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Top posts in the last 50 posts

Most comments: 6

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2014-04-26 23:24:08 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Waterfall at the ORNL Visitor Center

This artificial waterfall provides aeration needed to support the ecosystem of the pond next to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Visitor Center. In the background and surrounding the pond are a variety of native plants.

image: Oak Ridge National Laboratory News

Most reshares: 12

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2014-02-08 17:21:39 (0 comments, 12 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Supercomputing Study of Biological Barriers to Biomass to Energy Conversion

Biomass recalcitrance. Simulating cellulosic ethanol on one of the world's largest supercomputers reveals information concerning challenges to cost-effective production of biofuels.

http://vimeo.com/84983119    supercomputing simulation video
https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/2014/01/02/boosting-bioenergy/
http://cmb.ornl.gov/research/bioenergy
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/315/5813/804.abstract
https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/

image: Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility

Most plusones: 34

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2014-02-08 16:59:17 (1 comments, 8 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Installation of the STAR Heavy Flavor Tracker

The new Heavy Flavor Tracker for the STAR Experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider measures particle tracks with very high resolution very close to the collision point, including those from decays of particles with either a charm or bottom quark.

http://rnc.lbl.gov/~jhthomas/public/HeavyFlavorTracker/
http://arxiv.org/abs/0907.3407
http://www.star.bnl.gov/

image: Brookhaven National Laboratory News

Latest 50 posts

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2015-03-20 15:19:08 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

A brief compelling discussion concerning laboratory exploration of energy densities present microseconds after the Big Bang.

#ALICEexperiment   #LHC  

Big Implications for ALICE science

Peter Jacobs (LBNL) discusses big implications for discoveries from the +ALICE Experiment at +CERN .

#ALICEexperiment   #LHC  ___A brief compelling discussion concerning laboratory exploration of energy densities present microseconds after the Big Bang.

#ALICEexperiment   #LHC  

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2015-02-24 23:57:51 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Drone Fly-through of the CERN ALICE Experiment Site

Check out this impressive fly-through of our experimental site by drone! Fly from the control-room at the surface down the 60 m shaft for close-up views of the +ALICE Experiment .

https://www.youtube.com/user/ALICEexperiment
#ALICEexperiment   #LHC  

Video © CERN on behalf of the ALICE Experiment. http://cern.ch/copyright

Drone Fly-through of the CERN ALICE Experiment Site

Check out this impressive fly-through of our experimental site by drone! Fly from the control-room at the surface down the 60 m shaft for close-up views of the +ALICE Experiment .

https://www.youtube.com/user/ALICEexperiment
#ALICEexperiment   #LHC  

Video © CERN on behalf of the ALICE Experiment. http://cern.ch/copyright___

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2014-10-15 21:24:07 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

#HPCMatters . . . in Art!

For more on "HPCMatters":
https://plus.google.com/+KennethRead/posts/2744ZFTFMfD

Janet Echelman is an artist who builds some of the most beautiful and permanent outdoor installations seen around the world. When she was first approached to create a permanent structure in Madrid, Spain, she was challenged to create very large structural forms (think skyscraper) using her preferred medium, soft fabric.  In order to tackle the twin challenges of precise shape and gentle movement,  she turned to HPC. Her team created a software that would allow her to extrude the complex net forms of her art and model them with gravity and movement before creating the actual piece. 

See her full story and #TEDTalk here: http://www.adaptivecomputing.com/blog-hpc/hpc-matters-in-art/ ___#HPCMatters . . . in Art!

For more on "HPCMatters":
https://plus.google.com/+KennethRead/posts/2744ZFTFMfD

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2014-10-09 16:47:32 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

How to Make Quark Soup

The Quark Gluon Plasma is the hottest matter yet observed (250,000x hotter than the center of the sun) and the most ideally flowing fluid yet observed.

http://www.sciencefriday.com/video/10/09/2014/how-to-make-quark-soup.html
http://www.bnl.gov/science/QCD-matter.php

#QGP  

How to Make Quark Soup

The Quark Gluon Plasma is the hottest matter yet observed (250,000x hotter than the center of the sun) and the most ideally flowing fluid yet observed.

http://www.sciencefriday.com/video/10/09/2014/how-to-make-quark-soup.html
http://www.bnl.gov/science/QCD-matter.php

#QGP  ___

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2014-08-03 17:11:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Sun shining on ALICE at the CERN LHC

#ALICEexperiment   #LHC  

Aerial view of the ALICE site. Stay tuned for the full movie from the cavern and a flight above the ALICE detector!___Sun shining on ALICE at the CERN LHC

#ALICEexperiment   #LHC  

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2014-08-03 16:56:55 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

SC14 understands why HPC matters

A beautiful promo explains in simple terms just why HPC matters.
"High performance computing is solving some of the hardest problems in the world. But it's also at your local supermarket, under the hood of your car, and steering your investments....  It's finding signals in the noise."

