For the WHO, the Omicron variant presents a “very high risk” on a planetary scale

Admittedly, knowledge concerning the dangerousness of Omicron, the new variant of SARS-CoV-2, is incomplete; but they did not prevent the World Health Organization (WHO) from alerting, Monday, November 29, on the “Very high risk” that it presents at the global level. Follow our live: Omicron variant continues to grow, urgent meeting of G7 ministers Omicron … Read more

New method to predict stress at atomic scale

Journal Reference: Y. Cui, H.B. Chew. Machine-Learning Prediction of Atomistic Stress along Grain Boundaries. Acta Materialia, 2022; 222: 117387 DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2021.117387 According to Huck Beng Chew and his doctoral student Yue Cui, materials, such as copper, are very different at these very small scales. “Metals are typically polycrystalline in that they contain many grains,” Chew … Read more

Research shows scale models effective for predicting storm damage to wood-frame buildings

Journal Reference: Sean Duncan, Daniel Cox, Andre R. Barbosa, Pedro Lomónaco, Hyoungsu Park, Mohammad S. Alam, Caileen Yu. Physical modeling of progressive damage and failure of wood-frame coastal residential structures due to surge and wave forces. Coastal Engineering, 2021; 169: 103959 DOI: 10.1016/j.coastaleng.2021.103959 “We wanted to establish a way to build scaled wood-frame specimens that … Read more