16
Dec
2013

A warmer world is expected to have severe consequences for global agriculture and food supply, reducing yields of major crops even as population and demand increases. Now, a new analysis combining climate, agricultural, and hydrological models finds that shortages of freshwater used for irrigation could double the detrimental effects of climate change on agriculture.
 

03
Dec
2013

A Chicago-based consortium including the Computation Institute has been awarded $25 million over five years from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, to establish a new center of excellence for advanced materials research. The Center for Hierarchical Materials Design (CHiMaD) will focus on developing the next generation of computational tools, databases and experimental techniques to enable the design of novel materials, one of the primary goals of the Obama administration’s Materials Genome Initiative (MGI).