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Raspberry Pi, the £30 computer, celebrates its fourth birthday

A Raspberry Pi is a credit card-sized circuit board with a few ports and attachments, and does not look anything like the computers we use on a daily basis. So how does the Raspberry Pi qualify as a computer, and is it actually useful? To most consumers, the word ‘computer’ brings to mind a desktop PC […]

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New study reveals the science behind Spiderman’s superpowers

Image: Dorian Kartalovski Different animals are associated with distinct abilities that other species do not possess. Birds can fly and humans cannot because their body types have developed to fill different niches. A spider’s ability to climb a vertical wall goes unquestioned, but the fictional Spider-Man’s ability to do so makes him a superhero. So […]

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A solution to the black hole information paradox

It is a paradox that has long troubled scientists. A black hole is a region of spacetime where the effects of gravity are so powerful that supposedly nothing, including light and other forms of radiation, can escape from it. They are hard for a human brain to comprehend, but mathematically they make sense. In fact, […]

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Alan Turing Institute opens to promote data science

Data science is a tricky field to define. The term was coined over 30 years ago, and incorporates many different disciplines including mathematics, statistics and artificial intelligence. The idea is to make observations and developments based on data – collections of values which can be analysed. The Alan Turing Institute aims to extract knowledge from […]