The World’s Most Powerful Climate Change Supercomputer Powers Up
Only “top 20″? 1.5 petaflops is nothing to sneeze at. While the fastest supercomputer in the world today, IBM’s “Sequoia” in Livermore, San Francisco, can handle over 16 petaflops, just four years ago the world’s fastest computer (also an IBM ...
World Cup 2014 in statistics: the best XI from the tournament
Bastian Schweinsteiger leads his Germany team-mates in celebration after the World Cup final. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Fifa via Getty Images Sunday's spectacle was billed as the best team against the best player. Germany had experienced a few hitches on ...
The mantis shrimp has the world's fastest punch
Reference: Patek, Korff & Caldwell. 2004. Nature 428: 819-820. Update: At the time of writing, the mantis shrimp’s punch was a strong candidate for the fastest movement in the natural world. It has since been trumped by the bite of the well-named trapjaw ...
The sneeze that shook the world
Tearing through a world still reeling from the horrors of the First World ... advising just a few pointers: avoid sneezing and coughing in public, carry plenty of fresh handkerchiefs, wash hands regularly and gargle with disinfectant mouthwash.
Go on Cowen, spill the beans about what happened at the bank guarantee meeting
The Taoiseach’s wish to make Ireland the best small country in the world in which to hold inquiries took a ... won’t be able to grill ministers from the last government about what happened in cabinet on the night of the bank guarantee.