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  • Feature - Finding a clue in a data-stack December 2, 2009 - 1:00am
    Feature - Finding a clue in a data-stack Data-mining techniques can give law enforcement agencies the edge they need to catch criminals and stop terrorists, but they also raise concerns about respecting personal privacy and civil liberties. New research...
  • Feature - Here to help: embedded cyberinfrastructure experts It isn’t easy designing software that can run on a cluster like Fermilab's Grid Computing Center. That’s why advanced technical support is so essential. Photo by Reidar Hahn,...
  • Feature - An unexpected bounty of Near Earth Objects Image of a near-earth object detected by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. The blue, red and green streaks show the object as it moves through three of the five SDSS filters over a period of five minutes....
  • Feature - Visualizations go big in planetarium show An image from Toomre and Brown's visualization of the magnetic field of the solar convection zone. Here, the sunspot is magnified for better visibility, and is not to scale relative to the sun. ©...
  • Feature - Calming the wakefield September 9, 2009 - 1:00am
    Feature - Calming the wakefield A snapshot of a simulation of the wakefield generated by a particle bunch moving through a series of ILC cavities, from three different perspectives. The colors represent the magnitude of the fields, with warmer colors...
  • Feature - New batch of science gateways hit the spot A visualization of a gauge configuration generated at NERSC which is now freely available via Gauge Connection, a NERSC science gateway that serves as an experimental gateway for the lattice quantum...
  • Feature - Grid helps to filter LIGO data August 19, 2009 - 1:00am
    Feature – Grid helps to filter LIGO’s data Workers at LIGO adjust the optic suspensions in situ. The suspension system is one of the physical measures LIGO takes to isolate the detector from false signals such as seismic activity. Courtesy...
  • Feature – GridFTP accelerates traffic on the World Wide Grid Image courtesy of the Washington State Department of Transportation. The standard system for transferring data online can’t handle the data-intensive needs of today’s larger...
  • Feature - Common cheap chips get jobs done faster Although much of today’s most interesting research requires immense amounts of computational power, many scientists don’t have the funds to access expensive supercomputers or clusters. Now, a...
  • Feature - Computing enables identification of microbe DNA in soil Jonathan Eisen collects samples gathered by the Alvin submarine during a recent trip to the ocean floor. Image courtesy of J. Eisen, UCD. The traditional method for studying a microbe is...