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The Martian: A Delightful Exploration of Math, Mars & Feces
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To say that Andy Weir's The Martian is an exploration of math, Mars, and feces is a slight simplification. I doubt that the author would have any complaints, though.

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Join The Balancing Act With April's Caption Contest
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Sometimes it can feel like you're really performing in the big tent when presenting your hardware. This month's caption contest exemplifies this wonderfully.

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Frankenstein's Fix: The Winners Announced!
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The Frankenstein's Fix contest for the Tektronix Scope has finally officially come to an end. We had an incredibly amusing live chat earlier today to announce the winners. However, we ...

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