Convergence Problems – Computer Defenestration Prevention

Calculations on molecular, biological, and physical systems come with a common goal: determining the lowest, most stable energetic state(s), and thus the best example of the system to study computationally. To do this, the values of interest, usually energy, need to converge: i.e., after repeated changes, each result is nearly the same as the one …

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Understanding Energy – Potential, Kinetic, and Visualization on a “Surface”

In order to work with a lot of physical concepts across disciplines, some level of understanding must be present regarding "energy." On an instinctive level, people tend to have a foundational understanding of "energy" just by doing and observing everyday tasks; I aim to illuminate these moments and shed some further detail on what energy …

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Navigating Science – Introduction

I've been ignoring the urge, the passions, the clawing at my brain's inner door, to write about the numerous research articles I tumble through, because they appear as a never ending flood. However, I figured giving myself a place to put those desires to work, just as I had for my other blogs, would open …

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Cabernet Inn, North Conway – Peaceful & Serene Springtime Getaway

The Cabernet Inn, run by the wonderfully warm and welcoming Jess and Bruce, is a must stay bed & breakfast in North Conway, New Hampshire. Jess is a professional chef who cooks a marvelous breakfast selection, and Bruce is a computer engineer by training who brings a barrage of humor to the table. Both are …

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Meeting Street Café Review – Pancake Perfection!

All day breakfast plus a plentiful lunch selection leave room for a fickle appetite, and do not disappoint in either quality or quantity. Service is great, good attitudes, but can be rather slow in terms of turnaround. Worth the wait. Meeting Street Café resides on Thayer Street in Providence, RI, USA, just north of Brown …

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Parsing All That Output – GREP to the Rescue!!!

I will be discussing a useful approach to obtaining the desired output from Gaussian calculations using "grep" on Linux. Simple technique inspired by Linux knowledge and Gaussian manuals/books (see "Note 2" at bottom of post for details). For any newbie Linux users, my quoted out comments are acting as the Terminal command line and output …

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Exploring Languages – Introduction

In the United States, K-12 approaches to acquaint students with languages other than English vary wildly, from fully immersive programs (teaching a second language alongside English in different subjects), to a handful of Spanish in Senior year of high school. This variety ebbs and flows based on the cultural climate around the school systems, and …

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