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How a farm boy from Wales gave the world pi

One of the most important numbers in maths might today be named after the Greek letter π or "pi", but the convention of representing it this way actually doesn't come from Greece at all. It comes from the pen of an 18th ...

dateMar 14, 2016 in Mathematics
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Has the magic gone from Calcium-52?

For the first time scientists have measured the radius of a calcium nucleus with 32 neutrons – indicating that nuclear physics theories don't describe atomic nuclei as well as previously thought.

dateFeb 10, 2016 in Condensed Matter
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Turbulence in bacterial cultures

Turbulent flows surround us, from complex cloud formations to rapidly flowing rivers. Populations of motile bacteria in liquid media can also exhibit patterns of collective motion that resemble turbulent flows, provided the ...

dateNov 30, 2015 in Soft Matter
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