You might think of it as the force that slows things down, but you literally couldn’t get anywhere without it.
Finally, there’s a better way to find approximate solutions to the notorious optimization problem, often used to test the limits of efficient computation.
It … let’s just say it would not be good. Here, let’s do the math.
A community of mathematicians is using software called Lean to build a new digital repository. They hope it represents where their field is headed next.
To answer this question, let’s take a look at something called the Three-Body Problem.
In theory, the particles could reveal whether a reactor is building up plutonium for weapons. US energy experts are starting to take the idea seriously.
Researchers have shown how to effectively transform one material into another using a finely shaped laser pulse.
400 meters. A 37-degree incline. Turns out humans are capable of superhuman power outputs—if only for a short time.
Stephen Hawking once proposed that unseen “primordial” black holes might be the hidden dark matter. A series of new studies shows how it can work.
For one thing, let’s build a model of air drag and how it affects the ball differently when it’s traveling faster and slower than the speed of sound.