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Large Hadron Collider Predecessor May Be Four Times Larger, Much More Powerful
2014-02-21 14:27:41

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists gathered in Geneva, Switzerland last week to consider the possibility of building a particle accelerator four times the size of the current largest accelerator in the world. The scientists met not far from CERN, which hosts the largest particle accelerator known as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). This accelerator has been made famous by its controversial discovery of the Higgs boson (God particle) a few years ago. While...

2014-01-21 16:21:36

Project to Use UC San Diego's Advanced Microgrid for Analysis SAN DIEGO and RESTON, Va., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, is collaborating with Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) (formerly Science Applications International Corporation) to develop a reference system architecture aimed at increasing security levels of microgrid control and IT systems used to manage electrical microgrids worldwide. (Logo:...

2013-12-16 20:21:16

LAFAYETTE, La., Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LHC Group has named retired NFL Pro Bowl quarterback and former University of Southwestern Louisiana standout Jake Delhomme to the company's Founder's Advisory Board. The LHC Group Founder's Advisory Board was established to promote and maintain a positive company culture based on trust, empowerment and teamwork. Lafayette-based LHC Group is a national provider of post-acute care services. The board works to communicate the company's...

2013-11-13 12:30:45

DENVER, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- eScience Labs' General Biology Lab Kit is now available for Spring, 2014 course adoptions. The lab kit is intended for online or hybrid educational models, and uses the hands-on learning approach as its primary instructional method. State-of-the-art assets including interactive lab drills, concept animations, and a 3D cell also accompany the hands-on approach to promote student engagement. This blended experience emphasizes the need for an...

White House Conference Announces Partnerships To Transform Data To Knowledge To Action
2013-11-12 11:32:01

National Science Foundation National Science Foundation (NSF) officials today are spotlighting the development and implementation of novel, multi-stakeholder partnerships that promise progress in big data discovery, education and innovation at a White House-sponsored event, Data to Knowledge to Action, in Washington, D.C. The event follows last year's launch of the Administration's National Big Data R&D Initiative that has recorded significant progress and accomplishments since...

NSF Funds $14.5 Million In Grants To Improve Geosciences Cyberinfrastructure
2013-10-28 12:27:05

National Science Foundation Awards foster better data accessibility on research topics, from the sun to the center of the Earth Imagine a world with unlimited access to scientific data in any field, where researchers can plot data from any source and visualize it any way they'd like, and where they can model results and explore ideas from a desktop, a lab or the field. EarthCube aims to make that vision a reality. EarthCube is a National Science Foundation (NSF) effort to create a...

2013-10-07 09:26:31

System to expand computing capacity across both traditional and non-traditional domains The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, has been awarded a $12-million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to deploy Comet, a new petascale supercomputer designed to transform advanced scientific computing by expanding access and capacity among traditional as well as non-traditional research domains. Comet will be capable of an overall peak...

Simulations Study Helping With Earthquake Dampers For Structures
2013-07-31 08:47:43

Purdue University Researchers have demonstrated the reliability and efficiency of "real-time hybrid simulation" for testing a type of powerful damping system that might be installed in buildings and bridges to reduce structural damage and injuries during earthquakes. The magnetorheological-fluid dampers are shock-absorbing devices containing a liquid that becomes far more viscous when a magnetic field is applied. "It normally feels like a thick fluid, but when you apply a magnetic...

2013-07-30 23:16:54

Expanding Preferred Vendor Network Supports Clients’ Content Strategies That Go Beyond the Textbook Nelsonville, Ohio (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 ED MAP, the leading provider of course materials management services, and eScience Labs (eSL), a leading provider of comprehensive hands-on science kits that can be used outside of traditional laboratory settings, have partnered to expand ED MAP’s network of preferred vendors so that students can acquire all of their course materials simply and...

Earthquake-engineering Progress Accelerated With Online Tools
2013-07-30 10:15:41

Purdue University A new study has found that online tools, access to experimental data and other services provided through "cyberinfrastructure" are helping to accelerate progress in earthquake engineering and science. The research is affiliated with the National Science Foundation's George E. Brown Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES), based at Purdue University. NEES includes 14 laboratories for earthquake engineering and tsunami research, tied together with...