News tagged with everyday life

Math makes mobile maps meaningful

Due to the success of navigation devices and smartphones, digital maps are used widely in everyday life. They guide us safely along motorways or to the next bakery as long as the map is good and clear. However, ...

May 08, 2014
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Papyrus, parchment and paper trails

In a pioneering project funded by the Mellon Foundation, scholars at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich are compiling a database of Arabic documents, many dating from the early years of Islam. The online ...

Jan 24, 2014
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Quantum causal relations: A causes B causes A

A deeply rooted concept in everyday life is causality; the idea that events in the present are caused by events in the past and, in turn, act as causes for what happens in the future. Physicists from the ...

Oct 02, 2012
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