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Samsung Amps Up Loudspeaker Designs with Simulation

July 29, 2019

Some organizations reach success and then shift the goal post. Take Samsung, for instance: Although they lead the market for televisions and smartphones, they set their eyes on another goal…

Predicting the Unpredictable: Simulating Earthquake Mechanics

July 5, 2019

In case of an earthquake, people regularly practice hiding under their desks. Another way to prepare? Using response spectrum analysis to determine the structural stability of a building subject to this type of seismic event.

What Do Lobster Shells Have to Do with Body Armor?

July 3, 2019

Believe it or not, lobster are potentially paving the way for innovations in body armor and soft robotics due to the unique properties of the translucent membrane on the underside of their tails.

COMSOL Multiphysics® Version 5.4 Named 2018 Product of the Year

June 14, 2019

We’re raising a glass in celebration: Tech Briefs magazine presented COMSOL with a 2018 Readers’ Choice Product of the Year award for COMSOL Multiphysics® version 5.4 and COMSOL Compiler™.

How Does Sand Move on Mars? A Planetary Geology Question

May 27, 2019

There are a lot of sand dunes on the red planet. Studying how sand and sediment moves on Mars may help scientists better plan exploratory missions.

Comparing Optimization Methods for a Heat Sink Design for 3D Printing

April 18, 2019

When designing a heat sink, is it better to use parametric or topology optimization? When manufacturing said design, does 3D printing produce the best result, or a conventional method?

A Calculated Victory: Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck Wins 2019 Abel Prize

March 29, 2019

What inspires you about Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck, the 2019 Abel Prize Laureate and first woman to win the award? Learn about her career and research as well as the history of the Abel Prize.

Happy Birthday, Sir William Henry Perkin

March 12, 2019

This chemist went from studying at the Royal College of Chemistry and researching malaria treatment to synthesizing the first synthetic dye and running a dye shop and manufacturing plant…

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