Science & Technology

Science & Technology

Why Algorithms Suck and Analog Computers are the Future

Analog computing, which was the predominant form of high-performance computing well into the 1970s, has largely been forgotten since today’s stored program digital computers took over. But the time is ripe to change this.

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The Fall of the Apple and the General Theory of Relativity

Can the basic concepts of the general theory of relativity be illustrated geometrically with almost no math? To answer this question, let’s reconsider Newton’s well-known problem of the falling apple.

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Committee Theory, Or Finding Solutions to Problems That Have no Solution

By drawing several straight lines that cross one point on a piece of paper, we arrive at one of the most fascinating mathematical theories: Committee theory not only has a number of practical applications like pattern recognition – a central branch of machine learning – but also searches for collective solutions to problems that have no familiar solution at all.

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The Transylvanian Rocket Scientist Who Invented Space Travel and Got Funded by a Movie Director

In the 1920s, the founding father of rocketry and astronautics, Hermann Oberth, struggled hard to realize his visionary ideas. Having his dissertation on rocket science rejected, Oberth convinced a film studio to fund his plans to build a real rocket as the advisor for a science fiction film in an unorthodox private public partnership.

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