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2014-06-09 23:01:35

Special Event Exploring the Math of Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate To Be Held Wednesday, June 11, at 7:30 p.m. at MoMath in Manhattan New York, NY (PRWEB) June 09, 2014 On Wednesday, June 11, the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) will host Taste of Math, a special event exploring the math of wine, cheese, and chocolate. Taste of Math will be led by Jeff Potter, who uses science to describe what happens in the kitchen in his book Cooking for Geeks, and MIT behavioral economist Coco...

2014-04-14 23:08:57

Momentage, the fast-growing moment creation and sharing app, will host a nationwide university scavenger hunt to encourage students to engage and interact with their peers, surroundings and staff as they use Momentage to capture the best moments, people and events that portray campus life. The contest will run April 14th to April 30th and is open to all students. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Momentage, the fast-growing moment creation and sharing app, will host a nationwide...

2011-10-19 13:00:32

Experimental confirmation of a fundamental physical theorem The so-called ergodic theorem formulates a fundamental physical principle relating to the behavior of dynamical systems. Essentially the theorem states that in a multiparticle system each individual particle behaves just as “chaotically” as does the system as a whole. In other words, one can extrapolate from the behavior of a single element to that of the whole system. Strangely enough, in spite of its wide-ranging...

2011-10-11 20:13:46

Chance and probability play a natural role in statistical physics. Inspired by confetti, researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, gain better understanding of random phenomena and refine the tools that can be used to study them. "The result of small disturbances to random systems can be illustrated by throwing confetti. If simple rules are constructed at a small scale, it is possible to study the characteristics at a broad level. Small changes at local level can result in...

‘Virtual Monkeys’ Near Completion Of Random Shakespeare Recreation
2011-09-27 05:28:40

Millions of ℠virtual monkeys´ have nearly completed typing up Shakespeare´s entire body of work by hitting random keys on simulated typewriters. Jesse Anderson, the programmer behind the initiative, said an episode of The Simpsons spoofing the famous problem had inspired him to embark on the project. The experiment attempts to prove the theory that an infinite number of monkeys sitting at an infinite number of typewriters would eventually reproduce the works of...

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2011-05-19 08:25:00

New statistical approach doesn't support claims that extra-sensory perception exists Can people truly feel the future? Researchers remain skeptical, according to a new study by Jeffrey Rouder and Richard Morey from the University of Missouri in the US, and the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, respectively. Their work (1) appears online in the Psychonomic Bulletin & Review (2), published by Springer. Although extra-sensory perception (ESP) seems impossible given our current...

2011-01-11 00:00:05

In 2004, an international team of filmmakers captured the world's first simultaneous moments in a motion picture medium. Now for the first time, explore scenes from the second Moment on Earth. Portland, OR (PRWEB) January 10, 2011 Satellite Films has released scenes from A Moment on Earth II in an online time capsule. Sample scenes from the second moment "“ all captured at the exact same time worldwide "“ include: friends drinking vodka and fishing in Moscow, Peruvian...

2010-02-03 13:37:01

Apparently, the mysterious "3/4 law of metabolism" -- proposed by Max Kleiber in 1932, printed in biology textbooks for decades, explained theoretically in Science in 1997 and described in a 2000 essay in Nature as "extended to all life forms" from bacteria to whales -- is just plain wrong. "Actually, it's two-thirds," says University of Vermont mathematician Peter Dodds. His paper3 in the January 29 edition of Physical Review Letters helps overturn almost eighty years of near-mystical belief...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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