Archive: 01/15/2014

An old mathematical puzzle soon to be unraveled?

(Phys.org) —It is one the oldest mathematical problems in the world. Several centuries ago, the twin primes conjecture was formulated. As its name indicates, this hypothesis, which many science historians ...

Jan 15, 2014
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Bee sensors take flight to help farmers

Thousands of honey bees in Australia are being fitted with tiny sensors as part of a world-first research program to monitor the insects and their environment using a technique known as 'swarm sensing'.

Jan 15, 2014
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Global warming: The conversation we need to have

We all know the earth's climate is changing. The effects are inescapable no matter where we live. Here in New England, some changes are subtle (more humidity, consistently warmer nights), dramatic (more intense ...

Jan 15, 2014
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Programming drones to fly like birds

(Phys.org) —Jack Langelaan's lab in the basement of Hammond Building is a model airplane builder's dream. In one room, graduate students Nathan Depenbusch and John Bird test algorithms on commercial flight ...

Jan 15, 2014
5 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast