Stunning Loops of Plasma Observed on The Sun May Not Be What We Thought

A well-studied solar phenomenon may not be quite as simple as we we thought it was. New simulations suggest that what we thought were loops of plasma known as coronal loops erupting out from the surface of the Sun along magnetic field lines may, at least sometimes, be wrinkles in corrugated sheets of plasma.   … Read more

Behold, The Most Accurate Virtual Simulation of Our Universe to Date

In the Cosmic Calendar, which maps the chronology of the Universe across a single Earth year, modern humans don’t appear until the very last minute of December 31. Everything we understand about the evolution of the Universe, we’ve had to piece together. We simply haven’t been around for pretty much any of the 13.7 billion-year … Read more

Supercomputers Simulated a Black Hole And Found Something We’ve Never Seen Before

While black holes might always be black, they do occasionally emit some intense bursts of light from just outside their event horizon. Previously, what exactly caused these flares had been a mystery to science.    That mystery was solved recently by a team of researchers that used a series of supercomputers to model the details of black holes‘ magnetic … Read more

AI makes simulations of huge amounts of molecules possible

Computer simulations of clouds of atoms and molecules must always trade scale for accuracy, but a new technique shows that both are possible at once using AI and clever coding Technology 12 January 2022 By Matthew Sparkes The Summit supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee ORNL and Carlos Jones Artificial intelligence has been used … Read more