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  • For roughly two decades, scientists have struggled to understand the ratio of lithium isotopes found within the bellies of the oldest stars in the universe. Now, with the aid of high-performance computing, an international group of researchers has put...
  • Warp drives aren’t just the stuff of science fiction. Researchers inspired by Star Trek are currently working to make the dream of interstellar travel for human civilization a reality – one day. While the kinks are being worked out,...
  • Our highlights of 2012 December 19, 2012 - 6:00am
    With the year almost over we look back at the debates, controversies, and achievements in the world of science and computing. Read our countdown of iSGTW’s most popular stories of 2012. 
  • Is it a cloud, is it a star; well, whatever the object known to astrophysicists as 'G2' is exactly, by the end of 2012 it will start being torn apart by our Milky Way's supermassive black hole.
  • Where no musician has gone before December 12, 2012 - 6:33am
    In space no one can hear you scream, but you may be able to hear an epic symphony if you listen hard. Software engineer and musician Domenico Vicinanza has created yet another epic melody straight from cutting-edge science. This time, instead of...
  • Due to the complexity of modern computational science, increasing software errors in code are causing the retraction of research papers in major journals. Now, the RunMyCode project offers a platform to reproduce a published paper's code and data...
  • Extracting new knowledge from big data science is such a problem that projects are now underway which may transform research publishing and find relationships too complex for the human mind to see alone.
  • The Sequoia supercomputer has simulated the human heart at an unprecedented scale, a breakthrough for the use of computational medicine by doctors to prevent sudden cardiac death.
  • Computer hard drive storage 15 times denser than today may be closer, due to discovery that surface-roughness height of 10 atoms is limit at which self-      assembly can successfully occur.
  • When natural disasters and human conflicts strike, who are you going to call? Geographic information systems analysts, that's who. They provide a rapid frontline service to turn satellite imagery into information that helps internally displaced...