The secret lives of bubbles: Mathematicians describe evolution, dissolution of clusters of bubbles (w/ video)
Bubble baths and soapy dishwater, the refreshing head on a beer and the luscious froth on a cappuccino. All are foams, beautiful yet ephemeral as the bubbles pop one by one.
Researchers find a country's wealth correlates with its collective knowledge
Math professor's side mirror that eliminates 'blind spot' receives US patent
A side mirror that eliminates the dangerous "blind spot" for drivers has now received a U.S. patent. The subtly curved mirror, invented by Drexel University mathematics professor Dr. R. Andrew Hicks, dramatically ...
Mathematicians can conjure matter waves inside an invisible hat
Invisibility, once the subject of magic or legend, is slowly becoming reality. Over the past five years mathematicians and other scientists have been working on devices that enable invisibility cloaks ...
Supercomputers crack sixty-trillionth binary digit of Pi-squared
Australian researchers have done the impossible -- theyve found the sixty-trillionth binary digit of Pi-squared! The calculation would have taken a single computer processor unit (CPU) 1,500 years to ...
Researchers reveal hidden patterns in flow of manuscript submissions
Some Polynesian islanders combined binary and decimal math
Uncovering complex network structures in nature
The global spread of Ebola is due to the complex interactions between individuals, societies, and transportation and trade networks. Understanding and building appropriate statistical and mathematical models ...
Mathematicians use network theory to model champion Spanish soccer team's style
Sitting still or going hunting: Which works better?
For the kinds of animals that are most familiar to us—ones that are big enough to see—it's a no-brainer: Is it better to sit around and wait for food to come to you, or to move around and find it? Larger ...
Religion on the verge of extinction in many countries: math study
Scientists Explain Why Computers Crash But We Don't
(PhysOrg.com) -- Nature and software engineers face similar design challenges in creating control systems. The different solutions they employ help explain why living organisms tend to malfunction less than ...
Mathematical model explains marital breakups
Grothendieck, eccentric maths genius, dies in France (Update)
Alexander Grothendieck, one of the great eccentric geniuses of 20th century mathematics, has died in France at the age of 86.