## News tagged with mathematical problems

### Complex mathematical problem solved by bees

(PhysOrg.com) -- Bumblebees can find the solution to a complex mathematical problem which keeps computers busy for days.

Oct 25, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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### Researchers chip away at Smale's 7th unsolved problem in mathematics

(Phys.org)—How do you arrange a group of points on the surface of a sphere so that all the points are as far apart from each other as possible? With two points, the answer is easy: place them on opposite sides of the sphere, ...

Jul 15, 2016 in General Physics feature
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### Don't freak if you can't solve a math problem that's gone viral

It's been quite a year for mathematics problems on the internet. In the last few months, three questions have been online everywhere, causing consternation and head-scratching and blowing the minds of adults worldwide as ...

Jun 25, 2015 in Mathematics
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### Fighting violent gang crime with math

(PhysOrg.com) -- UCLA mathematicians working with the Los Angeles Police Department to analyze crime patterns have designed a mathematical algorithm to identify street gangs involved in unsolved violent crimes. Their research ...

Oct 31, 2011 in Mathematics
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### Rota's Conjecture: Researcher solves 40-year-old math problem

(Phys.org) —A Victoria University mathematician has experienced his own eureka moment, solving a 40 year-old mathematical problem.

Aug 15, 2013 in Mathematics
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### Computer scientists develop 'mathematical jigsaw puzzles' to encrypt software

(Phys.org) —UCLA computer science professor Amit Sahai and a team of researchers have designed a system to encrypt software so that it only allows someone to use a program as intended while preventing any deciphering of ...

Jul 29, 2013 in Computer Sciences
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### Doubts continue on claim to have solved P vs NP mathematical question

One of the most complex mathematical problems in the world is proving either that P ≠ NP or P=NP, a riddle that was first formulated in 1971 by mathematicians Leonid Levin and Stephen Cook. The question was one of seven ...

Aug 17, 2010 in Mathematics weblog
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### A zero sum game

(PhysOrg.com) -- New light has been shed on the 150-year-old math puzzle known as the Riemann hypothesis, say mathematical physicists at the University of Sydney.

Mar 21, 2011 in Mathematics
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### New breakthrough in bubble research

A researcher from the University of Bath has found a new approach to an old geometric problem of modelling the most efficient way of packing shapes to form a foam.

Sep 02, 2009 in Mathematics
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### New mathematical framework formalizes oddball programming techniques

Two years ago, Martin Rinard's group at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory proposed a surprisingly simple way to make some computer procedures more efficient: Just skip a bunch of steps. Although ...

May 23, 2012 in Computer Sciences
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