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Advances in Computer Simulation are Crucial to Future for U.S. Science and Engineering, New Report Shows
April 22, 2009
A new report underscores the importance of computer modeling and simulation in advancing science and engineering, and finds that the U.S. no longer leads in all aspects of this discipline.
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