Thanks to recent astronomical observations the topic of Dyson spheres is back in the limelight. What are they and what caused this renewed interest? Dyson

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## The Mathematics of the Peeler

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## Do Machines Think? Reflections 20 Years After Kasparov’s Defeat

Just 20 years ago, an event occurred that marked an important milestone in artificial intelligence. In May 1997, for the first time, a reigning world

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As we said in the previous post, despite their many applications, all Monte Carlo methods fall roughly into three families: numerical integration, optimization, generation of

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## 6 Project Management Lessons from the Mars Climate Orbiter Failure

In September 1999, the Mars Climate Orbiter probe crashed into Mars due to a mismatch between the measurement units used in different parts of the