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11.13.13 - NASA Experts Showcase Science, Technology at Supercomputing Conference
Some of NASA’s best and brightest will showcase more than 30 of the agency’s exciting computational achievements at SC13, the international supercomputing conference, Nov. 17-22, 2013, in Denver. Highlights include science revelations made during the Curiosity rover’s first year on Mars, the Kepler mission’s new data-centric strategy for finding new planets, unique insights into galaxy formation, and methods to improve the design of the Space Launch System.
high-resolution NEX image of urban tree cover over San Francisco
11.12.13 – NASA Partners with Amazon Web Services to Provide Climate and Earth Science Data in the Cloud
Satellite and computer modeling datasets produced by the NASA Earth Exchange (NEX), a collaborative workspace that relies on NASA Advanced Supercomputing Facility capabilities, will be made available to researchers and educators across the globe through a new agreement with Amazon Web Services.
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07.25.13 – IRIS Mission Gets First Look at Sun's Mysterious Interface Region
NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) spacecraft has captured its first observations of the lowest layers of the Sun's atmosphere in unprecedented detail, which, in combination with 3D numerical simulations run on NASA's Pleiades supercomputer, will provide new insights into the dynamic magnetic structures and material flows within our sun.
View of Amazon from MODIS instrument
07.25.13 – Tropical Ecosystems Boost Carbon Dioxide as Temperatures Rise
Scientists in the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) Division, along with an international research team, have found that tropical ecosystems can generate significant carbon dioxide when temperatures rise, unlike ecosystems in other parts of the world. Their Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences study highlights the importance of long-term observations for improving our understanding of the Earth system.
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07.05.13 – Pleiades Supercomputer to be Augmented with Next-Generation SGI ICE-X Systems
A team of high-end computing experts in the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) Division has selected SGI's newest-generation ICE X system, containing Intel Xeon E5-2680V2 (Ivy Bridge) processors, to augment NASA's flagship Pleiades supercomputer.
Contributions of nitrogen dioxide emissions - the primary source of ozone- to the global average thermal absorption of ozone
1.16.13 – NASA Ozone Study May Benefit Air Standards, Climate
A new NASA-led study finds that when it comes to combating global warming caused by emissions of ozone-forming chemicals, location matters.

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