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Hyperbolic homogeneous polynomials, oh my!

Cutting-edge mathematics today, at least to the uninitiated, often sounds as if it bears no relation to the arithmetic we all learned in grade school. What do topology and combinatorics and n-dimensional ...

Apr 21, 2014
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Why Einstein will never be wrong

One of the benefits of being an astrophysicist is your weekly email from someone who claims to have "proven Einstein wrong". These either contain no mathematical equations and use phrases such as "it is obvious ...

Jan 14, 2014
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Modeling metamaterials

EPFL scientists have developed an innovative mathematical method to greatly improve computer modeling of metamaterials.

Jan 10, 2014
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Explained: Matrices

Among the most common tools in electrical engineering and computer science are rectangular grids of numbers known as matrices. The numbers in a matrix can represent data, and they can also represent mathematical ...

Dec 06, 2013
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Simulation sets atoms shivering

(Phys.org) —In "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" (JK Rowling, 1997), Harry, Ron, and Hermione encounter a massive stone chessboard, one of many obstacles in their path. To advance, they must play, ...

Sep 23, 2013
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SDO mission untangles motion inside the Sun

(Phys.org) —Using an instrument on NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, called the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager, or HMI, scientists have overturned previous notions of how the sun's writhing insides move ...

Aug 28, 2013
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Water in a Martian desert

Craters once brim-full with sediments and water have long since drained dry, but traces of their former lives as muddy lakes cling on in the Martian desert.

Aug 02, 2013
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