Don’t Stop Me Now! (Race at 8.2 PetaFLOPS)

“It is unworthy of excellent men to lose hours like slaves in the labour of calculation which could safely be relegated to anyone else if machines were used”. These words, sounding a bit elitist, were pronounced by Gottfried Leibniz, the German mathematician and philosopher who dedicated his life to the foundation of the modern mathematical […]

A Year in the Life of Neptune

Having started life as a hypothetical planet, it was only recently that Neptune’s precise path through space was confirmed, as it completed its first full orbit since its discovery in 1846. To celebrate this occasion, NASA released some stunning anniversary pictures, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. At the giant planet’s great distance of 30 […]