For my beautiful friends Kayla and Savannah. Love you both Emma xo
Computers are providing solutions to math problems that we can’t check
Good news! A computer has solved the longstanding Erdős discrepancy problem! Trouble is, we have no idea what it’s talking about — because the solution, which is as long as all of Wikipedia’s pages combined, is far too voluminous for us puny humans to confirm.
A few years ago, the mathematician Steven Strogatz predicted that it wouldn’t be too much longer before computer-assisted solutions to math problems will be beyond human comprehension. Well, we’re pretty much there. In this case, it’s an answer produced by a computer that was hammering away at the Erdős discrepancy problem.
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Passionate is an understatement
"I would personally like to thank all of our snowboarders and freestyle skiers for making newscasters across America say things like ‘air to fakie,’ and the ‘back-to-back double cork 1260.’ I don’t know what that means, really, but I just wanted to say it. I’m pretty sure I’m the first President to ever say that."
—President Obama honoring the US Olympic Team at the White House yesterday.
Awesome history in the making :)
Want to build your own space agency? Well, now you can, because NASA’s about to give away a whole bunch of their code for free! You’ll have access to the coding behind robots, cryogenic systems and climate simulators. There’s even code for running rocket guidance systems.
Read more: http://wrd.cm/1i5Q3H9 via Wired, Science Alert/fb
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