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Your Ear Is a Tape Measure

The human brain judges distance based on sight—and hearing—according to a new study

February 1, 2016 — Geoffrey Giller

Developing Countries Still Far From Closing Digital Divide

The United States is not the greatest country in the world, at least when it comes to information and communication technology. Last month, the World Economic Forum released its 13th annual Global Information Technology Report, which ranks the nations of the world by their "networked readiness" - that is, how much each country can use [...]

May 8, 2014 — Geoffrey Giller
The Best Bracket Big Data Can Build

The Best Bracket Big Data Can Build

March Madness isn't over, but one thing is certain: no one is going to win "Buffet's Billion." Before even half of the NCAA college men's basketball tournament games had finished, every bracket entered into Yahoo's contest to win a billion dollars had at least one red strikethrough.

March 27, 2014 — Geoffrey Giller

Mathematical Patterns in Sea Ice Reveal Melt Dynamics

Some people call Ken Golden the "Indiana Jones" of mathematics due to his frequent excursions to remote, harsh parts of the world. Golden, a professor of mathematics at the University of Utah, studies the dynamics of sea ice, and he regularly goes out into the field to test his hypotheses.

March 13, 2014 — Geoffrey Giller

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