Mathematics News

Symmetrical knees linked to Jamaican sprinting prowess

Why is Jamaica, with a population smaller than that of Los Angeles, home to so many of the world's elite sprinters - runners who compete in the 100, 200, 400 and 800-meter races?

Mon 17 Nov 14 from Medical Xpress

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Stock market models help researchers predict animal behavior

In an unexpected mashup of financial and mechanical engineering, researchers have discovered that the same modeling used to forecast fluctuations in the stock market can be used to predict aspects ...

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Tesla delays Model X SUV to spend more time testing

The electric-car maker also said problems upgrading the assembly line reduced production of the Model S, and forecast 2,000 fewer units will be delivered this year.

Wed 5 Nov 14 from CNET

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Insightful mathematics for an optimal run: Mathematical equations can help improve athletic performance

Sure, we can become better runners by hydrating well, eating right, cross training, and practice. But getting to an optimal running strategy with equations? That's exactly what a pair of mathematicians ...

Mon 27 Oct 14 from

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How mathematicians are aiding fight against epidemics like Ebola

At the sharp end of the fight against Ebola and other infectious diseases are courageous people who work tirelessly in difficult conditions. Equations are not included as standard in medical ...

Mon 27 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Happy Pi Day!

How are you celebrating?

Fri 14 Mar 14 from Science Now

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Stanford mathematician first female winner of Fields prize

Maryam Mirzakhani and three others honored

Wed 13 Aug 14 from Science Now

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Life of 3.14159...

BERNIE'S BASICS: Some of the most complex equations in science sport a familiar symbol from childhood - Pi. But what has 3.14159 got to do with general relativity and quantum physics?

Tue 12 Mar 13 from ABC Science

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Crick DNA Nobel medal gets $2 million at auction

CEO of Chinese regenerative medicine company claims highest bid.

Thu 11 Apr 13 from Nature News

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That figures: Professor who had to work at Subway dazzles world of maths after solving centuries-old prime number riddle

A university professor who was forced to work at Subway when he couldn't find a job as an academic has solved a prime number riddle that has puzzled the best mathematical brains for centuries.    

Tue 21 May 13 from The Independent

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