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Classic traffic jam in the airplane aisle. ChameleonsEye /

Passengers boarding airplanes: we’re doing it wrong

‘Tis the season for airplane travel. We may be looking forward to getting where we’re going, but most aspects of the travel itself are merely endured. There’s stressful security, the madding crowd and…
Flooded roads can affect evacuating populations but computer modelling can quickly reevaluate plans to minimise loss of life. EPA/Mak Remissa

Evacuation modelling: finding the best time (and way) to get going

Reports from the Philippines reveal a lack of typhoon preparation and evacuation efforts. When to evacuate – and how – spells the difference between life and death. As we know, typhoons can cause widespread…
If you want to optimise scramjets you’re going to need the rule of the jungle. EPA/NSAS

Explainer: evolutionary algorithms

My intention with this article is to give an intuitive and non-technical introduction to the field of evolutionary algorithms, particularly with regards to optimisation. If I get you interested, I think…

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