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Mathematics shows that open source software beats closed source software in the race to fix bugs.
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.
Science fiction, science fact: reports from the frontiers of physics
What is time? What is space? Are there parallel universes? Join Plus and FQXi on a journey exploring these...
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Why you shouldn't use a toss for overtime
In soccer a coin toss is used to decide who goes first in a penalty shootout and similarly in American...
What Planck saw
Cosmologists gathered in the Netherlands last week to discuss a new view of the Universe. The Universe as...
Folding the future: From origami to engineering
Back in the days before smart phones with GPS functions became ubiquitous we had maps. Remember how hard it...
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