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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.
Einstein and relativity: Part I
Read about the rocky road to one of Einstein's greatest achievements: the general theory of relativity, which...
What is general relativity?
To celebrate the centenary of the general theory of relativity we asked physicist David Tong to explain the...
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
Finding your place in the world
What are global coordinates?
How stupid systems can use clever ways of finding things.
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