Japanese and US whizzes claim news record for pi calculation -- five trillion decimal places
A pair of Japanese and US computer whizzes claim to have calculated pi to five trillion decimal places -- a number which if verified eclipses the previous record set by a French software engineer.
Hold the Calculators: Let's Talk About Math!
(PhysOrg.com) -- Many children, when learning to read, are encouraged by their teachers to retell all they remember about a story in order to build their comprehension skills. But can similar comprehension strategies be applied ...
Mathematicians from more than a dozen countries will gather at Case Western Reserve University next week to discuss the theoretical world of high dimensions.
Unraveling the Matrix
A new way of analyzing grids of numbers known as matrices could improve signal-processing applications and data-compression schemes.
Crowd dynamics in the spotlight after Duisburg disaster
'Professor Risk' versus the psychic octopus
(PhysOrg.com) -- Having devoted his career to using statistical analysis to make accurate predictions, Professor David Spiegelhalter will this week attempt to explain how Paul the 'psychic' octopus appears ...
World's smoothest roller coaster ride: Swedish mathematicians draw the perfect loop
At the age of 74, retired roller coaster designer Werner Stengel still spends his days riding the latest loop-de-loops.
Stock market model first to reproduce main properties of the real market
'Econophysics' points way to fair salaries in free market
A Purdue University researcher has used "econophysics" to show that under ideal circumstances free markets promote fair salaries for workers and do not support CEO compensation practices common today.
Mathematical formula predicts clear favorite for the FIFA World Cup
A sophisticated new analysis of team tactics predicts a Spanish win in Sunday's FIFA World Cup final and also shows why England were beaten by Germany.
Mathematical models for breast cancer detection with microwave tomography are cheaper and less risky
The most popular method of breast cancer detection today is X-ray mammography, which takes images of a compressed breast by low-dose ionizing radiation. However, there are several disadvantages to using X-rays for breast ...
Russian mathematician rejects $1 million prize
(AP) -- He said nyet to $1 million. Grigory Perelman, a reclusive Russian mathematics genius who made headlines earlier this year for not immediately embracing a lucrative math prize, has decided to decline ...
Stirring the ocean: Calculating the role of the oceans' swimmers
(PhysOrg.com) -- The world's oceans, we know, are constantly shaken and stirred by the winds and the tides and other physical forces of nature. But what about fish and other swimming marine life? Do they stir ...
Riding a bike couldn't be ... more complicated
We are told there's nothing easier than riding a bike. The reality is when it comes to staying upright, there is nothing more complicated. The mathematical formula which explains the motion of a bicycle looks like it could ...