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  1. A blast in the past

    A University of Kansas research team is using NCSA's Abe to explore the energy of cosmic rays and a possible link to massive prehistoric extinction events. Read more

    released on 11.09.10

  2. Natural flows and turbulence

    Natural flows and turbulence

    Work by a University of Illinois team may help prevent deep sea oil pipeline disasters. Read more

    released on 11.09.10

  3. To market, to market…

    An online database that brings together farmers and customers is just one example of the power of geospatial Web tools. Read more

    released on 11.09.10

  4. Behind the scenes of ‘Hubble 3D’

    Behind the scenes of ‘Hubble 3D’

    NCSA's Advanced Visualization Lab (AVL) helped create the new movie "Hubble 3D." Read more

    released on 11.09.10

  5. NCSA provides sneak peek of what Webb will see

    NCSA provides sneak peek of what Webb will see

    As scientists and engineers work to make NASA's James Webb Space Telescope a reality, they find themselves wondering what new sights the largest space-based observatory ever constructed will reveal. Drawing on the latest simulation data, NCSA's Advanced Visualization Laboratory created detailed visualizations of the formation of galaxies, stars, and planets—phenomena that scientists hope to capture with Webb. Read more

    released on 11.03.10

  6. ...And the sky is blue

    ...And the sky is blue

    Computing codes improved as part of the National Science Foundation's Petascale Computing Resource Allocations program will transform fundamental chemistry with wide-ranging impact. Read more

    released on 11.01.10

  7. Fine-tuning experiments

    A Northwestern University researcher studying intermetallic compounds relies on high-performance computing to conduct atomic modeling prior to planning experiments. Read more

    released on 11.01.10

  8. A petascale sized effort

    A petascale sized effort

    Blue Waters Deputy Project Director Bill Kramer discusses the progress toward the realization of the Blue Waters system. Read more

    released on 11.01.10

  9. Tuning up applications

    Tuning up applications

    An Illinois team headed by computer science professor Laxmikant Kale is helping scientists tune their applications for Blue Waters, even before the hardware exists. He chatted with Access' Trish Barker about that process. Read more

    released on 11.01.10

  10. NCSA’s Shaowen Wang to lead $4.4 million GIS initiative

    NCSA’s Shaowen Wang to lead $4.4 million GIS initiative

    An interdisciplinary team of researchers will work to develop CyberGIS, a comprehensive software framework that will harness the power of cyberinfrastructure for GIS and associated applications. Read more

    released on 10.28.10

  11. NCSA’s Welge part of team exploring text-mining with Mellon funding

    NCSA’s Welge part of team exploring text-mining with Mellon funding

    Goals of the project include sharing research findings through peer-reviewed publications in print and online, as well as the further development of infrastructure for text-mining. Read more

    released on 10.19.10

  12. ADM joins NCSA Private Sector Program

    ADM joins NCSA Private Sector Program

    Archer Daniels Midland Company, the global agricultural processing company headquartered in Decatur, Illinois, is the latest Fortune 50 company to join NCSA's Private Sector Program. Read more

    released on 10.18.10

  13. Early warning system for illness outbreaks

    NCSA partners with health organizations to develop INDICATOR, a tool to catch outbreaks and help formulate response plans. Read more

    released on 10.14.10

  14. National Institute of Food and Agriculture honors MarketMaker

    National Institute of Food and Agriculture honors MarketMaker

    MarketMaker, a tool created at Illinois with assistance from NCSA, was honored by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture for outstanding contribution in support of the USDA mission and for positive impact on agriculture. This online marketing resource gives farmers greater access to regional markets by linking them with processors, retailers, consumers and other food supply chain participants. Read more

    released on 10.07.10

  15. Hubble 3D earns 3 awards at Giant Screen Cinema Association

    Hubble 3D earns 3 awards at Giant Screen Cinema Association

    Hubble 3D, a 43-minute IMAX® 3D documentary featuring two sequences created by NCSA's Advanced Visualization Laboratory, won three achievement awards from the Giant Screen Cinema Association. The film, an IMAX and Warner Bros. Pictures production, was honored as Best Film Produced Exclusively For Giant Screen Theaters and Best Film for Lifelong Learning and for Best Cinematography. Read more

    released on 10.01.10