(Credit: Staff at RENCI at UNC Asheville and RENCI at East Carolina University and Kevin Hill, NC State department of marine, Earth and atmospheric sciences, also helped to develop these animations)
Hurricane season is upon us, and while no one can predict how many storms will blow our way this year, RENCI has worked to improve storm modeling and put new tools into the hands of emergency responders since Floyd (1999) and Isabel (2003) swept ashore on the North Carolina coast. Read more
3D replica of senecavirus, a pathogen discovered several years ago by researchers in Pennsylvania. UC San Francisco researcher Eric Delwart and his colleague Chunlin Wang of Stanford University use the RENCI-developed TeraGrid Science Gateway to access grid computing resources in their search for new viruses. (Credit: Institute for Animal Health, UK)
DNA sequencing and sequence analysis happens daily in many biological sciences laboratories, but analyzing large sets of genetic data increasingly requires computing resources beyond the capabilities of most labs.
Michelle Covi, RENCI at ECU outreach coordinator, shows students at Nags Head Elementary School how to track the course of a hurricane during a hurricane awareness presentation by RENCI and National Weather Service staff. (photo: S. Daniel Siepert, RENCI at ECU)
Donna Kain, outreach director at RENCI at East Carolina University (ECU), and Michelle Covi, outreach coordinator at RENCI at ECU, recently traveled to Nags Head Elementary School on the Outer Banks to promote Hurricane Preparedness Week in Dare County.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) is one of 16 partners in a new climate research project led by the University of Maryland called the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites (CICS). Read more
ASHEVILLE, NC–RENCI at UNC Asheville Director Jim Fox and media artist and co-founder of design and engineering firm The Elumenati David McConville were featured in a half-hour program that aired on Asheville’s educational channel twice a day from May 12 to May 19. Read more
Carolinians, historians, and students will soon gain a better understanding of Holocaust survivors who reside in North Carolina. Read more
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have a new distributed computing resource through the efforts of the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) and Information Technology Services’ Research Computing. Read more
For R. Jude Samulski, viruses are the good guys.
With minimal energy and great efficiency they deliver genetic material from outside sources to the nuclei of cells. If programmed correctly, the DNA sequences they carry can change the genetic information in cells, turning diseased cells into healthy ones. Read more
Hurricane Awareness activities at RDU
RALEIGH, May 6, 2009—The plane on display at Raleigh-Durham International Airport’s General Aviation Terminal was a veteran of storms well known to North Carolinians: Isabel, Floyd and Fran. Read more
CHAPEL HILL, NC, April 29, 2009 – Stanly County will soon have detailed data about local weather conditions and new weather-related projects for school children thanks to the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) Weather Web competition.
The county is the latest in the list of North Carolina counties awarded a weather station through Weather Web, which aims to enhance weather-related K-12 education and improve the quantity and quality of weather data in under served areas of the state. Read more