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The mathematics of cloaking

The theorists who first created the mathematics that describe the behavior of the recently announced "invisibility cloak" have revealed a new analysis that may extend the current cloak's powers, enabling it to hide even act ...

dateDec 26, 2006 in Mathematics
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The negative effects of Internet use

Among the most popular questions addressed in online communication research is the extent to which Internet use leads to undesirable psychosocial outcomes such as depression and loneliness. Evidence suggests that certain ...

dateOct 09, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Synchronising the Swarm

Models from theoretical physics, which are normally used to plot the motion of particles, are beginning to shed light upon the mass migration of living organisms as well. These include swarms of locusts, which ...

dateJun 20, 2006 in Mathematics
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Probing Question: What makes a song catchy?

A catchy tune isn't always a good thing. If it contains an infectious chorus, even a song you dislike might refuse to leave your head. ("Achy Breaky Heart," anyone?) The choice of descriptors is not lost on Keith Duffy, a ...

dateJun 08, 2006 in Other
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Researcher explains mystery of golden ratio

The Egyptians supposedly used it to guide the construction the Pyramids. The architecture of ancient Athens is thought to have been based on it. Fictional Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon tried to unravel ...

dateDec 21, 2009 in Mathematics
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