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Should I Py or Should I Fortran?

Archived Webinar
Jul 24, 2019
Fortran and Python are programming languages with substantially different histories, design principles, and target applications. Yet, they are often found (and used) together in the toolbox of a...

New Products: June 2019

June
2019
New Products
Operations and Maintenance Remote Data Logger Connects to the Cloud The Digi-Sense multiparameter data logger allows operations maintenance personnel to remotely monitor temperature, humidity, CO 2 , or barometric pressure levels of a laboratory,...

The Periodic Table Turns 150

March 20, 2019

This milestone of chemistry marked its 150th birthday this month. Read about the earliest existing copies, learn who's in charge of the current official version, and more.

Moving to Mars

November 5, 2018

Headlines boast liquid water, potential for life, and successful unmanned missions, but manned travel to Mars will require an enormous amount of work—and many chemical engineers.

Profile: Tackling the Challenges of Regulating Biotechnology

February
2017
Profile
“Policy issues are often divorced from science and technology, and I think that needs to change,” says Megan J. Palmer, Senior Research Scholar at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford Univ. CISAC brings together...

​ Pro Tip: Searchable Excel Stream Tables with VBA

July 25, 2017

The astute process engineer loves building stream tables in Excel. They find nothing so satisfying. Their enthusiasm is squandered, though, as they start using the data in further calculations.

A report from E3 2010: The Midwest’s Premier Energy, Environment and Economic Conference

December 14, 2010

Researchers, students, government officials, and nonprofit and business leaders from Minnesota and across the nation attended E3 2010, Tuesday, November 30 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre. This year’s conference focused on the intersection among innovative technologies and policies, environmental benefits, and emerging market opportunities in the renewable energy sector.

NASA to Build Space Habitation Module

January 4, 2016

Good news for NASA and for all of us interested in continued space exploration: the new NASA budget allots $55 million for the development of a space habitation module.

Elon Musk Unveils Tesla Home Battery Storage

May 5, 2015

After dropping hints about a new product launch for months, when CEO Elon Musk walked on stage at the Tesla's design studio in Hawthorne, California, he faced a revved-up crowd of tech reporter

Tour the Solar System from Home with NASA

August 3, 2012

Want to navigate the solar system without having to buy that expensive spacecraft? Jon Nguyen demos Eyes on the Solar System, free-to-use software from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory that was create for exploring the planets, moons, asteroids, and spacecraft that rotate around our sun in real-time.

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