Aatish Bhatia

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    The Sound So Loud That It Circled the Earth Four Times

    The 1883 eruption on Krakatoa may be the loudest noise the Earth has ever made.

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    To Save Drowning People, Ask Yourself “What Would Light Do?”

    Imagine you’re a lifeguard and you see someone struggling to stay afloat. Being a responsible lifeguard, you want to get to them as quickly as possible. You’re pretty fast when swimming, but even faster running on sand. So what’s the quickest route to get to the swimmer? It may not sound like it, but this […]

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    The Math Trick Behind MP3s, JPEGs, and Homer Simpson’s Face

    This theoretical physicist’s idea has an astounding legacy.