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Author: Michael Foale and Robert Osserman with Marianne Freiberger
The right spin: how to fly a broken space craft
On the 25th of May 1997 a dramatic collision tore a hole into the space station
and sent it hurtling through space. As NASA astronaut
, the fate of
and its crew hinged on a classical set of equations.
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
Infinity or -1/12?
What do you get when you add up all the natural numbers 1+2+3+4+ ... ? Not -1/12! We explore a strange result...
Why are we here?
David Sloan calculates how likely it is that our Universe exists. He explains to us how, and why the answer...
Influenza Virus: it's all in the packaging
How are researchers in disease dynamics using mathematics to understand how the influenza virus replicates?...
Researching the unknown
Science is much stranger than fiction. It suggests that our Universe may just be one of infinitely many which...
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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