Inverse Design – A Path to Faster Development?

First in a continuum of brief news reports on Brown University's Chemistry Department Seminar series. Prof. Dequan Xiao, from the University of New Haven's Center for Integrative Materials Discovery, presented applications of his team's "inverse" design methodology, and explained its future impacts. I find myself stymied by the mountain of choices set before me, threatening …

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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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