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Don’t freak if you can’t solve a math problem that’s gone viral

It’s only fair to share…Don’t freak if you can’t solve a math problem that’s gone viral Kevin Knudson, University of Florida It’s been quite a year for mathematics problems on the internet. In the last few months, three questions have been online everywhere, causing consternation and head-scratching and blowing the minds of adults worldwide as… Read more »

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Transport’s innovation problem: why haven’t flying cars taken off?

It’s only fair to share…Transport’s innovation problem: why haven’t flying cars taken off? John Preston, University of Southampton and Ben Waterson, University of Southampton Flying cars in The Jetsons and Back to the Future, or Star Trek’s spaceships and teleportation, may have captured the imagination decades ago, but most current methods of transport have been… Read more »

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The future of rail travel, and why it doesn’t look like Hyperloop

It’s only fair to share…The future of rail travel, and why it doesn’t look like Hyperloop Roberto Palacin , Newcastle University As the world’s population becomes increasingly urbanised, it is estimated that the number of journeys measured in passenger-kilometres will triple by 2050. Roads simply can’t absorb this increase. Railways, with their greater capacity for… Read more »

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Which paintings were the most creative of their time? An algorithm may hold the answers

It’s only fair to share…Which paintings were the most creative of their time? An algorithm may hold the answers Ahmed Elgammal , Rutgers University From Picasso’s The Young Ladies of Avignon to Munch’s The Scream, what was it about these paintings that arrested people’s attention upon viewing them, that cemented them in the canon of… Read more »