### Help solve Santa's logistics troubles with a little maths

In just one night, Santa has to visit millions of homes to deliver presents. If he could travel at the speed of light, the task would be simple.

In just one night, Santa has to visit millions of homes to deliver presents. If he could travel at the speed of light, the task would be simple.

Dec 23, 2013
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One of the most magical aspects of mathematics is the ability for complex and intricate structures to emerge from the simplest of rules. Few mathematical objects are simpler to create – and few weave such a variety of ...

Dec 20, 2013
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Would you believe that a broad range of human struggles can be understood by using a mathematical formula? From child-parent struggles to cyber-attacks and civil unrest, they can all be explained with a simple mathematical ...

Dec 12, 2013
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Take one perplexed shopper, add a veritable forest of festive foliage, multiply by some mathematical ingenuity and what have you got? The perfect family Christmas tree.

Dec 12, 2013
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Coronary heart disease accounts for 18% of deaths in the United States every year. The disease results from a blockage of one or more arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle. This occurs as a result of a complex inflammatory ...

Dec 09, 2013
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(Phys.org) —A famous math problem that has vexed mathematicians for decades has met an elegant solution by Cornell researchers. Graduate student Yash Lodha, working with Justin Moore, professor of mathematics, has described ...

Nov 14, 2013
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(Phys.org) —New research has found traffic jams and accidents could be reduced by controlling the reaction times of robotic cars.

Nov 06, 2013
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There comes a time in each of our lives when we consider starting a pension plan –either on the advice of a friend, a relative, or of our own volition. The plan of choice may depend on various factors, such as the age and ...

Oct 21, 2013
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(Phys.org) —A mathematician has calculated how peer pressure influences society.

Oct 09, 2013
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The greater the plant density in a given area, the greater the amount of rainwater that seeps into the ground. This is due to a higher presence of dense roots and organic matter in the soil. Since water is a limited resource ...

Aug 30, 2013
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