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  1. The SolarWinds Hack: What Happened?

    It was a dark day in cybersecurity when the world realized that the largest and widest reaching data breach in history had hit over 18,000 companies and organizations, including the U.S. Department of Defense, Microsoft, and just about everything in-between.  In this episode, we take a look at ...

    2021-03-02

  2. From Supercomputing to Supersonic

    It’s been about two decades since the Concorde flew passengers across the Atlantic at supersonic speeds, and if it were still in operation today, a ticket would cost you around $20,000.  Some saw the retirement of the Concorde as the end of supersonic commercial air travel, but undercover ...

    2021-02-11

  3. How Supercomputing Touches the World(s)

    From the case on your phone to rovers on Mars to vaccines -- supercomputers have played a role in just about everything around us.  And many of those projects have rolled through one of the biggest supercomputing centers in the world -- the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC).  ...

    2020-12-22

  4. Tsimulating Tsunamis

    In 1908, the largest earthquake ever recorded in Europe hit Southern Italy, wiping out the entire coastal town of Messina. Once the shaking had stopped, survivors thought they were safe until a massive tsunami followed minutes later. Even today, the exact cause of the tsunami is debated in ...

    2020-12-08

  5. The Power of Plants to Pulverize Coronavirus

    What if that plant on your desk could hold the key to stopping your stuffy nose?  From morphine to chemotherapy drugs, plants have played a vital role in developing pharmaceuticals to treat all kinds of ailments.  We talk to undercover superhero, Jerome Baudry of the University of Alabama ...

    2020-11-12