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    These four easy steps can make you a math whiz

    Original @ – latest science and technology news stories Many people find mathematics daunting. If true, this piece is for you. If not, this piece is still for you. [...]

    Research team discovers ‘rubber material’ that could lead to scratch-proof paint for car

    Original @ – latest science and technology news stories Led by Dr Elton Santos from the University’s School of Mathematics and Physics, an international team of researchers have found superlubricity in a few layers of graphene – a concept where friction vanishes or very nearly vanishes. The experts also fou… [...]

    Streamlined security: Optimizing sensor placement with mathematics

    Original @ – latest science and technology news stories An increasing global reliance on—and demand for—heightened security in public and private settings calls for optimal sensor technology. Public places, such as shopping malls, banks, transportation hubs, museums, and parking lots, frequently benefit from cameras and motion detectors, which identify suspicious and unwelcome activity. However, placing security sensors to optimize resource management and system performance while simultaneously protecting people and products is a tricky challenge. [...]

    Technology in the classroom can improve primary mathematics

    Original @ – latest science and technology news stories Many parents are beginning to demand less technology use in the primary classroom due to the amount of screen time children have at home. This raises questions about whether technology in the classroom helps or hinders learning, and whether it should b… [...]

    Two sciences tie the knot

    Original @ MIT News – Economics A new major combining computer science and economics will prepare students for designing the virtual marketplaces of the future. [...]

    AI ideally matches children to daycare centers

    Original @ – latest science and technology news stories Fujitsu and the Institute of Mathematics for Industry at Kyushu University have developed an AI-based matching technology that uses game theory to automatically calculate an optimal matching of children to daycare centers. Using this technology, a comp… [...]

    Inspiring the next generation of engineers

    Original @ MIT News – Civil and environmental engineering The second annual Civil and Environmental Engineering Kids Camp exposes youth to accessible STEM activities. [...]

    Researchers develop simple device to recreate complex birdsongs

    Original @ – latest science and technology news stories Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a simple device that mimics complex birdsongs. The device, developed by the group of L. Mahadevan, the Lola England de Valpine Professor of Applied Mat… [...]

    Insight into brain’s complexity revealed thanks to new applications of mathematics

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories The lack of a formal link between neural network structure and its emergent function has hampered our understanding of how the brain processes information. The discovery of a mathematical framework to describe the emergent behaviour of the network in t… [...]

    The mathematics of golf

    Original @ – latest science and technology news stories (—The official Rules of Golf, which are continually being revised and updated as new equipment emerges, have close ties to mathematics. In many cases, math is used to place limitations on golf equipment, such as restricting the distance the ball will travel, as predicted by mathematical models. The Rules also place limits on a value called the coefficient of restitution, which measures the efficiency of the impact between a club and ball. [...]