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.
At the age of 74, retired roller coaster designer Werner Stengel still spends his days riding the latest loop-de-loops.
Most marathon runners know they need to consume carbohydrates before and during a race, but many don't have a good fueling strategy. Now, one dedicated marathoner -- an MD/PhD student in the Harvard-MIT Division ...
A couple of days ago on The Conversation, I set myself up with a task: to defend the usefulness of so-called "useless" maths. Today, that defence continues, with a look at the RSA algorithm.
Chocolate chip cookies aren't just a favorite after-school snack. They're also a rich source of statistical data, according to Herbie Lee, an associate professor of applied mathematics and statistics at the ...
Shing-Tung Yau sees a beautiful universe around him, crafted by nature into the shapes and forms we see every day. Mathematics describes those shapes and forms, the discipline of geometry in particular. So, ...
(PhysOrg.com) -- UCLA mathematicians working with the Los Angeles Police Department to analyze crime patterns have designed a mathematical algorithm to identify street gangs involved in unsolved violent crimes. Their research ...
University of Manchester mathematicians have developed the theory for a Harry Potter style 'cloaking' device which could protect buildings from earthquakes.
North Dakota State University mathematics doctoral student Lindsay (Merchant) Erickson is fascinated by the ancient game of Nim. A two-player pastime of combinatorial game theory, Nim's origins date hundreds ...
A mathematical physicist and her colleague, both from the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, are about to publish a study in European Physical Journal B on a family of taxation and wealth redistribution models. The fi ...
(Phys.org)—Mathematical models developed by scientists at the University of Bristol are providing new insights into why the placebo effect exists and when it should occur. Their research is published today ...
(PhysOrg.com) -- Hundreds of insect species spend much of their time underwater, where food may be more plentiful. MIT mathematicians have now figured out exactly how those insects breathe underwater.
Parents can help their children understand mathematics by talking about the numbers and figuring used in daily life, preparing them for learning skills and concepts in the classroom, says a University of Arkansas math educator.
In 1994, University of Utah mathematician Ken Golden went to the Eastern Weddell Sea for the Antarctic Zone Flux Experiment. The sea's surface is normally covered with sea ice, the complex composite material that results ...
Why are some words short and others long? For decades, a prominent theory has held that words used frequently are short in order to make language efficient: It would not be economical if "the" were as long ...
When people on airplanes ask Alan Newell what he works on, he tells them "flower arrangements."