http://sc14.supercomputing.org/
+SC Conference 
#supercomputing   #sc14   #hpcmatters  

SC14 understands why HPC matters

A beautiful promo explains in simple terms just why HPC matters.
"High performance computing is solving some of the hardest problems in the world. But it's also at your local supermarket, under the hood of your car, and steering your investments....  It's finding signals in the noise."

http://sc14.supercomputing.org/
+SC Conference 
#supercomputing   #sc14   #hpcmatters  ___

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2014-08-03 16:49:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Very pleased to see this share from +Cray Inc. concerning this class benefitting from +HPC@ORNL at +Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

#supercomputing   #hpcmatters   

Graduate students from the University of Tennessee had the opportunity to perform computational physics research on ORNL's #Titan supercomputer. https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/2014/07/23/ut-students-experience-supercomputing-on-titan/___Very pleased to see this share from +Cray Inc. concerning this class benefitting from +HPC@ORNL at +Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

#supercomputing   #hpcmatters   

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2014-04-26 23:24:08 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Waterfall at the ORNL Visitor Center

This artificial waterfall provides aeration needed to support the ecosystem of the pond next to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Visitor Center. In the background and surrounding the pond are a variety of native plants.

image: Oak Ridge National Laboratory News

Waterfall at the ORNL Visitor Center

This artificial waterfall provides aeration needed to support the ecosystem of the pond next to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Visitor Center. In the background and surrounding the pond are a variety of native plants.

image: Oak Ridge National Laboratory News___

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2014-04-26 22:40:23 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Desalination with  Graphene Oxide Framework

Supercomputer simulation of removing salt ions (shown in blue and green) using a membrane of graphene oxide.

http://www.ornl.gov/ornl/news/features/2014/e89b38c1-8cbd-4c32-a7bc-004f53b2474b

http://news.rpi.edu/content/2014/04/24/recently-developed-nanomaterial-may-be-suitable-use-desalination

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphite_oxide (with mention of water purification application)

image: Oak Ridge National Laboratory News

Desalination with  Graphene Oxide Framework

Supercomputer simulation of removing salt ions (shown in blue and green) using a membrane of graphene oxide.

http://www.ornl.gov/ornl/news/features/2014/e89b38c1-8cbd-4c32-a7bc-004f53b2474b

http://news.rpi.edu/content/2014/04/24/recently-developed-nanomaterial-may-be-suitable-use-desalination

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphite_oxide (with mention of water purification application)

image: Oak Ridge National Laboratory News___

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2014-04-03 02:44:07 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Very Fast and Very Small

As the +U.S. Department of Energy page and Energy.gov explore the science of the very fast and very small at the national laboratories, here is an image of the PHENIX Experiment at +Brookhaven National Laboratory.

http://energy.gov/articles/science-very-fast-and-very-small
http://www.bnl.gov/rhic/
https://www.phenix.bnl.gov/

Follow along ➣ This month on Energy.gov, we'll be exploring the science of the very fast and very small. From particle accelerators used to study the physical world to innovations in #nanotechnology  that could revolutionize industries, we'll examine the contributions of the Energy Department's National Labs to these important frontiers of #science . Learn more: http://go.usa.gov/KS5C
#nanotech   #scichat   #physics   #particlephysics  ___Very Fast and Very Small

As the +U.S. Department of Energy page and Energy.gov explore the science of the very fast and very small at the national laboratories, here is an image of the PHENIX Experiment at +Brookhaven National Laboratory.

http://energy.gov/articles/science-very-fast-and-very-small
http://www.bnl.gov/rhic/
https://www.phenix.bnl.gov/

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2014-02-11 00:05:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

#Edison  electrifies scientific supercomputing as the new DOE flagship supercomputer at +NERSC at +Berkeley Lab. Early results from acceptance tests explore the fate of sequestered CO2....

1 day 'til Thomas Edison's bday! 

Here's a look at how +Berkeley Lab researchers are using  #Edison at +NERSC  to model the effects of burying CO2 deep underground. This info will help us understand how much we can rely on geologic sequestration as a means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, which cause #climatechange.

Details: http://1.usa.gov/1bx08ui | #NERSC40  ___ #Edison  electrifies scientific supercomputing as the new DOE flagship supercomputer at +NERSC at +Berkeley Lab. Early results from acceptance tests explore the fate of sequestered CO2....

