Mathematicians solve 60-year-old problem
A team of researchers, led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor Yuri Lvov, has found an elegant explanation for the long-standing Fermi-Pasta-Ulam (FPU) problem, first proposed in 1953, investigated ...
Experiment proves that women are better multitaskers than men
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire, UK, have conducted research providing definitive evidence that women can multitask more effectively than men.
Effort to model Facebook yields key to famous math problem (and a prize)
(Phys.org) —Dan Spielman, a Yale computer scientist, wasn't looking for a new problem. He was already deeply immersed in a tricky effort to model complex online communities like Facebook, hoping to gain ...
Virtual currency "Riecoin" uses computations to help solve math problem
Rough calculations: New book lays out practical tools for educated guessing
(PhysOrg.com) -- Time for some quick arithmetic: Is 3600 x 4.4 x 104 x 32 larger or smaller than 3 x 109?
Malware on Yahoo ads turned user PCs into bitcoin miners
Xerox to offer 'Ignite' software upgrade for copiers to let them grade school papers
New twist on ancient math problem could improve medicine, microelectronics
A hidden facet of a math problem that goes back to Sanskrit scrolls has just been exposed by nanotechnology researchers at the University of Michigan and the University of Connecticut.
Key to school improvement: Reading, writing, arithmetic ... and character?
A study of 20 elementary schools in Hawaii has found that a focused program to build social, emotional and character skills resulted in significantly improved overall quality of education, as evaluated by teachers, parents ...
'Objectifying gaze' triggers conflicting outcomes for women
Something for men to think about the next time they gawk at an attractive female co-worker: That longing stare may touch off a vicious cognitive cycle that could hurt her ability to do her job well.
New Lincoln math pages suggest more education
Two math-notebook pages recently authenticated as belonging to Abraham Lincoln suggest the 16th president, who was known to downplay his formal education, may have spent more time in school than usually thought.
Magic and symmetry in mathematics
We live in a three-dimensional world. Despite the many benefits this presents, it also makes for a complicated math problem, according to Northeastern associate professor of mathematics Ivan Loseu. The best ...
SpaceMath@NASA breaks the three million download mark
The SpaceMath@NASA mathematics resource for teachers and students recently achieved a landmark number of downloads.
Researchers probe causes of math anxiety
Math problems make more than a few students - and even teachers - sweat, but new brain research is providing insights into the earliest causes of the anxiety so often associated with mathematics.