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Education & Academic

Food and Sun: Wolfram Language Recipe Graphs for the Solar Eclipse

At Wolfram Research, we are excited for the April 8 total solar eclipse and plan to observe this extraordinary event in several ways. Read about the science and math of this rare phenomenon in Stephen Wolfram’s new book, Predicting the Eclipse: A Multimillennium Tale of Computation, and then find eclipse specifics for your location with the Wolfram precision eclipse website. Now that you know why and where, prepare for your upcoming watch party with these Sun-related recipes using two new functions from the Wolfram Function Repository: RecipeGraph and NutrientComparisonBarChart.

RecipeGraph relies on a large language model (LLM) to help create a graph of the ingredients and instructions for a recipe. The recipe ingredients and instructions form the vertices of the graph. The edges (lines connecting the vertices) represent the flow of the preparation and cooking process. Each ingredient connects to the instruction in which it is used. NutrientComparisonBarChart creates a dual bar chart comparing the calories and macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, fat and fiber) in a list of foods.

Education & Academic

Computational Astronomy: Exploring the Cosmos with Wolfram

This year’s Global Astronomy Month is off to an exciting start for North America in anticipation of the total solar eclipse on April 8. In light of this momentous event, the following is a list of resources that bring Wolfram Language and astronomy together—including expert video guides, projects and books—for computational astronomers at every level.

Leading Edge

Enhance Wind Turbine Design with the New Wolfram System Modeler Rotating Machinery Library

Explore the contents of this article with a free Wolfram System Modeler trial. A wind turbine gearbox, susceptible to erratic wind loads, frequently fails well before its intended lifespan. Such failures, occurring globally, not only cause significant downtime but also lead to substantial economic losses. Can simulations help avoid this?

Current Events & History

How Many Days Would February Have if the Earth Rotated Backward? Exploring Leap Years with Wolfram Language

Happy Leap Day 2024! A leap day is an extra day (February 29) that is added to the Gregorian calendar (the calendar most of us use day to day) in leap years. While leap years most commonly come in four-year intervals, they sometimes come every eight years. This is because a traditional leap day every four years is actually a slight overcompensation in the calendar. Thus, a leap year is skipped every one hundred years when those years are not divisible by 400 (this is actually the entire difference between the Julian and the Gregorian calendars).
Announcements & Events

Your Invitation to Take a Quantum Leap in Education

Learning quantum theory requires dedication and a willingness to challenge classical assumptions. Quantum interference, particularly for massive particles, is a pivotal example in this journey. The Schrödinger equation, inspired by de Broglie’s hypothesis, revolutionized our understanding by revealing the wavelike nature of even massive particles. This phenomenon not only deepens our grasp of nature but also fuels innovations in quantum applications, from quantum sensing to quantum computing. Yet many students don't have the opportunity to run experiments that require sophisticated hardware. Not anymore!
Education & Academic

Reduce Quantum Noise with Wolfram Language and Fire Opal

Practical quantum computers have not entered the mainstream, but that has not stopped researchers and developers from innovating. Simulating quantum results on classical hardware and getting meaningful results from noisy quantum hardware are two important areas with lots of recent innovations.
Education & Academic

Leveling Up in Life Sciences: Unleashing the Power of Computational Biology with Wolfram Language

In days past, life sciences was reserved for those who had access to the proper equipment to observe and experiment with the organisms of the physical world. For today’s scientist, exploration doesn’t end with access to physical encounters. Whether you’re classifying an animal for the first time or using a protein visualizer to develop medication, Wolfram Language holds the tools and power to support your computational life science endeavors. The following is a collection of biology resources, projects and functions in Wolfram Language for any skill level.
Education & Academic

Get Down to Business with Finite Mathematics in Wolfram Language

“There is every reason to expect that the various social sciences will serve as incentives for the development of great new branches of mathematics and that some day the theoretical social scientist will have to know more mathematics than the physicist needs to know today.”

John G. Kemeny, first author of the original textbook on finite mathematics and co-inventor of the BASIC programming language

Finite mathematics gives students a mathematical toolkit used in fields as diverse as business, economics, sociology and biology while covering techniques that are logically distinct from calculus.