Finding Cause

CMU Group Uses PSC’s Bridges to Nail Down Cause in Brain Region Activity Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) measures brain activity as it happens. But on the surface, it’s hard to tell whether activity in one part of the brain is caused by activity in...

When Winds Get Rough

PSC Experts and Resources Enable Simulation of Non-steady Forces on Wind Turbines Rough winds are an issue for generating electricity from wind power. They can cause early failure of turbine components that limit the method’s monetary bottom line....

Testing the Footing

Bridges Helps Univ. of Chicago Team Simulate Cell Movement, Upending Scientific Expectations The movement of white blood cells to fight infections and the spread of cancer cells both rely on the same natural process. The cell reaches out to a new surface with a...

Function Follows Form

Bridges Simulations plus Lab Work on Frog Neuromuscular Junction Sheds Light on Human Diseases When a nerve cell passes a message to its neighbors, it must do so via chemicals sent across the synapse—a small space between the cells. Early researchers studied a synapse...

Putting Neutrinos on Ice

Identification of Cosmic-Ray Source by IceCube Neutrino Observatory Depended on Global Collaboration, PSC’s Bridges Four billion years ago—before the first life had developed on Earth—a massive black hole shot a proton out at nearly the speed of light. A result of...