Computer scientists make progress on math puzzle
(PhysOrg.com) -- Two UT Dallas computer scientists have made progress on a nearly 4-decade-old mathematical puzzle, producing a proof that renowned Stanford computer scientist Don Knuth called "amazing" in his communication ...
Mathematical equation could reduce traffic jams
(Phys.org) —New research has found traffic jams and accidents could be reduced by controlling the reaction times of robotic cars.
Researchers find classical musical compositions adhere to power law
Are you ready to retire? Mathematical models estimate the value of pension plans
There comes a time in each of our lives when we consider starting a pension plan –either on the advice of a friend, a relative, or of our own volition. The plan of choice may depend on various factors, ...
A trillion triangles: New computer methods reveal secrets of ancient math problem
Mathematicians from North America, Europe, Australia, and South America have resolved the first one trillion cases of an ancient mathematics problem. The advance was made possible by a clever technique for ...
New mathematics research proves there's plenty of time for evolution
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new mathematical model developed by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania has offered even more evidence of the correctness of evolutionary theory.
Teenager reportedly finds solution to 350 year old math and physics problem
Mathematician drafts urban nuclear shelter guide
A scientist published a guide Wednesday to help authorities limit deaths from fallout after a city is hit by a nuclear bomb.
Exploring tessellations beyond Escher
Mathematical model illustrates our online 'copycat' behavior
Researchers from the University of Oxford, the University of Limerick, and the Harvard School of Public Health have developed a mathematical model to examine online social networks, in particular the trade-off between copying ...
Mathematicians analyse new 'racetrack memory' computer device
(Phys.org) —Competition to create the smallest, lightest and cheapest laptop on the market is motivating the ongoing search for a better computer-memory device then the current, conventional 2D hard-disk ...
'Moral victories' might spare you from losing again
It's human nature to hate losing. Unfortunately, it's also human nature to overreact to a loss, potentially abandoning a solid strategy and thus increasing your chances of losing the next time around.