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The Best Way to Board a Plane

Most airlines board passengers the same way, first filling the seats in the back of the plane, and then moving to the front. After a recent experience boarding a plane in this manner, Fermilab physicist Jason ...

Feb 14, 2008 4.6 / 5 (130) 18 feature

A mighty number falls

Mathematicians and number buffs have their records. And today, an international team has broken a long-standing one in an impressive feat of calculation.

May 21, 2007 4.3 / 5 (112) 0

The mathematics of cloaking

The theorists who first created the mathematics that describe the behavior of the recently announced "invisibility cloak" have revealed a new analysis that may extend the current cloak's powers, enabling it to hide even act ...

Dec 26, 2006 4.5 / 5 (104) 0

New Pattern Found in Prime Numbers

(PhysOrg.com) -- Prime numbers have intrigued curious thinkers for centuries. On one hand, prime numbers seem to be randomly distributed among the natural numbers with no other law than that of chance. But ...

May 08, 2009 4.4 / 5 (96) 41 feature