July Roundup

Hi, sorry! I know I’ve been quite patchy with these articles and they’re being churned out more like once every two months instead of monthly like I initially intended. I also know this July one is (very) late. I don’t really have an excuse so please just accept my apology. Also, as you can see […]

January Roundup (Maths, Tech, Computing)

Welcome to Plancktime’s first ever monthly roundup featuring short summaries on a couple of maths, tech or computing news that I thought were interesting and/or important. Links to articles that I used on each of the topics will be included at the bottom of the article in case you want to read more into the […]

Inside the CPU – Instruction cycles

One of the most widely taught processes of a computer is the instruction cycle (fetch-decode-execute cycle), yet it seems to be one that causes a lot of headache with students. Instead of finding a way to memorise all the acronyms and orders, how about we clearly explain why each process happens, rather than simply what […]

A brief overview of ‘randomness’ and ‘noise’

What is pseudo-randomness? If you were asked to generate a number in your head in the bounds of 1 to 10, you may say that it’s a pretty easy task. You may even say that the probability of someone guessing your generated number is 1 in 10. However this is far from the case. People […]