Math & Technology

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dice

NO DICE For computers, generating random numbers is more complex than a simple roll of the dice. Computer scientists have devised an easier way for computers to harvest randomness from their environment.

people watching a 3-D TV

NOT YET IN 3-D  Though holography has been around since the 1960s, three-dimensional television broadcasts still face technological barriers today. 

robotic perching insect

STATIC CLING  A sticky electroadhesive patch lets this tiny flying RoboBee (motion slowed to one-eighth real time) cling to the underside of a leaf and use far less energy than it uses flying.  

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