Brian Lineburg

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A Master of Numbers and Shapes Who Is Rewriting Arithmetic

The 30-year-old math sensation Peter Scholze is now one of the youngest Fields medalists for “the revolution that he launched in arithmetic geometry.”

Mathematics

Will Lockheed Martin Change The World With Its New Fusion Reactor?

Lockheed Martin’s secretive Skunk Works® laboratory registered a patent in March for a revolutionary technology that could solve the world’s energy problems for good – but don’t pop the champagne yet. The design is for a compact fusion reactor (CFR) which theoretically produces cheap, clean, near …

Energy

Bending the Law of Sines

For me, the above shape emerged when playing with a drawing compass. Of the two ancient tools, I preferred the compass over the straightedge. I was …

Mathematics

"Octonion" Math Could Underpin Physics

In 2014, a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, Canada, named Cohl Furey rented a car and drove six hours south to Pennsylvania State …

Physics

PlastiSketch: browser-based software uses vector graphics to design 3D models

Mar 19, 2018 | By Tess<p>Developer Marcel Urbanek has created a new browser-based 3D modeling software called PlastiSketch. The modeling platform …

New Study on Black Hole Magnetic Fields Has Thrown a Huge Surprise at Astronomers

Space is full of mysteries.<p>For the first time, scientists have studied the magnetic field of a black hole inside the Milky Way in multiple …

Black Holes

Partitions and pieces of eight

Some problems in mathematics are easy to state and maddeningly difficult to solve. A classic example is the problem of <i>partitions</i>, which asks: given a …

Extreme Sports

Test of Einstein's Theory Confirms the Sun Is Losing Mass

The best planet, Mercury, is in the midst of telling us something important about our sun: It’s losing mass.<p>Mercury, the closest planet to the sun, …

The Juno Space Probe Isn't Where It Should Be, And This Isn't The First Time It's Happened

Messing with general relativity.<p>In the early 1960s, scientists developed the gravity-assist method, where a spacecraft would conduct a flyby of a …

Secret Link Uncovered Between Pure Math and Physics

An eminent mathematician reveals that his advances in the study of millennia-old mathematical questions owe to concepts derived from physics.

Hawking's Institute is using a supercomputer to uncover the nature of space and time

Supercomputing<p>Hewlett-Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) supercomputer, the new Superdome Flex, is more than an impressive, technological marvel. It’s a tool …

Why you should read J.R.R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion

In 1977, four years after author J.R.R. Tolkien’s death, his son Christopher completed and published his father’s most ambitious and sprawling book:</i> …

Successful people from Warren Buffett to Bill Gates spend their free time the same way

One question has fascinated me my entire adult life: What causes some people to become world-class leaders, performers, and change makers, while most others plateau?<p>I've explored the answer to this question by reading thousands of biographies, academic studies, and books across dozens of …

Creativity

Nuts and Bolts of Multithreaded Programming

<b>Introduction</b><p><i>Get the basics about parallel algorithms, parallel programming APIs, and the tools required to start writing your own parallel …

Ask Ethan: Why must time be a dimension?

Sure, we move through it just like space, but it was the aftermath of Einstein that led to us truly understanding it.<p><i>“It is old age, rather than</i> …

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America’s Not a Democracy, and That’s Bad for Democrats

For the sixth time in the last seven presidential elections, Democrats won a plurality of the presidential popular vote on November 8 (Hillary …

Political Science

How to write an object oriented program that doesn't suck

It is fairly obvious that object oriented program has been used as a silver bullet in the modern day programming. Whether you are working as a …

​Report: All Standing Between Trump And Presidency Is Nation That Made Him Billionaire Celebrity

WASHINGTON—According to a Pew Research Center report released Monday that analyzed the Republican candidate’s chances of winning the general election …

Card Game Mechanics in Sprite Kit with Swift

Learn how to implement basic card game mechanics and animation.<i>Update 7/1/2016</i>: This tutorial has been updated for Xcode 7.3 and Swift 2.2.For more …

iOS Programming

Modern thinkers increasingly confirm a designed universe

The idea that the universe might bear some marks of design has traditionally been denied in academic circles. Evolutionary Biologist Richard Dawkins …

Richard Dawkins

How to write a 3D game for Android using Unreal Engine: Part 2

In part 1 of this tutorial, we talked about the basic overview of Unreal Engine and getting a first person shooter game started, in part 2 we will go in depth with “graphs” along with blueprints, level design and much more. If you have not read part 1, do so now so you will have the base game setup …

Game Development

[GiF] A possible model of an impossible cube of M.C. Escher

Imagine you would like to 3D print an impossible cube of M.C. Escher, how would you do this? Take a look at the image below, but don't scroll down …

‘Saturday Night Live’: ‘Dead Poets Society’ Meets Tarantino in Bloody, Hilarious ‘Farewell Mr. Bunting’ Skit

'Saturday Night Live': 'Dead Poets Society' Meets Tarantino in Bloody, Hilarious 'Farewell Mr. Bunting' Skit<p>“Saturday Night Live” aired its season …

Robin Williams

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Coding-savvy Russia students best China & US to win ‘programming world championship’

A Russian team from St. Petersburg State University has triumphed in the IBM-sponsored ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), …

NASA Just Witnessed One of Space's Biggest Mysteries — Here's What It Found

A NASA spacecraft just got a front-row seat to witness one of nature's most mysterious processes.<p>For the first time ever, NASA flew a spacecraft …

Why Doesn't The Signal From Spacecraft Get Lost?

How does radio signals from spacecraft accurately reach Earth, doesn’t collide with objects in space or disperse?<p>Radio signals can and do collide with other objects in space, and definitely do disperse between the spacecraft and the Earth, but they will reach the Earth for two reasons. The first; …

Space

Brixo are LEGO Blocks for IoT and Robotics Applications (Crowdfunding)

Brixo, an Israeli start-up, has designed LEGO compatible blocks - also called Brixo - that conduct electricity, embed sensors, Bluetooth connectivity …

Crowd Funding

'Star Trek: The Motion Picture' is the most beautiful 'Trek' film, and the least human

<i>Star Trek</i> turns 50 this year. It is the most important of the great pop culture franchises, maybe, the first realized vision of a cross-platform …