A Douglas-fir tussock moth larva. Image courtesy United States Forest Service.

Into the Woods

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Scientists use computation to keep forests thriving.

DaLI will support data-intensive projects including, clockwise from top, XENON1T, XROMM, and the South Pole Telescope.

NSF Grant Provides UChicago, MBL Researchers with a New Instrument to Manage Experimental and Observational Data

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The enormous data sets collected by today’s researchers from instruments and observations are creating enormous challenges in data management and computation. To help meet these challenges, the NSF has awarded a grant to the RCC for the Data Lifecycle Instrument (DaLI).

The spiral dance of doomed black Holes. Artwork credit: LIGO/T. Pyle.

Splashes in Space

Friday, January 13, 2017

What the demise of far-off stars can tell us about the universe.

Farm destroyed by a dust storm. Image courtesy of USDA.

Dust Bowl Would Devastate Today’s Crops, Study Finds

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

A drought on the scale of the legendary Dust Bowl crisis of the 1930’s would have similarly destructive effects on U.S. agriculture today despite technological and agricultural advances, a new UChicago study finds.

Transmission electron micrograph of the influenza A virus. Image courtesy of Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

One Step Ahead of the Flu

Friday, December 9, 2016

A new insight into a global killer could save lives.