Model shows how scientific paradigms rise and fall
Hackers plot DIY Sputniks for Internet freedom
Chaos theory helps to predict the outcome at the roulette table
At first glance, a roulette table looks like a jumble of numbers and a randomly hopping little white ball. But with a better understanding of physics and some general knowledge of the starting conditions, it ...
Hollywood movies follow a mathematical formula
Study shows disorder may cause an increase stereotyping
The human brain is on the edge of chaos
Cambridge-based researchers provide new evidence that the human brain lives "on the edge of chaos", at a critical transition point between randomness and order. The study, published March 20 in the open-access ...
Scientists discover quantum fingerprints of chaos
Chaotic behavior is the rule, not the exception, in the world we experience through our senses, the world governed by the laws of classical physics.
Wringing more energy out of everyday motions
Randomness and chaos in nature, as it turns out, can be a good thing especially if you are trying to harvest energy from the movements of everyday activities like walking.
What was that again? A mathematical model of language incorporates the need for repetition
As politicians know, repetition is often key to getting your message across. Now a former physicist studying linguistics at the Polish Academy of Sciences has taken this intuitive concept and incorporated it into a mathematical ...
A new mathematical model explains patterns of human movement by considering the costs
Using previously published data on the time-stamped locations of 100,000 anonymous cell-phone users, a researcher from Duke University has identified three distinct patterns of human mobility for short, medium, and long distance ...
How tribal courts can end war: Traditions stem gunfire after 4,800 die in Enga, Papua New Guinea
Mostly isolated from outsiders until the 1950s, Papua New Guinea's Enga tribes fought with bows and arrows until 1990, when their young people and mercenary "Rambos" began using shotguns and semiautomatic ...
Chaos puts a path on nanoparticles
At just over seven feet tall, Shaquille ONeal is easy to spot in crowd. But the individual virus structures that give him, and us, a cold arent so easy to see.
Mathematics confirm the chaos of the Spanish labor market
Unemployment time series in Spain behave in a chaotic way according to a study at the University of Seville. Such chaos demonstrates the complex and unpredictable nature of the Spanish labour market in the ...
Predicting a die throw
Vegas, Monte Carlo, and Atlantic City draw people from around the world who are willing to throw the dice and take their chances. Researchers from the Technical University of Lodz, Poland, have spotted something predictable ...