ...

T. rex quicker than Becks, say scientists

... chicken but dinosaurs are not built like chickens and nor do they run like them. Our research involved feeding information about the skeletal ... of these dinosaurs and some have wondered whether Tyrannosaurus could have run at all. Our research, which used the minimum leg-muscle mass T. rex ...

AGU journal highlights -- Aug. 6, 2009

... can affect climate. To study the regional and global effects of LCC, Pitman et al. analyze seven different climate models. Each model simulation is run several times, with prescribed land cover reflecting conditions in 1870 and in 1992. The authors find that in all models, LCC has a statistically ...

Wastewater produces electricity and desalinates water

... and alkalinity are not an environmental problem assuming the cleaned wastewater is dumped into brackish water or seawater. However, the bacteria that run the cell might have a problem living in highly acidic environments. For this experiment, the researchers periodically added a pH buffer avoiding ...

Understanding how weeds are resistant to herbicides

... every one of them simultaneously. There's a camera that monitors the light for each of these wells simultaneously and so in one seven and a half hour run you generate a million reads." Tranel explained that although more traditional herbicide resistance research takes years, it's more gene-specific. ...

Scary ancient spiders revealed in 3-D models, thanks to new imaging technique

... studies of fossilised remains of this creature suggested that it could have hunted on the open forest floor. It had long legs that enabled it to run through leaf litter to chase, catch and kill its prey. The new models reveal, for the first time, that Eophrynus prestivicii had defensive ...

Nanoparticle-delivered 'suicide' genes slowed ovarian tumor growth

... illustrates significant progress in targeted therapy. "In oncology we have been studying ways to kill tumors for a long time, but much of this has run up against the real estate principle of location, location, location," he said. "In other words, an effective therapy is not effective if it cannot ...
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