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  1. How to Tell Your Family About HPC

    For those working with high performance computing in any capacity, sometimes talking about it with your family can be a little… confusing.  And with the holiday season upon us, many of us will undoubtedly be asked by well-meaning family members, “What’s going on with work?”  So today, we ...


  2. Protecting Football Players’ Brains

    It hasn’t even been two decades since the discovery was made -- Small repetitive hits to the head over time accumulated in football games and practices can build up into something significant and scary:  chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.  But with no sign that American football is going ...


  3. At the Heart of Simulation (Part 2)

    In the last episode, we were introduced to Tom -- a man who was flung into a medical twilight zone of heart issues and the procedures to fix them.  In this continuation of the story, meet Steve Kreuzer -- an engineer from Exponent who specializes in assisting in ...


  4. At the Heart of Simulation (Part 1)

    Tom was a healthy, athletic man in his 50s when he was suddenly struck with an unexpected heart issue -- One that hundreds of thousands of people experience each year.  And that one incident spiraled into a series of events that would dramatically alter the course of Tom’s ...


  5. Flying Cars: From Cloud to Cloud

    For decades, mankind has been enamored with the idea of flying cars -- we’ve seen them in movies, read about them in books, and longed to see them in the skies.  The Back to the Future movies even showed highways in the skies in ...