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2014-02-08 18:00:18 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Udon and wakame sprinkled with gomasio

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wakame
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gomashio

#stilllife     #nexus5  

Udon and wakame sprinkled with gomasio

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wakame
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gomashio

#stilllife     #nexus5  ___

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2014-02-08 17:21:39 (0 comments, 12 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Supercomputing Study of Biological Barriers to Biomass to Energy Conversion

Biomass recalcitrance. Simulating cellulosic ethanol on one of the world's largest supercomputers reveals information concerning challenges to cost-effective production of biofuels.

http://vimeo.com/84983119    supercomputing simulation video
https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/2014/01/02/boosting-bioenergy/
http://cmb.ornl.gov/research/bioenergy
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/315/5813/804.abstract
https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/

image: Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility

Supercomputing Study of Biological Barriers to Biomass to Energy Conversion

Biomass recalcitrance. Simulating cellulosic ethanol on one of the world's largest supercomputers reveals information concerning challenges to cost-effective production of biofuels.

http://vimeo.com/84983119    supercomputing simulation video
https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/2014/01/02/boosting-bioenergy/
http://cmb.ornl.gov/research/bioenergy
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/315/5813/804.abstract
https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/

image: Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility___

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2014-02-08 16:59:17 (1 comments, 8 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Installation of the STAR Heavy Flavor Tracker

The new Heavy Flavor Tracker for the STAR Experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider measures particle tracks with very high resolution very close to the collision point, including those from decays of particles with either a charm or bottom quark.

http://rnc.lbl.gov/~jhthomas/public/HeavyFlavorTracker/
http://arxiv.org/abs/0907.3407
http://www.star.bnl.gov/

image: Brookhaven National Laboratory News

Installation of the STAR Heavy Flavor Tracker

The new Heavy Flavor Tracker for the STAR Experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider measures particle tracks with very high resolution very close to the collision point, including those from decays of particles with either a charm or bottom quark.

http://rnc.lbl.gov/~jhthomas/public/HeavyFlavorTracker/
http://arxiv.org/abs/0907.3407
http://www.star.bnl.gov/

image: Brookhaven National Laboratory News___

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2014-02-08 16:48:07 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Getting ready to collide gold ions at almost the speed of light

A technician at +Brookhaven National Laboratory adjusts kicker magnets which are part of the "stochastic cooling" process to greatly increase collision rates at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stochastic_cooling
http://www.bnl.gov/rhic/news2/news.asp?a=2797&t=today
http://www.bnl.gov/rhic/

image: Brookhaven National Laboratory News

Getting ready to collide gold ions at almost the speed of light

A technician at +Brookhaven National Laboratory adjusts kicker magnets which are part of the "stochastic cooling" process to greatly increase collision rates at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stochastic_cooling
http://www.bnl.gov/rhic/news2/news.asp?a=2797&t=today
http://www.bnl.gov/rhic/

image: Brookhaven National Laboratory News___

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2014-01-11 04:41:17 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

To motivate people, managers should de-emphasize money and instead help their team find meaning in the work itself. Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer explores the addictive nature of money and why leaders should look for other ways to reward employee performance: http://stnfd.biz/st2oh

To motivate people, managers should de-emphasize money and instead help their team find meaning in the work itself. Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer explores the addictive nature of money and why leaders should look for other ways to reward employee performance: http://stnfd.biz/st2oh___

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2013-12-24 03:16:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Beautiful fly-over and touchdown at +Stanford University.

Last weekend I took +Vic Gundotra's quadcopter to Stanford to try it out, here's a short video with the results...including a glorious "lawn mover" landing :-) ___Beautiful fly-over and touchdown at +Stanford University.

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2013-12-22 16:06:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Now THAT is interesting.  Imagine making NaCl3, Na3Cl, Na2Cl, Na3Cl2, and NaCl7 and so on...

http://arstechnica.com/science/2013/12/scientists-make-exotic-chemicals-with-high-pressure-salt/

Now THAT is interesting.  Imagine making NaCl3, Na3Cl, Na2Cl, Na3Cl2, and NaCl7 and so on...

http://arstechnica.com/science/2013/12/scientists-make-exotic-chemicals-with-high-pressure-salt/___

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2013-12-22 03:19:02 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

researchers at Stanford and Google have conducted an unprecedented, atom-scale simulation of the receptor site's transformation, a feat that could have significant impact on drug design.

Full story: http://stanford.io/1c4vKe3

researchers at Stanford and Google have conducted an unprecedented, atom-scale simulation of the receptor site's transformation, a feat that could have significant impact on drug design.

Full story: http://stanford.io/1c4vKe3___

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2013-12-17 03:01:32 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Free online courses from +Stanford University. Click for details and online registration.

4 new courses in Computer Science, Networking, and Stats from Stanford Online starting Jan 2014


StatLearning: Statistical Learning
https://www.class-central.com/mooc/1579/stanford-university-statlearning-statistical-learning

Networking: Introduction to Computer Networking
https://www.class-central.com/mooc/1578/stanford-university-networking-introduction-to-computer-networking

CVX101: Convex Optimization
https://www.class-central.com/mooc/1577/stanford-university-cvx101-convex-optimization

DB: Introduction to Databases
https://www.class-central.com/mooc/1580/stanford-university-db-introduction-to-databases

All courses from Stanford Online:
https://www.class-central.com/provider/stanford

#mooc  ___Free online courses from +Stanford University. Click for details and online registration.

