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Mr. Jabez Wilson laughed heavily. “Well, I never!” said he. “I thought at first that you had done something clever, but I see that there was nothing in it after all.” “I begin to think, Watson,” said Holmes, “that I make a...

STEM Shortage Claims and Faceb...

Tech titan Facebook’s recent acquisition of WhatsApp for the bargain basement price of $19 billion in cash and stock (slightly less than the inflation adjusted cost of the Manhattan Project) generated a spate of news articles noting that both WhatsApp co-founders...

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Bayes Formula is a simple formula that gives a rule for updating the probability that a hypothesis is true given new evidence — information or data. For example, opinion polls show an increase in public belief in “global warming” during unusually hot...

Battle of the Nerds: AP Calcul...

A Geek Gap? Once again America is in danger from a looming under-supply of nerds. The latest figures from the College Board show that not a single girl took the college-level AP (Advanced Placement) Computer Science coding test in two states and no black students took...

New STEM PhDs and Industry...

This article takes a look at the job prospects of freshly minted STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Ph.D.’s who pursue a job in private industry, which frequently means some form of software development in the “technology,” formerly...

The Mathematics of the Manhatt...

This article discusses the mathematics of the Manhattan Project which developed the first nuclear reactors and atomic bombs and established high expectations for the effectiveness of mathematical modeling and computer simulations that continue to the present day. It...

Math In Action: Video Compress...

Have you ever wondered how it is possible to put a full-length movie which used to fit on dozens of rolls of film on a memory stick that hangs on your keychain? Actually, it is usually possible to put dozens, even hundreds of full-length movies on a memory stick today....
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Mr. Jabez Wilson laughed heavily. “Well, I never!” said he. “I thought at first that you had done something clever, but I see that there was nothing in it after all.” “I begin to think, Watson,” said Holmes, “that I make a mistake in explaining. ‘Omne ignotom...