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# Mathematics news

### Pac-Man and Picasso: Researcher pushes the boundaries of learning in mathematics education

Earth is a round planet where flat surfaces and perfect shapes are scarce, but assignments in many geometry courses are completed on grid paper with simplified line segments and symmetrical polygons.

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### Urban green space brings happiness when money can't buy it anymore

Urban green spaces, such as parks, backyards, riverbanks, and urban farmlands, are thought to contribute to citizen happiness by promoting physical and mental health. While a number of previous studies have reported the mental ...

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Jun 22, 2021

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### Researchers find optimal way to pay off student loans

After graduating or leaving college, many students face a difficult choice: Try to pay off their student loans as fast as possible to save on interest, or enroll in an income-based repayment plan, which offers affordable ...

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Jun 18, 2021

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### COVID-19 spread model shows how vaccination affects pandemic

RUDN University mathematicians built a model of COVID-19 spreading based on two regression models. The mathematicians divided the countries into three groups, depending on the spreading rate and on the climatic conditions, ...

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Jun 17, 2021

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### Predicting the evolution of a pandemic

The inclusion of biological uncertainty and the latest case data can significantly improve the prediction accuracy of standard epidemiological models of virus transmission, new research led by KAUST and the Kuwait College ...

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Jun 15, 2021

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### Quantifying the role of chance in professional football

In football, chance is defined as actions or situations occurring during the game that cannot be planned and are therefore difficult to train for. Take for instance deflected shots, balls that rebound off the post only to ...

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Jun 07, 2021

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### Applying mathematics takes 'friendship paradox' beyond averages

The friendship paradox is the observation that the degrees of the neighbors of a node within any network will, on average, be greater than the degree of the node itself. In other words: your friends probably have more friends ...

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Jun 04, 2021

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### Mathematician boosts domain decomposition method for asynchronous parallel computing

A RUDN University mathematician and his colleagues from France and Hungary developed an algorithm for parallel computing, which allows solving applied problems, such as in electrodynamics or hydrodynamics. The gain in time ...

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Jun 03, 2021

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### Declassified Cold War code-breaking manual has lessons for solving 'impossible' puzzles

The United States National Security Agency—the country's premier signals intelligence organization—recently declassified a Cold War-era document about code-breaking.

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May 31, 2021

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### Scientists recognize intruders in noise

A team of scientists from MIPT and Kazan National Research Technical University is developing a mathematical apparatus that could lead to a breakthrough in network security. The results of the work have been published in ...

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May 25, 2021

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### The golden ratio: An ancient Greek formula could be responsible for most hit musicals

"What's the secret to your success?" A simple question asked frequently of those who have achieved greatness in their field. Sometimes, that secret is so well disguised even the successful individual is unaware of its influence.

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May 14, 2021

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### The emergence of cooperation: Team mathematically describes importance of cooperation and reputation

Cooperation as a successful strategy has evolved in both nature and human society, but understanding its emergence can be a difficult task. Researchers have to abstract interactions between individuals into mathematical formulas ...

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May 13, 2021

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### A new bridge between the geometry of fractals and the dynamics of partial synchronization

In mathematics, simple equations can generate a complex evolution in time and intriguing patterns in space. One famous example of this is the Mandelbrot set, named after the French-American mathematician of Polish origin, ...

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May 12, 2021

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### Mathematicians find core mechanism to calculate tipping points

Climate change, a pandemic or the coordinated activity of neurons in the brain: In all of these examples, a transition takes place at a certain point from the base state to a new state. Researchers at the Technical University ...

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May 10, 2021

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### When will your elevator arrive? Two physicists do the math

The human world is, increasingly, an urban one—and that means elevators. Hong Kong, the hometown of physicist Zhijie Feng (Boston University), adds new elevators at the rate of roughly 1500 every year...making vertical ...

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May 03, 2021

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### Benefits of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine outweigh its risks, modeling study suggests

The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is suspected of being linked to a small number of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) cases, which recently emerged within Europe as millions of people received vaccinations. This led several countries ...

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Apr 27, 2021

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### 'Star light, star bright' as explained by math

The evolving periodicity of the brightness of certain types of stars can now be described mathematically.

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Apr 26, 2021

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### New modeling provides greater scrutiny for supply chains

Unethical or destructive practices can be hidden within supply chains bringing us items we want and need. Dr. Arne Geschke uses data to drill into the complex global production web.

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Apr 08, 2021

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### Big data tells story of diversity, migration of math's elite

Math's top prize, the Fields Medal, has succeeded in making mathematics more inclusive, but still rewards elitism, according to a Dartmouth study.

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Mar 30, 2021

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### Insufficient financial reporting may lead to underestimation of environmental liabilities

European listed companies in the energy and mining sector provide, to say the least, sparse information on future environmental costs in their annual reports. Researchers believe that stricter guidelines are required as the ...

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Mar 25, 2021

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