A mathematical bug shows us why the 3D universe carries the…

George Polya was a mathematician. Like most mathematicians, he was concerned with very strange concepts. One of them was the idea of "random walks," or the completely random path a strolling insect might take. He took this concept and expanded it until he could prove the chances of getting hopelessly, unendingly lost in… » 12/03/11 11:00am 12/03/11 11:00am

Enter the Hausdorff Dimension to measure coastlines

Alternate dimensions aren't outside our everyday experience. In fact, we can use exotic dimensions, like fractional dimensions, to measure things as common as coastlines. Find out about the Hausdorff Dimension before your next trip to the sea. » 11/27/11 11:00am 11/27/11 11:00am