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Nov. 05, 2010

Crowd Counting

There's a big event, with a large crowd. But just how big WAS the crowd - and how was it counted?

crowd, people, numbers, rally, march

Aug. 12, 2011

How Fibonacci Introduced The World To Numbers

Keith Devlin, mathematician and author of ‘The Man of Numbers,’ talks about the history of arithmetic.

math fibonacci devlin history

Oct. 05, 2012

Steven Strogatz: The Joy of X

Did you know some infinities are bigger than others? Or that one is equal to .99999999999 repeating? Just a few of the math mysteries in The Joy of X, a new book by Steven Strogatz.

mathematics, math, numbers, steven strogatz, the joy of x

Jun. 29, 2012

Alan Turing at 100

A look at the man who helped create the modern world--and was promptly forgotten by it.

alan turing, computers, computing, mathematics, numbers, code, math, cryptography

Dec. 12, 2008

Computing Consumer Preferences

From stores to online radio stations, giving you suggestions for what you MIGHT like based on what you DO like is big business. We'll talk with people behind two popular services, Netflix and Pandora, about how they try to crunch the numbers on your prefe

music, film, pandora, stores, shopping

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Meet The Balloonatics

\tIt's crunch time for the 'balloonatics' at Macy's Parade Studio. The balloons themselves, which are designed and fabricated in a warehouse in New Jersey, are getting their final checkup before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. John Piper and Jim Artle take us around the studio and spill the secrets of inflation, explain how to calculate whether your balloon will float, and explain why the balloons look better after a little time in the sun.

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