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2013-12-15 14:42:21 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

TIPS Pentacene Crystallization

TIPS (triisopropylsilylethynyl) pentacene is a soluble organic semiconductor for printed circuits and thin-film transistors. Slow crystallization can yield unique structure.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentacene
http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/catalog/product/aldrich/716006?lang=en&region=US

#scienceeveryday  

image: Oak Ridge Laboratory News

TIPS Pentacene Crystallization

TIPS (triisopropylsilylethynyl) pentacene is a soluble organic semiconductor for printed circuits and thin-film transistors. Slow crystallization can yield unique structure.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentacene
http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/catalog/product/aldrich/716006?lang=en&region=US

#scienceeveryday  

image: Oak Ridge Laboratory News___

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2013-12-15 14:10:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Promoting STEM from 100 m Underground

+will.i.am visits +ATLAS Experiment to  promote #STEM  .

#LHC  

Promoting STEM from 100 m Underground

+will.i.am visits +ATLAS Experiment to  promote #STEM  .

#LHC  ___

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2013-12-14 16:38:04 (2 comments, 9 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Addictive Global Wind Visualizer

Try this for interactive exploration of earth wind forecast patterns...  or, just making awesome visualizations for fun:

http://earth.nullschool.net/

You can drag or scroll. Click or pinch to zoom.
https://twitter.com/cambecc (author)
https://github.com/cambecc/earth (code)
http://www.emc.ncep.noaa.gov/index.php?branch=GFS (forecast data)

#scienceeveryday  

Addictive Global Wind Visualizer

Try this for interactive exploration of earth wind forecast patterns...  or, just making awesome visualizations for fun:

http://earth.nullschool.net/

You can drag or scroll. Click or pinch to zoom.
https://twitter.com/cambecc (author)
https://github.com/cambecc/earth (code)
http://www.emc.ncep.noaa.gov/index.php?branch=GFS (forecast data)

#scienceeveryday  ___

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2013-12-13 02:02:54 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

___

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2013-12-12 01:06:52 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Welcome to Rabbit Island: Julia Fractal Fly-over with Ultrafractal

z^2 + c like you've never seen it before!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_set
http://www.ultrafractal.com/ (software)

#juliaset     #ultrafractal  

___Welcome to Rabbit Island: Julia Fractal Fly-over with Ultrafractal

z^2 + c like you've never seen it before!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_set
http://www.ultrafractal.com/ (software)

#juliaset     #ultrafractal  

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2013-12-12 00:38:21 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Menger sponge: self-similar zoom! 

Read the post concerning how to construct a Level-n Menger sponge. As n goes to infinity, the volume goes to zero, the surface area goes to infinity. Slice it along a diagonal, and it's full of stars!

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/28/science/28math-menger.html?_r=0

Hi-res zoom:
3D Fractal Zoom Menger Sponge Cube High Quality

Fractal dimension:
https://plus.google.com/117663015413546257905/posts/JTu5VdTLLst

Menger Sponge

This beautiful animated Gif, created by Reuben Thomas (http://www.functor.co/), is circulating on G+ without  significant information about what it is.

Let's see what it is.
It's Menger sponge, a particular 3D fractal, described for the first time in 1926 by Karl Menger, while he was exploring the concept of topological dimension. Menger sponge is the three-dimensional extension of the Cantor set and Sierpinski carpet.

The Menger sponge simultaneously exhibits an infinite surface area and encloses zero volume.

How it is constructed

According to Wikipedia, the construction of a Menger sponge can be described as follows:
1. Begin with a cube.
2. Divide every face of the cube into 9 squares, like a Rubik's Cube. This will sub-divide the cube into 27 smaller cubes.
3. Remove the smaller cube in the middle of each face, and remove the smaller cube in the very center of the larger cube, leaving 20 smaller cubes. This is a level-1 Menger sponge (resembling a Void Cube).
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each of the remaining smaller cubes, and continue to iterate ad infinitum.
The second iteration will give you a level-2 sponge, the third iteration gives a level-3 sponge, and so on. The Menger sponge itself is the limit of this process after an infinite number of iterations.

Read here for knowing more:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menger_sponge

Watch an interactive Menger sponge: http://www.mathematik.com/Menger/Menger2.html

Menger Sponge Animations: http://www.pure-mirage.com/html/Optimized%20Menger%20Sponges.htm

A level-3 Menger sponge built by students at Mississippi State University out of 48,000 folded business cards:
http://www.msstate.edu/web/phototemplate.php?Id=1737

Video: Trip inside a 3D fractal (Menger Sponge level 14)
Trip inside a 3D fractal (Menger Sponge level 14)

#menger_sponge #fractal #fractal_geometry #mathematics___Menger sponge: self-similar zoom! 

Read the post concerning how to construct a Level-n Menger sponge. As n goes to infinity, the volume goes to zero, the surface area goes to infinity. Slice it along a diagonal, and it's full of stars!

