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Engineer: Head-first slide is quicker

Base running and base stealing would seem to be arts driven solely by a runner's speed, but there's more than mere gristle, bone and lung power to this facet of baseball -- there are lots of mathematics and physics at play.

Sep 26, 2008 3.7 / 5 (15) 6

Glimpses of a new (mathematical) world

A new mathematical object was revealed yesterday during a lecture at the American Institute of Mathematics (AIM). Two researchers from the University of Bristol exhibited the first example of a third degree transcendental ...

Mar 13, 2008 4.6 / 5 (72) 8

Math Models Snowflakes

Three-dimensional snowflakes can now be grown in a computer using a program developed by mathematicians at UC Davis and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Jan 17, 2008 4.3 / 5 (34) 3

Pinning down the butterfly's wings

A Belgian mathematician hopes to use the science of chaos, the butterfly effect and strange attractors to help build a complete model of climate and resources that will lead to a new approach to sustainable development.

Jun 01, 2007 3.5 / 5 (18) 0

A mighty number falls

Mathematicians and number buffs have their records. And today, an international team has broken a long-standing one in an impressive feat of calculation.

May 21, 2007 4.3 / 5 (112) 0