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New breakthrough in bubble research

A researcher from the University of Bath has found a new approach to an old geometric problem of modelling the most efficient way of packing shapes to form a foam.

Sep 02, 2009
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Study: Why the best soccer teams don't always win

(PhysOrg.com) -- A recent study, published in the October edition of the Journal of Applied Statistics, looked at soccer as being an experiment to determine which of two teams is superior, but their analys ...

Oct 01, 2009 weblog
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Fighting violent gang crime with math

(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 ...

Oct 31, 2011
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An ancient, complex game examined

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 ...

Mar 29, 2011
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Telling the tale of the wealth tail

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 ...

Jul 30, 2012
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New insights into placebo effect

(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 ...

Aug 31, 2012
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Understanding Math Day By Day

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.

Jul 31, 2007
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