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Codes, trees and the prefix property
Underlying our vast global telecommunications networks are codes: formal schemes for representing information in machine-readable and transmissible formats.
examines the prefix property, one of the important features of a good code.
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
Two-faced conic sections
Play with our applets to explore the conic sections and their different definitions.
Who's looking at you?
Observers are, of course, vital in physics: we test our theories by comparing them to our observations. But...
Kepler discovers five new worlds
The telescope discovers the oldest solar system to date.
Blown off their feet
Two mathematicians' visit to the desert sheds new light on avalanches.
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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