Mathematics

A Mathematical Take On Natural Selection

The origin of species may be almost as random as a throw of the dice, says Iosif Pinelis, a professor of mathematical sciences at Michigan Technological University, who claims to have worked out a mathematical solution to a biological puzzle: Why is the ty ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 31 2009 - 11:17pm

Internet Poker: By The Numbers

No matter what you read in the various published strategy guides and online chat rooms about pot odds, implied odds, reverse-implied odds and pot equity, there is no mathematically definite strategy for poker played in casinos. Because the best poker is un ...

Article - Garth Sundem - May 11 2009 - 9:34am

How To Create Less Selfish Societies? Let People Behave As They Wish, Say Researchers

Cooperation, despite being now considered the third force of evolution, just behind mutation and natural selection, is difficult to explain in the context of an evolutionary process based on competition between individuals and selfish behaviour. But this p ...

Article - Catarina Amorim - Feb 25 2014 - 6:18am

Numerical Model Tackles How Organisms Are More Than The Sum Of Their Genes

Molecular and cellular biologists have made tremendous scientific advances by dissecting apart the functions of individual genes, proteins, and pathways. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering are looking to expand that u ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 6 2009 - 5:09pm

The Extraterrestrial Language

Recently (February/05/2009) the BBC released new numbers for the Drake Equation, demonstrating that there may be hundreds of extraterrestrial civilizations in our galaxy. These numbers are very volatile and the evidences tend to increase with discoveries o ...

Blog Post - Eduardo Sardeiro - Feb 17 2009 - 3:09pm

A Green's Function By Any Other Name (Green's Functions, Impulse Response, Propagators And All Of That)

It's always satisfying to see concepts in the sciences, which reappear with varied nomenclature across fields and disciplines.  There are countless examples but one that always stood out for me is the concept of Green's functions.This is such an ...

Article - Jon Lederman - Feb 21 2009 - 9:11am

Game Theory Predicts 'Gang' Behavior In Ravens

A team of scientists has used game theory to explain the bizarre behavior of a group of ravens.   Juvenile birds from a roost in North Wales have been observed adopting the unusual strategy of foraging for food in 'gangs.'   New research publishe ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 25 2009 - 12:38am

Numerical Models- Mathematics Takes On Making Sexier Lingerie

Researchers in Japan have turned to mathematics to build a computerized 3D model of the female trunk that could help lingerie and other clothes designers make more sensuous, comfortable, and better fitting product ranges. According to Kensuke Nakamura of K ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 12 2009 - 11:15am

Happy Pi Day!

It's March 14- happy Pi day! (And now it's official- Congress just recognized March 14 as Pi Day!) ...

Blog Post - Becky Jungbauer - Mar 13 2009 - 11:16am

A Brief History Of Numerical Counting

ince the beginnings of humanity, the task of counting was always very important. The development of human society had always been based on counts.  In the beginning, the simple Arithmetic was enough: counts of people, food, game, stones, days...  There we ...

Article - Eduardo Sardeiro - Oct 23 2009 - 12:55pm