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Impact February 2016
We say, '93History is written by the victors,'94 but it'92s probably more true to say it'92s written by the people who have the opportunity to write. It can be very difficult for us to capture what life was like for people who either didn'92t or couldn'92t record their experiences'97most of humanity throughout history. One example of this is the study of Black women, their lives and their experiences. Many documents don'92t mention them; those that do are often historically obscure, hidden away in vast library collections and unintentionally misleadingly titled or cataloged. The computational methods of the digital humanities hold great promise in finding and analyzing these works, rescuing the '93lost'94 experience of Black women and other people whose lives weren'92t typically examined by the writers of their day. Read more
XSEDE Resources Used to Discover a New Type of Organometallic Compounds
Thomas Manz, with his Ph.D. student, Bo Yang, used more than one million computational hours over a period of several years via allocations from XSEDE to produce a new class of selective oxidation catalysts. Read more
Tiny zaps, big results
The '93small talk'94 of researchers in nanotechnology is extremely small. Their interest is in the physical phenomena occurring with things one-billionth of a meter, a million times shorter than the length of an ant, or up to 100,000 times thinner than a human hair. But the benefits to society of the science, engineering, and technology they'92re doing at such tiny scales are huge. Read more
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XSEDE16, the 5th annual conference, will showcase the discoveries, innovations, challenges and achievements of those who use and support XSEDE resources and services, as well as other digital resources and services throughout the world. This year's theme is DIVERSITY, BIG DATA, & SCIENCE AT SCALE: Enabling the Next-Generation of Science and Technology. Deadlines are quickly approaching. Share this newsletter with researchers, colleagues, students or friends in industry who may want to participate! Read more