Math or Memory? Collision Course in Brain
Posted on September 03, 2012 at 02:45:04 pm
You already know it's hard to balance your checkbook while simultaneously reflecting on your past. Now, investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine -- having done the equivalent of wire-tapping a hard-to-reach region of the brain -- can te
Math Ability Requires Crosstalk in the Brain
Posted on August 30, 2012 at 12:33:38 am
A new study by researchers at UT Dallas' Center for Vital Longevity, Duke University, and the University of Michigan has found that the strength of communication between the left and right hemispheres of the brain predicts performance on basic arithmetic
Research Outlines Math Framework That Could Help Convert 'Junk' Energy Into Useful Power
Posted on August 09, 2011 at 09:32:56 am
A University at Buffalo-led research team has developed a mathematical framework that could one day form the basis of technologies that turn road vibrations, airport runway noise and other "junk" energy into useful power
Math Ability Is Inborn, Research Suggests
Posted on August 09, 2011 at 09:28:08 am
We accept that some people are born with a talent for music or art or athletics. But what about mathematics? Do some of us just arrive in the world with better math skills than others?
Scientists Discover Tipping Point for the Spread of Ideas
Posted on July 27, 2011 at 09:35:00 am
Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found that when just 10 percent of the population holds an unshakable belief, their belief will always be adopted by the majority of the society
New Details on Deep Earth
Posted on May 11, 2010 at 10:09:42 am
Scientists have used quantum mechanics to reveal that the most common mineral on Earth is relatively uncommon deep within the planet
Peering Inside A Living Cell
Posted on October 07, 2009 at 06:56:44 pm
Quantum mechanics could help build ultra-high-resolution electron microscopes.
Mathematicians Solve Trillion Triangle Problem
Posted on September 22, 2009 at 10:04:50 pm
Mathematicians from North America, Europe, Australia, and South America have resolved the first one trillion cases of an ancient mathematics problem.
World Record In Packing Puzzle Set In Tetrahedra Jam
Posted on August 15, 2009 at 10:01:13 am
Finding the best way to pack the greatest quantity of a specifically shaped object into a confined space may sound simple, yet it consistently has led to deep mathematical concepts and practical applications, such as improved computer security codes.
Bizarre Bird Behavior Predicted By Game Theory
Posted on March 09, 2009 at 12:10:52 am
A team of scientists, led by the University of Exeter, has used game theory to explain the bizarre behaviour of a group of ravens.