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mathematics

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Soap bubbles used to explore mathematical singularities

Films of soap with complex shapes can be used to model and understand mathematical singularities across a range of fields.

By May. 27, 2014

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MyScript Calculator reviewed

If you would like to go back to your early days of learning math using pencil and paper, this app lets you relive those moments, writing math expressions naturally while delivering solutions immediately.

Jan. 10, 2013

4 stars Editors' rating Jan. 10, 2013

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Mathematical paper-folding blows our minds

"Mathemusician" Vi Hart explains the boggling properties of the folded-paper hexagon.

By Oct. 7, 2012

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The 404 1,526: Where we got your nose (podcast)

A Craigslist for the filthy rich, hidden mics in your city, the future of wireless broadband, a case for simpler passwords, and AirBnb's new logo looks an awful lot like your Mom's butt!

By Jul. 17, 2014

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Jet lag? There's an app for that

Researchers have found that evading jet lag may be as simple as carefully controlled periods of light exposure to keep circadian rhythms in check.

By Apr. 10, 2014

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Lego robot sets new Rubik's Cube world record

CubeStormer 3 solves a Rubik's Cube in 3.253 seconds, beating its own robot predecessor CubeStormer 2.

By Mar. 18, 2014

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson: US need not lose its edge in science

The famed astrophysicist says there's a reason some chemical elements are named for places in the US -- and that we don't have to leave those glory days in the past.

By Jun. 20, 2014

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Artist sends NSA a super-encrypted mixtape

David Huerta says it's a reminder that the rules of math "are more powerful than the rules of even the most powerful states."

By Jul. 15, 2014

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Tight squeeze? Squishy robots could go from hard to soft

New material could help robots switch between hard and soft states to squeeze through small spaces -- much like an octopus.

By Jul. 14, 2014

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Yitang Zhang: A prime-number proof and a world of persistence

An exciting breakthrough by an academic little known before last year is firing up mathematicians. Now even playwrights are getting in on the act.

By Feb. 12, 2014