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/28/science/28math-menger.html?_r=0

Hi-res zoom:
3D Fractal Zoom Menger Sponge Cube High Quality

Fractal dimension:
https://plus.google.com/117663015413546257905/posts/JTu5VdTLLst

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2013-12-06 14:35:47 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

BNL Press Release Today: Possible Small Droplets of Quark Gluon Plasma Created in Relativistic d+Au Collisions

The Quark Gluon Plasma (QGP) is predicted to arise in Au+Au collisions created at +Brookhaven National Laboratory, but are small droplets of the QGP being created in the smaller d+Au system!? That's a surprise that a deuteron could be creating a Quark Gluon Plasma on its way passing through a gold nucleus at almost the speed of light.

http://www.bnl.gov/newsroom/news.php?a=24469
RHIC: The Perfect Liquid
http://www.bnl.gov/rhic/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quark%E2%80%93gluon_plasma

#science   #scienceeveryday  
image: Brookhaven National Laboratory News

BNL Press Release Today: Possible Small Droplets of Quark Gluon Plasma Created in Relativistic d+Au Collisions

The Quark Gluon Plasma (QGP) is predicted to arise in Au+Au collisions created at +Brookhaven National Laboratory, but are small droplets of the QGP being created in the smaller d+Au system!? That's a surprise that a deuteron could be creating a Quark Gluon Plasma on its way passing through a gold nucleus at almost the speed of light.

http://www.bnl.gov/newsroom/news.php?a=24469
RHIC: The Perfect Liquid
http://www.bnl.gov/rhic/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quark%E2%80%93gluon_plasma

#science   #scienceeveryday  
image: Brookhaven National Laboratory News___

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2013-12-06 01:43:46 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Self-similarity in this beautiful fractal zoom.

Koch Curve

Koch curve is one of the earliest fractal curves of which you are familiar with a description. It appeared for the first time in a document of 1904 entitled Sur une sans courbe continuous tangent, obtenue par une construction géométrique élémentaire from the Swedish mathematician Helge von Koch.

The construction of Koch curve is done by repeating execution of a  instruction program or recursive procedure.The algorithm of the curve is the repetition of the cycle below:
1.starting from a segment of given length, divide the segment into three equal segments;
2. clear the central segment, replacing it with two identical segments which are the two sides of an equilateral triangle;
- return to step 1 for each of the current segments.

Starting from a segment, you get then four (constituting a broken line) in the first cycle, 4x4 = 16 in the second cycle and so on, generating an elegant fractal. Zooming in any detail the fractal, you still get the same fractal: this is the self similarity of fractals at any level of scale.

Related links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koch_snowflake
http://www.efg2.com/Lab/FractalsAndChaos/vonKochCurve.htm
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/KochSnowflake.html

Gif source:
http://www.functor.co/post/68301590848/line-inside-a-fractal-inside-a-fractal-inside-a

Into the gif: line inside a fractal inside a fractal inside a fractal inside a draw() loop

#fractals   #Koch_curve   #mathematics   #sciencesunday   #scienceeveryday  ___Self-similarity in this beautiful fractal zoom.

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2013-12-02 19:04:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

A range of experts across +Oak Ridge National Laboratory give quick answers to three big questions one should bear in mind:

What is your job?
What problem are you working on?
What impact are you making?

#ornl  

___A range of experts across +Oak Ridge National Laboratory give quick answers to three big questions one should bear in mind:

What is your job?
What problem are you working on?
What impact are you making?

#ornl  

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2013-12-02 18:29:02 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

An overview of research priorities at +Oak Ridge National Laboratory with a focus on its strengths in neutron, supercomputing, material, and nuclear research ... presented in the style of +MinutePhysics .

http://www.ornl.gov/

#ornl  

I love working here! Big Problems require BIG SOLUTIONS___An overview of research priorities at +Oak Ridge National Laboratory with a focus on its strengths in neutron, supercomputing, material, and nuclear research ... presented in the style of +MinutePhysics .

http://www.ornl.gov/

#ornl  

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2013-12-01 17:35:54 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

A humble note of thanks and regards to the 10,000 that have circled me on Google+. Thank you for your comments, +1's, and great shares. I'm honored and appreciate your interest.

A humble note of thanks and regards to the 10,000 that have circled me on Google+. Thank you for your comments, +1's, and great shares. I'm honored and appreciate your interest.___

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2013-11-30 21:20:43 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Stradivari Violin and the Strad3D Project

As part of the Strad3D Project, the image shows 3D mapping of the mechanical vibrations at 471 Hz for a 1715 Stadivari violin.

Strad3D Documentary Trailer
http://strad3d.org/cms/
http://www.bnl.gov/newsroom/news.php?a=11588
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stradivarius

image: Brookhaven National Laboratory and Strad3D Project

Stradivari Violin and the Strad3D Project

As part of the Strad3D Project, the image shows 3D mapping of the mechanical vibrations at 471 Hz for a 1715 Stadivari violin.

