Untangling Facebook, decoding Congress: New mathematical method may help tame big data
(PhysOrg.com) -- Networks permeate modern life, from Facebook to political allegiances. Now University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill mathematicians and colleagues have developed a new technique for examining ...
Researchers implement a multi-photon approach in quantum cryptography
Move over money, a new currency is helping make the world go round. As increasing volumes of data become accessible, transferable and, therefore, actionable, information is the treasure companies want to amass. To protect ...
Revealed: The fish that nearly sank Isaac Newton
A 300-year-old drawing of a flying fish that nearly scuttled Isaac Newton's world-changing opus on modern physics will be showcased in the Royal Society's online picture library, launched Thursday.
Using magic to learn about maths
(PhysOrg.com) -- An academic from Queen Mary, University of London has launched a series of videos featuring magic tricks that are conjured from a mathematical perspective.
In the art of mathematics, work is play and tricks are the trade
Flipping through a deck of cards in the library as her friends and classmates slough through books and papers means that, sometimes, people want answers from Carolyn Chen.