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125 Questions: What Don't We Know?

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Author:Science Magazine
Description: Science celebrated its 125th anniversary with a look forward at the most compelling puzzles and questions facing scientists today. Accompanied by reader's forums and other online extras, this free news feature explores 125 big questions that face scientific inquiry over the next quarter-century, including six of the Clay Mathematics Institute's Millennium Prize Problems, plus many other open problems, such as: What are the limits of conventional computing? Is there a simple test for determining whether an elliptic curve has an infinite number of rational solutions? Can a Hodge cycle be written as a sum of algebraic cycles? Can the laws of physics be unified? How will big pictures emerge from a sea of biological data? Do deeper principles underlie quantum uncertainty and nonlocality? Why is time different from other dimensions? Can we develop a general theory of the dynamics of turbulent flows and the motion of granular materials? How is asymmetry determined in the embryo?

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Languages: English
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