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New life for old metal mines 

That is why researchers have developed sophisticated 3D models. They are aimed at helping to better understand the complex geology that envelopes the ore. What you see here in red are what we call reflective zones, underground regions whose material has a different density from the surrounding bedrock. That different density is one of the properties of the ore we are looking for. So these 3D maps help us to precisely spot those regions and calculate angles and distances for more accurate exploration drilling Diamond drilling is a very expensive business. So if you can get more robust computer models, so you need to drill less holes in order to target the mineral spots, then you will reduce the expenses needed to drill those deep holes. What we can describe in a 3D model like this is the rocks units, structures which could be important for guiding where ores are located in the crust. So it is all about chemical and physical properties of the rocks.

 
16 September 2012 New go 0 comments download
 
Maps: Colouring in the Black Sea  

What do microscopic molecules and huge computer grids have in common? They both build up giant scientific databases of ecosystems around the World. But it is a tricky process. This is the story of how researchers around the Black Sea are struggling to get the bigger picture out of tiny details. On the shores of the Danube River there is an unusual team. Romanian and Ukranian scientists are embarking on a common research trip. Experts in computer modelling have teamed up with environmental engineers to come up with a precise picture of diverse environmental data in big rivers like the Danube or the Dnieper, but also in hundreds of small streams flowing to the Black Sea. The challenges were huge as Elham Rouhollahnejad an environmental engineer at the Eawag Institute explains: We used topographic maps to make our hydrological models. And sometimes those maps lacked resolution. In this case, for instance, this particular river is disconnected. It is the same water flow, but it looks like two different rivers. So we had to carefully, manually, correct it. Otherwise, our calculations on flow rates or water inputs would not be accurate. The effort is based on what is called Global Earth Observation, designed to use monitoring technologies to build up scientific databases.

 
16 September 2012 New go 0 comments download
 
Interview of the G.Zinovjev, Chief of BCC (part 2 ) 

August, 17, in the apartment of the First informative portal "Obozrevatel" the press-conference took place of the Gennady Zinovjev, Head of High-Density Energy Physics department of Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics, representative of Ukraine in CERN, on the theme: "Large hadronic collider is prepared to the autumn start ".

 
11 October 2011   go 0 comments download
 
Interview of the G. Zinovjev, Chief of BCC ( part 1) 

August, 17, in the apartment of the First informative portal "Obozrevatel" the press-conference took place of the Gennady Zinovjev, Head of High-Density Energy Physics department of Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics, representative of Ukraine in CERN, on the theme: "Large hadronic collider is prepared to the autumn start ".

 
11 October 2011   go 0 comments download
 
Project Contrail federating the clouds 

Supply of, and demand for computational capacity is elastic. Some companies are are falling short, others have capacity in abundance. More often than not the need or surplus in computational power or storage capacity is temporary. Wouldn't it be wonderful if the surplus of one corporation could (temporarily) alleviate the wantage of the other. A consortium of ten organisations from six European countries started on a collaborative project to enable just that. The Contrail project aims to design, implement, evaluate and promote an open source computational cloud wherein users can limitless share resources. The Contrail project will run for a period of three years and will show tangible results: Contrail will provide a complete Cloud platform which integrates a full Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service offer. Contrail will allow Cloud providers to seamlessly integrate resources from other Clouds with their own infrastructure. Contrail will break the current customer lock-in situation by allowing live application migration from one cloud to another. Contrail will be fully available in open-source.

 
02 September 2011   go 1 comments download
 
NeuGrid 

neuGRID is a user-friendly grid-based e-Infrastructure which enables the neuroscience community to collect and archive large amounts of imaging data and to access resources for computationally intensive data analyses. neuGRID allows neuroscientists to identify neuro-degenerative disease markers through the analysis of brain images, thanks to an innovative new set of distributed medical and grid services. The infrastructure is designed to be expandable to other medical applications.

 
01 August 2010   go 0 comments download
 
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2011, Bogolyubov Institute for Theorethical Physics