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This Bomb-Simulating US Supercomputer Broke a World Record

[embedded content] Brad Settlemyer had a supercomputing solution in search of a problem. Los Alamos National Lab, where Settlemyer works as a research scientist, hosts the Trinity supercomputer—a machine that regularly makes the internet’s (ever-evolving) Top 10 Fastest lists. As large as a Midwestern McMansion, Trinity’s main job is to ...

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Natural telescope sets new magnification record

Extremely distant galaxies are usually too faint to be seen, even by the largest telescopes. But nature has a solution: gravitational lensing, predicted by Albert Einstein and observed many times by astronomers. Now, an international team of astronomers, led by Harald Ebeling of the Institute for Astronomy at the University ...

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2016 on track for hottest year on record

This is the third year in a row we’ve had record-breaking temperatures. Video provided by Newsy Newslook A malnourished cow walks along a dried-up riverbed in the village of Chivi, Zimbabwe, on Jan. 29.(Photo: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, AP) 2016 is forecast to break the record for the hottest year since records ...

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