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Counterexamples in Origami

Surfaces are complicated. Triangles are simple. That’s an idea behind some methods of creating computer graphics and some advanced mathematics.

November 30, 2013 — Evelyn Lamb

Physics Week in Review: November 30, 2013

As you read this, we will be winging our way back home to Los Angeles after a lovely stint across the pond. The Time Lord has much to be thankful for, since — defying our expectations and the bookie odds — his book about the hunt for the Higgs boson, The Particle at the End [...]..

November 30, 2013 — Jennifer Ouellette

The Mystery of Strike and Dip

There are things that remain somewhat mysterious to me. You can read about things like strike and dip for months, years even, but they’re words.

November 30, 2013 — Dana Hunter

Good Microbes make Good Pets

THIS is good scicomm. Why? Well, for many reasons - good writing, good sound, good editing - but by far the most apparent, the reason most people will sit up and take note is because of the strong visuals...

November 29, 2013 — Carin Bondar

A High School Lab As Engaging as Facebook

Just down the hall from Paulo Blikstein's office at Stanford University is a student laboratory of the future. It has spring green-and-yellow tiled floors, matching walls and is stocked with every type of digital fabrication tool one can imagine: laser cutters, 3D printers, 3D scanners, 3D milling machines, robotics, and programming tools...

November 29, 2013 — Anna Kuchment

Photo Friday: Citizen Scientist – Testing EV potential on the road

Paris’s autolib car share program is, in essence, one of the world’s largest real-world electric vehicle testing laboratories. This photo shows one of the enrollment centers, where new users can register for the service, along with two of the program’s electric vehicles...

November 29, 2013 — Melissa C. Lott

Going gluten-free? Things to consider, part 1: Folate

Last spring, I wrote a blog post for Scientific American's guest blog about gluten sensitivity, a condition in which patients without celiac disease exhibit symptoms, such as bloating or fatigue, that improve with a gluten-free diet...

November 28, 2013 — Julianne Wyrick

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