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Understanding memory

May 26, 2016 It is almost certain that you have had that moment where you forget where your keys are (it happens to me all the time) or some other important item that you needed. more »»

 
 
 
The importance of information theory

May 12, 2016 Most people probably don’t think about it when streaming Netflix, but what it does is actually quite amazing. Let me explain why. more »»

Fast moving waves

April 28, 2016 Waves are endlessly interesting, and they simply envelop us in life. Sometimes we forget how abundant waves ar. more »»

Applications for random walks

April 14, 2016 The concept of the random walk in science has become quite prevalent in application to processes that are of a statistical nature. more »»

Scientific mysteries

March 31, 2016 There are numerous mysteries in the scientific community, and the list is ever growing. It seems as though every time one question is answered, many more follo. more »»

Massive supernovae

March 17, 2016 Recently, astronomers have come to realize that they needed a new class of supernovae. This class is called superluminous supernovae. more »»

The benefits of water

March 3, 2016 It seems silly for me to be writing about the benefits of water, since we all know how important water is. Water is necessary for our life and the life of most organisms on earth. more »»

LISA Pathfinder, LIGO and the exciting world of gravitational waves

February 18, 2016 In September of 2013, I wrote an article about LIGO, which at the time the next big experimental device to come online for science. Well, I guess you could say that LIGO came online with a bang. more »»

Printable electronics in our future?

February 4, 2016 Imagine if you could print your own toy electronics, or companies could easily and cheaply print RFID tags (for tracking objects), or even print your own data storage device to reduce the need for a... more »»

The traveling salesman

January 21, 2016 There is an interesting problem in mathematics that seems like it should have a simple answer. This problem is called the traveling salesman problem. more »»

‘Beam me up, Scotty’

January 7, 2016 Teleportation is something that has long captured our collective imagination. more »»

The fascinating systems of planetary rings

December 24, 2015 Though many of us have seen the beautiful pictures of Saturn’s rings, they are not often discussed. more »»

So what if the weather outside is frightful?

December 24, 2015 Although almost every witticism attributed to an American is credited to Mark Twain, a lot of them were never uttered by Twain himself. more »»

‘Beam me up, Scotty’

November 19, 2015 Teleportation is something that has long captured our collective imagination. more »»

A fractal world

October 22, 2015 We live in a fractal world, though we may not realize it. Often the leaves found on plants and trees exhibit fractal pattern. more »»

The ghost particles

October 8, 2015 It all started with a conservation principle. more »»

The future of electricity may be different than we imagined

September 24, 2015 We keep hearing all the time about the dire state our infrastructure is in here in America. Frequently numbers in the trillions of dollars are tossed around as our needed investmen. more »»

Will citizen science be the science of the future?

September 10, 2015 We live in a world of big data. We have now developed technology that can generate so much data, a single person could never review it in an entire lifetim. more »»

Outsmarting cancer

August 27, 2015 Believe it or not, we humans have known about cancer for a really long time. Cancer was described (though not by name) as early as 3000 BC by the ancient Egyptians. more »»

Will becoming greener kill jobs?

August 13, 2015 We hear this argument over and over again, going green is killing jobs and of course that we are doing it for no reason. more »»

Could the LHC be ready to change our understanding of physics?

July 30, 2015 The Large Hadron Collider is certainly one of mankind’s most impressive accomplishments. more »»

 
 

 

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