Mathematics
 The Fractal Approach To Theories Of (City) Evolution

A new way of looking at cities has emerged during the last 20 years that could revolutionise planning and ultimately benefit city dwellers. ‘The Size, Scale and Shape of Cities’ in Science advocates an integrated approach to the theory of how cities evolve ...
Article  News Staff  Feb 21 2008  8:59am
 140 YearOld SchwarzChristoffel Math Problem Solved

A problem which has defeated mathematicians for almost 140 years has been solved by a researcher at Imperial College London. Professor Darren Crowdy, Chair in Applied Mathematics, has made the breakthrough in an area of mathematics known as conformal mappi ...
Article  News Staff  Mar 3 2008  7:56pm
 Can More Physicists And Fewer Politicans Resolve The Global Warming Debate?

Science has developed sophisticated models of the atmosphere and instruments can help make detailed weather forecasts but to truly understand global climate change, scientists need more than just a oneday forecast or a sevenday guess. They need a deeper ...
Article  News Staff  Mar 12 2008  12:05am
 Mythical Third Degree Transcendental LFunction Spotted At AIM Meeting

A new mathematical object was revealed yesterday during a lecture at the American Institute of Mathematics (AIM). Two researchers from the University of Bristol exhibited the first example of a third degree transcendental Lfunction. These Lfunctions enco ...
Article  News Staff  Mar 14 2008  12:28am
 Natural Selection Applies In Business Also, Say Researchers

There are a number of interconnected factors that lead to the success or failure of any business so it is usually considered an impossible task to predict whether a company will sink or swim numerically but researchers in Taiwan using the principles of evo ...
Article  News Staff  Mar 14 2008  9:36am
 Infinite Solution To 'Euler’s Equation Of Degree Four' Discovered

Recently, mathematician Daniel J. Madden and retired physicist Lee W. Jacobi found solutions to a puzzle that has been around for centuries an infinite number of solutions for a puzzle known as 'Euler’s Equation of degree four.' The equation is ...
Article  News Staff  Mar 14 2008  2:30pm
 Statistics Are Insufficient For Study Of Proteins' Signal System

Nearly ten years ago an article published in Science [Lockless SW, Ranganathan R (1999) Science 286:295–299] got a lot of attention. It described a method of demonstrating signal transfer in proteins by comparing their amino acid sequence. The authors reco ...
Article  News Staff  Mar 26 2008  11:42am
 You Are What You Eat? Not According To Dynamical Systems Theory

If identical twins eat and exercise equally, will they have the same body weight? Not really, say NIH investigators Carson Chow and Kevin Hall. They analyzed the fundamental equations of body weight change and found that identical twins with identical life ...
Article  News Staff  Mar 27 2008  7:36pm
 Math Professor Makes Division Baseball Predictions Erroneously Picks Pirates To Finish Last

New Jersey Institute of Technolgy math professor Bruce Bukiet is once again opining on outcomes for this season’s Major League Baseball teams. His picks are based on a mathematical model he developed in 2000. Bukiet’s main areas of research have involved m ...
Article  News Staff  Oct 30 2010  8:44pm
 'Unbreakable' Quantum Cryptography Broken

The risk of illegal information access, notably in money transactions, requires more and more advanced cryptographic techniques against criminals and the occasional mischevious teenager. Quantum cryptography has been regarded as 100percent protection agai ...
Article  News Staff  Apr 16 2008  5:30am