​One million cores: A breakthrough in CFD simulation

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations can easily generate 100+ terabytes of data. Scientists and engineers depend on supercomputers with hundreds of thousands of computing cores to solve the complex equations involved. Read about successful simulations breaking the million-core barrier. When Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in California, US, began offering outside researchers compute time on […]

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PROPULSION SYSTEMS FOR FUTURE

During more than 40 years of spaceflight, a lot of things have changed. Today’s Space Shuttle is a luxury ship compared to the Mercury capsules that carried the first American astronauts into space. Forty years ago, a lot of people might have had a hard time believing that Americans and Russians would be living together […]

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Light Of Nikola Tesla

  “Even the god of the old, in the wildest imaginings of their worshippers, never undertook such gigantic tasks of world-wide dimension as those which Tesla attempted and accomplished.” ~ Preface to Prodigal Genius: The Life of Nikola Tesla, John O’Neill, 1944. I want to write about Nikola Tesla for a couple of reasons. The […]

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A Guide to the Galaxy

Where are we within our galaxy? How did our galaxy form? How did it evolve over the aeons? Astronomers have been asking these questions for the past century, and have recently begun discerning the answers. Home sweet home Our galaxy is one of billions in the universe, each of which in turn contains billions of […]

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String Theory A Perspective

IN BRIEF String theory is a complex theory that describes our reality with superstrings as the most basic and fundamental piece of all matter Theoretical particle physicist Daniele Amati supposedly said that string theory was 21st century physics that fell by chance into the 20th century STRING THEORY Back in the early ’70s, the Italian […]

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