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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.

dateSep 02, 2009 in Mathematics
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Geometry's least-packable shapes

If you've ever struggled to pack a bunch of suitcases into the trunk of your car, you've got some idea of a basic problem in materials science: if you throw a bunch of atoms or molecules together, how do ...

dateMar 03, 2015 in Mathematics
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A new mathematics for experimental science

Mathematics is the ultimate scientific tool. For centuries it has been used to describe the forces of nature, from planetary motion to fluid dynamics. It helped unlock the secrets of DNA and unleashed the ...

dateApr 01, 2014 in Mathematics
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US culture derails girl math whizzes

A culture of neglect and, at some age levels, outright social ostracism, is derailing a generation of students, especially girls, deemed the very best in mathematics, according to a new study.

dateOct 10, 2008 in Mathematics
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