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Exploring the math in 'Hidden Figures'
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Exploring the math in 'Hidden Figures'

The movie gives a shout-out to Euler's Method — a centuries-old math technique. Did it really help send astronauts into orbit?

Science can help you keep your New Year’s resolutions
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Science can help you keep your New Year’s resolutions

The resolutions that actually work are those that are easily turned into habits. And if we repeat the same simple action in the same environment, we can train ourselves into habits.

Artificial intelligence predicts a picture’s future
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Artificial intelligence predicts a picture’s future

Given a still image, a new artificial intelligence system can generate videos that simulate the future of that scene to predict what might happen next.

For more efficient escalator rides, people should all stand
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For more efficient escalator rides, people should all stand (not walk up), research suggests

Implementing the strategy could be tricky, however — riders in London mutinied when transportation authorities tested a similar idea on a real subway escalator.