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Galactic Power Packs

Formed when massive stars collapse, black holes are extremely powerful and have a major impact on the genesis, growth and evolution of galaxies. A research team has made discoveries using computer modeling and simulations that have overturned longstanding, widely held beliefs about black holes.

When Stars Go Boom

When it comes to core-collapse supernovas (CCSNs), their death is pivotal to our existence. Their demise occurs when they violently implode on themselves, littering the universe with the elements necessary for life to occur.

Swirling Secrets

Many newly formed stars are surrounded by what are called protoplanetary disks, swirling masses of warm dust and gas that can constitute the core of a developing solar system. Protoplanetary disks may potentially become celestial bodies such as planets and asteroids.

The Ties That Bind

The class of proteins that bind to membranes in the body is key to many of life’s vital functions. And not surprisingly, more than half of all modern medicinal drugs are directed at manipulating those proteins.

Supercomputer-assisted Calibration Methodology Enhances Accuracy of Energy Models

Worldwide, buildings are major energy consumers. In the U.S., for example, they use 41 percent of the nation’s primary energy; and in countries across the globe, the building energy consumption is similar, ranging from 30 percent to 40 percent. One way to improve the energy efficiency of buildings is computer modeling and simulation.


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