Monthly Archives: February 2012


The March–April American Scientist has been out for a couple of weeks. My “Computing Science” column looks at the future of scientific illustration in a world where we do most of our reading not on paper but on a screen … Continue reading

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17 x 17 = $289.00

This just in from Bill Gasarch: The quest for a rectangle-free four-coloring of the 17-by-17 grid is over. If you don’t know what that’s all about, and you’d like to find out, see Bill’s blog post from 2009 or my … Continue reading

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The Knowl Post

Imagine, if you will, the year 2020, when a billion people around the planet are at their screens. And each is able to withdraw from a great repository any fragments of anything that has been published, as well as the … Continue reading

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