News tagged with probabilities

Abuse from other universes -- a second opinion

At the end of last year, there was a flurry of activity from astronomers Gurzadyan and Penrose that considered the evidence of alternate universes or the existence of a universe prior to the Big Bang and suggested ...

Oct 10, 2011
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Assessing California earthquake forecasts

In the study, UC Davis researchers compare seven different earthquake forecasts (including their own) that were submitted to a competition organized by the Southern California Earthquake Center.

Sep 28, 2011
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Volleyball skills study: Men should serve, women dig

Knowing which skills to develop and use is a key element to an athlete?s success. Brigham Young University statistics professor Gilbert Fellingham recently published an article in the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports that answered such ...

Sep 16, 2010
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'Professor Risk' versus the psychic octopus

(PhysOrg.com) -- Having devoted his career to using statistical analysis to make accurate predictions, Professor David Spiegelhalter will this week attempt to explain how Paul the 'psychic' octopus appears ...

Jul 26, 2010
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Heads or tails? It all depends on some key variables

Everyone knows the flip of a coin is a 50-50 proposition. Only it's not. You can beat the odds. So says a three-person team of Stanford and UC-Santa Cruz researchers. They produced a provocative study that turns conventional ...

Oct 20, 2009
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