Perfect NCAA bracket? Near impossible, mathematician says

The odds of picking a perfect bracket for the NCAA men's basketball March Madness championship tournament are a staggering less than one in 9.2 quintillion (that's 9,223,372,036,854,775,808), according to Jeff Bergen, mathematics ...

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 ...

Reconstructing the states of a nonlinear dynamical system

We often encounter nonlinear dynamical systems that behave unpredictably, such as the Earth's climate and the stock market. To analyze them, measurements taken over time are used to reconstruct the state of the system. However, ...

Hat tip to 'Star Trek'? US Space Force names new unit 'SpOC'

The United States' new Space Force military wing revealed Tuesday that one of its units would be named "Space Operations Command"—or "SpOC" for short, in an echo of pointy-eared "Star Trek" character Spock.

Liu Yang: China's first female astronaut

As a child, Liu Yang once wanted to be a bus conductor and later had her sights set on becoming a lawyer, but decades later she has travelled into space as China's first ever female astronaut.

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