Welcome back. I hope my readers are having a great third week of the semester. In this installment of “Introduction to Flight,” I am very excited to discuss finite-time Lyapunov exponents (FTLEs), which are powerful tools in the fluids research community. When we think of turbulence, we might imagine an infinitely jumbled mess of fluid moving erratically throughout space. This … [Read more...] about Finite-Time Lyapunov Exponents: A Tool to Discover Coherent Structures in Turbulent Flows
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has a lot of negative associations in the mind of the public. When most people think of ECT, they think of mental patients receiving this treatment without their consent in the 1950s (Scientific American). It would probably be terrifying to imagine a treatment involving electricity running through your head. Staff at mental hospitals used this … [Read more...] about ECT Therapy
Welcome back. I hope that all of my readers have had an excellent summer and a great start to the fall semester. Today, I wanted to gently continue our discussion of aerospace engineering by reviewing a core concept that underpins nearly every macroscopic fluid flow analysis. This concept is the continuum hypothesis, which states that a fluid can be treated as one smooth, … [Read more...] about The Continuum Hypothesis
When it comes to substance abuse, the recommended course of action by most clinicians is abstinence. For example, an alcoholic would be encouraged to refrain from their addictive behavior, meaning that individual would simply stop consuming alcohol. Abstinence is promoted by most substance use support groups and those who treat substance abuse. However, abstinence does not … [Read more...] about Harm Reduction Treatment Model
Imagine having a virtual copy of yourself that lives inside a computer. This virtual you is an exact replica of real-world you- complex data structures work together to recreate your unique genome in the digital world. This, essentially, is the idea of a Digital Twin. They combine machine learning, real-time analytics, VR, MR, and AR, to produce a virtual representation of … [Read more...] about Digital Twins: What are they and how are they used?