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Call For New Tools To Study The Earth In This Era Of Big Data Science Answered By DataONE
2012-07-24 10:57:48

NSF and DataONE take the lead in building a model for scientific data preservation, innovation and discovery The earth and environmental sciences have become especially data-intensive. As researchers rely on highly calibrated and technologically sophisticated sensors rather than observations to collect data, discovering, integrating and analyzing massive amounts of heterogeneous information become critical to researchers' ability to address complex questions about the environment and the...

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2012-07-09 13:30:21

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Now that the ℠God Particle´ has been discovered, is it time to pack up CERN´s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and move on to other projects? Not so fast, say physicists who are looking to upgrade the 4-year-old particle accelerator. CERN´s governing body has just approved plans that would shut down the LHC for two years while it gets a $1.9 billion upgrade. The improvements would theoretically increase the power of...

CERN, Large Hadron Collider Physicists Set New Record
2012-04-06 09:17:44

After a short winter break, physicists working at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) on the French-Swiss border have set a new world record by successfully smashing two 4 teraelectronvolt (TeV) proton beams together producing a total of 8 TeVs, as they continue to search for the elusive Higgs boson “God particle.” Following the record-breaking smashup yesterday (April 5 at 12:38 a.m.), the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) scientists declared ℠stable...

2012-02-15 11:45:00

Enabling Business to Tap Into all the Benefits of HPC Provo, UT (PRWEB) February 15, 2012 Adaptive Computing, managers of the world´s largest supercomputing systems and experts in HPC workload management solutions, is the latest company to join NCSA´s Private Sector Program, which puts the center´s expertise to work on some of the toughest challenges faced by industry. NCSA's Private Sector Program puts the center's expertise and technological innovation to work on the...

NSF Budget Positions US To Maintain Competitive Edge
2012-02-15 03:30:19

President provides 5 percent increase for NSF to invest in fundamental research, advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity, sustainability and education priorities National Science Foundation (NSF) Director Subra Suresh today detailed the president's $7.373 billion fiscal year 2013 budget request for the agency, emphasizing that new knowledge resulting from federal investments in science and technology is needed to ensure the nation's future prosperity and global competitiveness. As part of...

CERN Scientists To Ramp Up LHC Output
2012-02-14 08:18:33

CERN physicists working at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) near Geneva, Switzerland are to increase the machine´s energy output to embark on a last-ditch journey to find the elusive Higgs boson, a theoretical “God particle” that could change physics as we know it. Scientists say the 14 percent boost in the proton beams´ energies should improve the collider´s chances of finding “new physics” and definitively confirming or denying the existence of the...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.