Learn math history to learn math theory

A Dutch scientist says she's discovered that knowing how a mathematical theory developed improves a pupil's understanding of the theory.

'Robosnail' crawls up vertical walls

A team of scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a robotic snail that can crawl on vertical walls and traverse ceilings. ‘Robosnail’ was developed to explore and demonstrate mathematical ...

The formula to ensure the perfect 'cracker pull'

Scientists have come up with a formula for the perfect way to pull a Christmas cracker. A top physicist from the University of Surrey (UniS) is working with Tesco to help people to make sure that they win the cracker prize.

Astronomers Gain Clues About Fundamental Physics

An international team of astronomers has looked at something very big -- a distant galaxy -- to study the behavior of things very small -- atoms and molecules -- to gain vital clues about the fundamental nature of our entire ...

Charity: it's all in our genes

A University of California-Santa Barbara scientist believes he's discovered why we give to charity: It's in our genes.

Honda to Mass Produce Next-Generation Thin Film Solar Cell

Honda announced its plan to begin mass production in 2007, of an independently developed thin film solar cell composed of non-silicon compound materials, which requires 50% less energy, and thus generate 50% less CO2, during ...

IT exports seen leading Asian growth

Steady demand for information-technology products worldwide will bolster East Asia's economy next year, according to a report by the Asian Development Bank Monday.

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