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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hurricanes: Category 6 listing possible

With some scientists saying global warming is causing an increasing frequency and strength of hurricanes, there is a call for a new category of storms.

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 ...

Scientists take on the crystal maze

Scientists at the University of Manchester are to create the first 3D model of the maze-like crystals known as Zeolites.

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