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Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence

Million Dollar Computer Chess Problem Will Take 'Thousands of Years' to Solve

4,426,165,368 possible queen positions.
Claire Downs
9.6.17
Math
Math

Mathematicians Race to Debunk German Man Who Claimed to Solve One of the Most Important Computer Science Questions of Our Time

Norbert Blum's solve for the infamous 'P vs NP' problem "passes many filters of seriousness," but does it hold up?
Daniel Mützel
8.30.17
computer science
computer science

200 Terabyte Proof Demonstrates the Potential of Brute-Force Math

Automated verification finds renewed potential for making algorithms safe.
Michael Byrne
7.30.17
go ahead, judge me
go ahead, judge me

I Pulled 30 Years of Weather Data to Calculate the Perfect Wedding Date

I am insufferable.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.23.17
The Math That Explains the World
The Math That Explains the World

The 'Complex Systems Theorist' Who Predicted the Arab Spring

Using big data and new number-crunching strategies, math can be used to predict global crises.
Jason Koebler
6.17.17
The Math That Explains the World
The Math That Explains the World

The World Is Too Complicated for Donald Trump to Be President, Theoretical Physics Suggests

An emerging branch of complex systems mathematics suggests in cold, analytical terms that Donald Trump is not smart enough to be president.
Jason Koebler
5.23.17
quantum cryptography
quantum cryptography

How Cryptographers Will ‘Fight Quantum With Quantum’

Government agencies still want to restrict or control research into cryptographic security
Joshua Holden
4.21.17
Math
Math

Americans Could Eat Every American in Less Than Two Decades

This assumes we eat about as much meat as we do now, which is a big assumption when we're talking eating everyone!
Derek Mead
3.28.17
humans of the year
humans of the year

Anicca Harriot Is Dabbing Her Way to the Stars

The 20-year-old biophysical sciences student went viral after posting a tweet calculating the angle of her dab, but that’s just one of many sci-tech accomplishments so far—and yet to come.
Carl Franzen
2.9.17
Math
Math

Mathematician Proposes Blocking Tsunamis with Sound Waves

Whether or not we could ever engineer such a thing is uncertain.
Michael Byrne
1.29.17
copyright
copyright

Can a Number Be Illegal?

Let's start with the fact that everything is a number.
Michael Byrne
11.27.16
DIY
DIY

Someone Built a Working Four-Bit Computer Out of Cardboard and Marbles

You don't need electricity to implement binary operations, though it certainly helps.
Michael Byrne
11.26.16