Basketball shot selection analyzed mathematically
The math of the Rubik's cube
Last August, 30 years after the Rubiks cube first appeared, an international team of researchers proved that no matter how scrambled a cube got, it could be solved in no more than 20 moves. Although ...
Princeton researchers solve problem filling space -- without cubes
(PhysOrg.com) -- Whether packing oranges into a crate, fitting molecules into a human cell or getting data onto a compact disc, wasted space is usually not a good thing.
Exploring tessellations beyond Escher
Supercomputers crack sixty-trillionth binary digit of Pi-squared
Australian researchers have done the impossible -- theyve found the sixty-trillionth binary digit of Pi-squared! The calculation would have taken a single computer processor unit (CPU) 1,500 years to ...
European team suggests new way to measure scientific relevance by city
Religion on the verge of extinction in many countries: math study
How the lily blooms: A mathematical perspective (w/ video)
The "lily white" has inspired centuries' worth of rich poetry and art, but when it comes to the science of how and why those delicately curved petals burst from the bud, surprisingly little is known.
Study explains why soggy skin gets wrinkly but does not dissolve
Mathematician credited with solving one of combinatorial geometry's most challenging problems
(PhysOrg.com) -- A mathematician in the Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences is being credited with resolving a 65-year-old problem in combinatorial geometry that sought to determine the minimum number of distinct ...
Mimicry among stocks can predict stock market crashes
Model predicts 'religiosity gene' will dominate society
Linguists to re-think reason for short words
Mathematical model shows how groups split into factions
(PhysOrg.com) -- The school dance committee is split; one group wants an "Alice in Wonderland" theme; the other insists on "Vampire Jamboree." Mathematics could have predicted it.