### Solving the future with abstract algebra

Ask people what they know about the frontiers of mathematics research, and the response is usually some variation on: "What is there to research about math?"

Ask people what they know about the frontiers of mathematics research, and the response is usually some variation on: "What is there to research about math?"

Nov 17, 2014
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The control of certain childhood diseases is difficult, despite high vaccination coverage in many countries. One of the possible reasons for this is "imperfect vaccines," that is, vaccines that fail either due to "leakiness," ...

Nov 20, 2014
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(Phys.org) —When we think of binary math, we think of computers. A number system with only two digits makes calculations quick and easy. However, binary numbers can be very long and, therefore, unwieldy. While binary numbers ...

The question of how human societies evolve from small groups to the huge, anonymous and complex societies of today has been answered mathematically, accurately matching the historical record on the emergence of complex states ...

Sep 23, 2013
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(Phys.org) —Valen Johnson, a statistician with Texas A&M University is suggesting in a paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, that the statistical standard used to judge the soundness of research ...

It's something children do every day when blowing bubbles: Stick a circular wire in a pot of soapy water, pull it out, and behold the film forming across it.

Jun 04, 2014
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When it comes to watching NFL games in Utah on television, the most popular teams are the Broncos, Cowboys or 49ers.

Nov 07, 2014
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For decades, scientists have been perfecting models of how contagions spread, but newly published research takes the first steps into building a model that includes the loop linking individual human behavior and the behavior ...

Nov 06, 2014
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The field of nonlinear acoustics is currently receiving a lot of attention, thanks to applications focused on the improvement of ultrasonic cleaning, ultrasonic welding, sonochemistry, or thermotherapy. Lithotripsy – the ...

Feb 10, 2015
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Sure, we can become better runners by hydrating well, eating right, cross training, and practice. But getting to an optimal running strategy with equations? That's exactly what a pair of mathematicians from France propose ...

Oct 27, 2014
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