Why do bridges ice in winter weather?

Kevin D. Hall, chair of the department of civil engineering, explains: We’ve all seen them – the highway signs just before a bridge saying “Bridge Ices Before Roadway.”  This phenomenon mostly boils ...

What is a teraflop?

Amy Apon, professor of computer science and computer engineering and director of the Arkansas High Performance Computing Center in the College of Engineering, replies: A “flop” is a contraction of “f...

What makes a supercomputer “super”?

Amy Apon, professor of computer science and computer engineering, replies: In the past, supercomputers were built with proprietary, expensive components and ran specialized software. Many of today’s ...

What happens to insects during the winter?

Don Steinkraus, professor of entomology in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, replies: Insects employ many different strategies to survive over the winter. Some travel ...