Friday, August 16, 2019
GW4 supercomputer

GW4 Supercomputer Isambard Can Compete with Intel

Researchers from GW4 Universities Bristol and Cardiff assessed the performance of the GW4 Alliance Isambard supercomputer using an open-source Large-Eddy Simulation (LES) code....
Childhood Inflammatory Diseases

Allergy, Asthma Risk Are Increased by Microbial Compound in Infant Gut

A study of newborn infants has identified a compound produced by gut bacteria that appears to predispose certain infants to allergies and...
diabetes

Routine Blood Test Could Lead to Earlier Diabetes Diagnosis

The results of random plasma glucose (RPG) tests, which are commonly measured as part of routine outpatient laboratory testing, could help physicians...
supercomputer

DOE/NNSA, Lab Announce Partnership with Cray to Develop NNSA’s First Exascale...

The Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) today announced the signing of contracts with Cray Inc. to build the NNSA’s first...

battery

Ready to Recycle?

The number of registrations of electric cars is rising sharply. But where to put old batteries? The association of Swiss car importers,...

Artificial Intelligence

The Brain Inspires a New Type of Artificial Intelligence

Machine learning, introduced 70 years ago, is based on evidence of the dynamics of learning in our brain. Using the speed of...
artificial intelligence

AI Predicts Musical Genre by Identifying Surprising Patterns in Hit Songs

The debate can finally be put to rest—Lil Nas X’s record-setting, chart-topping hit “Old Town Road” is indeed country. But it’s also...
integrated circuits

Graphene Goes Mainstream

Ever since graphene, the flexible, two-dimensional form of graphite (think a 1-atom-thick sheet of pencil lead), was discovered in 2004, researchers around...
leaky gut syndrome

Plants Defend Against Insects by Inducing ‘Leaky Gut Syndrome’

Plants may induce "leaky gut syndrome" — permeability of the gut lining — in insects as part of a multipronged strategy for...
electronic devices

This Designer Clothing Lets Users Turn on Electronics While Turning Away Bacteria

A new addition to your wardrobe may soon help you turn on the lights and music – while also keeping you fresh,...
cancer

Low Doses of Radiation Promote Cancer-Capable Cells

Low doses of radiation equivalent to three CT scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-capable cells a competitive advantage over normal cells...
programmable logic controller

TAU and Technion Researchers Wrest Control of One of World’s Most Secure PLCs

Cybersecurity researchers at Tel Aviv Universityand the Technion Institute of Technology have discovered critical vulnerabilities in the Siemens S7 Simatic programmable logic controller...
quantum computers

Stanford Researchers Design a Light-Trapping, Color-Converting Crystal

Five years ago, Stanford postdoctoral scholar Momchil Minkov encountered a puzzle that he was impatient to solve. At the heart of his field of...
hypersonic

NDIA, Purdue Launching Inaugural Hypersonics Capabilities Conference to Advance Transformational Military Capabilities

The inaugural  National Defense Industrial Association Hypersonics Capabilities Conference, co-hosted with Purdue University, is bringing a consortium of military, government, congressional, industry and policy...

Transforming the EU Power Grid to Realise Climate Goals

power grid
With the EU’s commitment to obtain at least 32 % of its energy from renewable sources by 2030, the supply of electricity...

Nanowire Arrays Could Improve Solar Cells

Solar cells
Transparent electrodes are a critical component of solar cells and electronic displays. To collect electricity in a solar cell or inject electricity...

Solar Sailing: Take 2

solar energy
LightSail 2, launched on 25 June, set out to become the first spacecraft to orbit the Earth propelled by sunlight alone. On...