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Understanding Mudslides And Other Debris Flows Using mathematics
2014-05-01 03:09:36

Mudslides. Landslides. Volcanic debris flows. Avalanches. Falling rocks... They can come along so suddenly that people, homes, roads and even towns are buried or destroyed without much warning.

2014-01-31 23:04:40

Seven Academy has updated its delightful children’s educational app Count up to Ten: Learn Numbers with Montessori, which teaches children how to count from 1 to 10 through 4 playful, fun and

Philosopher Suggests Stripped Down Approach To Fermat’s Last Theorem
2013-03-04 19:30:08

In 1637, the French lawyer and part-time mathematician Pierre de Fermat put forward a simple and elegant numerical riddle that would puzzle and confound math geeks for 358 years.

Liquid Crystal Research May Lead To Advancement Of Future Applications
2012-12-27 10:23:24

Mathematics explains the observed 'beautiful and complex patterns revealed' in three-dimensional liquid crystal experiments, expected to lead to creation of new materials that can be actively controlled.

2012-02-07 23:17:43

The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1992 brought an influx of Soviet mathematicians to U.S. institutions, and those scholars' differing areas of specialization have changed the way math is studied and taught in this country.

2011-01-20 15:13:35

For centuries, some of the greatest names in math have tried to make sense of partition numbers, the basis for adding and counting.

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2010-12-01 10:10:00

Beauty and truth aren't the first things that come to mind, for most people, when they think about math. Berkeley math professor Edward Frenkel is trying to change that.

2010-06-02 21:06:29

Study shows math mentors much more effective in beginning of career.

2009-12-08 17:50:00

Mathematicians have always felt a strong creative aspect in their subject, but only in recent years has the flowering of connections between mathematics and the arts made this aspect apparent to the general public.

2009-09-23 14:03:58

Mathematicians from North America, Europe, Australia, and South America have resolved the first one trillion cases of an ancient mathematics problem on congruent numbers.


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