Stanford researcher explores whether language is the only way to represent numbers
The Mental Calculation World Cup is a brutal contest, and one that threatens to fry the neurons of the unprepared. Over the course of a competition, contestants might be asked to add a string of 10 different 10-digit numbers, ...
University of Miami business professor helps create a successful scheduling method for umpires in Major League Baseball
Scheduling umpire crews in Major League Baseball (MLB) can be a daunting task. However, Tallys Yunes, assistant professor of management science at the University of Miami School of Business Administration and his collaborators ...
Eat, prey, rain
What do a herd of gazelles and a fluffy mass of clouds have in common? A mathematical formula that describes the population dynamics of such prey animals as gazelles and their predators has been used to model the relationship ...
Research outlines math framework that could help convert 'junk' energy into useful power
A University at Buffalo-led research team has developed a mathematical framework that could one day form the basis of technologies that turn road vibrations, airport runway noise and other "junk" energy into ...
Michigan State scholar helps make MLB umpire schedule a hit
Growing up in soccer-crazed Turkey, Hakan Yildiz knew so little about baseball, even the word "umpire" had no meaning to him.
Understanding terror attacks in India
Recent advances in computer science at the University of Maryland's Laboratory for Computational Cultural Dynamics cast fresh light on terrorism in India, such as yesterday's coordinated attacks in Mumbai. Some important ...
Marketing instructor predicts Olympic locales
Greg Dumont doesn't need a crystal ball to predict where the next Olympic Games will be held ... he has science on his side.
Tallis was right: Numbers predict home win for QLD
Gorden Tallis, a Queensland Maroon legend, caused quite a stir prior to State of Origin II by suggesting on national television that the Maroons have a bigger home field advantage because Queensland fans are ...
Predicting random violence by mathematics
Math wars: Debate sparks anti-pi day
(PhysOrg.com) -- A controversial debate in the math world has led to celebrations today by opponents of the mathematical constant pi.
The math of the Rubik's cube
Last August, 30 years after the Rubiks cube first appeared, an international team of researchers proved that no matter how scrambled a cube got, it could be solved in no more than 20 moves. Although ...
Jackson Pollock, artist and physicist?
At a glance, a painting by Jackson Pollock (1912 - 1956) can look deceptively accidental: just a quick flick of color on a canvas.
Princeton researchers solve problem filling space -- without cubes
(PhysOrg.com) -- Whether packing oranges into a crate, fitting molecules into a human cell or getting data onto a compact disc, wasted space is usually not a good thing.