Articles written by Victor D. Chase

About the Author

Victor D. Chase specializes in science and technology. He has written for, among others, Air & Space Smithsonian, Technology Review, Nature Medicine, Popular Science and Popular Mechanics. He has contributed numerous articles to DEIXIS.

March 2010

Going big to study small

March, 2010 Updated: March, 2011

It takes a big computer to model very small things. And, like its namesake state, New York Blue is big. Made up of 36,864 processors, the massively parallel IBM Blue Gene/L is housed at DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) on New York’s Long Island, where, among other things, it’s used to model quantum dots, or […]


December 2009

Invoking pharaoh’s name

December, 2009 Updated: November, 2011

The U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal must withstand attack and successfully strike their targets. Sandia scientists must figure out how.