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Pseudo-mathematics and financial charlatanism

Your financial advisor calls you up to suggest a new investment scheme. Drawing on 20 years of data, he has set his computer to work on this question: If you had invested according to this scheme in the past, which portfolio ...

Apr 10, 2014
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Researcher explains mystery of golden ratio

The Egyptians supposedly used it to guide the construction the Pyramids. The architecture of ancient Athens is thought to have been based on it. Fictional Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon tried to unravel ...

Dec 21, 2009
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The solution to a 200-year-old encryption

(PhysOrg.com) -- The mathematician who deciphered the final, encrypted page of a letter sent to President Thomas Jefferson in 1801 will visit the University of Oregon to tell how he did it.

Jan 11, 2010
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Predicting the Timing of Major Earthquakes

Forecasting when a major earthquake will erupt -- within a window of two to three years -- could be possible, based on mathematical studies by researchers at UC Davis, Boston University and the University of Western Ontario, ...

Dec 01, 2006
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New method for solving differential equations

Dutch-sponsored mathematician Valeriu Savcenco has developed new methods for the numerical solution of ordinary differential equations. These so-called multirate methods are highly efficient for large systems, where some ...

Jan 24, 2008
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