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Students master math through movement using Kinect for Windows

Significant gains in the understanding of angles and angle measurements by elementary school students are seen in those who performed body-based tasks while interacting with a Kinect for Windows mathematics program.

Mathematical Strategies to Help Improve the Chances of Winning at Rock-Paper-Scissors

yesterdayOdd : Laughing Squid

Numberphile (previously) host Hannah Fry takes a look at a number of mathematical strategies aimed at increasing one’s probability of winning a round of rock-paper-scissors. While the game is intended to be determined by random chance, certain strategies can increase one’s odds when playing against a human opponent. People who win tend to repeat their […]

Medical radiation may be reduced to one-sixth with new mathematical discovery

One of this century's most significant mathematical discoveries may reduce the number of measuring points to one-sixth of the present level. This means reduced exposure to radiation and faster medical imaging diagnostics.

New programming language for fast simulations

Programming is a time-consuming process, and it may take many years to develop even a basic simulator. Researchers want to simplify this process. They have created a language similar to the language of mathematics. This allows them to subdivide the work process in such a way that reduces the time it takes to develop a simulator. Show More Summary

Linguistics: Tonal languages need humid climates

The weather impacts not only upon our mood but also our voice. An international research team including scientists from the Max Planck Institutes for Psycholinguistics, Evolutionary Anthropology and Mathematics in the Sciences has analyzed the influence of humidity on the evolution of languages. Show More Summary

Falls in blood pressure, cholesterol have saved 20,000+ lives in England

Falls in blood pressure and total cholesterol staved off more than 20,000 deaths from coronary heart disease in England between 2000 and 2007, shows a mathematical analysis. The impact of statins was greatest among the most affluent in the population, suggesting that these drugs have helped maintain health inequalities between rich and poor, say the researchers.

This Bitcoin mining startup bought an immersion cooling company to keep servers cool

Bitcoin mining company BitFury’s new acquisition could help prevent servers from overheating when computing the large and complex mathematical equations necessary for mining Bitcoins. The company just acquired the Hong-Kong based Allied Control, which specializes in immersion cooling systems for data centers. Show More Summary

Use This Formula In Excel To Make Magic And Eliminate A Bunch Of Unnecessary Steps

{} These brackets mean something magical is happening inside your Excel formula. An "Array" function allows you to perform mathematical operations on many cells instead of just one at a time. Produced by Sara Silverstein Subscribe to BI: Excel on YouTube Join the conversation about this story »

How Is A Mathematical Proof Like Frodo's Journey In Lord Of The Rings?

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When people describe a story as being told in a "by the numbers" fashion, that's usually regarded as bad. But in a talk at Oxford University the other day, scientist Marcus du Sautoy argued that a great mathematical proof is a lot like a story. In fact, a really great proof is like Frodo's journey in Lord of the Rings, from the familiar to the new. Read more...

Rare Alan Turing Document, Outlining Mathematical Thought, to be Auctioned

5 days agoArts : ArtsBeat

Auction house to sell notebook with writings by Alan Turing, the Enigma codebreaker.

Optimizing optimization algorithms: Getting best results when approximating solutions to complex engineering problems

Optimization algorithms, which try to find the minimum values of mathematical functions, are everywhere in engineering. Among other things, they're used to evaluate design tradeoffs, to assess control systems, and to find patterns in data. Show More Summary

Optimizing optimization algorithms

Optimization algorithms, which try to find the minimum values of mathematical functions, are everywhere in engineering. Among other things, they're used to evaluate design tradeoffs, to assess control systems, and to find patterns in...Show More Summary

7 EdTech Startups Revolutionizing STEM

The United States ranks 52nd in science and mathematics education, 27th in number of graduates in STEM fields, and of those, two-thirds receiving PhDs are not citizens. Today's science education is broken. At the moment, the solution isn't coming from schools, but rather from startups. Show More Summary

Bonhams to offer Alan Turing's hidden manuscript on the foundations of mathematics and computer science

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

A key handwritten scientific document by Alan Turing in which he works on the foundations of mathematical notation and computer science is to be sold at Bonhams Fine Books & Manuscripts sale in New York on 13 April. The manuscript is...Show More Summary

Mathematical Art

last weekOdd : Neatorama

Vimeo Link John Edmark’s kinetic sculptures are expertly constructed of laser-cut wood and other moving parts to create the mechanized wizardry shown here. In Edmark's artist's statement at his website, he explains the importance of mathematics to his artistic philosophy: "Much of my work celebrates the patterns underlying space and growth. Show More Summary

Striking parallels between mathematics and software engineering

Editor’s note: Alice Zheng will be part of the team teaching Large-scale Machine Learning Day at Strata + Hadoop World in San Jose. Visit the Strata + Hadoop World website for more information on the program. During my first year …

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What you’re seeing: This series of 3D printed sculptures was designed such that the appendages match Fibonacci’s Sequence, a mathematical sequence that manifest naturally in objects like sunflowers and pinecones. When the sculptures are spun at just the right frequency under a strobe light, a rather magical effect occurs: the sculptures seem to be animated […]

Astrophysicists Prove That Cities On Earth Grow in the Same Way As Galaxies in Space

The way galaxies evolve from variations in matter density in the early universe is mathematically equivalent to the way cities grow from changes in population density on Earth, say cosmologists.

The Mathematical Secret That Changed The Shape Of Fashion

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Fields Medal-winning mathematician Bill Thurston's mathematical influence can be seen in a number of places: Textbooks, journal articles, in university classrooms, and in one rather unusual place: On the runway. Read more...

Newswire: Suzanne Cryer signs on to HBO’s Silicon Valley

According to Deadline, HBO’s Silicon Valley has cast another series regular who isn’t a nerdy guy who writes code and is obsessed with the mathematics behind dick jokes. The lucky lady is Two Guys And A Girl’s Suzanne Cryer, and she’ll...Show More Summary

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