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Category: Computers & Math

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What Does Pi Sound Like?

When you were studying in middle school, you should be quite familiar with pi in your math class. As the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, Pi is thought to be an irrational number—about 3.14159, and has a wide range of mathematical applications in a regular use, such [...]

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Slime mold (Physarum polycephalum).
Image credit: Dr. Jonatha Gott and the Center for RNA Molecular Biology, Case Western Reserve University.

Computing With Slime: Building Logical Circuits with Living Slime Molds

The computer in the future could be much slimier than the solid silicon one we are using now. European researchers has released the result of their study in the journal Materials Today, providing details of logic units being built with living slime molds, which might function as the building blocks for [...]

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How Humans Develop the Abstract Geometric Knowledge?

How Humans Develop the Abstract Geometric Knowledge?

How humans develop and perfect the abstract geometric thinking? A study performed by researchers from Harvard University and Beijing Normal University has been published on PNAS recently, addressing with how four-years-old children use different geometric concepts and giving possible explanation on the origin of humans’ geometric thinking. “We investigated what [...]

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