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Gentle Introduction to Machine Learning

Gentle Introduction to Machine Learning

| December 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Throughout the last few years I had a chance to learn techniques of machine learning that I now used daily in my work. A few years back, not having a slightest clue what machine learning is, I was pleasantly surprised to find another rich study field to explore.  And the best thing about machine learning […]

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From the Depths of arXiv

From the Depths of arXiv

| July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

arXiv is a bit like The Pirate Bay of scientific publications in a sense that it gives wide access to nearly every paper worthy of your attention. And, believe it or not, it’s absolutely legal. So given that arXiv is full of great papers worthy of your attention, let’s have a look at some bizarre, […]

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Masters of Physics in the Animal World or the Gauge Theory of Falling Cats

Masters of Physics in the Animal World or the Gauge Theory of Falling Cats

| July 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Believe it or not, many animal species have mastered physics and use it for their advantage. That, of course, is often due to long years of evolution, rather than having a mental faculty of using the laws of physics to their advantage. Interestingly, various animal species have not only mastered physics, but actually taught engineers, […]

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10 Amazing Facts about John Nash

10 Amazing Facts about John Nash

| May 25, 2015 | 2 Comments

Saturday was a sad day in the world of mathematics: the renowned mathematician and a Nobel prize winner John Forbes Nash along with his wife Alicia died in a tragic car crash. To remember this unique personality, here are 10 facts about John Nash that you’ve probably never heard before. 1. Nash was an introverted individualist […]

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Top Physics Books of 2014

Top Physics Books of 2014

| January 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

With 2014 rapidly coming to a close it’s time to look back to what we’ve been reading throughout this year so full of surprises. Dozens of great physics books have been released in 2014 and, as always, various websites, blogs and magazines are listing their favourite reads. Here’s our version of top 5 physics books […]

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Why Blue LED’s Are Awesome

Why Blue LED’s Are Awesome

| October 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

So recently the 2014 Nobel prize in physics has been jointly awarded to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes. “So what’s the big deal with blue LED’s?” you might be asking right now. This short article will take a look at the importance of LED’s in general […]

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The Great Unsolved Problems in Physics: Cosmic Inflation

The Great Unsolved Problems in Physics: Cosmic Inflation

| September 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

How did the universe begin? It seems that every school of thought and religion has its own answer. The favourite answer of Christians is, of course, “God did it”. Buddhism offers, in my mind, a more elegant explanation — there was no beginning, nor there will be an end. Meanwhile, the favourite answer of most […]

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General Relativity in Quotes

General Relativity in Quotes

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

General theory of relativity, once nicely described by one of my lecturers as the equivalent of the Beethoven’s 9th symphony in physics , is undoubtedly one of the pillars of modern physics.  The history of the development of this theory is well documented, so, today, I would like to look at another side of the history of […]

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