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The Government Discovers the Internet

What do you get when you link two supercomputers together? If I were Johnny Carson, I'd have a witty response like one big superconfuser. But, I'm not. Johnny, that is.

The USEPA and the Department of Energy have decided to start using the internet. And to get it accomplished, we humans had to write a Memorandum of Understanding, just in case the computers didn't.

According to sources, the now-connected supercomputers will "work in computational toxicology, the application of computer-based statistical techniques and molecular genetics that allow chemical testing based on a chemical's molecular structure and its effects on genes." They expect the effort to reduce animal testing and provide better toxicity information for chemicals.

The computers not only slice and dice, but they also "provide better and faster runs of environmental models such as the Community Multi-Scale Air Quality model, an important tool for states to meet upcoming deadlines for their air quality attainment plans," according to the USEPA.

Why is this important? The government has finally decided to work together. Well, at least two of their computers can finally get along.

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