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July 22, 2018
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Berkeley Lab Researchers Contribute to Making Blockchains Even More Robust

Hyperledger Iroha project notes that this work heavily inspired their protocol Blockchain—a technology used for verifying and recording digital transactions—blasted into public consciousness with the rise of Bitcoin. But this tool could also transform the way governments, global industries and … Continue reading

December 26, 2017
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Computer programming languages can impact science and thought

Knowledge Lab project to investigate programming features and data science environments For decades, fierce debates have raged over the benefits of different programming languages over others: Java vs. C++; Python vs. Ruby; Flask vs. Django. While often waged with fervor … Continue reading

December 7, 2017
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Digital Archaeology Project to Use Big Data

The interdisciplinary project, led by the UA’s Barbara Mills and Sudha Ram, was awarded a $1.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation. When we think about some of the most pressing questions facing society today — on topics ranging … Continue reading

March 24, 2016
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Tuberculosis Study Launched, Powered By Citizen Scientists on IBM’s World Community Grid

Crowdsourced research project led by University of Nottingham will help scientists better understand and address one of world’s deadliest diseases ARMONK, NY & NOTTINGHAM, UK – 24 Mar 2016: IBM’s World Community Grid and scientists at the University of Nottingham are launching a study to … Continue reading

December 3, 2014
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Volunteers Can Now Help Scripps Research Institute Scientists Seek Ebola Cure in Their (Computers’) Spare Time

IBM’s SoftLayer cloud-enabled World Community Grid to provide free virtual supercomputer power to The Scripps Research Institute to speed screening of promising chemical compounds ARMONK, NY & LA JOLLA, CA – 03 Dec 2014: Although some medical therapies show promise … Continue reading

May 23, 2014
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NASA’s Saucer-Shaped Craft Preps for Flight Test

NASA’s Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project, a rocket-powered, saucer-shaped test vehicle, has completed final assembly at the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. This experimental flight test is designed to investigate breakthrough technologies that will benefit future … Continue reading

March 13, 2014
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Amazon Carbon Dynamics: Understanding the Photosynthesis-Climate Link

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Michigan, the University of Arizona, and the University of Technology, Sydney (Australia) are collaborating with scientists in Brazil on a three-year research project that investigates a basic yet … Continue reading

March 9, 2014
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‘Life as Research Scientist’: Lauren Cruz, Wildlife Ecologist

Wildlife biologist Lauren Cruz is dedicated to the conservation of coastal ecosystems. She is a recent graduate from the University of Delaware and currently having a B.S. in Wildlife Conservation, Agricultural and Natural Resources and a minor in Entomology. Miss … Continue reading