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How Math Explains the World

This Just Proves I’m a Nerd

I didn’t bring this book home, the Husband did, but it had a really cool cover so I picked it up. And I meandered through the first several chapters because anything that explains my husband’s brain to me is frequently of interest. And after those first few chapters (during which I learned that Pythagoras was […]

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Superman vs. iPod

Albert Fert and Peter Gr├╝nberg independently discovered a physical effect known as giant magnetoresistance, which gave the technology used to read data on hard disks a literal quantum leap toward today’s itty-bitty (technical term) computers like iPods. So yesterday these dudes got the “You just won the Nobel Prize for Physics” call (I always imagine […]

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