What’s the Universe Made Of? Math, Says Scientist

MIT cosmologist Max Tegmark believes the universe is a mathematical structure. BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Scientists have long used mathematics to describe the physical properties of the universe. But what if the universe itself is math? That’s what cosmologist Max Tegmark believes. In Tegmark’s view, everything in the universe — humans included — is part of a mathematical structure. All matter is made up of particles, which have properties such as charge and spin, but these properties are purely mathematical, he says. And space itself has properties such as dimensions, but is still ultimately a mathematical structure. “If you accept the … Continue reading What’s the Universe Made Of? Math, Says Scientist

What is the Fibonacci Sequence?

The shapes of spiral galaxies, such as Messier 74, and hurricanes, such as Hurricane Irene, follow the Fibonacci sequence. The Fibonacci sequence is a series of numbers where a number is found by adding up the two numbers before it. Starting with 0 and 1, the sequence goes 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, and so forth. Written as a rule, the expression is xn = xn-1 + xn-2. Named after Fibonacci, also known as Leonardo of Pisa or Leonardo Pisano, Fibonacci numbers were first introduced in his Liber abaci in 1202. The son of a … Continue reading What is the Fibonacci Sequence?

Three New Xbox One Backwards Compatible Games Now Available

Microsoft has added another new batch of games to Xbox One’s backwards compatibility catalogue. Three more Xbox 360 titles are now playable on the current-gen console, including a critically acclaimed shooter from Bayonettadeveloper Platinum Games. Headlining the newest backwards compatible titles is Vanquish, Platinum’s stylish, … Continue reading Three New Xbox One Backwards Compatible Games Now Available

Assassin’s Creed Origins’ new educational mode is a violence-free tour through ancient Egypt

My favorite part of an Assassin’s Creed game isn’t the epic story, or the thrill of running across the rooftops of a huge, bustling city. It’s definitely not all of the neck stabbing. Instead, the moments that really stick with me are … Continue reading Assassin’s Creed Origins’ new educational mode is a violence-free tour through ancient Egypt