Cambridge, Massachusetts - Computer simulations of physical systems are common in science, engineering, and entertainment, but they use several different types of tools.

Seattle, Washington - Marina Alberti is a professor in the Department of Urban Design and Planning, which is part of the University of Washington College of Built Environments. Alberti directs the college’s Urban Ecology Research Laboratory and the Graduate School’s interdisciplinary doctoral program in urban design and planning.

New York - Emanuel L. Lutchman, 26, of Rochester, New York, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Jamaica as you celebrate the 54th anniversary of your nation’s independence.

Dallas, Texas - A Texas man was charged with fraud and obstruction of justice in an indictment unsealed today involving two investment companies that allegedly defrauded investors resulting in losses of approximately $900,000.

Washington, DC  - The U.S. Department of State’s Energy Resource Bureau welcomed a delegation from Angola for the third installment of the U.S.-Angola Strategic Energy Dialogue. The Minister of Petroleum of the Republic of Angola, Jose Maria Botelho de Vasconcelos, and the Minister of Energy and Water of the Republic of Angola, Joao Baptista Borges, participated in the discussion co-hosted by the U.S. Department of State’s Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, Amos J Hochstein, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, Christopher Smith. The dialogue focused on Angola’s petroleum and power sectors.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I congratulate the people of the Principality of Liechtenstein on the occasion of your National Day on August 15.

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia - During his first day in Sydney, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval joined with Dr. Bo Bernhard, Executive Director of the International Gaming Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Alex Blaszczynski of the University of Sydney to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize a research collaboration between the University of Nevada, Las Vegas International Gaming Institute and the University of Sydney, Gambling Treatment Clinic & Research Unit.

Washington, DC - A leader of the Vice Lords street gang was sentenced today to 20 years in prison for attempted murder in aid of racketeering in connection with the May 7, 2015, shooting of a family of four with an AK-47 in Detroit.

Berkeley, California - Watching the delegates at the national Democratic Convention shouting “Bernie or bust” got me thinking about what the “bust” part of that phrase meant. Had those delegates really thought about what a Trump presidency would mean for them? Had they thought about what it would mean for those without the resources to become delegates?