Strad3D Documentary Trailer
http://strad3d.org/cms/
http://www.bnl.gov/newsroom/news.php?a=11588
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stradivarius

image: Brookhaven National Laboratory and Strad3D Project___

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2013-11-30 21:11:51 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Atomic Force/Scanning Tunneling Microscope

Inside view of an atomic force/scanning tunneling microscope. The 5 nm tip scans a sample surface from a distance maintained at only a few atomic diameters.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_force_microscopy

image: Brookhaven National Laboratory

Atomic Force/Scanning Tunneling Microscope

Inside view of an atomic force/scanning tunneling microscope. The 5 nm tip scans a sample surface from a distance maintained at only a few atomic diameters.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_force_microscopy

image: Brookhaven National Laboratory___

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2013-11-27 20:35:45 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Turkeys at Brookhaven

+Brookhaven National Laboratory has an estimated 300 to 500 wild turkeys on site. 

image: Brookhaven National Laboratory

Turkeys at Brookhaven

+Brookhaven National Laboratory has an estimated 300 to 500 wild turkeys on site. 

image: Brookhaven National Laboratory___

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2013-11-27 20:15:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

The 2014 +Argonne National Laboratory Science Bowl is coming!

Sign your middle school up today for the 2014 Argonne Regional Science Bowl. Registration deadline is Jan. 6. http://1.usa.gov/17V0DQ9___The 2014 +Argonne National Laboratory Science Bowl is coming!

2013-11-27 19:33:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

LHC Data Sonified

The beauty of #LHC data ... sonified. Assigning musical notes to numerical data from the +ALICE Experiment at the LHC results in a concert experience. Where can you find out more about this? In the +Financial Times, of course, here:
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/5a8ff636-36be-11e3-8ae3-00144feab7de.html#axzz2i9uR8nSt

#ALICEexperiment   #LHC  

LHC Data Sonified

The beauty of #LHC data ... sonified. Assigning musical notes to numerical data from the +ALICE Experiment at the LHC results in a concert experience. Where can you find out more about this? In the +Financial Times, of course, here:
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/5a8ff636-36be-11e3-8ae3-00144feab7de.html#axzz2i9uR8nSt

#ALICEexperiment   #LHC  ___

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2013-11-16 22:47:36 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Best chances for seeing the Leonid meteor shower tonight:

Best chances for seeing the Leonid meteor shower tonight:___

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2013-11-16 22:29:13 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

On explaining dark energy without mentioning "negative pressure".... Recommended!

Why dark energy makes the universe accelerate, without any negative-pressure folderol.
http://www.preposterousuniverse.com/blog/2013/11/16/why-does-dark-energy-make-the-universe-accelerate/___On explaining dark energy without mentioning "negative pressure".... Recommended!

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2013-11-06 23:27:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

BREAKING: Google+ Comments for YouTube Launching Today

Just heard from a reliable source that the new comment system on YouTube that requires your YouTube account to be connected to a Google+ account in order to comment is going into effect today. While you need a G+ account, you do not need to use your G+ account name on your comments. 

See the post below for details, but also let me know if you have questions or concerns about how this works.

BREAKING: Google+ Comments for YouTube Launching Today

Just heard from a reliable source that the new comment system on YouTube that requires your YouTube account to be connected to a Google+ account in order to comment is going into effect today. While you need a G+ account, you do not need to use your G+ account name on your comments. 

See the post below for details, but also let me know if you have questions or concerns about how this works.___

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2013-11-01 01:27:53 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Mathematics is Beauty

"Mathematics is Beauty" is a statement that could cause some perplexity in those who don't have a good relationship with the queen of Sciences  and perhaps  arouse the ironically skeptical jokes of the unfortunate ones who have not penetrated its fascinating essence! 

According to Bertrand Russell:
"Mathematics, rightly viewed, possess not only truth, but supreme beauty- a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without recourses to the weaknesses of our nature, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, but of a sublime purity and capable of a pure perfection such as only  highest art can reach."

Yann Pineill e Nicolas Lefaucheux prove his statement right in the splendid video "BEAUTY OF MATHEMATICS"
.
Watch the video here:htt... more »

Mathematics is Beauty

"Mathematics is Beauty" is a statement that could cause some perplexity in those who don't have a good relationship with the queen of Sciences  and perhaps  arouse the ironically skeptical jokes of the unfortunate ones who have not penetrated its fascinating essence! 

According to Bertrand Russell:
"Mathematics, rightly viewed, possess not only truth, but supreme beauty- a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without recourses to the weaknesses of our nature, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, but of a sublime purity and capable of a pure perfection such as only  highest art can reach."

