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Using Computers for Science

Computers have become a normal part of life. They are used to send e-mail, write a school report or look up recipes. They are used to crunch the latest baseball stats and deliver phone calls to the right house. They might even be used to help drive your car!

As much as computers have become a part of our daily lives, they have also become an important part of modern science. Many scientists just couldn't work without them! Many even use supercomputers. These are really powerful computers that are used in everything from weather to biology to astronomy.

Last modified October 15, 2007 by Jennifer Bergman.

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