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What shape is the universe?
There are three basic options, but one is more likely than the others.
Did scientists discover a new shape? Well, first we have to define ‘shape.’ Also, ‘new.’
A cool scientific finding and a strange semantic investigation.
The Man Who Reroutes The World Using Geometry
John Gunnar Carlsson is one of the 10 most brilliant people of 2016
Humans Calculated Paths Of Planets 1,400 Years Earlier Than We Thought
On Ancient Babylonian tablets, a precursor of calculus
Cut a better slice of pizza with math
Or at least a much more complex slice.
The Sun Is the Most Perfect Naturally-Occurring Sphere in the Universe
After 50 years of research, we’ve discovered a strange, beautiful fact about our Sun: it’s more perfectly round than anything...
Brilliant 10: The Computational Contortionist
Rendering complex objects realistically requires a whole new kind of geometry
Creating Crop Circles With Lasers and Microwaves
Or is the old-fashioned way still the best?
WWI-Era Dazzle Camouflage Could Protect Modern Military Vehicles Even Better than Old Ones
Back in World Wars I and II, warships were painted with odd, cubist-looking geometric designs intended to confuse attacking weapons...
Baby Chicks Reject Escher-esque Impossible Shapes
Are baby birds' brains hard-wired for 3-D perception?