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The Supercomputer That Won Jeopardy Is Now Helping California Save Water

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 05.31.2016 | Technology

IBM’s Watson is pitching in to tackle California’s drought. The supercomputer, which may be best known for destroying human opponents in Jeopardy,...

10 Ways Advanced Computing Catalyzes Science

Aaron Dubrow | Posted 11.17.2015 | Science
Aaron Dubrow

When researchers need to compare complex new genomes; or map new regions of the Arctic in high-resolution detail; or detect signs of dark matter; or make sense of massive amounts of fMRI data, they turn to the high-performance computing and data analysis systems supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Week to Week News Quiz for 7/31/15

John Zipperer | Posted 07.31.2016 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

While you count the money your super PAC raked in this quarter, take our latest Week to Week news quiz to see how the other half lives. Here are som...

Algorithms for Elephants and Rhinos

Celia Black | Posted 05.25.2015 | Green
Celia Black

The illegal wildlife trade is emerging as one of the world's most lucrative criminal activities. Well-organized syndicates operating as transnational criminal networks linked to poaching often participate in other illegal activities, including trafficking of narcotics and weapons--some with ties to terrorist networks.

This Week in Science: Cheating Bankers, November's Freeze, and the Microbiology of Kissing

World Science Festival | Posted 01.21.2015 | Science
World Science Festival

Children adopted from China may not remember the language of their birth country, but their brains still respond unconsciously to Chinese more than a decade later.

U.S. Government Spending $425 Million To Build Fastest Supercomputers

Reuters | By Noel Randewich | Posted 01.14.2015 | Technology

By Noel Randewich (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Energy said on Friday it is spending $425 million to research extreme-scale computi...

Computing a Cure for HIV: 9 Ways Supercomputers Help Scientists Understand and Treat the Virus

Aaron Dubrow | Posted 08.20.2014 | Science
Aaron Dubrow

Scientists harness the power of thousands of computer processors simultaneously to better understand how the HIV virus interacts with the cells it infects, to discover or design new drugs that can attack the virus at its weak spots and even to use genetic information about the exact variants of the virus to develop patient-specific treatments.

When Big Brother Meets Big Data

Rep. Rush Holt | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Rep. Rush Holt

If federal authorities want to see the data of an American citizen, they should be forced to come through the front door -- and only with a court order based on probable cause, as our Founders intended.

Beyond 'Jeopardy!': What's Watson Up To Now?

Dr. Martin Kohn | Posted 08.27.2013 | Technology
Dr. Martin Kohn

Since Jeopardy!, Watson has become 240 percent faster and 75 percent smaller. Watson can now run on a single server, which is the size of four stacked pizza boxes, onsite or through the cloud. And that's why organizations can start bringing Watson into their operations as an assistant, to help sift through the information they're collecting, learn from that data and how it's been applied in the past, and provide specific suggestions quickly and efficiently.

Solar Simulation Shows 'Heartbeat' That Pumps Out Sunspots, Solar Flares

Posted 04.05.2013 | Science

By: Elizabeth Howell Published: 04/04/2013 02:08 PM EDT on SPACE.com A magnetic "solar heartbeat" beats deep in the sun's interior, generating ene...

Tiny 'Quantum' Device May Bring Computers Of Unfathomable Power

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 04.30.2012 | Science

Talk about a quantum leap. Scientists say they've developed a tiny device that may hold the key to the development of quantum computers vastly more po...

Amazon Web Services Announces Cloud Supercomputer Ranked 42 On Top500 List

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 01.15.2012 | Technology
Arnal Dayaratna

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the Beta launch of Cluster Compute Eight Extra Large (CC2), a supercomputer on its EC2 cloud infrastructure that r...

The Top 5 Fastest Supercomputers In The World

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 08.20.2011 | Technology

On Monday, the most recent list of the world's top 500 fastest supercomputers was announced at the 2011 International Supercomputing Conference in Ham...

New Supercomputer Is World's Fastest

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 08.20.2011 | Technology

The world's most powerful computer is now in Japan. According to The New York Times, the computer, called "K," is three times faster than the next ...

What Watson's Win Could Mean For Us Humans

The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Watson, the IBM super computer, last week beat out two of Jeopardy's most successful contestants on the television game show. Now officials at IBM are...

Man-Versus-Computer: Why The 'Jeopardy!' Challenge Is Important

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

We've now all heard about Watson, IBM's new supercomputer, which will be matched up against two of "Jeopardy!"'s most impressive winners in a man-vers...

Cray XT5 Jaguar Named Fastest Supercomputer, Crushes Roadrunner

InformationWeek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The Cray XT5 supercomputer known as Jaguar has won the title of world's fastest computer, ending the 18-month reign of IBM's Roadrunner....