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The Week In Numbers: Google's Robot Army, A Beautiful View Of Pi, And More

<b>3.14159265358979323846264338327</b>: the first 30 digits of pi. Happy Pi Day! (see how science artist Martin Krzywinski turned the irrational number into colorful circular diagrams here)<p><b>1,315 times the diameter of the sun</b>: the size of this yellow hypergiant star, one of the 10 largest stars ever …

Rubber Bands

Gravitational Waves: Einstein Was Right, Again, Maybe

Cosmologists hope for a field-rocking announcement next week.<p>What's the latest cosmology gossip? According to the Guardian, the field is awash with rumors that next week, American scientists will announce the detection of gravitational waves: incredibly small ripples carrying energy across the void …

Physics

NSA 'tapped into Google and Yahoo data centres'

Google has expressed its outrage at reports data centres round the world reportedly targeted by the National Security Agency and GCHQ<p><b>America's</b> National Security Agency secretly tapped into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centres around the world, enabling it to …

Pixelstick Gives Light Painting a (Much Needed) Makeover

It seems like you only see light painting in wedding photo ops and unintentionally (and then intentionally) in 4th of July sparkler shots. It's a …

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As Google’s revenue grows 12 percent, Page says he’d love to spend more on moonshots

Google (S GOOG) under co-founder Larry Page has become known for its crazy moonshot projects: Self-driving cars, Google Glass, and Project Loon: the …

Top 10 sci-fi movies

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Google’s balloons that could bring the internet to all

Many parts of the world are without internet coverage. Now search giant Google plans to bring web connections via a fleet of high-flying balloons.<p>We are becoming increasingly more dependent on the internet to help run our lives. But much of the planet is outside the web, zones that are without web …

Internet

Maths is fun (sometimes)

In my secondary school, one of the maths teachers had a sign in his window saying "Maths is Fun". Of course, we often mocked this on a regular basis; we were adolescents and therefore knew everything, so poured endless scorn on the claims of teachers with the worldly cynicism of 14-year-olds.<p>But …

Six official images from Doctor Who's 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor

With just over a month to go before the BBC celebrates the 50th anniversary of the iconic sci-fi series <b>Doctor Who</b>, six official images from <b>The Day of</b> …