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14 March 2012

How much electricity can a wind turbine produce? Finding the answer requires studying at least wind patterns and air turbulance, and weather data sets can be huge.

Professor of Scientific Computation Ashraf Hussein writes about how his team used massively parallel high performance computing to address this problem in Egypt.

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Chemical reactions aren't quite what we thought they were. Now, chemists are searching for the truth with the help of high-performance computing.

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Extreme citizen science is about enabling any community around the globe to start a citizen science project that will help them deal with issues that concern them.

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