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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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Mathematical paper-folding blows our minds

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

By October 7, 2012

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Miegakure lets you use the 4th dimension to solve puzzles

An upcoming platform game lets you twist space to access two, three and four dimensions.

By August 28, 2014

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'MythBusters' drops hosts Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci

After 10 years of blowing stuff up and reality-checking hundreds of myths, co-hosts Grant Imahara, Kari Byron and Tory Belleci are leaving on the popular science TV program.

By August 22, 2014

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IBM's TrueNorth processor mimics the human brain

Big Blue's cognitive computing chip could enable wide-ranging applications that take advantage of massive performance while using no more power than a hearing aid.

By August 7, 2014

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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 July 17, 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 July 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 July 14, 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 June 20, 2014

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Amazon's big bet: How a smartphone intensifies war with Apple, Google

The online retailer treads into new territory that will test its strategy of selling products at cost.

By June 16, 2014