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An ingenious method of tuning pianos based on the concept of entropy was recently devised by Haye Hinrichsen of Würzburg University. Entropy was firs(...)

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Film, to be broadcast on September 1st, is narrated by Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons. Photograph: Eric Luke

The impact of mathematician George Boole’s work on technology today is explored in a new film commissioned by University College Cork to be screened (...)

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