Pi calculation smashes records
Time for a change? Scholars say calendar needs serious overhaul
Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University have discovered a way to make time stand still -- at least when it comes to the yearly calendar.
Teenager reportedly finds solution to 350 year old math and physics problem
Austrian breakthrough in quantum cryptography: Record in the transmission of entangled photon pairs (Update)
Austrian physicists say a breakthrough in next-generation quantum cryptography could allow encrypted messages to be bounced off satellites, the British journal Nature reported Sunday.
New app uses mathematical theory to match your face to celebrities' faces
(PhysOrg.com) -- Are you as dashing as George Clooney, or as glamorous as Angelina Jolie? Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London have developed an app that uses a mathematical formula to analyse your ...
Google making search smarter with 'semantic' capabilities
Google says it is retooling its search machine to go beyond recognizing words in queries and begin understanding what it is people are asking for.
New way to calculate the effects of Casimir forces
(PhysOrg.com) -- MIT researchers have developed a powerful new tool for calculating the effects of Casimir forces, complicated quantum forces that affect only objects that are very, very close together, with ...
Genetically modified cows may one day produce human breast milk
Wolfram Alpha shows flights overhead
Wolfram Alpha, the online search service launched two years ago, now lets inquiring minds in the United States find out what flights happen to be overhead at any given moment.
Secret to the perfect pancake is discovered
In a collaboration with Meadowhall Shopping Centre, students from the University's Maths Society (SUMS) developed, trialled and tested a formula which enables pancake-lovers across the world to rustle-up ...
Entropy study suggests Pictish symbols likely were part of a written language
Formula 1 racing focus turns to energy management
Scientist's formula backs Germany to win soccer World Cup
A university professor has developed a mathematical formula which, he claims, shows Germany will win the 2010 World Cup in South Africa this June.