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iPlant and TACC analyze 120,000 Plant Species, Overturn Popular Theory

With an estimated 350,000 plant species on earth, one of the greatest challenges facing ecologists is quantifying plant diversity and understanding its relationship to plant survival. To make matters more difficult, it has been nearly impossible to organize all of these data without the appropriate computational power. Recent access, however, to big data supercomputing resources is revolutionizing the field.
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Gourmet Mushrooms Recycle Waste | Scientific Computing

UA plant scientists are growing gourmet mushrooms on coffee grounds, landscape waste, even pizza boxes – and reducing that waste to compost.

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Taming the 'Genomical Beast' with Big Data Resources | Scientific Computing

The iPlant Collaborative, headquartered at the University of Arizona, is a National Science Foundation-funded cyberinfrastructure project providing computational support to life science researchers in the form of secure data storage, services for data analysis, and the underlying infrastructure to share datasets among collaborators anywhere in the world with an Internet connection.
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Gourmet Mushrooms Recycle Waste | Scientific Computing

Gourmet Mushrooms Recycle Waste | Scientific Computing | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Today, Pryor and Jackson are growing delicious, nutritious gourmet mushrooms – while turning coffee grounds, used brewery grains, straw, newspapers, pizza boxes and other woody landscape waste into compost.

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