Mathematics
 The Mathematical Probability Of Life On Other EarthLike Planets

Infinity was invented to account for the possibility that in a neverending universe, anything can happen. Life on other Earthlike planets, for example, is possible in an infinite universe, but not probable, according to a scientist from the University of ...
Article  News Staff  Apr 16 2008  10:14am
 Geometrical Music Theory The Fabric Of Sound Gets Translated Into Geometry

The connection between music and mathematics has been widely known for centuries. Musica Universalis, "music of the spheres", emerged in the Middle Ages as the idea that the proportions in the movements of the celestial bodies the sun, moon and ...
Article  News Staff  Apr 17 2008  2:34pm
 Are Boys Better At Math? Yes, If They Represent Numbers Spatially

In a paper recently published in Cortex, Jan Lonnemann (RWTH Aachen University, Germany) and colleagues report that many children at the age of 89 years seem to represent numbers spatially. Interestingly, boys using this kind of representation tended to h ...
Article  News Staff  May 10 2008  6:17pm
 Know A Math Superhero? Here's Your Chance To Get Them Some Money

The nomination process for Raytheon's 2008 Math Hero Awards has now opened. These annual awards reward and celebrate teachers and tutors for promoting math achievement to students in a fun and challenging learning environment. The MathMovesU program g ...
Article  News Staff  May 25 2008  10:32am
 The Mathematics Of Singularities What The Big Bang And Tap Water Have In Common

The folding of paper or drops of water falling from a tap are two events which involve the creation of singularities requiring sophisticated mathematical techniques to describe, analyze and predict. Singularities occur at a point of cut off, or sudden chan ...
Article  News Staff  Jun 3 2008  10:00am
 Fundamental Theorem Of Algebra Meets Gravitational Lensing

Mathematicians and astrophysicists recently discovered that work on the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra and gravitational lensing had a common answer. The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra (FTA), proofs of which go back to the 18th century, is a bedrock mathem ...
Article  News Staff  Jun 6 2008  12:29am
 Geek Logik: The Science Of Decisions And Foolproof Equations For A Perfect Life

Be warned: this article deals primarily with shark attacks, the lottery, beer, and how to get a date using math. Is it a good decision to keep reading? Unfortunately, the answer is "you need to keep reading to find out." Sound irrational? Good—y ...
Article  Garth Sundem  Jun 16 2008  3:11am
 Creating A Stock Market Metric For The Value Of Innovation

The knock on publicly traded companies is that they only think short term, quarter to quarter, which reduces or delays investments in risky, long term innovation projects in order to boost the firm’s stock price. Entrepreneurs always talk about innovation ...
Article  News Staff  Jun 20 2008  8:59am
 Math And Young Minds (3rd & 4th Grades)

It might be hard for the young student to see the fun in math. Up till now it has been memorize, memorize, memorize for them. This can give them a break and tease their minds. Numbers that look simple, just two digits "1" and "8." It d ...
Article  Jim Myres  Jun 29 2008  4:19am
 Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanosconiosis

Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanosconiosis is a type of lung disease. Pneumoconiosis, also called black lung or coalminers disease, is different, but is estimated to be the cause of death for 1,500 U.S. coal miners. Besides being bizarre, words like t ...
Article  Audrey Amara  Jul 15 2008  7:38pm