
Mathematics 

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Elegant Universe, The: String's the Thing
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Elegant Universe, The: Welcome to the 11th Dimension
Delve into the ideas of string theory, see just how small strings are believed to be, explore how strings resonate, find ways to visualize extra dimensions, and investigate aspects of particle physics.
Hunting the Hidden Dimension
Find out more about Mandelbrot in an interview with him, create and save your own fractal images using an online interactive, and more.
Infinite Secrets
Explore what infinity really means, see pages from other great surviving manuscripts, follow the journey of the Archimedes manuscript, and discover how Archimedes estimated pi.
Newton's Dark Secrets
Discover more about who Sir Isaac Newton really was, find out what inspired the Principia,read what Einstein wrote about his predecessor, see one of Newton's 300yearold manuscripts decoded, and learn about seven of Newton's greatest accomplishments.
NOVA scienceNOW: Emergence
Watch the segment, discover everyday examples of emergence, and read answers to questions about this mysterious phenomenon.
NOVA scienceNOW: Kryptos
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Proof, The
Learn how one 18th century woman attempted to solve Fermat's Last Theorem, find out how Andrew Wiles went about constructing his proof, and discover a way to illustrate the Pythagorean theorem.
Secrets, Lies, and Atomic Spies
Examine the content of four Venona cables, read interviews with the closest relatives of some of America's most notorious atomic spies, and try to decipher the cipher used to encrypt a secret message.
Time Travel
Read Carl Sagan's views on the nature of time, see why one author thinks time travel is possible, learn the definitions behind the concepts related to time travel, and try to think like Einstein.
Trillion Dollar Bet
See how the BlackScholes formula works in the real world, read about the growing trend of trading stocks over the Internet, learn the lingo of a stock trader, and play a mock stock market game.
