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A bright idea
What do computers and light switches have in common?
illuminates the connection between light bulbs, logic and binary arithmetic.
RIP Claude Shannon
Claude Shannon, who died on February 24, was the founder of Information Theory, which is the basis of modern telecommunications.
looks at Shannon's life and works.
Searching for answers
The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines' flight MH370 was dramatically narrowed last week due to a...
Easy as 1, 2, 3?
The natural numbers, 1, 2, 3, 4, ..., are nice. So what could be nicer than discovering interesting patterns...
Building a bridge to maths
At last month's Cambridge Science Festival we had great fun trying out a hands-on (or rather feet-on)...
Cereal, sand and snow
As your cereal tumbled into your bowl this morning, were you daydreaming of sand dunes or snowy mountains? It...
A brief history of quantum field theory
Something called quantum field theory has been hugely successful in describing the fundamental forces and...
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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