Cancer Computer Collaborates with Open Science Grid

January 20, 2017

Cancer Computer was established with the belief that the cure for cancer could be found with computers. In collaboration with Open Science Grid, Cancer Computer now has the opportunity to help complete cancer research projects with greater efficiency. Read more about their collaboration.

Saving Wetlands with Computers

October 5, 2016

The coastal wetlands of Louisiana near the mouth of the Mississippi River in the Gulf of Mexico are at risk. Since 2015, XSEDE has emerged as an important tool to help stifle land loss thanks to a science gateway called “SIMULOCEAN,” which was developed by the Coastal Hazards Research Collaboratory (CHARCOL). Learn more about SIMULOCEAN.

“Technology-Enhanced Research” in International Innovation

Institute team member Sandra Gesing is profiled in “Technology-enhanced research” in International Innovation. The interview and article highlight how science gateways enable the creation, distribution, and widespread use of scientific knowledge and research.

Dynamic cloud resource for high-energy physics community

To meet the cycles of variable computing resource consumption, the HEP Cloud project was launched by the Scientific Computing Division of Fermilab in June 2015. Its goal is to develop a virtual facility that provides a common interface to access a variety of physical computing resources, including local clusters, grids, high-performance computers, and community and commercial clouds.

Map of Life app engages citizen scientists

July/August 2015

The Map of Life app shows what kinds of life surround you, no matter where you are in the world. It draws from scientific literature, public databases, and satellite remote sensing, with predictions dynamically generated through modeling. The Yale Alumni Magazine describes how citizen scientists can use the app to contribute to our knowledge of the status and trends of species, thereby enabling understanding of species invasions, resource management, and ecological research.

Book on SCI-BUS project’s science gateway technologies

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Science Gateways for Distributed Computing Infrastructures: Development Framework and Exploitation by Scientific User Communities, edited by Péter Kacsuk

The book describes the science gateway building technology developed in the SCI-BUS European project and its adoption and customization method, by which user communities, such as biologists, chemists, and astrophysicists, can build customized, domain-specific science gateways. Many aspects of the core technology are explained in detail.

Old Ship Logs Reveal …Hints about Climate

September 3, 2014

Brian Naylor of NPR’s “Morning Edition” describes the Old Weather project, a citizen-science gateway that helps scientists fill in their gaps about climate history. Citizens are transcribing the logbooks of mariners from long ago. The project, created by Kevin Wood, a research scientist with NOAA and the University of Washington, allows “long-term, complete reconstruction of the Earth’s atmosphere.”

Listen to or read the story.

Scientists Dig into Ebola’s Deadly Genes for Clues

August 28, 2014

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AP writer Seth Borenstein highlighted the role of online crowd-sourcing (a.k.a. citizen science) in his article about the urgent effort to slow the Ebola outbreak. Lisa Girard of the Harvard Gazette also describes the research team, which was based at Harvard University and the Broad Institute.

Read the AP article or read the Harvard Gazette article, or read our featured excerpt.

Book: Cataloging the World

June 2014
Cataloging the World was written by Alex Wright, a professor of interaction design at the School of Visual Arts and a contributor to The New York Times. He writes:

Paul Otlet was a Belgian bibliographer and entrepreneur who, in 1934, described something very much like the World Wide Web. Otlet was more than just a technological visionary, however. He saw his global network—the Mundaneum—as part of a utopian plan to accelerate social progress, unify the world’s governments, and ultimately foster a great spiritual awakening.

You can read more about the book here:

Computing a Cure for HIV: 9 Ways Supercomputers Help Scientists Understand and Treat the Virus

June 20, 2014

Aaron Dubrow in the Huffington Post features nine examples of how scientists are fighting HIV by using massive computing power supplied by the National Science Foundation. Three of these examples use science gateways as part of these efforts.

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