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Happy Birthday, Oliver Heaviside

May 18, 2022

At the age of 16, Oliver Heaviside’s formal education came to an end. However, he went on to discover the first coaxial cable, the modern Maxwell’s equations, and the Kennelly–Heaviside layer.

Happy Birthday, Norbert Rillieux

March 17, 2022

Sugar has been around for centuries, but the revolution in sugar processing occurred less than 200 years ago. Learn about the life and work of the engineer behind this revolution.

Now Available: COMSOL Multiphysics® Version 6.0

December 14, 2021

COMSOL Multiphysics® version 6.0 introduces the Model Manager, the Uncertainty Quantification Module, and many significant updates throughout the product suite.

5 Fun Facts to Celebrate Fibonacci Day

November 23, 2021

Fun fact: The Fibonacci sequence can be found in flowers, pine cones, tree branches, and shells.

Möbius Strips: Where Math Meets Art

November 16, 2021

The Möbius strip was simultaneously and independently discovered by two German mathematicians in the 1850s. Today, this one-sided object is found in tools, art, nature, and more.

Extracting DNA: From Pumpkins to Mammoths

October 26, 2021

Here, we go over how to recover DNA from a pumpkin using a simple experiment, as well as how scientists made a recent breakthrough in DNA extraction research.

Fore! Analyzing the Performance of a Golf Ball with Simulation

August 25, 2021

Did you know that golf balls were originally made out of wood? We discuss the evolution of the golf ball and how simulation can be used to analyze modern golf ball designs.

Analyzing LED Bulb Designs with Heat Transfer Simulation

July 22, 2021

LED bulbs are billed as more energy efficient than traditional bulbs, but they are not 100% efficient in turning electricity into light, making thermal management a vital design consideration.


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