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Friday Nite Videos | May 3, 2019

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William Barr's Master Class on Hair Splitting. For Pete at 100 | This Land Is Your Land. Elizabeth Warren: Time to Open Impeachment Proceedings. How Quantum Computers Break Encryption. Ady Barkan Testifies on Medicare for All.

How Quantum Computers Break Encryption | Shor's Algorithm Explained

This video explains Shor’s Algorithm, a way to efficiently factor large pseudoprime integers into their prime factors using a quantum computer. Bottom line: if quantum computers scale up, computer security that depends on the difficulty of factoring will be destroyed.

Honeybees Can Do Maths

Tanya Loos Cosmos
Research shows the insects understand both subtraction and addition.

A Movement to Close the Gender Gap in Mathematics

Siobhan Roberts Quanta
The Brazilian mathematician Carolina Araujo, who calls herself “a bit of an anarchist,” is organizing meetings and building a support network to study and solve the problems women face in mathematics.
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