Water may look smooth and calm from the sky, but when you’re in a plane, experiencing an all-engine failure, and your only option is to make a water landing, that very stretch of smooth and calm water is the last place you want to land.
Archives for June 2012
Euclidean geometry is based on Euclid’s axioms and postulates. What do the Euclidean axioms say, and why are they so important in math?
Forecasts show Tropical Storm Debby striking the Florida coast on Monday, June 25, 2012. Will Debby’s lingering impact cause flooding similar to the storms of 2005?
As new smartphone apps allow banking customers to withdraw cash without a debit card, some consumers worry about security.
Could increasing spending, even with more debt, help drag the US economy back out of the Great Recession?
Editing wars are a common problem on Wikipedia – a new study examines the phenomenon, and explores the potential methods of reducing conflict in group situations.
A visit to London Science Museum’s exhibit, Codebreaker: Alan Turing’s Life and Legacy, and an interview with curator David Rooney, offers insight into the life and accomplishments of the father of modern computing.