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2014-06-17 08:35:52

Increases onsite storage to 15PB while continuing to deliver ease of use and affordable performance SUNNYVALE, Calif. and LONDON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasas, the leader in hybrid scale-out NAS for technical research and enterprise customers, today announced that it has deployed a significant upgrade to the Panasas® ActiveStor(TM) installation at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), one of the UK's principal government laboratories. The JASMIN facility is a...

From Red Mars To Green Earth
2014-04-15 13:36:50

ESA How can a sensor for analyzing the atmosphere of Mars help us to cut greenhouse emissions on Earth? By going where no human or machine has been before. Parts of our planet are so hostile they are unreachable. But if we are to understand Earth’s atmosphere it is vital we monitor factors such as gases around industrial chimneys and erupting volcanoes. A new portable device created by the young space scientist Hugh Mortimer promises a greener future by readily analyzing the...

Mars Laser Can Spot Fake Foods On Earth
2013-02-12 04:22:24

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The European Space Agency (ESA) announced on Monday a new laser device developed to measure carbon isotopes on Mars may soon be used here on Earth to identify fake honey, olive oil, chocolate and other counterfeit foods. Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in England worked for several years to develop the new device, known as a laser isotope ratio-meter, by improving on older lasers that were large and heavy. The bulkiness of...

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2011-04-19 06:05:00

Researchers have discovered 122 new eclipsing binary stars and observed hundreds more variable stars in an innovative survey using NASA's two STEREO solar satellites. The survey has been carried out by team from the Open University, University of Central Lancashire and the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. Dr Danielle Bewsher will present highlights at the RAS National Astronomy Meeting in Llandudno, Wales on Tuesday 19th April. STEREO was launched in 2006 to study the Sun in 3D and...

2010-12-10 00:00:37

Hartree Innovative Research Centre appeals to innovative supercomputing software companies and the companies who need them. Roswell, GA (PRWEB) December 8, 2010 John Bancroft, Head of Business Development for the Science & Technologies Facility Council (STFC) located in the North of England, has been working in the U.S. this month to identify and develop strategic partnerships for the much anticipated Hartee Centre. The Centre is a key component of the UK's premier supercomputing...

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2009-02-08 06:35:00

Researchers have taken the first instant images of an unprecedented glimpse at the inner workings of plants, providing new clues into how plants process the sun's energy through photosynthesis. Ian Mercer of University College Dublin, Ireland, collaborating with researchers at Imperial College London, UK, took laser images at speeds of just one ten-thousandth of a billionth of a second. The photos have shed light on the inner workings of photosynthesis. Scientists hope the findings will one...

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2008-11-11 15:05:21

The world's newest "super microscope" at Isis in Oxfordshire will allow scientists to see things 10,000 times thinner than a human hair. The machine is known as a pulsed neutron source. And now that the second target station "Isis 2" is open, up to 40 different experiments can run side by side. Physicists from around the world are flying in to seek an audience with the oracle, which resides at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, at Harwell Science and Innovation Campus. "Essentially, it's a...


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