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2014-01-13 08:20:21

Stunning multiphysics simulation images showcase potential solutions to complex engineering challenges PITTSBURGH, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From the intricacies of the human heart to the inner workings of a wind turbine, the winners of the fifth annual ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSS) Hall of Fame image competition highlight some of engineering's most complex design challenges. The Hall of Fame contest gives ANSYS users the chance to showcase their simulation and engineering skills...

2014-01-04 23:22:58

Educator announces its new online general statistics course. This course is in addition to 80+ subjects already available for high school, college, test prep, and professional subjects. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 03, 2014 At Educator.com, Dr. Ji Son's goal as the General Statistics professor is to connect the statistical dots so that the formulas, data gathering skills, and Excel techniques she'll teach are relevant to your life outside of a stats class. This course is a...

2013-12-23 12:13:10

Soliton water waves can travel several kilometers without any significant change in their shape or amplitude, as opposed to normal waves, which widen as they travel, and eventually disappear. Discovered over 150 years ago in water canals, solitons represent a surprising phenomenon of wave propagation and have been observed in natural phenomena including moving sand dunes and space plasmas. A unique aspect of solitons is that they can retain their shape because of non-linear and dispersive...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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