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April 2, 2014

Last month, CERN played host to the CineGlobe International Film Festival. The event featured a hackathon event organized by the Tribeca Film Institute, as well as music produced through data sonification.

February 5, 2014

Since being launched in 1977, NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 probes have been on an epic journey to the very edge of our solar system. Now, Domenico Vicinanza has harnessed the power of grid computing to create an uptempo piece of classical music from the data collected by the probes.

May 8, 2013

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, distributed computing may help address the multi-dimensional issues of warp travel.

April 3, 2013

On February 15, 2013, as an asteroid entered Earth’s atmosphere and exploded over the Chelyabinsk region in the Russian Urals. Many amateur videos from the region captured the asteroid streaking across the sky and exploding in a bright light. Read about the science behind the atmospheric event and similar impacts on Jupiter.

March 13, 2013

Harnessing NASA’s supercomputer, Pleiades, to reconstruct the dynamic forces and undercurrents of the Earth's ocean and sea-ice system.

February 6, 2013

Using an ultraviolet telescope and imaging spectrograph, NASA's IRIS (Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph) spacecraft will set out on a two-year mission to answer how the sun's corona gets so hot.

January 23, 2013

In their initial phases of research on supernovae, two scientists at the University of Texas at Arlington, US, are trying something new – using SNSPH computer code to develop 3D simulations of a core-collapse supernova evolving into remnants.

January 16, 2013

Discover how rescuing data stored on tapes and magneto-optical disks abandoned under a staircase at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory led to finding the solution to one of our solar system's most perplexing puzzles.



December 19, 2012

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. 

December 12, 2012

Image courtesy NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

December 12, 2012

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 getting inspiration from the subatomic world or the Standard Model, he has sourced data from the farthest human-made object in space: Voyager 1.

December 5, 2012

High-resolution computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations created by NASA researchers are improving rotorcraft aeromechanics and design predictions.



September 5, 2012

This year's Turing Festival had a session called CERN: Big Questions, Big Science, Big Technology. Speakers talked about its history of physics theory, engineering, and computing.

August 29, 2012

Today's Kraken favors numbers instead of devouring sailors: This high-performance computer is managing the mountains of data streaming from NASA’s Kepler space telescope and is helping the search for Earth-like planets that orbit their stars in the 'Goldilocks Zone'.

August 15, 2012
Image courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS. 

August 1, 2012

From year to year, the moon never seems to change. Craters and other formations appear to be permanent now, but the moon didn't always look like this. Learn about how the moon evolved from its early state to how it looks today in this animation. Image courtesy NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

November 9, 2011

'Crowd sourcing' website Kaggle asks scientists and statisticians to mine data to help solve outstanding puzzles for NASA, healthcare providers, and other large companies - and those who provide the right answers can earn up to three million dollars for their time.

July 6, 2011

Noise from airplanes flying overhead may sound like a mild distraction. But for people living under airport flight paths, aircraft noise can be a continuous torment.