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Video: Simulating the Universe With NASA's Supercomputers

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Charles Murray
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Explanation of videos
Charles Murray   8/26/2013 7:03:56 PM
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There are four things shown in this video: 1. Simulation of launch of NASA heavy lift vehicle. 2. Simulation of flow of world's oceans. 3. Simulation of birth of the universe (notice the clock counting down from 13 billion years to one). 4. Flow of air around helicopter rotor.

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Re: why the lines
ttemple   8/26/2013 1:06:03 PM
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I had the same reaction.  With all the money and technology they have access to, the average sports venue has better looking large scale video.  I would have thought they could have gotten the joints between the monitors much smaller.

 

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why the lines
naperlou   8/26/2013 10:02:44 AM
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Chuck, this is interesting stuff.  I wonder why in the visualization system that they left lines between the monitors.  This distracts from the visualization, I would think.

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Yet the brain happened bu chance?
GTOlover   8/26/2013 9:03:24 AM
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Nice article on the power of computing that man has designed, built, and programmed. One wonders why the human brain continues to process in a uniquely human way that converts an overload of sensory inputs into a coherent existance. And yet, the super computer can beat us in Jeapordy, compute our beginnings, and provide a visual simulation of a heavy vehicle launch. However, one has to keep all this in perspective, the supercomputer has an OFF switch (at least all the Skynet people hope so).

In all this, our brains came about by evolutionary chance mutations? Wonder if the supercomputer could calculate the odds of a human evolutionary path using probabilities? 

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NASA remains innovative
Elizabeth M   8/26/2013 6:45:28 AM
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Thanks for covering this; it's really cool stuff, Rob. I have written about some of the super-computer simulations and it's truly amazing. It's good to see NASA remains the innovator it always has been as an agency and continues to demonstrate to the commercial sector some of the latest and greatest technology, as well as show us more of the world and universe around us!

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