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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.
A brief history of quantum field theory
Something called quantum field theory has been hugely successful in describing the fundamental forces and...
Cereal, sand and snow
As your cereal tumbled into your bowl this morning, were you daydreaming of sand dunes or snowy mountains? It...
Grappling with chaos: The Abel Prize 2014
The ability to see order in chaos has won the mathematician Yakov G. Sinai the 2014 Abel Prize.
Searching for answers
The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines' flight MH370 was dramatically narrowed last week due to a...
Like spirals and flowers? Then you'll love polar coordinates and the pretty pictures they allow you to draw!
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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