Mathematics

Chaos and Predictions — Trying to predict a floating leaf

Chaos and Predictions — Trying to predict a floating leaf

Even when we know all the rules governing the motion of an object, and can determine precisely the initial conditions, it turns out that some motions can be predicted and some cannot. And it is not just a matter of complexity: we can model unpredictable systems with very simple equations.

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Origami in Space

Origami in Space

An origami-inspired deployable solar array developed by Brigham Young University may point the way to the future of space exploration and settlement.

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