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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.
Preserving species in the face of climate change
Can mathematics predict the inevitable consequences of climate change? And more importantly, can it suggest...
Maths in a minute: The central limit theorem
Opinion polls, election forecasts, testing new medical drugs — none of these would be possible without the...
Don't judge a black hole by its area
Find out how some black holes are bigger on the inside than they are on the outside.
Snakes and adders
How can an electronic device fed on a diet of 0s and 1s perform complex tasks? We explore the workings of...
What the eye can't see
From cancer treatments to counting trees: the maths behind image analysis makes it all possible.
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