Press Releases

By Pam Frost Gorder

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- October 22, 2008 -- Researchers have created a new material that overcomes two of the major obstacles to solar power: it absorbs all the energy contained in sunlight, and generates electrons in a way that makes them easier to capture.

Ohio State University chemists and their colleagues combined electrically conductive plastic with metals including molybdenum and titanium to create the hybrid material. This new material is the first that can absorb all the energy contained in visible light at once.

October 13, 2008 - COLUMBUS, OH – The University System of Ohio is soon to be a global hub for online medical education and videoconferencing following a decision to fund the creation of a resource center in Columbus.

Columbus, Ohio – September 22, 2008 – Ohio Supercomputer Center officials today announced that the Center has entered into an agreement with Nimbis Services Inc. to connect regional industry supply chains to OSC’s Blue Collar Computing computational and expertise resources.

OSC and NIMBIS have partnered to achieve the following:

Columbus, Ohio – September 10, 2008 – In a lush valley near Geneva, Switzerland, the work of more than 10,000 scientists, engineers, and technicians from 60 countries culminated in the first beam of protons zooming at nearly the speed of light around the 17-mile Large Hadron Collider.

Columbus, OH -- September 4, 2008 -- You asked for a better way to manage your OSC accounts, and we listened. We're pleased to announce the launch of OSC's PI Portal, a user-friendly, web-based service that enables you to conveniently manage information regarding user accounts, funding and publications information.

Buckeye Bullet 2 team employing mobile satellite system at Speed Week 2008

Wendover, Utah – August 18, 2008 – Throughout Speed Week 2008, the Ohio State University Buckeye Bullet 2 team will be turning the pit area on the Bonneville Speedway into a temporary WiFi hot spot as they pursue the speed record for electric vehicles.

Computer modeling, simulation skills add real market value to bachelor’s degrees

Columbus, Ohio — August 12, 2008 — Beginning this fall, students at two additional colleges in Ohio will have the unique opportunity to enhance the market value of their bachelor’s degrees by earning a minor in computational science.

National award for special contributions to medical education recognizes Ohio Supercomputer Center, Nationwide Children’s, Ohio State innovation

Columbus, Ohio - July 28, 2008 - The next generation of surgeons – many who grew up playing video games – are using real-time, interactive computer simulations to learn the difficult and delicate surgical techniques associated with the temporal bone in the human skull.

Ohio Third Frontier Commission recommends $2.1 million to establish center

Youngstown, Ohio – July 8, 2008 – The Ohio Third Frontier Commission has awarded Youngstown State University with a $2.1 million grant to establish a Center for Excellence in Advanced Materials Analyses in collaboration with Fireline TCON Inc. and the Ohio Supercomputer Center. The project will focus on research, analyses, modeling and commercialization of products with increased resistance to thermal shock and lower thermal conductivity.

Ohio Supercomputer Center's summer institute for middle-school girls marks 9th year

Columbus – July 1, 2008 – The Ohio Supercomputer Center announced the 2008 class of gifted middle school students who will participate in the Young Women's Summer Institute, a weeklong summer program that supports the state's efforts in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by teaching skills and encouraging careers in these areas.