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A Practical Sedimentation App for Toxicology Analysis

January 25, 2022

Sedimentation is widely used in toxicology, biochemistry, and biomedicine. You can study how gravity affects this physical phenomenon with simulation.

Visualizing the Emergence of Turing Patterns with Simulation

December 28, 2021

Turing patterns are often found in nature. The conditions behind the emergence of these patterns can be studied with chemical modeling.

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.

The History and Science Behind Vinyl Records

August 17, 2021

As vinyl records explode in popularity, we take a look back at the history of records, as well as the interesting science behind how they are produced — and how they play music.

How to Model Metabolic Reaction Networks with COMSOL®

August 4, 2021

Certain ice creams, puddings, and candies have an extremely vivid yellow color that comes from vitamin B2. The manufacturing of this supplement is one example of a metabolic reaction network…

Modeling a Rapid Detection Test in COMSOL Multiphysics®

April 21, 2021

Curious about how exactly the rapid detection tests for COVID-19 work? Get a comprehensive explanation here, as well as 3 example models in COMSOL Multiphysics®. (Part 2 of 2)

An Introduction to the Physics of Rapid Detection Tests

April 20, 2021

Rapid detection tests based on lateral flow assay (LFA), also called immunochromatographic tests, can be thought of as quite advanced, yet very robust, microlaboratories. (Part 1 of 2)

The Science Behind Cooking Caramel

April 6, 2021

Whether you’re adding it to brownies, crème brûlée, or an ice cream sundae, cooking caramel is a precarious task: One wrong move and it could burn and taste bitter or recrystallize and harden.


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