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Could We Someday Predict Earthquakes?

Lab Notes | Posted 06.21.2016 | Science
Lab Notes

Earthquakes pose a vital yet puzzling set of research questions that have confounded scientists for decades, but new ways of looking at seismic information and innovative laboratory experiments are offering tantalizing clues to what triggers earthquakes -- and when.

Hunting for the Signatures of Cancer

Elena E. Giorgi | Posted 05.03.2016 | Science
Elena E. Giorgi

Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide, with approximately 14 million new cases and 8.2 million related deaths each year. A family history of cancer typically increases a person's risk of developing the disease, yet most cancer cases have no family history at all.

Decoding the Dark Matter of the Human Genome

Elena E. Giorgi | Posted 02.15.2016 | Science
Elena E. Giorgi

In 1994, researchers from Harvard and Stanford published a paper in which they described three mice: one was yellow and fat, one mottled and fat, and ...

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).

Why America Must Win the Supercomputing Race

Eric D. Isaacs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Eric D. Isaacs

There is no reason for the United States to yield its position as the world's leader in supercomputing. We cannot afford to take a back seat in computer technology to the Chinese, or to anyone else.

Why "Data Computing" Is the Future ... Of Everything

Scott Yara | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Scott Yara

The potential impact of "data computing" cannot be overstated. Companies' ability to make data-driven decisions in real time is a trend that "has the potential to drive a radical transformation in research, innovation, and marketing."