UC San Diego researchers have ported the popular UniFrac microbiome tool to graphic processing units (GPUs) to increase the acceleration and accuracy of scientific discovery including urgently needed COVID-19 research.
Measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus have reduced the demand for fuel and slashed oil prices. Global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), the chief long-term cause of climate warming, have slid perhaps by one-fifth, but can we expect COVID-19 to create lasting change for the planet?
Researchers at SDSU and the Polytechnic University of Turin used simulations done on SDSC's Comet supercomputer to study how ocean wave energy converters harness energy and turn it into electricity, offering the potential to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.
Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego are eavesdropping on an Arctic glacier in the name of science. In a new study, Scripps scientists Oskar Glowacki and Grant Deane describe a new method to measure glacier mass loss from iceberg calving.
Human-centered design can help San Diego address the COVID-19 pandemic and put our city on course to be more sustainable, too. That’s the basic premise of the 2020 edition of the city-wide design challenge from UC San Diego’s Design Lab called “Design for San Diego,” or D4SD for short.
UC San Diego nanoengineers offer a research roadmap describing four challenges that need to be addressed in order to advance a promising class of batteries, all-solid-state batteries, to commercialization. The researchers describe their work to tackle these challenges over the past three years.
The San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego has announced the launch of ‘HPC Share’, a data sharing resource that will enable users of the Center’s high-performance computing resources to easily transfer, share, and discuss their data within their research teams and beyond.
Researchers at the University of Rhode Island (URI) used the San Diego Supercomputer Center’s 'Comet' supercomputer to show that high-performance computer modeling can accurately simulate tsunamis from volcanic events.
In coastal communities prone to hurricanes, people typically turn to engineered solutions for protection: levees, sea walls and the like. But a natural buffer in the form of wetlands may be the more cost-effective solution, says the most comprehensive study of its sort to date.
Six UC San Diego researchers have been named to receive prestigious 2020 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowships. Considered among the most promising researchers working today, the new UC San Diego Sloan fellows are part of a cohort of 126 early career scientists selected in the U.S. and Canada.