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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...

New Magnet Set To Help LHC Reach New Heights
2013-07-15 04:55:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have successfully tested a powerful new magnet that will be playing a big role in developing a new beam for CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Researchers collaborated to build a powerful superconducting quadrupole magnet to increase LHC luminosity by an order of magnitude. This new system will help the LHC produce 10 times more high-energy collisions than it was originally designed for. The HQ02a is the latest in the...

2013-04-05 11:40:48

UC San Diego/Open Science Grid Collaboration Speeds Quest for Dark Matter Discovery Gordon, the unique supercomputer launched last year by the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, recently completed its most data-intensive task so far: rapidly processing raw data from almost one billion particle collisions as part of a project to help define the future research agenda for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Under a partnership between a team of...

LHC Upgrade Could Create A New Physics
2013-04-03 11:39:00

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Engineers at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Cern, Switzerland have begun the process of upgrading. The $105-million upgrade should double the potential energy of what is already the world's most powerful particle accelerator. BBC News reports that the scientists believe the upgrade will enable them to discover more new particles like the Higgs boson discovery last year that will lead to a more complete theory of how the Universe...

Blue Waters Supercomputer Open For Business
2013-03-31 05:59:28

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Blue Waters — one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world — was officially declared available for use in a ceremony held at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) on Thursday. In technical terms, the computer “is capable at peak performance of nearly 12 quadrillion floating point operations per second and, more importantly, has...

Superhero Supercomputer Helps Fight Mental Disorders
2013-03-27 09:13:30

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers are using the record-breaking supercomputer Gordon — named after the comic strip superhero Flash Gordon — to devise a novel way to guide the development of treatments for mental disorders such as autism and schizophrenia. When Gordon officially came online in January 2012 at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), the supercomputer was instantly impressive, sustaining more than 35 million input/output...

LHC To Shut Down For Two Years
2013-02-16 10:08:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was officially shut down early Thursday morning, beginning a two-year period of repair and upgrades before the particle accelerator officially resumes its work in late 2014. According to Jason Palmer of BBC News, the LHC´s beams were “dumped” on the morning of February 14, but it wasn´t until Saturday morning the atom smasher´s more than 1,700 magnets reached room...

CERN Announces Large Hadron Collider Will Now Sleep Until 2015
2012-12-18 15:13:28

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) announced this morning that it will be giving its Large Hadron Collider (LHC) a bit of a rest until 2015. LHC completed its first three years of proton runs, and CERN said it will be giving the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator a break. The first three years of the LHC's proton-on-proton beam collision experiments have produced important finds,...


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