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  • Math Trek

    A Catalog of Random Bits

    Random numbers are a precious commodity, whether expressed as strings of decimal digits or simply 1s and 0s. Computer scientist George Marsaglia of Florida State University, however, likes giving them away.

    Marsaglia has spent most of his career producing and testing random numbers. He published his first paper on the topic more than 40 years ago. Since then, Marsaglia and his...

    10/13/2004 - 10:03 Numbers
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    Manhandled molecules, midget memories

    Gangsters break someone's arm to deliver a message, leaving a powerful impression that may never go away. Now, a team of Chinese and U.S. scientists finds that roughing up organic molecules also can leave an enduring, though small, memory. In this case, however, some reverse strong-arming can quickly wipe out that memory.

    Today's CD-ROMs squeeze 100 million bits into each...

    08/23/2002 - 18:31 Physics
  • Feature

    Front Matter

    12/18/1999 - 00:00
  • Feature

    Kill the Messenger

    12/04/1999 - 00:00
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    Peptide Packs in Holographic Data

    05/22/1999 - 00:00
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    Out of the Swamps

    05/22/1999 - 00:00
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    Front Matter

    05/01/1999 - 00:00
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    Making Sense of Scents

    04/10/1999 - 00:00
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    The Universe en Rose

    03/13/1999 - 00:00
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    Whole-Sky Catalog

    02/06/1999 - 00:00