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09
Jul2014
Astronomers bring the third dimension to a doomed star's outburst

Astronomers bring the third dimension to a doomed star's outburst

In the middle of the 19th century, the massive binary system Eta Carinae underwent an eruption that ejected at least 10 times the sun's mass and made it the second-brightest star in the sky. Now, a team of astronomers has used extensive new observations to create the first high-resolution 3-D model of the expanding cloud produced by this outburst. "Our...

09
Jul2014
Planet Mercury a result of early hit-and-run collisions

Planet Mercury a result of early hit-and-run collisions

Planet Mercury's unusual metal-rich composition has been a longstanding puzzle in planetary science. According to a study published online in Nature Geoscience July 6, Mercury and other unusually metal-rich objects in the solar system may be relics left behind by collisions in the early solar system that built the other planets. The origin of planet Mercury has been a difficult...

09
Jul2014

Bell Labs Pledges to Donate $100,000 to University of Bell Labs Prize Winner

Bell Labs Prize program encourages global inventors to 'invent the future' in partnership with one of the world's leading industrial research labsBell Labs, the research arm of Alcatel-Lucent, has announced expansion of its university collaboration program with a new award for the institution that gives rise to the winning application for the new Bell Labs Prize.Bell Labs will offer a...

08
Jul2014

Berkeley Lab Researchers Moonlight in Cleanweb Sector

Scientists leverage data to revolutionize how we use and conserve water and energy. By day scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) are researching ways to better tackle our country's energy and environmental challenges. By night some of them are doing, well, the exact same thing. Using the knowledge from their day jobs some enterprising researchers are harnessing the...

08
Jul2014

AAU launches STEM site

The Association of American Universities (AAU), an association of leading public and private research universities, today launched the AAU STEM Initiative Hub, a website that will both support and widen the impact of the association's initiative to improve the quality of undergraduate teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields at its member institutions. AAU has partnered...

08
Jul2014
The Vivid Realism of 3D Functions, Right There on Your Browser

The Vivid Realism of 3D Functions, Right There on Your Browser

A classic online mathematical reference offered by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) now features a better way for users to view its most complicated illustrations—three-dimensional graphs of math functions that are so complex they call mountain ranges to mind. The Digital Library of Mathematical Functions (DLMF), which was released online in 2010*, contains hundreds of function graphs,...

08
Jul2014
NASA's Aquarius returns global maps of soil moisture

NASA's Aquarius returns global maps of soil moisture

Scientists working with data from NASA's Aquarius instrument have released worldwide maps of soil moisture, showing how the wetness of the land fluctuates with the seasons and weather phenomena. Soil moisture, the water contained within soil particles, is an important player in Earth's water cycle. It is essential for plant life and influences weather and climate. Satellite readings of soil...

08
Jul2014

New EMC Innovations Bring Enterprise-Grade Scale-Out Data Lake to Life

Isilon Delivers 2X the Performance at Half the Cost; Isilon and Pivotal Unite To Deliver Hadoop Analytics for Data Lakes EMC has announced a major upgrade to EMC Isilon OneFS, new Isilon platforms and new solutions that reinforce the industry's first enterprise-grade, scale-out Data Lake. The new products and capabilities, which include ongoing support for HDFS, will help customers significantly...

08
Jul2014

Bluebird Network Deploys ADVA 100G Core to Create Major Data Expressway

Bluebird Network has deployed the ADVA 100G Core to connect major urban areas within Missouri. Primarily focusing upon a data expressway between Kansas City and St. Louis, Bluebird Network is using the ADVA 100G Core to respond to enormous bandwidth growth from its service provider and enterprise customers. Deployment of the ADVA 100G Core is the latest in a seven-year...

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