Welcome to our monthly roundup of the best links on the internet about engineering, physics, and computer modeling! This month’s edition is full of interesting videos, articles, and resources to keep you up to date with the world of computer-assisted engineering, and discrete elements methods.
Simulating the Real World
- To get better at dealing with climate change, researchers are creating a computer model of the entire Earth – known as a digital twin.
- “How much can levee systems withstand before breaking and towns flood?” is the question researchers at MSU are trying to answer in an effort to help states like Mississippi and Louisiana prevent flooding.
- Scientists are uncovering the history of Mars’ climate by studying the ice patterns formed by solar radiation at the polar ice cap.
- The path to self-growing roads starts with the Mantis shrimp.
- CRISPR is the gene-editing technology that made the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines possible. Not without its controversy, a new biography chronicles the journey of the technology.
News from Coupi
- Check out a recent presentation by Coupi’s very own Dr. Anton Kulchitsky to Oregon State University on how computer modeling was used to help remote villages in Alaska circumvent river debris, a very real-world obstacle to tapping into a more economical and environmentally friendly energy option, hydrokinetic power.