X-ray researchers turn focus from black holes to cancer

Two Ohio State University astronomy researchers have established an international reputation for using X-rays and supercomputers to search the vast depths of space to identify elusive black holes. Now, they and their interdisciplinary colleagues are repositioning their scientific methodology to peer into the human body to enhance cancer therapy and diagnostics (theranostics).

Building Better Aircraft Engines, Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Race Cars

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By Joan Slattery Wall

Somnath Ghosh envisions a day when the lifespan of aircraft engines could be predicted with better certainty.

The variables involved, however, seem endless: How much load would the aircraft carry? What are the failure characteristics of each composite used in each part? How much impact could they withstand? What effect does natural degradation have over time?

International conference features Ohio Supercomputer Center experts


Staff members at the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) are being tapped for their valuable expertise to deliver numerous presentations at SC07, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nev., Nov. 10-16.

OSC experts will be making a series of presentations throughout the week from the center’s high-tech display booth on the exhibit floor. Among the 18 booth presentations, major topics will include:

ECom-Ohio Assessment Challenges Ohio to be a Leader in the E-commerce Revolution

ECom-Ohio today released its statewide and regional assessments of Ohio's readiness for electronic commerce. At the event, key leaders in government, education and industry unveiled action agendas designed to help Ohio lead in the coming e-commerce revolution. The action agendas require key industry, infrastructure and educational changes to be made at both the state and regional levels.

UC Center Studies Ways to Design Safer Guardrails

Truck ImageJust like trends in clothing, cars change their look and design rapidly with the times.

In recent years, the number of pickup trucks, passenger vans, and sport utility vehicles seen on US highways has grown substantially. Recent crash testing by the Federal Highway Administration indicates that these types of cars may be more prone to overturn when crashing into guardrails on US highways.

OSC Demonstrates Shared Virtual Environments at Spring I2 Member Meeting

Why does a second Internet need to be created? Ask 10 researchers and policymakers across the nation and you may receive 10 different answers. One important answer lies in the health and well-being of Americans.

Many advances in medicine depend on advances in technology, including virtual reality, computer simulations, and a faster Internet. Researchers at the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) in Columbus will demonstrate their recent work at the Spring Internet 2 (I2) Member meeting in Washington, DC, April 14-18.