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Interview with Popular Science Author Ian Stewart

Yves de Contades Interviews Ian Stewart FRS
Emeritus Professor of Mathematics
Digital Media Fellow
Mathematician, broadcaster, science writer, science fiction writer

Research Interests: Dynamical systems, bifurcation theory, pattern formation, biomathematics

IX - Where does your love of mathematics come from?

IS - I enjoyed maths at school. I had a wonderful maths teacher who
spent lots of his free time showing a few of us interesting maths outside the syllabus. I also read Martin Gardner's column in Scientific American regularly.

Manhole Covers Recharge Your Car

Good news for electric car owners in New York City, you will soon be able to charge your vehicle on the go.

Called ‘Hevo Power’, it is a wireless charging station that will be installed into manholes around NYC—charging your car when you park over them.

It was reported that the charging station can be “bolted to the street or embedded in the pavement”—transmitting energy through a receiver that will be connected to the car’s battery.

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