“Computer, lights:” How Ars staffers actually use voice-interactive bots

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Preparing for chemical attacks with improved computer models

Researchers have used computer models on the Stampede2 supercomputer to replicate the dispersal of gases from the April 4, 2017 chemical weapons attack in northwest Syria. The simulations were able to capture real world conditions despite a scarcity of information. Recently, the team developed a coarse model that uses seasonal conditions as background information to speed up calculations, reducing forecasting time from days to minutes.
Source: Science Daily