### Indestructible bridges could be reality

A new generation of indestructible bridges could be possible, thanks to research from the University of Warwick.

A new generation of indestructible bridges could be possible, thanks to research from the University of Warwick.

Mathematics

Jul 13, 2016

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A team of more than 80 mathematicians from 12 countries has begun charting the terrain of rich, new mathematical worlds, and sharing their discoveries on the Web. The mathematical universe is filled with both familiar and ...

Mathematics

May 10, 2016

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Origami, the ancient art of paper folding, may soon provide a foundation for antennas that can reconfigure themselves to operate at different frequencies, microfluidic devices whose properties can change in operationâ€”and ...

Engineering

Jan 28, 2016

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The next time someone accuses you of making an irrational decision, just explain that you're obeying the laws of quantum physics.

Quantum Physics

Sep 14, 2015

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American mathematicians John F. Nash Jr. and Louis Nirenberg have won this year's Abel Prize in mathematics.

Mathematics

Mar 25, 2015

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It isn't that often that a scientific controversy is featured in the New Yorker, but in 2012 an article titled "Kin and Kind" describing a tempest over a biological theory appeared in its pages.

Evolution

Mar 23, 2015

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As a grape slowly dries and shrivels, its surface creases, ultimately taking on the wrinkled form of a raisin. Similar patterns can be found on the surfaces of other dried materials, as well as in human fingerprints. While ...

Mathematics

Feb 02, 2015

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You've misplaced your cell phone. You start by scanning where you remember leaving it: on your bureau. You check and double-check the bureau before expanding your search around and below the bureau. Eventually, you switch ...

Plants & Animals

Dec 10, 2014

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Last year, University of Pennsylvania researchers Alexander J. Stewart and Joshua B. Plotkin published a mathematical explanation for why cooperation and generosity have evolved in nature. Using the classical game theory ...

Evolution

Nov 24, 2014

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The size and age of plants has more of an impact on their productivity than temperature and precipitation, according to a landmark study by University of Arizona researchers.

Environment

Jul 20, 2014

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