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This Dam Acts Like a Water Cannon. Let’s Do Some Physics!

Tech News || When people build dams—giant walls that hold back entire lakes and rivers—they have to build an overflow…

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What If Gravity Is Actually a Double Copy of Other Forces?

Tech News || As far as physicists have been able to determine, nature speaks two mutually unintelligible languages: one for…

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The Stealthy Mathematics of ‘Hearthstone’

Tech News || The situation in front of me looks dire. Four minions sit on the board, none of which…

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Ask Ethan: What Is A Scalar Field?

News Post || Tech News The gravitational field on Earth varies not only with latitude, but also with altitude and…

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Mathematicians who unravelled computational complexity win Abel prize

News Post || Tech News By Timothy Revell László Lovász (left) and Avi Wigderson (right) have been awarded the Abel…

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Imaginary Numbers May Be Essential for Describing Reality

Tech News || Mathematicians were disturbed, centuries ago, to find that calculating the properties of certain curves demanded the seemingly…

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The Crooked, Complex Geometry of Round Trips

Tech News || Have you ever wondered what life would be like if Earth weren’t shaped like a sphere? We…

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The 10 Best Science Parody Music Videos

News Post || Tech News ‘Lab Rules’ is AsapSCIENCE’s science parody of Dua Lipa’s music video ‘New Rules’. AsapSCIENCE /…

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After Centuries, a Simple Math Problem Gets an Exact Solution

Tech News || Here’s a simple-sounding problem: Imagine a circular fence that encloses one acre of grass. If you tie…

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Super Slow Computer Programs Reveal Math’s Fundamental Limits

Tech News || Programmers normally want to minimize the time their code takes to execute. But in 1962, the Hungarian…

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