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2010-11-02 12:17:44

NASA will hold a media teleconference at 2:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Nov. 9, to discuss a new discovery by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. Gamma rays are the highest-energy form of light. The soon-to-be published findings include the discovery of enormous but previously unrecognized "gamma-ray bubbles" centered in the Milky Way. Teleconference panelists are: - Jon Morse, director, Astrophysics Division, NASA Headquarters in Washington- Julie McEnery, Fermi project scientist, NASA's Goddard...

2010-10-04 15:20:00

GREENBELT, Md., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three employees of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. were recipients of the 2010 Robert H. Goddard Award for Science. The award was bestowed upon Matt Greenhouse, Randy Kimble and Alexander Moiseev for outstanding work in sciences at NASA Goddard. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) William R. Oegerle, Director of the Astrophysics...

2010-09-21 13:03:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- GPU Technology Conference 2010 (GTC) - PNY, a leading supplier of NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics solutions to system integrators, value-added resellers, and distributors, announced today it is showcasing its new family of NVIDIA Fermi-based professional graphics boards: the NVIDIA Quadro 6000 by PNY, NVIDIA Quadro 5000 by PNY and NVIDIA Quadro 4000 by PNY. PNY and its partners will demonstrate how high performance workstations, featuring...

2010-09-21 13:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- GPU Technology Conference 2010 (GTC) -- Elemental Technologies, the leading provider of massively parallel video processing solutions, today announced support for the latest generation of graphics processing units (GPUs) from NVIDIA®, based on NVIDIA Fermi architecture. The most recent software releases for Elemental's video compression systems now enable compatibility across the most extensive range of NVIDIA CUDA(TM)-based...

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2010-08-13 08:00:00

Astronomers using NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have detected gamma-rays from a nova for the first time, a finding that stunned observers and theorists alike. The discovery overturns the notion that novae explosions lack the power to emit such high-energy radiation. A nova is a sudden, short-lived brightening of an otherwise inconspicuous star. The outburst occurs when a white dwarf in a binary system erupts in an enormous thermonuclear explosion. "In human terms, this was an...

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2010-08-11 13:07:13

This month physicist Juan Collar and his associates are taking their attempt to unmask the secret identity of dark matter into a Canadian mine more than a mile underground. The team is deploying a 4-kilogram bubble chamber at SNOLab, which is part of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory in Ontario, Canada. A second 60-kilogram chamber will follow later this year. Scientists anticipate that dark matter particles will leave bubbles in their tracks when passing through the liquid in one of these...

2010-08-06 17:42:33

Physicists are divided on whether string theory is a viable theory of everything, but many agree that it offers a new way to look at physical phenomena that have otherwise proven difficult to describe. In the past decade, physicists have used string theory to build a connection between quantum and gravitational mechanics, known as gauge/gravity duality. MIT physicists, led by Hong Liu and John McGreevy, have now used that connection to describe a specific physical phenomenon "” the...

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2010-07-23 06:29:26

The Tevatron accelerator "atom smasher" may get three extra years of usage in order to continue its hunt for the elusive God particle. Physicists at the Tevatron -- based in Batavia, Illinois and operated by the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) -- are hoping to keep the accelerator operational until 2014, as they think the Higgs boson is within their grasp. The Higgs boson is a sub-atomic particle considered crucial to the current theory of particle physics. The Tevatron is...

2010-07-09 08:21:00

NEWARK, Del., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- EM Photonics, Inc. announced today the general availability of CULA 2.0, its GPU-accelerated linear algebra library used by thousands of developers and scientists worldwide. The new version provides support for NVIDIA GPUs based on the latest "Fermi" architecture, which offers HPC users unprecedented performance in double-precision mathematics, faster memory, and new usability features. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100709/DE32774LOGO )...

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2010-07-08 13:36:41

Scientists at JILA, working with Italian theorists, have discovered another notable similarity between ultracold atomic gases and high-temperature superconductors, suggesting there may be a relatively simple shared explanation for equivalent behaviors of the two very different systems. Described in Nature Physics,* the new research lends more support to the idea that JILA studies of superfluidity (flow with zero friction) in atomic gases may help scientists understand far more complicated...


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