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Simple Geometry, Deep Math

Introduction It is a remarkable fact that consideration of very elementary concepts in geometry often leads quickly into deep and unexpected mathematical terrain.  In high school and even college, such complexities are usually treated cursorily or omitted altogether, in order to avoid bogging down coverage of the essentials.  In this article, we delve, at least […]

New method recognises tree species automatically

A joint research project by Tampere University of Technology's mathematics laboratory and the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) has developed a new method of recognising tree species based on laser scanning measurements. The method enables the calculation of classification features in a completely new way.

Top maths tips for parents preparing for the school year

With recent reports showing Australian performance in Mathematics has stagnated over the years, Dr Catherine Attard from Western Sydney University believes the new school year is a time for parents to take the extra step to help their children succeed academically.

'Disappearing Number' finds refuge in love and pure mathematics

"When the world is mad," wrote legendary British scholar G.H. Hardy, "a mathematician may find in mathematics an incomparable anodyne." So does that mean that those who consider the ascension Friday of Donald J. Trump to the most powerful office in the land to be folly should instead bury their...

First trailer for TW SKATEBOARDING’s 29th movie ‘Riddles in Mathematics’

TW SKATEBOARDING released the trailer for their 29th (yes 29th) skate movie “Riddles in Mathematics” yesterday. Featuring skaters Bobby DeKeyzer, Yaje Popson, Leo Valls, Bobby Worrest and Ben Gore, it was filmed in Paris, Bordeaux, New York, San Francisco, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Barcelona. Show More Summary

Artist's mind-blowing strobe-animated sculptures rotate & bloom like nature (Video)

A must-watch: drawing upon precise mathematical patterns found in nature, these 3D printed beauties come alive with movement.

How to Build Marceline’s Axe Bass Guitar and Weapon Hybrid From Adventure Time

3 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

On a mathematical episode of the AWE Me show DIY Prop Shop, host Odin Abbott demonstrated how to build your own version of Marceline‘s iconic axe bass guitar and weapon hybrid from Adventure Time. Related Laughing Squid PostsNew Axe Cop Trailer Features Nick Offerman as the Voice of Axe CopHow to Build a Working DIY […]

How a Mathematical Formula From the 1960's Can Land Your Next Superstar

The 37 percent rule can inform smart hiring decisions and help you decide on your next recruit.

Riddles In Mathematics Trailer

Starring Bobby DeKeyzer, Yaje Popson, Leo Valls, Bobby Worrest, and Ben Gore. A film by Chris Thiessen. The post Riddles In Mathematics Trailer appeared first on TransWorld SKATEboarding.

A social network for money managers had a competition for trade ideas — here are the winners

Everyone on Wall Street wants to get ahead. Investors use algorithms, mathematical models, research, and their gut to come up with investment ideas that will deliver outsized returns. SumZero, a professional network for investors, has...Show More Summary

What humans and primates both know when it comes to numbers

For the past several years, Jessica Cantlon has been working to understand how humans develop the concept of numbers, from simple counting to complex mathematical reasoning. Early in her career at the University of Rochester, the assistant professor of brain and cognitive sciences began studying primates in her search for the origins of numeric understanding.

Get Ready to Love Math With This Sweet VR Calculator

“Our universe isn’t just described by math, but it is math in the sense that we’re all parts of a giant mathematical object.” – Max Tegmark I knew virtual reality was going to make mathematical education more effective. I just didn’t realize it was going to be so beautiful. With the recent surge of progress and […]

Obama's pardon of Chelsea Manning was an entirely defensible act of mercy

By definition, the exercise of clemency is an act of mercy,  not the meting out of mathematical justice. President Obama’s  decision to commute the sentence of Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning is a defensible use of that power. The obvious argument for mercy is Manning’s recent ordeal as a transgender...

Permanent Magnets Explained by Magnetic Surface Currents

Introduction: The purpose of this Insight is to explain permanent magnets in a way that is in agreement with advanced textbooks on the subject, and that emphasizes the results in these textbooks without requiring nearly the mathematics that these textbooks use.    The magnetic fields from a permanent magnet can readily be understood by looking […]

Take a Number: Absolutely Every Bit of Our Galaxy

With novel mathematical methods, scientists have come up with a new estimate for the mass of the Milky Way.

Using Famous Paintings to Detect Early Signs of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

A research team found that a mathematical technique, when applied to artworks, could detect signs of neurodegeneration in the artist. The post Using Famous Paintings to Detect Early Signs of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Automated theorem proving

When I first heard of automated theorem proving, I imagined computers being programmed to search for mathematical theorems interesting to a wide audience. Maybe that’s what a few of the pioneers in the area had in mind too, but that’s not how things developed. The biggest uses for automated theorem proving have been highly specialized […]

High School Physics Teacher Arrested On Child Porn Charges

He was allegedly having inappropriate contact with minors that he met on a mathematics tutoring website. [ more › ]

Fornelli 50 rankings: The numbers still think Alabama was better than Clemson

The Fornelli 50 is a mathematical ranking of teams based on nothing but their performances in the current season

Theoretical model reveals how droplets grow around tiny particles on a surface

A mathematical model that predicts how water condenses around tiny particles could help to improve chemical industrial processes, including the production of drug tablets, fertilizers and catalysts.

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