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Why Pi matters

Why Pi matters

March 18, 2015

The New Yorker: Every March 14th, mathematicians like me are prodded out of our burrows like Punxsutawney Phil on Groundhog Day, blinking and bewildered by all the fuss. Yes, it’s Pi Day again. And... read more

Physical objects are about to become as programmable as a computer

Physical objects are about to become as programmable as a computer

March 16, 2015

Fast Company: Once we can control any material—from metal to wood to plastic—static objects will become a thing of the past. read more

Saturn’s Titan moon may hold the key to extraterrestrial life

Saturn’s Titan moon may hold the key to extraterrestrial life

March 2, 2015

Morning Ticker: A team of chemical engineers and astronomers from Cornell University believes life could exist on Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. They theorize that liquid water is not required for... read more

How to get everything you want...without trying

How to get everything you want...without trying

March 1, 2015

ipick: So let's explore the nature of coincidence--what it is, where it comes from, and most intriguing, what can happen if you surrender the driver's seat and ride shotgun more often. As you'll see,... read more