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Can you solve it? The Pi Day puzzle that will spin you in circles

A topical teaser on the nerdiest day of the year<p>Life of pi - your guide to this infinitely interesting number<p>Read the solution here<p>Happy Pi Day guzzlers!<p>Every March 14 – or 3/14 using the US format for dates - the maths community celebrates pi, the number that is 3.14 to two decimal places.<p>Today is …

Raspberry Pi

Gravitational waves discovery: I was right, says Stephen Hawking

The discovery of gravitational waves could “revolutionise astronomy”, Prof Stephen Hawking said as he congratulated scientists on their groundbreaking work.<p>The top cosmologist said the breakthrough tallied with predictions he made more than 40 years ago at Cambridge University.<p>He told the BBC: …

Black Holes

New knowledge about the remarkable properties of black holes

Black holes are surrounded by many mysteries, but now researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute, among others, have come up with new groundbreaking …

How to Watch Star Wars If You’ve Never Seen It Before

I have never seen <i>Star Wars</i>. Yes, it’s true. I have not watched a single one of George Lucas’s immensely popular, fanatically followed science fiction films. Not even five minutes of one of them. My <i>Star Wars</i> knowledge is limited to short clips that exist in the pop culture ether—and what I picked up …

Ubuntu 15.10 Available to Download, This Is What’s New

<b>Six months in the making but today Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf staggers out of the wilderness, ready to sink its teeth in to your computer.</b>You can get …

Linux

Google and NASA are getting a new quantum computer

The famous Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab is getting some powerful new hardware. A joint project between Google, NASA, and the Universities Space Research Association, the Quantum AI Lab today announced a multiyear agreement to install a D-Wave 2X, a state-of-the-art quantum processor released …

Top 10 Algorithm books Every Programmer Should Read

Algorithms are language agnostic and any programmer worth their salt should be able to convert them to their language of choice. Unfortunately, I …

This Company Is Giving Away $48,000 In Bitcoin

CoinWallet.eu says it's nixing a planned "stress test," and will instead give the funds away to whoever wants them.<p>A European Bitcoin exchange will be giving away 200 bitcoins to anyone who wants them on Thursday, amounting to approximately $48,000 USD. According to a Reddit post announcing the …