EurekAlert: Researchers develop a computer simulator that recreates the spread of COVID-19 in Europe

EurekAlert: Researchers develop a computer simulator that recreates the spread of COVID-19 in Europe. “A team of Spanish researchers have designed and validated a simulator to enable study of the evolution of the COVID-19 illness in Spain and in all Europe, based on parameters such as climate, social distancing policies and transportation. This research work has been carried out by scientists and technologists from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), the Centro Nacional de Epidemiología (CNE) and the Consorcio Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red (CIBER) from the Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII), in conjunction with the Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS).”

Mediapost: ‘The Washington Post’ Launches ‘Post Opinions Simulator’ Ahead Of 2020 Election

MediaPost: ‘The Washington Post’ Launches ‘Post Opinions Simulator’ Ahead Of 2020 Election. “The Washington Post wants to make the 2020 Democratic primary and caucus season a little more interactive for its readers with a new tool called the Post Opinions Simulator. Through a proprietary, mathematical predictive model, the simulator allows user to adjust data like polling averages, fundraising numbers and amount of time remaining until Election Day and position five candidates against each other.”

MIT Management Sloan School: See the future of global warming in less than one second

MIT Management Sloan School: See the future of global warming in less than one second. “Global warming is a defining problem of our age. But how to solve it? MIT has an answer, thanks to the En-ROADS climate solutions simulator, a new online interface that simulates 100 years of energy, land, and climate data to identify solutions in less than a second.”

TechCrunch: New NASA app puts you in the pilot’s seat of Boeing’s Starliner or SpaceX’s Crew Dragon

TechCrunch: New NASA app puts you in the pilot’s seat of Boeing’s Starliner or SpaceX’s Crew Dragon. “NASA has a new app (or web-based game, if you’re on desktop) that provides a simplified simulation of what it’s like to plan and run a commercial crew mission — meaning one of the planned varieties of mission that will actually take place aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon and Boeing Starliner once they begin flying crews next year.”

Phys .org: Recreating Earth through code

Phys .org: Recreating Earth through code. “The first Earth System Model developed and based in Africa are creating one of the most reliable and most detailed modulations of climate change. What does it take to recreate Earth? A couple of thousands of line of code, throw in some data from all the weather stations around the world, and a supercomputer.”