Mightee writes: "Supercomputers are at the front line of current processing capacity among all the families of computers. They are used for highly intensive tasks such as quantum physics, weather forecasting, climate research and molecular modeling etc.
In November '09 and October '10 Jaguar topped the Top500 lists of world's fastest supercomputers. But it was not until late October 2010 that Jaguar was dethroned by a Chinese supercomputer Tianhe-1A achieving 2.5 quadrillion calculations per second.
Now, after almost a year, the phoenix is going to rise out of the pyre; Jaguar is all set to become the most powerful supercomputer again."
Mightee writes: "Well as we advance towards shrinking things to the size of nanometers, even the useless are turning into assets. Thus here, Materials Science and Engineering Professor Xudong Wang, postdoctoral Researcher Chengliang Sun and graduate student Jian Shi are busy finding ways to turn our respiration into a potential source of energy, and that too electrical.
This is made possible by the wondrous piezoelectric effect. It is the phenomena by which some crystals such as that of lead zirconate titanate (PZT), acquire a charge when compressed, twisted or distorted. This provides a transducing effect for converting mechanical energy into electrical."
Mightee writes: "The world's automobile industry is going to be revolutionized as the engineers are working on a car that will be able to pre-anticipate an accident and avoid them by itself. The concept of artificial intelligence is at work and the researchers are very positive that they will be successful in this research.
Human driving patterns and ways are studied comprehensively and ITS algorithms are used to design such a transportation system that will automatically detect the chances of accidents, told the group of engineers, working at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where this whole work is being carried out."