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3 Important Animals of Science from Throughout History  

June 23, 2020

What do a bunny, mouse, and part-Samoyed terrier have in common? We discuss these 3 noteworthy yet unlikely characters from the history of scientific research…

Why Is My Coffee Maker Smiling at Me? Pareidolia Examined

June 4, 2020

A coffee maker smiles at you. A mop looks grumpy. The side of a building looks surprised. The phenomenon of seeing faces in inanimate objects, pareidolia, is more common than you might think…

Happy Birthday, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

May 10, 2020

In 1925, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin made a revolutionary discovery about hydrogen that unfortunately wasn’t believed at the time. This didn’t stop her from breaking new ground in astronomy.

Who Discovered the Integrated Circuit?

May 7, 2020

Like many of the world’s greatest innovations, credit for developing the integrated circuit is shared by many names, including Geoffrey Dummer, Jack Kilby, and Robert Noyce.

Modeling the Spread of COVID-19 with COMSOL Multiphysics®

April 7, 2020

From susceptible to exposed and infected to recovered: See how numerical modeling can help us understand the dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic and how it spreads.

Happy Birthday, Olga Ladyzhenskaya

March 7, 2020

Olga Ladyzhenskaya wasn’t one to shy away from a challenge. In fact, through her research, she proved the convergence of a finite difference method for the Navier–Stokes equations.

Happy Birthday, Edith Clarke

February 10, 2020

Once hired as a “human computer”, electrical engineer Edith Clarke is known for inventing the Clarke Calculator, which solves capacity and inductance calculations for long transmission lines.

Happy Birthday, Joseph-Louis Lagrange

January 25, 2020

Calculus of variations, Lagrange multipliers, deforming geometries, and Lagrange polynomials — These are just a few of Joseph-Louis Lagrange’s many contributions to the world of mathematics.


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