• Posts Tagged ‘Mathematics’

    Past Calculations

    by  • April 23, 2019 • MSJ Time Machine • 0 Comments

    Mathematic formulas

    If you liked this week’s story about game theory, here are a handful of other stories you might enjoy! “Two to the Power of One” by Melanie Rees (calculating survival) “A Date to be Remembered” by Stuart Webb (recalculating a dating system) (available in Spring 2017 quarterly) “On Conveying Private Material and Persons in...

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    Two to the Power of One

    by  • December 24, 2018 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Art for "Two to the Power of One"

    An essay by Dr Kenneth Mueller, as provided by Melanie Rees Art provided by America Jones “It’s an arm. Just an arm.” I look at the skinny piece of meat attached to my shoulder. Devoid of muscle definition, it looks more like beef jerky. But beef jerky is edible, right? I lift my left...

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    Women in Science: Mary Jackson

    by  • October 9, 2018 • Women in Science • 0 Comments

    Mary Jackson

    As we lead up to the release of Battling in All Her Finery, we’re featuring a handful of women in science from history. Check back in the coming weeks to learn more about early women scientific leaders, and check out Battling in All Her Finery when it releases on October 16! Mary Jackson was...

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    Lucky Stars

    by  • February 26, 2018 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Art for "Lucky Stars"

    An essay by Pat Delmarre, as provided by Robert Dawson Art by Scarlett O’Hairdye “Don’t you ever feel guilty?” I asked Brianna. “Naaah.” She tapped her nails, hot pink with black Klingon alphabet decals, nervously on the arm of the couch. “And if I do, I just think about that Venge bicycle I’ll be riding...

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    Strange Science: Non-Euclidean Virtual Reality?

    by  • January 19, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Hypernom

    Alien geometry is a common trope in cosmic horror. You can’t swing a dead eldritch horror without hitting geometry that is “abnormal, non-Euclidean, and loathsomely redolent of spheres and dimensions apart from ours.” But what does that look like? Some mathematicians and game designers have worked to make exploring strange geometry fun. There’s certainly...

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    Strange Science: Babylonian Trigonometry

    by  • December 15, 2017 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Ziggurat

    For years, mathematicians and scientists have believed that the Greeks developed trigonometry. However, an new analysis of a 3,700-year-old Babylonian artifact has changed their tune. Plimpton 332, a Babylonian tablet that was excavated in the early 1900s, contains the world’s oldest and most accurate trigonometric table. Modern math uses multiples of tens for most...

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    Order from Chaos

    by  • February 23, 2015 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Order From Chaos

    An essay by Dr. Albert Ratzwaren, as provided by Denzell Cooper Art by Luke Spooner I’d never killed anyone before, but killing myself seemed like the next logical step. The traffic beneath the bridge zipped by, headlights illuminating the tarmac as cars and lorries were swept along, up to the roundabout that would take...

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