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Moving Refrigerated Goods Around the World by Container: a Science not an Art!

Moving Refrigerated Goods Around the World by Container: a Science not an Art!

Shipping container transport is so ubiquitous that we take it for granted that many of the goods in our home, medicines and food, may have come to us in a humble shipping container.  For around the first 20 years of shipping container transport, perishable goods were a liability. In bright sunshine, the contents of the…

Physicist Builds a Supercomputer out of PS3s in a Refrigerated Shipping Container

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It’s not every day you hear the words “shipping container”, “Playstation”, “military”, “computational astrophysics” and “supercomputer” in the same sentence, but strangely, that’s exactly what happened in one University and another Air Force base in the United States. A physicist named Ghuarav Khanna from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth had the bright idea to take…