Yann Pineill e Nicolas Lefaucheux prove his statement right in the splendid video "BEAUTY OF MATHEMATICS"
.
Watch the video here: http://www.lanostra-matematica.org/2013/10/la-matematica-e-bellezza.html

The Italian Carnival of Mathematics 25,  which I hosted on my blog on May 14, 2010,  was dedicated  by me to the Beauty of Mathematics. [Here the link: http://www.lanostra-matematica.org/2010/05/carnevale-della-matematica-25-dedicato.html]

In the introduction, among other things, I stated:
"Another element of the beauty inherent in mathematics  is of touching our desire for the infinite. We consider, for example, Euclid's theorem, one of the most beautiful existing theorems. If prime numbers had been 4,964,898,965, no one would have remembered this theorem, but, because of the infinity, we recall this theorem for a lifetime."

Image made by me.

#mathematics   #beauty_of_mathematics  ___

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2013-10-30 01:28:35 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Thank you +Google+ Team!  So glad to see the roll-out of custom Google+ URLs.

My URL is now:     google.com/+KennethRead


#customurl     #googleplus  

Thank you +Google+ Team!  So glad to see the roll-out of custom Google+ URLs.

My URL is now:     google.com/+KennethRead


#customurl     #googleplus  ___

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2013-10-17 21:42:28 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Galaxies Collide

Galaxies collide with this OpenCL physics simulation. A total of 32,768 stars mutually interact via Newtonian gravitational attraction in a simulation which steps from 2 to 5 billion years in the future. Watch for the galaxies to collide just before the 4 billion year point. The simulation and the screen updating proceed in separate streams on an NVIDIA GT 650M GPU, at over 2 billion floating point operations per second on a laptop. Based on the Mac Developer OpenCL sample here:
https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/samplecode/OpenCL_NBody_Simulation_Example/Introduction/Intro.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenCL
#GPU   #opencl  

video: K. Read based on a Mac Developer OpenCL sample code

Galaxies Collide

Galaxies collide with this OpenCL physics simulation. A total of 32,768 stars mutually interact via Newtonian gravitational attraction in a simulation which steps from 2 to 5 billion years in the future. Watch for the galaxies to collide just before the 4 billion year point. The simulation and the screen updating proceed in separate streams on an NVIDIA GT 650M GPU, at over 2 billion floating point operations per second on a laptop. Based on the Mac Developer OpenCL sample here:
https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/samplecode/OpenCL_NBody_Simulation_Example/Introduction/Intro.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenCL
#GPU   #opencl  

video: K. Read based on a Mac Developer OpenCL sample code___

2013-10-04 21:17:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

The classic G+ science circle, updated for October 2013. Consider sharing it with anyone on G+ interested in science or science communication. Those in the circle should look for new additions, please.

#superscience   #sharedcircle  

Super Science Circle for October, 2013

I know it's been a while, so it's time for a new Super Science Circle - the October 2013 edition.

In case you weren't aware, the Super Science Circle is a list of more than 400 people who are actively engaged on Google+ and regularly post about science and education. We've got journalists, scientists, even a few astronauts. 

The Super Science Circle should be your best response to anyone who tells you that Google+ is just a ghost town. If you love science, this circle will deliver the goods.

If you know anyone who actively posts about science, please let me know and I'll add them to the list.___The classic G+ science circle, updated for October 2013. Consider sharing it with anyone on G+ interested in science or science communication. Those in the circle should look for new additions, please.

#superscience   #sharedcircle  

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2013-09-29 15:00:14 (0 comments, 10 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Tour the LHC Underground with the Google Street View Trike!

Check out the new Google Street View project underground at +CERN! Start by clicking on this panoramic Google Maps link for the +ALICE Experiment here:
http://goo.gl/OgqIDP

Find out more about this ambitious ongoing project between CERN and Google/Zurich here:
http://home.web.cern.ch/about/updates/2013/09/explore-cern-google-street-view

http://googlepolicyeurope.blogspot.be/2013/09/street-view-arrives-at-cern.html

#ALICEexperiment   #LHC  

Tour the LHC Underground with the Google Street View Trike!

Check out the new Google Street View project underground at +CERN! Start by clicking on this panoramic Google Maps link for the +ALICE Experiment here:
http://goo.gl/OgqIDP

Find out more about this ambitious ongoing project between CERN and Google/Zurich here:
http://home.web.cern.ch/about/updates/2013/09/explore-cern-google-street-view

http://googlepolicyeurope.blogspot.be/2013/09/street-view-arrives-at-cern.html

#ALICEexperiment   #LHC  ___

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2013-09-21 17:07:48 (1 comments, 8 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Forecasting Space-Weather at the Petascale

Strong solar storms have important terrestial effects on power grids, networks, and more. Tracking is routine, but actually forecasting "space-weather" near earth is a problem that challenges today's petascale computers and is considered an "exascale" computation. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_1989_geomagnetic_storm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_storm_of_1859
http://www.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/2013-08-26/preparing_for_solar_storms.html
http://vimeo.com/35635099
http://www.olcf.ornl.gov/2012/02/06/when-worlds-collide/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exascale_computing

#supercomputing   #supercomputer  

image: 3D simulation of entangled magnetic field lines in the magnetosphere, H. Karimabadi (UCSD) and B. Loring (LBNL)

