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Five scientists awarded prestigious Heineken Prizes

Tue 15 Apr 14 from (news wire)

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Pseudo-mathematics and financial charlatanism

Your financial advisor calls you up to suggest a new investment scheme. Drawing on 20 years of data, he has set his computer to work on this question: If you had invested according to this scheme ...

Thu 10 Apr 14 from

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Overcoming structural uncertainty in computer models

A computer model is a representation of the functional relationship between one set of parameters, which forms the model input, and a corresponding set of target parameters, which forms the ...

Tue 1 Apr 14 from

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Forget the Taj Mahal and the Egyptian Pyramids - these are the ACOUSTIC wonders of the world

Acoustic engineer Trevor Cox from the University of Salford has created an interactive map documenting some of the world's most interesting sounds.

Mon 31 Mar 14 from Daily Mail

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Billiard table chaos wins $1 million maths prize

Cutting a hole in the pool table won't win favour at your local bar, but it can teach us more about chaotic systems such as the climate or planetary motion    

Wed 26 Mar 14 from Newscientist

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NJIT mathematician releases 2014 Major League Baseball projections

As Opening Day rapidly approaches for most Major League Baseball teams, NJIT Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences Bruce Bukiet has prepared his annual MLB projections for the upcoming ...

Thu 27 Mar 14 from

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Who wants to be a millionaire?

Lotteries of different kinds have been part of the human culture since remote times. Apparently, the initial idea was to use the money gained through the game to finance government projects. ...

Wed 19 Mar 14 from

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Happy Pi Day!

How are you celebrating?

Fri 14 Mar 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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