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Hints of Trigonometry on a 3,700-Year-Old Babylonian Tablet

05/09/2018 1 Σχολιο

 

An ancient Babylonian tablet known as Plimpton 322 consists of a table of 60 numbers organized into 15 rows and four columns. CreditAndrew Kelly/University of New South Wales

By KENNETH CHANG AUG. 29, 2017

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E=mc2: Einstein’s equation that gave birth to the atom bomb

01/04/2015 Σχολιάστε

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Einstein’s theory of mass and energy. Photograph: Observer

Albert Einstein’s famous equation E=mc2 for the first time connected the mass of an object with its energy and heralded a new world of physics

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Why Do Americans Stink at Math?

23/12/2014 1 Σχολιο

 

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CreditPhoto illustration by Andrew B. Myers. Prop stylIst: Randi Brookman Harris. Calculator icons by Tim Boelaars.

 

By ELIZABETH GREEN JULY 23, 2014, The New York Times

 

When Akihiko Takahashi was a junior in college in 1978, he was like most of the other students at his university in suburban Tokyo. He had a vague sense of wanting to accomplish something but no clue what that something should be. But that spring he met a man who would become his mentor, and this relationship set the course of his entire career.

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Ideas for Improving Science Education

05/03/2014 Σχολιάστε

IVΑNYI GRάNWALD, Bιla, In the Valley, c. 1900, Magyar Nemzeti Galιria, Budapest

 

 

· By Claudia Dreifus, The New York Times, September 2, 2013

If you could make one change to improve science education in the United States, what would it be? Science Times asked that question of 19 Americans — scientists, educators, students — with a stake in the answer. Their responses follow.

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Eric Weinstein may have found the answer to physics’ biggest problems / Roll over Einstein: meet Weinstein

25/07/2013 Σχολιάστε

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Eric Weinstein’s theory is the first major challenge to the validity of Albert Einstein’s Field Equations. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

 

Eric Weinstein may have found the answer to physics’ biggest problems

A physicist has formulated a mathematical theory that purports to explain why the universe works the way it does – and it feels like ‘the answer’

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Archimedes: Separating Myth From Science

10/07/2013 Σχολιάστε

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By KENNETH CHANG, The New York Times, June 24, 2013

 

But more than 2,200 years after his death, his inventions are still driving technological innovations — so much so that experts from around the world gathered recently for a conference at New York University on his continuing influence.

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April is Math Awareness Month: “Math and Sustainability”

19/04/2013 Σχολιάστε
 

April is Math Awareness Month: “Math and Sustainability”

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European Launch and MPE Day at UNESCO on March 5

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More than 100 scientific societies, universities, research institutes, and organizations all over the world have banded together to dedicate 2013 as a special year for the Mathematics of Planet Earth.

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Have science museums had their day? e.t.c., e.t.c.

02/10/2012 Σχολιάστε

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Ian Sample meets the director of London’s Science Museum, Ian Blatchford, to discuss the role of museums in an era of quantum mechanics, particle physics and genomics

The Science Museum in London is a treasure house of wonderful technological artefacts such as Stephenson’s Rocket and Apollo 10. But are its glory days numbered in the new era of quantum mechanics, genomics and particle physics? What exhibit could possibly do justice to these abstruse fields of science?

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