29 November 2011

Monster computer speeds up modelling

The University of Warwick’s new £1.3 million monster computer is to be put to work analysing the natural properties of the humble mollusc shell. 

Using state-of-the-art computer modelling techniques modelling Warwicks' scientists are hoping to discover how these remarkable calcium carbonate creatures, combine enzymes and proteins to make strong, but incredibly light structures. By understanding better the natural properties of the mollusc shell, the research could revolutionise the development of synthetic materials that has commercial uses ranging from building materials to the making synthetic bone structures used in orthopaedics.

Read the published article at the studentguardian

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