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Ada Lovelace Day, Celebrating Women in STEM

October 14, 2014

October 14 is recognized in the scientific community as Ada Lovelace day, named after Ada Lovelace, one of the first computer programmers. The day is meant to celebrate women in STEM.

Keynotes from the COMSOL Conference 2014 Cambridge

October 3, 2014

Whirlpool R&D, Bang & Olufsen, Xaar: These 3 companies gave keynote presentations at the COMSOL Conference 2014 Cambridge. Get the highlights here…

Hygroscopy of Brown vs. White Sugar, the Banana Bread Test

September 11, 2014

Physics in the kitchen: We bake 2 loaves of vegan banana bread to compare the hygroscopic properties of white and brown sugar. Get details — and the recipe! — on the blog.

2D Axisymmetric Model of a Conical Horn Antenna

September 4, 2014

Did you know that you can save time setting up your electromagnetics models by taking advantage of axisymmetry? We discuss the benefits of this approach using a conical horn antenna example.

The Hygroscopic Swelling Effect

August 19, 2014

If you put a quarter cup of rice in a pot of water, you end up with half a cup of rice. This isn’t magic — it’s simply hygroscopic swelling at work. Learn more about this phenomenon.

Eat First, Research Later: Exploring the Role of Eggs in Baking

August 5, 2014

Leavening, binding, moistening: 3 of the roles eggs typically play in baking. Learn more about the science behind baking with eggs, and how vegan baked goods compare, on the blog.

Modeling Lithium-Ion Batteries for Quality and Safety Assurance

July 18, 2014

Intertek Semko AB assesses more than 20,000 lithium-ion batteries per year. Learn about how they use COMSOL Multiphysics® to understand and analyze their battery and fuel cell designs.

Happy Birthday, Nikola Tesla

July 10, 2014

From discovering the rotating magnetic field to inventing the Tesla coil, Nikola Tesla made countless contributions to science and physics. Learn about the life and work of this household name.