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In Search Of Natural Quasicrystals
2012-08-10 04:32:11

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An expedition to far eastern Russia, a 15,000 year old meteorite, secret diaries, smugglers, gold prospectors and bears; sounds like the plot to an Indiana Jones movie, right? This is the story of two researchers looking for the origin of naturally occurring quasicrystals. Who knew science could be so exciting? Writing in Reports on Progress in Physics, Paul J. Steinhardt and Luca Bindi reveal that new, naturally occurring...

2012-07-30 15:42:33

Mathematicians at the Institute for Advanced Study in New Jersey "bridged" topology and fractals and made a discovery that could lead to a new way of describing extremely complicated shapes such as the configuration of the tiniest defects in a metal or even the froth of a breaking wave. Topology is a powerful branch of mathematics that looks at qualitative geometric properties such as the number of holes a geometric shape contains, while fractals are extremely complicated geometric shapes...

2012-07-07 23:00:38

The Polar RCX3 is definitely a tester favorite at the Heart Rate Watch Company blog for men and women with smaller wrists. It fits better and provides speed, distance and heart rate data for a wide variety of sports. Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) July 07, 2012 Heart Rate Watch Company blog recently completed a testing comparison of the new Polar RCX3 and found that the profile fits smaller wrists very well. The watch also does everything the Polar RCX5 does except swimming, intervals and the race...

2012-06-24 23:02:54

The Polar RCX5 Tour de France is the official training computer of the 2012 Tour de France and for a limited time they will be available at the Heart Rate Watch Company. Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) June 23, 2012 Next week the Tour de France, the most important cycling race in the world, begins and the Heart Rate Watch Company is pleased to announce that it has the Polar RCX5 Tour de France, the official training computer of the Tour de France, available in limited quantities. "These units will be...

2012-04-23 23:15:11

Self-assembling nano boxes open the door to "smart" particles for medicine, manufacturing While it is relatively straightforward to build a box on the macroscale, it is much more challenging at smaller micro- and nanometer length scales. At those sizes, three-dimensional (3-D) structures are too small to be assembled by any machine and they must be guided to assemble on their own. And now, interdisciplinary research by engineers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., and...

2012-03-26 23:00:47

Broadway and the NBA join the UN Foundation´s Nothing But Nets campaign to send life-saving bed nets to protect families fleeing conflict and returning home (PRWEB) March 26, 2012 Since last June, more than 130,000 refugees–and counting–have entered South Sudan to escape fighting on the border of Sudan. As the situation worsens, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is providing food, water, and shelter. Yet malaria is the leading cause of death among children under five in South...


Latest Geometry Reference Libraries

Geometry
2014-01-02 10:21:51

Geometry is a branch of mathematics that is concerned with questions of shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space. A mathematician who works in the geometry field is called a geometer. Geometry arose independently in numerous early cultures as a body of practical knowledge concerning areas, lengths, and volumes, with elements of a formal mathematical science emerging in the West as early as Thales. By the 3rd century BC, geometry was put into an axiomatic form by...

Trigonometry
2014-01-02 10:09:07

Trigonometry, from the Greek trigonon, meaning triangle, and metron, meaning measure, is a branch of mathematics that studies the relationships involving lengths and angles of triangles. The field came about during the 3rd century BC from applications of geometry to astronomical studies. The 3rd century astronomers first noted that the lengths of the sides of a right triangle and the angles between those sides have fixed relationships: that is, if at least the length of one of those sides...

Polygon
2013-12-16 10:39:46

In geometry, a polygon is traditionally a plane figure that is bounded by a finite chain of strait line segments closing in a loop to create a closed chain or circuit. These line segments are called edges or sides, and the points where two of these edges meet are the polygon’s vertices or corners. The inside of the polygon is occasionally called its body. An n-gon is a polygon with n sides. A polygon is a 2-dimensional instance of the more general polytope in any number of dimensions....

Rhombus
2013-12-16 09:52:18

In Euclidean geometry, a rhombus, plural rhombi or rhombuses, is a simple quadrilateral whose four sides all have equal length. Another name is equilateral quadrilateral, since equilateral means that all of its sides are the same in length. The rhombus is frequently called a diamond, after the diamonds suit in the playing cards, or a lozenge, though the former sometimes is in reference specifically to a rhombus with a 60 degree angle, and the latter occasionally is in reference specifically...

Geometric and Functional Analysis
2012-04-29 19:45:24

Geometric and Functional Analysis (GAFA) is a bimonthly published mathematical journal published by Birkhauser, an independent division of Springer-Verlag. GAFA was founded in 1991 by Mikhail Gromov and Vitali Milman. The idea for the journal was inspired by the long-running Israeli seminar series “Geometric Aspects of Functional Analysis (GAFA)” of which Milman was one of the main organizers. The journal retained the same acronym as the series to stress the connection between the two....

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