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A drop or two of cold cream in hot coffee can go a long way toward improving one’s morning. But what if the two liquids…

A drop or two of cold cream in hot coffee can go a long way toward improving one’s morning. But what if the two liquids…

A new MIT computer system speeds computations involving “sparse tensors,” multidimensional data arrays that consist mostly of zeroes. At the Association for Computing Machinery’s Conference…

Mathematicians reveal a unique property of quantum mechanical particles – they can move in the opposite way to the direction in which they are being…

By successfully simulated the conditions around black holes using a specially designed water bath, a team of astronomers has made a significant leap forward in…

Engineers from MIT have developed a new system that replaces human intuition with algorithms. The “Data Science Machine” outperformed 615 of 906 human teams in…

Scientists at the University of Southampton have developed a new method for measuring the mass of pulsars. Until now, scientists have determined the mass of…

Scientists at Harvard have developed the first model of solid tumor growth that reflects both shape and growth. They’re among the most powerful tools for…

Scientists at MIT have developed a new statistical technique that yields better wind-speed predictions than existing techniques do, saving power companies’ time and money in…

A newly published study uses a new mathematical model to link space-time theories, making connections between negatively curved space-time and flat space-time. Researchers at the…

Algebraists are promising to improve wireless bandwidth by an order of magnitude, not by adding base stations, but by using algebra to eliminate the network-clogging…

In Samuel Arbesman’s new book The Half-Life of Facts: Why Everything We Know Has an Expiration Date, the applied mathematician examines why in the modern…

A new claim could imply that a proof of one of the most important conjectures in number theory has been solved, which would be an…

By translating ten different English texts into various codes, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems found a long-range correlation…

In an effort to remove human error and fatigue from security surveillance, researchers at MIT have created a new approaching using mathematics. The system can…

An international team working to understand invisibility and extend its possible applications has now devised an amplifier, “Schrödinger’s hat,” that can boost light, sound or…

The weak Golbach conjecture states that you can break up any odd number into the sum of, at most, three prime numbers. Prime numbers cannot…

Physicists from Queen Mary’s School of Mathematical Sciences, together with colleagues from Bristol University, discovered a pattern in frozen glasses that relates to prime numbers….

Starlings, a small to medium-sized passerine bird in the family Sturnidae, achieve extraordinary coordination in flight and they behave mathematically as metals being magnetized. A…