- Using Old Math To Learn About New Waves
A new way of looking at a previously abandoned mathematical model might help astronomers study and accurately identify an exotic clan of gravitational waves. The waves in question come from small black holes or neutron stars in extremely elongated orbits a ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 19 2007 - 8:28am
- Which Costs You More… Nearby Expensive Gas, Or Cheaper Gas Across Town?
The answer is, of course... it depends. But with gas prices as high as they are these days, it’s good to know when it’s worthwhile to drive a few miles to save five cents a gallon, or when it’s just better to fill up at the station around the corner. To de ...
Article - Kimberly Crandell - Jul 22 2007 - 9:50pm
- Who Won The 2007 America's Cup Race? Applied Mathematics
In yacht racing, a one percent difference in boat resistance leads to a gain or loss of more than 30 seconds in a match race. Computational fluid dynamics research done by the winning Swiss Alinghi America's Cup syndicate led to gains of 2-5 percent i ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Sep 13 2007 - 1:08am
- Could Newton's Apple Have Been An Indian Mango?
Did a group of Indian scholars out-math Newton hundreds of years before he was born? Dr George Gheverghese Joseph from The University of Manchester says the ‘Kerala School’ in India identified the ‘infinite series’- one of the founding principles of modern ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 13 2007 - 10:27am
- Gaming Fantasy Football With Mathematics
University of Cincinnati Assistant Professor Michael Fry and student Andrew Lundberg have an interesting approach to the fantasy football draft: all you really need to know is what set of players is not going to be available when your turn comes up. Fry an ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 24 2007 - 1:47am
- Shor’s Algorithm On Quantum Computers Could Mean The End To Computer Security
New Scientist has written an article stating that new quantum technology can run a routine called Shor’s algorithm and that means the most dangerous threat posed by quantum computing, the ability to break the codes that protect our personal data, is now a ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 12 2007 - 2:07pm
- No Limit Poker: The Bluff Calculator
So, you've seen the WSOP on ESPN—big money, big personalities, big bluffs. But what these highlight reels forget to mention is the fact that, at the highest level, there's method behind the blood-pumping madness. Behind every good bluff is a str ...
Article - Garth Sundem - Jun 16 2008 - 12:42am
- Mathematical Models Of Nerve Cell Behavior
A University of Leicester mathematician has been working with scientists in Japan and The Netherlands to develop a new technique that produces accurate mathematical models of the actual behaviour of nerve (neural) cells. Developing such models requires det ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 22 2007 - 11:18pm
- Mathematicians Help Unlock Secrets Of The Immune System
A group of scientists, led by mathematicians, has taken on the challenge of building a common model of immune responses. Their work will radically improve our understanding of the human immune system by allowing all the scientific disciplines working on it ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 9 2007 - 10:53am
- New Microgrid Technique 'Maps' Multiple Images For Variables
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a method for correlating the results of microscopic imaging techniques in a way that could lead to improved understanding, diagnosis, and possibly treatment of ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 10 2007 - 11:38am