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Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Scientists Co-Author Paper on Wiring Diagram of the Brain
March 10, 2011
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) scientists Art Wetzel and Greg Hood co-authored a paper on brain anatomy featured as the cover story in the March 10 issue of Nature, the international weekly journal of science. Collaborating with a team at Harvard University, they exploited improvements in computer speed and storage capacity available at PSC that made it possible to transmit and process more than three-million high-resolution images.
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