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US Recaptures Reign As Having World's Fastest Supercomputer
2012-06-18 09:06:53

It has been more than two years since the US lost the number one spot on the TOP500 list of the world´s fastest supercomputers to China, which then lost that spot to Japan´s K Computer. Now, after IBM unveiled its Sequoia BlueGene/Q System which manages a sustained 16.32 petaflops, the title is returning to the US, dropping Japan to second. The computer, built for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) by IBM, outpaces Japan´s K Computer by more than 5 petaflops...

2012-04-27 23:01:03

American Forests Releases the 2012 National Register of Big Trees, which recognizes more than 760 of the country's biggest trees. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) April 27, 2012 Today, on National Arbor Day, American Forests released the 2012 National Register of Big Trees, which shows that despite the extreme weather in the U.S. over the last year, most of the nation´s champion trees endured. The new register recognizes more than 760 of the country´s biggest trees, many of which lived...

2012-02-14 20:00:00

-- 8 Grants Focus on Redwood Forest Ecology San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 14, 2012 Save the Redwoods League today announced more than $100,000 in research grants to fund projects that will expand scientific knowledge of the biology and ecology of coast redwood and giant sequoia forests. This research can help us answer big questions that will protect the health of people, wildlife, redwood forests and the entire planet. The grants were awarded to researchers at San Francisco State...

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2012-01-27 06:53:12

According to long-term studies in Amazonia, Africa and central America, the worlds largest trees are dying off due to the encroachment of man. The roads and villages that men build fragment forests while the trees are battling against severe droughts, pests and diseases. The studies have shown that the trees have adapted well to centuries of storms, pests and short-term climactic extremes, reports the Guardian. But these large trees are counterintuitively more vulnerable than other trees...


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Sequoia National Park
2013-04-17 17:03:11

Sequoia National Park is located in the United States in the southern area of the Sierra Nevada. The park contains 404,063 acres of protected land that was once inhabited by the Western Mono Native American tribe. The best evidence of Native American inhabitants are the pictographs found on Potwisha and Hospital Rock and bedrock mortars, tools that were sued to crush acorns. When European explorers and settlers entered the area, smallpox had already decimated the Native American...

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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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