News tagged with mathematical sciences

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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Earth's center is out of sync

(Phys.org) —We all know that the Earth rotates beneath our feet, but new research from ANU has revealed that the center of the Earth is out of sync with the rest of the planet, frequently speeding up and ...

May 13, 2013
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Mathematicians set world record in packing puzzle

(PhysOrg.com) -- Finding the best way to pack the greatest quantity of a specifically shaped object into a confined space may sound simple, yet it consistently has led to deep mathematical concepts and practical ...

Aug 12, 2009
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Unraveling the Matrix

A new way of analyzing grids of numbers known as matrices could improve signal-processing applications and data-compression schemes.

Jul 29, 2010
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'Perfect plastic' created

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the University of Leeds and Durham University have solved a long-standing problem that could revolutionize the way new plastics are developed.

Sep 29, 2011
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Computer scientists make progress on math puzzle

(PhysOrg.com) -- Two UT Dallas computer scientists have made progress on a nearly 4-decade-old mathematical puzzle, producing a proof that renowned Stanford computer scientist Don Knuth called "amazing" in his communication ...

Oct 28, 2010
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