### Treegonometry solves Christmas decoration dilemma

Mathematics has provided an answer for those striving for the perfect Christmas tree, Britain's University of Sheffield says.

Mathematics has provided an answer for those striving for the perfect Christmas tree, Britain's University of Sheffield says.

Dec 06, 2012
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Penguins that face the bitter cold and icy winds of Antarctica often huddle together in large groups for warmth during storms. Mathematicians at the University of California, Merced created a model of penguin ...

Nov 16, 2012
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What started out as a project to teach undergraduate students about network analysis, turned into an in-depth study of whether it was possible to analyze a National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball ...

Nov 16, 2012
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Lead researcher Dr Tie-Qiao Tang said while modelling had previously been done on factors such as luggage congestion, routing, and takeoff runway scheduling, his study was the first to look at boarding.

Nov 13, 2012
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At 5:46 p.m. on Sept. 20, Georges Gonthier, principal researcher at Microsoft Research Cambridge, sent a brief email to his colleagues at the Microsoft Research-Inria Joint Centre in Paris. It read, in full: ...

Oct 12, 2012
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A new information-theoretical model of human sensory perception and memory sheds light on some peculiarities of the nervous system.

Oct 05, 2012
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A new mathematical method can help to predict a couple's chances of becoming pregnant, according to how long they have been trying.

Oct 04, 2012
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The colorful leaves piling up in your backyard this fall can be thought of as natural stores of carbon. In the springtime, leaves soak up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, converting the gas into organic ...

Oct 03, 2012
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(Phys.org)—In all of history there are very few names that stand out in the field of mathematics, at least among those not in the field: Euclid, Newton, Pythagoras, etc. This is likely due to several reasons, chief among ...

(Phys.org)—In the world of probability and statistics almost anything can be labeled as a percentage of likelihood of occurring; statistics based on actual numbers give rise to probabilistic estimates that ...

(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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With new national anti-bullying ads urging parents to teach their kids to speak up if they witness bullying, one researcher has found that in humans' evolutionary past at least, helping the victim of a bully ...

Aug 13, 2012
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(Phys.org) -- A team of EPFL scientists has developed an algorithm that can identify the source of an epidemic or information circulating within a network, a method that could also be used to help with criminal ...

Aug 10, 2012
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An international team of mathematicians has proposed a new solution to understanding a biological puzzle that has confounded molecular biologists.

Jul 31, 2012
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Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt's dream of completing the 100m in 9.4sec is feasible, according to a Dutch mathematical study whose findings were unveiled Wednesday.

Jul 25, 2012
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