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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?
looks at harmonic and not so harmonic frequencies and at how percussion instruments are tuned.
A new kind of singing star
The Sun is no longer singing solo and is now part of a stellar choir
Career interview: Performance engineer - Rolls Royce
Adrian Bird, a performance engineer at Rolls Royce, tells
that it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. You can follow your dreams to do maths and it can lead you to the skies.
Researchers observe the Inverse Doppler effect for the first time.
Astronomers have for the first time listened to the heartbeat of a star other than our own Sun.
So you think you can add up?
Why do we add fractions the way we do? A very close look at addition reveals the answer — and it also works...
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
Maths in a minute: Euclid's axioms
Five basic facts from the father of geometry.
Solving quadratics in pictures
How to derive the famous quadratic formula from pictures, just like the Babylonians did.
Why the Met Office needs a £97m supercomputer
The complex maths of weather and climate.
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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