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Karlsruhe is one of the first German cities to pilot 'real' free and unlimited WiFi | Science| In-depth reporting on science and technology | DW | 07.05.2014

Citywide WiFi has been a dream for many of us for years. And indeed some have tried to make that dream come true.<p>In New York, there was talk of the …

Maths stand-up comedy shows 4D cube crash

This Is Your Brain On No Sleep

If you’ve been skipping sleep, thinking you’ll make up for it on weekends, here’s some bad news. Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania and Peking University have found that chronic sleep loss may actually lead to irreversible damage to and loss of brain cells.<p>“We live in a society where each …


How Math Solved the Mystery of the Missing Malaysian Jet's Path

Analysts at the Inmarsat satellite venture executed a computational tour de force to determine where a missing Malaysia Airlines jet probably went, but mathematician John Zweck says the feat is simple enough to explain with a basketball, a hoop ... and an ant.<p>"The math involved is really just a …


Erasing Bad Memories: Wiping Out Unconscious Traces Is Possible

Bad memories are not only part of our conscious mind, they also leave a trace in our unconscious. But now, new research shows that actively trying to …

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