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Mathematicians Solve 140-Year-Old Boltzmann Equation

(PhysOrg.com) -- Two University of Pennsylvania mathematicians have found solutions to a 140-year-old, 7-dimensional equation that were not known to exist for more than a century despite its widespread use in modeling the ...

May 13, 2010
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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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Strange physics turns off laser

Inspired by anomalies that arise in certain mathematical equations, researchers have demonstrated a laser system that paradoxically turns off when more power is added rather than becoming continuously brighter.

Jun 17, 2014
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The brain could be key to a better computer

Your brain is incredibly well-suited to handling whatever comes along, plus it's tough and operates on little energy. Those attributes—dealing with real-world situations, resiliency and energy efficiency—are ...

May 15, 2014
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At last, how many alien civilizations are there?

During the space age, 1961 was a special year: the Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man to orbit Earth, while the American astronomer Frank Drake developed the now famous Drake Equation. This ...

Dec 03, 2012
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