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Our Supermassive Black Hole Could Be 'Supercharging' Stars' Magnetism

02.03.16 – Using the NAS facility's high-end computing resources, astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have—for the first time—been able to include the magnetic fields of stars in computer simulations where a star is "pulled apart and stretched," giving a clue about how the stars in the center of our galaxy respond to straying too close to a monster black hole. Read More

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Targeting Cookstove Pollution Using Supercomputers and NASA Satellites

01.26.17 – Using NASA High-End Computing Capability resources, researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, were able to map out pollution flow patterns world-wide and determine how cookstove emissions in one country can cause problems hundreds of miles away. Read More

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Exploring Drone Aerodynamics with Computers

01.11.17 – For decades, NASA has used computer models to simulate the flow of air around aircraft in order to test designs and improve the performance of next-generation vehicles. At NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley, researchers recently used this technique to explore the aerodynamics of a popular example of a small, battery-powered drone, a modified DJI Phantom 3 quadcopter. Read NASA Ames feature Read WIRED magazine feature

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Design Software Shapes Future Sonic Booms

12.07.16 – NASA's Quiet Supersonic Technology initiative and aircraft manufacturers are using our award-winning Cart3D software to help design quieter supersonic jets, as featured in the 2017 issue of NASA Spinoff. Read More

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