Mathematicians are helping police find the locations where future crime is most likely to occur.
Mathematics is about numbers, shapes, symmetry, chance, change and more. Much more! Math is not only the most rigorous mental discipline ever invented, it's among the richest, most wide-ranging and most useful. Mathematics is also central to the information revolution. Downloadable music files, DVD movies, digital special effects and secure online credit card transactions, essentially any software application you can think of, owes its existence not just to computers, but to the mathematical algorithms that run on computers.
In an experiment that could have implications for quantum computers and quantum simulators, researchers have used microwave pulses to control a quantum system composed of a cloud of approximately 40,000 rubidium atoms cooled nearly to absolute zero.
Arthur Hebard, a University of Florida professor and experimental physicist, explains how his love for building and disassembling things influenced his interest in physics.
Muon g-2, the world's largest electromagnetic ring, is travelling in one piece from Brookhaven National Laboratory on New York's Long Island to Fermilab outside Chicago. Its arrival may lead scientists to the next big discoveries in particle physics.
Mathematical formulas help create facial structures for people with disfiguring injuries
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, talks about education and how to encourage underrepresented groups into entering careers related to mathematics and statistics.
Everything in life has nonlinear responses, from medical treatments to project management, for both benefits and harm (medical and economic iatrogenics). In this talk, Dr. Nasim Nicholas Taleb introduces the concept of fragility and antifragility, and maps them to nonlinearities in life and decision making.
Whether it happens among students in a classroom, or engineers in a laboratory, innovation is a process, a series of steps that begins with imagination, and results in the creation of something of value for society.
Particle detected that could supply a missing piece of the cosmic puzzle.
Projectile motion allows hockey players to shoot the puck with a high rate of precision
Bill introduces queueing theory and uses it to design the most efficient check out line.
In this week's episode of NSF Science Now we explore NSF's Harvard Forest Long-Term Ecological Site, phytoplankton and climate change, how silver turns people blue and finally why math hurts.
Researchers on a scientific quest to understand 'the God particle'
Hockey is a game of chaos, but vectors are behind the scenes making sense of that chaos through mathematics
These tiny, flying 'bots' could one day help with search and rescue, weather mapping
Decreasing the force of impact by increasing the amount of collision time
Understanding the opposing team's stats and averages is one method of mentally preparing for a hockey game
How binary is the world we live in? Watch this video to find out.
Bill uses a laser pointer and a bucket of glycol to show how fiber optic cables works, and how engineers use them to transmit signals across the ocean.
Check out the range of possibilities the electromagnetic spectrum gives science