iSGTW RSS Feed Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:09:46 -0500 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:09:46 -0500 Forecasting the future <p> Physicists can tell the future &mdash; or at least foresee multiple possible versions of it. They do this through computer simulations. Simulations can help scientists predict what will happen when a particular kind of particle hits a particular kind of material in a particle detector. But physicists are not the only scientists interested in predicting how particles and other matter will interact. This information is critical in multiple fields, especially those concerned about the effects of radiation. Physicists and other scientists use the GEANT4 toolkit to identify problems before they occur.</p> 36723 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:09:46 GMT iSGTW RSS Feed Drug discovery: Balancing accuracy and computational expense <p> Knowing exactly which drugs or compounds will bind tightly to which receptors is key to drug discovery and development, and high-throughput computing is commonly used to virtually screen millions of compounds for binding affinity. Read about ALGDock, a new hybrid approach to traditional docking and free energy calculation that balances accuracy and computational expense.</p> 37325 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:09:46 GMT iSGTW RSS Feed Protecting the rainforest with upcycled phones and cloud computing <p> Rainforest Connection uses simple devices created from discarded cellphones to listen out for illegal logging activities and provide rangers with real-time alerts. The organization was founded in 2012 by Topher White, who gave a talk about his work at TEDxCERN last month. White&rsquo;s system has already helped stop illegal logging in Indonesia and further pilot projects are set to be launched soon in both Brazil and Cameroon.</p> 37307 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:09:46 GMT iSGTW RSS Feed Next gen art: The making of Unnumbered Sparks <p></p> 37465 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:09:46 GMT iSGTW RSS Feed