Forecasting Space-Weather at the Petascale

Strong solar storms have important terrestial effects on power grids, networks, and more. Tracking is routine, but actually forecasting "space-weather" near earth is a problem that challenges today's petascale computers and is considered an "exascale" computation. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_1989_geomagnetic_storm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_storm_of_1859
http://www.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/2013-08-26/preparing_for_solar_storms.html
http://vimeo.com/35635099
http://www.olcf.ornl.gov/2012/02/06/when-worlds-collide/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exascale_computing

#supercomputing   #supercomputer  

image: 3D simulation of entangled magnetic field lines in the magnetosphere, H. Karimabadi (UCSD) and B. Loring (LBNL)___

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2013-09-10 23:57:28 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Great +CERN summer science programs ... and the weekend excursions aren't bad!

Only Mont Blanc Tops our Summer Program!

Read about Antti Karjalainen's great summer project, in his own words, concerning an electron monochromator for the +ALICE Experiment Inner Tracking System project:
http://alicematters.web.cern.ch/?q=AnttiJuhaniKarjalainen

#ALICEexperiment   #LHC   #mountains  ___Great +CERN summer science programs ... and the weekend excursions aren't bad!

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2013-09-10 23:41:29 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

ARGO means swift. Exascale swift.

Consider the roadmap towards the exascale with supercomputers 1000x faster than today, tackling some of the highest priority computational problems of importance to society, industry, and science.

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20130910/BLOGS11/130909827/argonne-researchers-rethink-supercomputer-software
http://www.mcs.anl.gov/articles/designing-new-operating-system-exascale-architectures
http://www.mcs.anl.gov/project/argo-exascale-operating-system
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exascale_computing

#supercomputer   #supercomputing  

image: Argonne National Laboratory

ARGO means swift. Exascale swift.

Consider the roadmap towards the exascale with supercomputers 1000x faster than today, tackling some of the highest priority computational problems of importance to society, industry, and science.

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20130910/BLOGS11/130909827/argonne-researchers-rethink-supercomputer-software
http://www.mcs.anl.gov/articles/designing-new-operating-system-exascale-architectures
http://www.mcs.anl.gov/project/argo-exascale-operating-system
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exascale_computing

#supercomputer   #supercomputing  

image: Argonne National Laboratory___

2013-09-01 18:49:34 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Science Outreach

September version of the +Science on Google+  Science Engager Circle. See the post below to learn more about plans for upcoming Science Hangouts on Air. Join the discussion, consider importing the circle, and stay tuned for some very interesting upcoming science Hangouts!

Science Engager Circle 9.1.13
Over the last two weeks, many individuals and pages associated with the Science on Google+ community (http://goo.gl/uhJCN) have been discussing recent projects and brainstorming about possible topics for upcoming Hangouts On Air. We took all of the individuals and pages that contributed to this discussion and put them into this shared circle. You can learn more about the individuals in the shared circle by viewing and contributing to this discussion: http://goo.gl/g6RYg4.___Science Outreach

September version of the +Science on Google+  Science Engager Circle. See the post below to learn more about plans for upcoming Science Hangouts on Air. Join the discussion, consider importing the circle, and stay tuned for some very interesting upcoming science Hangouts!

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2013-08-26 21:22:09 (1 comments, 8 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Relativistic Collision of Two Lorentz-contracted Ions on  a GPU

An iso-energy contour version of this previous post:
https://plus.google.com/102688195041538899839/posts/ARBhaBqeBrM

Two gold ions collide at relativistic speeds and pass through each other, with the liberated nucleons flowing approximately according to relativistic hydrodynamics. Starting at the point of initial collision, with the ions "Lorentz-contracted" into two pancakes, the equations of relativisitic hydrodynamics are rapidly calculated on an NVIDIA GPU.

#scienceeveryday   #GPU  

image: Relativistic Heavy Ion Group, Univ. Tennessee

Relativistic Collision of Two Lorentz-contracted Ions on  a GPU

An iso-energy contour version of this previous post:
https://plus.google.com/102688195041538899839/posts/ARBhaBqeBrM

Two gold ions collide at relativistic speeds and pass through each other, with the liberated nucleons flowing approximately according to relativistic hydrodynamics. Starting at the point of initial collision, with the ions "Lorentz-contracted" into two pancakes, the equations of relativisitic hydrodynamics are rapidly calculated on an NVIDIA GPU.

#scienceeveryday   #GPU  

image: Relativistic Heavy Ion Group, Univ. Tennessee___

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2013-08-24 15:34:53 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

A Supercomputer Infographic: 10, 9, 8, ..., 3, 2, 1!

A top 10 countdown of the world's supercomputers, with images, maps, and key specs.

#supercomputer   #supercomputing  

A Supercomputer Infographic: 10, 9, 8, ..., 3, 2, 1!

A top 10 countdown of the world's supercomputers, with images, maps, and key specs.

#supercomputer   #supercomputing  ___

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