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  1. Happy birthday Claude Shannon!

    ... mouse Theseus, one of the earliest experiments in artificial intelligence. (Image Copyright 2001 Lucent Technologies, Inc. All ... work on sending information through noisy channels. Maths in a minute: Boolean algebra , which gives some more details on rules ...

    Marianne - 30 Oct 2018 - 17:07 - 1 comment

  2. Maths in a minute: Einstein's general theory of relativity

    ... puzzling Albert Einstein, shortly after his discovery in 1905 of his special theory of relativity with its famous equation e=mc 2 ... about Einstein and his general theory of relativity and the maths behind it in our collection of articles and videos . About ...

    Rachel - 26 Jul 2018 - 01:47 - 0 comments

  3. Maths in a minute: The Riemann sphere

    ... the two-dimensional plane you can keep walking indefinitely in all directions. You could say, in a very hand-wavy and intuitive sense, that there is infinity all around the ...

    Marianne - 27 Jul 2018 - 11:52 - 7 comments

  4. Maths in a minute: Watch your units!

    ... two Earth years). It duly disappeared behind Mars a few minutes later, but it never re-appeared on the other side. A week later ... than planned and as a result it either disintegrated in the atmosphere or sped off to orbit the Sun. How not to ... of NASA's systems engineering, and the checks and balances in our processes to detect the error. That's why we lost the spacecraft," ...

    Marianne - 25 Jul 2018 - 13:46 - 2 comments

  5. Maths in a minute: Dark energy

    ... and how do they know? To find out, here's an extract from a Plus article by the cosmologist and mathematician John D. Barrow ... the Hubble Space Telescope and new detector developments in astronomy allowed researchers to see further than ever before in the ...

    Marianne - 5 Jun 2018 - 18:49 - 0 comments

  6. Maths in a minute: Dark matter

    ... Physicists believe that around 82% of all the matter in the Universe is dark matter . It doesn't interact with light (to be ... do we know it's there? To explain, here's an extract from a Plus article by Martin Rees . The magnificent spiral ...

    Marianne - 5 Jun 2018 - 18:45 - 0 comments

  7. Maths in a minute: The axioms of probability theory

    Chance is a slippery concept. We all know that some random events are more likely to ... is 1/6? The probability of getting 6 right in the national lottery is around 1 in 14 million. Mathematicians avoid these tricky questions by defining ...

    Marianne - 4 Jul 2018 - 17:35 - 1 comment

  8. Maths in a minute: Compound interest and e

    ... that it's connected to one of the most important constants in maths: the number . To see the connection, suppose you borrow at an ...

    Marianne - 28 Mar 2018 - 11:41 - 0 comments

  9. Maths in a minute: Graphs and the degree sum formula

    ... This is an example of a graph. In maths a graph is what we might normally call a network. It consists of a ...

    Marianne - 10 May 2018 - 13:54 - 0 comments

  10. Plus Advent Calendar Door #8: Einstein's general theory of relativity

    ... puzzling Albert Einstein, shortly after his discovery in 1905 of his special theory of relativity with its famous equation e=mc 2 ... about Einstein and his general theory of relativity and the maths behind it in our collection of articles and videos . ...

    Marianne - 26 Jul 2018 - 01:47 - 0 comments