Cosmic rays
Nuclei and elementary particles originating both inside and outside the Milky Way galaxy. Where they were made and how they are accelerated to such high energies is still not understood.
A high-speed distributed file system that can be shared over as many as 100,000 nodes.
 96,426 using the SPECint_rate2006 benchmark
The estimated value using SPECint_rate2006 as a benchmark of CPU performance.
 KAGRA Project
The Large-Scale Cryogenic Gravitational Wave Telescope. Selected in 2012 for the Leading-edge Research Infrastructure Program by the Ministry of Education, Sports, Science, Culture, and Technology, facilities for this ICRR project are currently under construction, and due to go into full operation in 2017-2018.
A facility consisting of a subterranean pool used as a Cherenkov-ray collector located in Kamioka, Gifu Prefecture, Japan.
 Sun's cosmic-ray shadow
A phenomenon in which cosmic rays (high-energy charged particles that move through space) are deflected by the sun's magnetic field.
 Ground-based gamma ray observatory, CTA
A future ground-based gamma-ray observatory planned to come online in 2020 with 10 times the sensitivity of existing gamma-ray telescopes. The sites will be decided in March 2014, and the construction will start in 2015.
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Date: 24 January, 2014
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