Archive: 22/05/2006

The Mathematical Structure of Terrorism

The complex patterns of the natural world often turn out to be governed by relatively simple mathematical relationships. A seashell grows at a rate proportional to its size, resulting in a delicate spiral. The gossamer network ...

dateMay 22, 2006 in General Physics feature
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The vicious cycle of rainforest destruction

Rainforests and savannas contain 70% of the world’s plants and are critical to the health of our planet. A new £1.6m international project involving researchers from the Leeds Earth and Biosphere Institute is looking at ...

dateMay 22, 2006 in Environment
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Physics can improve your football

As the World Cup draws closer and football fever starts to take over, physicist Nick Linthorne has found out how players like Gary Neville can achieve the perfect long throw-in, which could be crucial in setting up a goal ...

dateMay 22, 2006 in General Physics
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Embedded software made simpler yet more powerful

The current decade will probably be known as the dawn of pervasive computing, when PCs were dethroned by technology to embed computers in almost everything. The hardware already exists to add features such as artificial intelligence ...

dateMay 22, 2006 in Software
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Chasing Tornado Data to Engineer Better Buildings

Iowa State University researchers and students will soon be chasing tornado data in the lab and across tornado alley. It’s all part of a research project designed to increase scientists’ basic understanding of wind storms ...

dateMay 22, 2006 in Engineering
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