News tagged with equation

The math of shark skin

"Sharks are almost perfectly evolved animals. We can learn a lot from studying them," says Emory mathematician Alessandro Veneziani.

dateJul 03, 2015 in Plants & Animals
shares54 comments 0

Still a filament arrow?

On May 28, 2015 (above left), the sun, as seen by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, showed a pair of filaments in the form of an arrow. The filaments appeared to remain stable as they rotated around to the ...

dateJun 22, 2015 in Space Exploration
shares29 comments 0

Ants' movements hide mathematical patterns

When ants go exploring in search of food they end up choosing collective routes that fit statistical distributions of probability. This has been demonstrated by a team of mathematicians after analysing the ...

dateMay 12, 2015 in Mathematics
shares140 comments 1

Image: Global cloud fraction map of Earth

Decades of satellite observations and astronaut photographs show that clouds dominate space-based views of Earth. One study based on nearly a decade of satellite data estimated that about 67 percent of ...

dateMay 11, 2015 in Earth Sciences
shares25 comments 1

Equatorial fish babies in hot water

Scientists have discovered that rising ocean temperatures slow the development of baby fish around the equator, raising concerns about the impact of global warming on fish and fisheries in the tropics.

dateMar 30, 2015 in Ecology
shares15 comments 1