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mathematics : the science of numbers and their operations, interrelations, combinations, generalizations, and abstractions and of space configurations and their structure, measurement, transformations, and generalizations — Webster
Mathematics is the study of quantity, space, structure, and change. Mathematicians seek out patterns and formulate new conjectures. Mathematicians resolve the truth or falsity of conjectures by mathematical proofs, which are arguments sufficient to convince other mathematicians of their validity. The research required to solve mathematical problems can take years or even centuries of sustained inquiry. Since the pioneering work of Giuseppe Peano, David Hilbert, and others on axiomatic systems in the late 19th century, it has become customary to view mathematical research as establishing truth by rigorous deduction from appropriately chosen axioms and definitions. When those mathematical structures are good models of real phenomena, then mathematical reasoning often provides insight or predictions. Through the use of abstraction and logical reasoning, mathematics evolved from counting, calculation, measurement, and the systematic study of the shapes and motions of physical objects. Practical mathematics has been a human activity for as far back as written records exist. Rigorous arguments first appeared in Greek mathematics, most notably in Euclid’s Elements. Mathematics continued to develop, for example in China in 300 BC, in India in AD 100, and in the Muslim world in AD 800, until the Renaissance, when mathematical innovations interacting with new scientific discoveries led to a rapid increase in the rate of mathematical discovery that continues to the present day. — Wikipedia (Math Skills)
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Environmental noise changes evolutionary...
on June 6, 2020 at 4:00 am
(Research Organization of Information and Systems) Cells are massive factories, containing a multitude of substations devoted to specific tasks all devoted to keeping the overarching organism alive. Until now, researchers have questioned how such diverse components evolve in tandem -- especially when each component can evolve in a variety of ways. Two researchers based in Tokyo, Japan, have developed a statistical physics model to demonstrate how such evolution is possible. The results were […]
Lightning fast algorithms can lighten the load of...
on June 6, 2020 at 4:00 am
(Tokyo Metropolitan University) Tokyo, Japan - Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have developed a new way of calculating simple holograms for heads-up displays (HUDs) and near-eye displays (NEDs). The method is up to 56 times faster than conventional algorithms and does not require power-hungry graphics processing units (GPUs), running on normal computing cores like those found in PCs. This opens the way to developing compact, power-efficient, next-gen augmented reality devices, […]
Scientists iron out the physics of wrinkling
on June 5, 2020 at 4:00 am
(Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University) In a paper recently published in Applied Physics Letters, researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have shown how wrinkles can be increased or reduced by altering the curvature at the edge of a material.
Researchers call for new federal authority to...
on June 5, 2020 at 4:00 am
(University of Massachusetts Amherst) A group of artificial intelligence experts including computer vision researcher and lead author Erik Learned-Miller of UMass Amherst's College of Information and Computer Sciences recently proposed a new model for managing facial recognition technologies at the federal level. In a white paper, the authors propose an FDA-inspired model that categorizes these technologies by degrees of risk and would institute corresponding controls.
Can't concentrate at work? This AI system knows...
on June 4, 2020 at 4:00 am
(RMIT University) Computer scientists have developed a way to measure staff comfort and concentration in flexible working spaces using artificial intelligence.
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Diana Davis's Beautiful Pentagons
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Pi in the Sky: General Relativity Passes the...
by Daniel Garisto on May 19, 2020 at 12:00 pm
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The Monster That Expands Our Mathematical...
by Evelyn Lamb on May 17, 2020 at 1:00 pm
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by Evelyn Lamb on May 16, 2020 at 4:00 pm
Here are resources for students, parents and other learners -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com