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As good as old: The age of martian meteorites gives clues to the makeup of Mars

(University of Houston) A team of researchers in the University of Houston College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is analyzing a few small fragments of the Tissint meteorite with the help of a $349,520, three-year grant from the NASA Solar System Workings program.

Higher Algebra and Mathematical Physics

There will be a "double conference" on higher algebra, simultaneously at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo and the Max Planck Institute in Bonn.

Rare first moment of stellar explosion captured by amateur astronomer

(Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe) An amateur astronomer testing his new camera captures the moment a supernova became visible in the night sky, which has helped an international team of researchers to test their theory about the beginning stages of a stellar explosion.

BBC micro:bit wins first Grand Digital computer race

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

As part of its 10th birthday celebrations, the National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park in the UK set eight computing machines spanning 80 years against each other in a race to find numbers in a mathematical sequence. An old WITCH...Show More Summary

Australian government still pushing decryption magic bullet

Seven months after Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told ZDNet the laws of Australia will trump the laws of mathematics, Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton has discussed looming legislation that would force companies to help the government access communications.

Putnam Competition names top students in college mathematics

(Mathematical Association of America) The 78th annual Putnam Mathematical Competition, organized by the Mathematical Association of America, recognized the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as the top team and five undergraduate students were named Putnam Fellows for their high scores on the rigorous six-hour mathematics exam.

Mobile health applications put the personal data of millions of users at risk

(Universitat Rovira i Virgili) This is the finding of a European study started in 2016 and involving Agustí Solanas, head of the Smart Health research group at the URV's Department of Computer Engineering and Mathematics, and researchers from the University of Piraeus (Greece) headed by Constantinos Patsakis.

Autonomous vehicles improve traffic flow

(Rutgers University) Improvements in traffic flow and fuel consumption are boosted when even a few autonomous vehicles are immersed in bulk traffic, according to research by Rutgers University-Camden mathematics scholar Benedetto Piccoli.

From Music to Mathematics: Exploring the Connections (Review)

A review of Gareth Roberts's book From Music to Mathematics: Exploring the Connections -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

This startup is trying to make bitcoin mining more accessible for everyone

Cryptocurrency mining is the process of generating new bitcoins by solving a series of complex mathematical equations using considerable computing power. Ever since the birth of bitcoin in 2009, this has been the only way to make new...Show More Summary

Your Guide to Score More in Mathematics for Group D Railways Recruitment Exam!

RRB Group D online written exam is soon going to take place. To score good marks in such a competitive recruitment you need to be on the top of your game. Since the level of Maths is not very tough in RRC Group D exam, a constant practice can help you score easily and quickly. Show More Summary

The Gender-Equality Paradox in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education

That is a new paper by Gjisbert Stoet and David C. Geary, here is the abstract, noting that the last sentence is perhaps the most important: The underrepresentation of girls and women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields is a continual concern for social scientists and policymakers. Show More Summary

Deforestation in the tropics

(Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ) Scientists at the UFZ have adapted a method from physics to mathematically describe the fragmentation of tropical forests. In the scientific journal Nature, they explain how this allows to model and understand the fragmentation of forests on a global scale. Show More Summary

Countries with greater gender equality have a lower percentage of female STEM graduates

Countries with greater gender equality see a smaller proportion of women taking degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), a new study has found. Policymakers could use the findings to reconsider initiatives to increase women's participation in STEM, say the researchers.

Bad news for Cenk Tosun after Crystal Palace

Everton 3 – Crystal Palace 1 It may not be mathematically certain, but Everton took a big step towards confirming their Premier League survival last weekend. Facing relegation strugglers Crystal Palace at Goodison Park, Everton notched a 3-1 home win. That was the perfect tonic after the 5-1 thrashing to Arsenal. Crystal Palace held their […]

archiemcphee: Cats + Mathematics = the Furbonacci sequence The...

archiemcphee: Cats + Mathematics = the Furbonacci sequence The Fibonacci sequence is found in many places in nature, including the branching of trees, leaves on a stem, the flowering of an artichoke, or an uncurling fern. But what if...Show More Summary

This Olympic Team Accidentally Ordered 15,000 Eggs Which Is Way More Protein Than They Asked For

2 weeks agoNews : NewsFeed

One thing the Norwegian Olympic team will not be running short on in PyeongChang: a supply of protein. Chefs for the athletic delegation from the Arctic Circle nation had a mathematical snafu when placing an order for the next few weeks while in South Korea for the Winter Games. The result: instead of getting 1,500…

Mathematical Quantum Field Theory – Renormalization

This is one chapter in a series on Mathematical Quantum Field Theory The previous chapter is: 15. Interacting quantum fields. 16. Renormalization In this chapter we discuss the following topics: Epstein-Glaser renormalization Stückelberg-Petermann...Show More Summary

Mathematics pushes innovation in 4-D printing

Recent advances in digital factory science make it possible to print more compliant objects across a wider range of length-scales than conventional engineering processes. A bottleneck for enabling the next technological progress resides in filling the gap in the comprehension of the unprecedented degree of complexity dominating this novel technology.

Joseph Polchinski, 63, Leading Theorist on Multiple Universes, Dies

He helped lay the mathematical foundation for the startling idea that our universe is not alone.

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