Science & Math

White citadels, with filter tips

If you were wondering about where the 6 trillion cigarettes that are made each year come from — and the answers “cigarette companies” or “consumer demand” are just too vague for you — you’ll be pleased to hear about “Cigarette

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Seeking full contact

Our relationship with machines (and with computers, their less brawny cousins) gets closer with every passing year, and for some decades now we have been coming to terms with the idea that we may one day develop emotional relationships with

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Stop & go — but mostly stop

Traffic engineers have gone to great lengths over the years to figure out how to time stop lights so that the flow of cars and trucks can be maximized. Most such efforts have been based on average traffic loads observed

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We could all be mathier

Math, like art, is one of a handful of subjects which are commonly regarded as things that one is either good at, or not — and thus as things to give up on almost immediately after one tries and “fails”

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