Science News Archive - November 20, 2009
At the 2009 Supercomputing Conference in Portland, Oregon (USA), the high-performance computer QPACE (QCD Parallel Computing on the Cell) was recognized today as the most energy-efficient supercomputer in the world.
El Nino has caused devastating drought damage across Latin America this year, resulting in a massive food crisis in Guatemala and water cuts in Venezuela.
Environmental selectivity during three of the â€˜Big Fiveâ€™ mass extinction events focus of two paleontologistsâ€™ latest research.
A key question in the origin of biological molecules like RNA and DNA is how they first came together billions of years ago from simple precursors.
- A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.