Discovery could lead to more difficult Sudoku puzzles
Buried Coins Key to Roman Population Mystery?
(PhysOrg.com) -- The first century BC in Italy was culturally a brilliant age, unequaled by any other period in Roman history. It was a time of Cicero, Caesar, Vergil, Horace and many other major literary ...
How would Einstein use e-mail? Letter writers of yore had same correspondence patterns as e-mail users today
You're not as different from Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin after all, at least when it comes to patterns of correspondence.
A trillion triangles: New computer methods reveal secrets of ancient math problem
Mathematicians from North America, Europe, Australia, and South America have resolved the first one trillion cases of an ancient mathematics problem. The advance was made possible by a clever technique for ...
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.
Mathematicians set world record in packing puzzle
(PhysOrg.com) -- Finding the best way to pack the greatest quantity of a specifically shaped object into a confined space may sound simple, yet it consistently has led to deep mathematical concepts and practical ...
Researcher Discovers Method to Fully Process Encrypted Data Without Knowing its Content
(PhysOrg.com) -- An IBM Researcher has solved a thorny mathematical problem that has confounded scientists since the invention of public-key encryption several decades ago. The breakthrough, called "privacy homomorphism," ...
Wall Street rocket scientists crash to Earth
There's a reason Wall Street resembles a rocket experiment gone wrong: rocket scientists helped make it happen.
Relocation, relocation, relocation: Math could address climate change population concerns
As sea levels rise in the wake of climate change and semi-arid regions turn to desert, people living in those parts of the world are likely to be displaced. A mathematical approach to planned relocation reported in the International Jo ...
Mathematicians provide new insight into tsunamis
A new mathematical formula that could be used to give advance warning of where a tsunami is likely to hit and how destructive it will be has been worked out by scientists at Newcastle University.
French-Russian mathematician Gromov wins Abel prize
French-Russian mathematician Mikhail Gromov on Thursday won one of the world's top mathematics award, Norway's Abel Prize, for "his revolutionary contributions to geometry," the prize committee said.
Random network connectivity can be delayed, but with explosive results, new study finds
In the life of many successful networks, the connections between elements increase over time. As connections are added, there comes a critical moment when the network's overall connectivity rises rapidly with ...
Scientists closer to making invisibility cloak a reality
J.K. Rowling may not have realized just how close Harry Potter's invisibility cloak was to becoming a reality when she introduced it in the first book of her best-selling fictional series in 1998. Scientists, however, have ...
A new kind of counting: Scientists develop computer algorithm to solve previously unsolvable counting problems
(PhysOrg.com) -- How many different sudokus are there? How many different ways are there to color in the countries on a map? And how do atoms behave in a solid? Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for ...