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Mar 9, 2024

Researchers reach new AI benchmark for computer graphics

Posted by in categories: climatology, mapping, robotics/AI

Computer graphic simulations can represent natural phenomena such as tornados, underwater, vortices, and liquid foams more accurately thanks to an advancement in creating artificial intelligence (AI) neural networks.

Working with a multi-institutional team of researchers, Georgia Tech Assistant Professor Bo Zhu combined computer graphic simulations with machine learning models to create enhanced simulations of known phenomena. The new benchmark could lead to researchers constructing representations of other phenomena that have yet to be simulated.

Zhu co-authored the paper “Fluid Simulation on Neural Flow Maps.” The Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group in Computer Graphics and Interactive Technology (SIGGRAPH) gave it a best paper award in December at the SIGGRAPH Asia conference in Sydney, Australia.

Mar 9, 2024

Aurora at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont on track to be world’s fastest supercomputer

Posted by in categories: climatology, supercomputing

The Aurora supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, IL, could soon be the world’s fastest. It could revolutionize climate forecasting.

LEMONT, Ill. (WLS) — This is what scientists at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont call a node: six huge graphics processors and two large CPUs cooled with water to make major calculations a cinch.

Argonne’s new supercomputer doesn’t just have one node, 10 or 100, instead it has 10,000 of them. Each single rack of nodes weighs eight tons and are cooled by thousands of gallons of water.

Mar 6, 2024

Scientists made a ‘digital twin’ of Earth to simulate possible natural disasters

Posted by in category: climatology

Scientists want to simulate various climate conditions to help prevent real life risks to our planet.

Mar 3, 2024

A Persistent Lightning Mystery Has Finally Been Solved

Posted by in category: climatology

What’s the lightning capital of the U.S.?

Mar 2, 2024

Space Accident Means Tardigrades May Have Contaminated The Moon

Posted by in categories: climatology, robotics/AI, space

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Just over five years ago, on 22 February 2019, an unmanned space probe was placed in orbit around the Moon.

Named Beresheet and built by SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries, it was intended to be the first private spacecraft to perform a soft landing. Among the probe’s payload were tardigrades, renowed for their ability to survive in even the harshest climates.

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Mar 2, 2024

The 2025 Ram 1500 Ramcharger May Be The Best Electric Truck For Towing, Hauling

Posted by in category: climatology

Here’s why the Ramcharger may beat the Ford F-150 Lightning and Tesla Cybertruck if you’ve got to tow and haul right now.

Mar 2, 2024

Chemical etching method opens pores for fuel cells and more

Posted by in categories: chemistry, climatology, economics, sustainability

A chemical etching method for widening the pores of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) could improve various applications of MOFs, including in fuel cells and as catalysts. Researchers at Nagoya University in Japan and East China Normal University in China developed the new method with collaborators elsewhere in Japan, Australia, and China, and their work was published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

MOFs are composed of metal clusters or ions interconnected by carbon-based (organic) linker groups. Varying the metallic and organic components generates a variety of MOFs suitable for a wide range of applications, including catalysis, , and gas storage.

Some MOFs have clear potential for catalyzing the inside fuel cells, which are being explored as the basis of renewable energy systems. Because they don’t use , fuel cells could play a key role in the transition to a low-or zero-emissions economy to combat climate change.

Mar 1, 2024

‘Oceans are hugely complex’: modelling marine microbes is key to climate forecasts

Posted by in categories: biological, chemistry, climatology, computing

An interesting exploration of the importance of oceanic microorganisms to biogeochemical processes, how existing computational climate models do not adequately capture the complexity introduced by these microbes, and suggestions for future directions in climate modeling that better incorporate the…


Microorganisms are the engines that drive most marine processes. Ocean modelling must evolve to take their biological complexity into account.

Mar 1, 2024

Ford’s NACS Fast Charging Adapter Now Available As Tesla Charging Network Opens

Posted by in category: climatology

Everybody knows that the public fast-charging life is just easier when you’re a Tesla owner. But starting today, Ford F-150 Lightning and Mustang Mach-E owners will begin to play on their level too as the Tesla Supercharger network opens up to them.

Ford today announced two major developments on the electric front. First, Ford customers can now order the Fast Charging Adapter—the first from a major automaker—that allows Tesla North American Charging Standard (NACS) plugs to link up to the Combined Charging System (CCS) fast-charging port standard on basically all non-Tesla EVs.

Mar 1, 2024

Is nuclear power the key to space exploration?

Posted by in categories: climatology, nuclear energy, space travel, sustainability

The Voyager 1 was launched in 1977. Almost 50 years later, it’s still going and sending back information, penetrating ever deeper into space. It can do that because it’s powered by nuclear energy.

Long a controversial energy source, nuclear has been experiencing renewed interest on Earth to power our fight against climate change. But behind the scenes, nuclear has also been facing a renaissance in space.

In July, the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) jointly announced that they plan to launch a nuclear-propelled spacecraft by 2025 or 2026. The European Space Agency (ESA) in turn is funding a range of studies on the use of nuclear engines for space exploration. And last year, NASA awarded a contract to Westinghouse to develop a concept for a nuclear reactor to power a future moon base.

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