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Short algorithm, long-range consequences

In the last decade, theoretical computer science has seen remarkable progress on the problem of solving graph Laplacians—the esoteric name for a calculation with hordes of familiar applications in scheduling, image processing, ...

dateMar 01, 2013 in Computer Sciences
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Fractions gain traction with concrete models

If 3 is greater than 2, then ⅓ must be bigger than ½—right? Wrong. As thousands of students head back to school, many will use exactly that kind of thinking when faced with fractions for the first time. New research ...

dateAug 27, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Wikipedia improves students' work

A student writing an essay for their teacher may be tempted to plagiarize or leave facts unchecked. A new study shows that if you ask that same student to write something that will be posted on Wikipedia, he or she suddenly ...

dateMay 31, 2011 in Social Sciences
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