Enzyme Molecules as Nanomotors

Enzymes, workhorse molecules of life that underpin almost every biological process, may have a new role as “intelligent” micro- and nanomotors with applications in medicine, engineering and other fields. That’s the topic of a report in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, showing that single molecules of common enzymes can generate enough force to …

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Stanford researchers use a million cores from IBM Sequoia supercomputer for supersonic jet engine simulation

Researchers at the Center for Turbulence Research set a new record in supercomputing, harnessing a million computing cores to model supersonic jet noise. Work was performed on the newly installed Sequoia IBM Bluegene/Q system at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. Stanford Engineering’s Center for Turbulence Research (CTR) has set a new record in computational science by …

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The Cutting Edge of Optimization and Discrete Mathematics

Dr. Hearn give an overview of his program – Optimization and Discrete Mathematics at the AFOSR (Air Force) Spring Review 2012. – Discusses the cutting edge of optimization – 25% of all scientific programming is spent on linear programming problems – metamaterial design – Describes the value of the travelling salesman problem and how they …

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