An astronaut returns to Earth
ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst will return to Earth alongside NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Prokopiev on 20 December. After more than six months living and working on the International Space Station, their Soyuz is expected to touch down in Kazakhstan at around 05:06 GMT (06:06 CET).
Comment on Accelerated SIMD Mersenne Twister random number generator in MATLAB by Will F
The Intel Python Distribution's numpy PRNG uses SIMD: https://software.intel.com/en-us/blogs/2016/06/15/faster-random-number-generation-in-intel-distribution-for-python. More PRNGs (presumably with SIMD variants) for std numpy are in the pipeline (and have been for some time :)): http://numpy-discussion.10968.n7.nabble.com/speed-of-random-number-generator-compared-to-Julia-td44136.html
New Climate Model to Be Built from the Ground Up
Scientists and engineers rethink how to model and predict climateNews Writer: Robert Perkins Current climate modeling relies on dividing up the globe into a grid and then computing what is going on in each sector of the grid, as well as how the sectors interact with each other.
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