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How to speed up plane boarding? Ask an astrophysicist

Aug 19, 2013
Airlines endlessly try to engineer procedures to speed up boarding and reduce costly delays. A scientist thinks he has the solution.
Posted In: airline industry, Science, math
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Largest prime number: Still just a slice of pi

Feb 6, 2013
A discovery of a lifetime (at least for the math geeks among us): the largest prime number in the world.
Posted In: numbers, math
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A different series of tubes

Oct 17, 2011
Carbon nanotubes are thinner than a strand of hair and are being tested to power extremely small motors. The BBC reports: "Carbon nanotubes have...
Posted In: math, Science, Tech Report, tubes

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The secret life of a food stamp

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