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2014-04-29 16:35:10

Winning math model earns Durham students $20,000 in scholarships NEW YORK, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Students from North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics tasted victory - and a healthier school lunch - on Monday, when the team of five high school seniors earned the top prize at the ninth annual Moody's Mega Math (M(3)) Challenge. The winning team prevailed over nearly 1,200 competing high schools and received $20,000 in scholarships for presenting the best answer to the...

Using Mathematical Models For Image Stitching
2013-10-02 15:10:35

SIAM: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics A photo captures only as much as the camera in use will allow, and is therefore limited by the field of view of the camera’s lens. In the case of smartphones and many advanced cameras, the view from the lens is much smaller than the view from your own eyes. Panoramic photographs were invented to capture large objects or scenes that could not otherwise fit within the constraints of a single photo. Panoramic photography is achieved...

2012-06-27 22:35:13

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the mathematics underlying movie special effects at this free public event, July 11 at 6:15 PM at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. What do Avatar, The Chronicles of Narnia, X-Men, Harry Potter, and Pirates of the Caribbean have in common? Simulated physics. That´s right. Making visual effects real for movie audiences–be it Avatar´s vast ocean surface or rising water levels in The Deathly Hallows–requires quite a bit of physics and...

2011-04-12 00:00:28

The resolution of the water crisis in the Colorado River Basin may still be years away, but the answer to who had the best solution among the 2,585 high school students who tackled the problem in Moody's Mega Math Challenge 2011 will be decided within days! The 568 participating teams have been whittled down to just six that are still in contention for top prizes, and their final rank order will be determined on April 28. Philadelphia, PA (Vocus/PRWEB) April 11, 2011 Top 43 teams to share...

2010-12-22 00:01:30

As America strives to become more competitive in the global economy, many schools across the U.S. are increasing their focus on math and science education and pushing for higher standards in science, technology, engineering, and math courses. Of equal importance, however, is the students' ability to apply their knowledge to real-world issues: a skill that will eventually allow them to translate their education to successful careers in research and industry.That is the idea behind Moody's Mega...

2009-03-06 15:16:50

J.K. Rowling may not have realized just how close Harry Potter's invisibility cloak was to becoming a reality when she introduced it in the first book of her best-selling fictional series in 1998. Scientists, however, have made huge strides in the past few years in the rapidly developing field of cloaking. Ranked the number five breakthrough of the year by Science magazine in 2006, cloaking involves making an object invisible or undetectable to electromagnetic waves. A paper published in the...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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