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Author: Jim Woodhouse
What makes an object into a musical instrument?
Many things make a noise when you hit them, but not many are commonly used to play music — why is that?
Jim Woodhouse
looks at harmonic and not so harmonic frequencies and at how percussion instruments are tuned.
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Maths in a minute: Writing infinite sums
How to write a sum that's infinitely long.
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Let them eat cake — and drink vodka
Language analysis shows how the nation's tastes have changed.
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Mathematical mysteries: the Goldbach conjecture
Can every even number greater than 2 can be written as the sum of two primes? It's one of the trickiest...
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Mathematical mysteries: Hailstone sequences
Here's an easy game that leads you straight to an unsolved question in maths.
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Fight Ebola with your computer
A crowdsourced computing project looks for molecules that can disable the Ebola virus.
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The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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