Mathematics

07.28.12
Alt-week 7.28.12: social mathematics, Pluto's moons and humans-on-a-chip
07.28.12

Alt-week 7.28.12: social mathematics, Pluto's moons and humans-on-a-chip

Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven day...

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01.22.12
MIT developing educational MMO funded by Gates Foundation
01.22.12

MIT developing educational MMO funded by Gates Foundation

Is gaming the answer to the math- and science-related apathy plaguing American school kids? Some...

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12.06.11
Google brings graphing calculator functionality to search, still can't play 'Snake'
12.06.11

Google brings graphing calculator functionality to search, still can't play 'Snake'

Well, Google's gone an done it, turning the Internet into one giant graphing calculator. The so...

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09.01.11
Astronaut: Moon, Mars, and Beyond developer talks educational mission
09.01.11

Astronaut: Moon, Mars, and Beyond developer talks educational mission

Astronaut: Moon, Mars, and Beyond has been in the news a lot lately, but just who are the folks b...

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07.01.11
Scientists develop algorithm to solve Rubik's cubes of any size
07.01.11

Scientists develop algorithm to solve Rubik's cubes of any size

A computer solving a Rubik's cube? P'shaw. Doing it in 10.69 seconds? Been there, record set. B...

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01.13.11
DARPA's MSEE to develop new mathematical language, race of sentient machines
01.13.11

DARPA's MSEE to develop new mathematical language, race of sentient machines

The hyper-ambitious folks at DARPA are totally over the current state of military data collection, a...

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12.10.10
Apple engineer uses Lego to rebuild ancient Greek mechanism, will surely try to patent it (video)
12.10.10

Apple engineer uses Lego to rebuild ancient Greek mechanism, will surely try to patent it (video)

The Antikythera Mechanism is what you call truly old school technology. Argued to be the world's ol...

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09.17.10
Yahoo! researcher breaks Pi record in finding the two-quadrillionth digit
09.17.10

Yahoo! researcher breaks Pi record in finding the two-quadrillionth digit

A new record has been broken in the field of mathematics by a team of researchers and a super compu...

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08.22.10
Futurama writer devises (and proves) math theorem to save The Professor's and Amy's mind
08.22.10

Futurama writer devises (and proves) math theorem to save The Professor's and Amy's mind

Sure, you could prove as-of-yet-unsolved mathematical problems (why hello there, P≠NP), but wher...

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