Maths News

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The Official News from the Mathematical Association of America has duly been updated below:

Also the Official News from Science Daily has been added below:

  • Thu, 09 Sep 2021 16:40:09 +0000: New ways to improve the science of ‘trade-offs’ - Mathematics News -- ScienceDaily
    Researchers working on complicated problems in agriculture, ecology and medicine have developed a mathematical model to enable faster solutions.
  • Mon, 30 Aug 2021 16:32:42 +0000: New mathematical solutions to an old problem in astronomy - Mathematics News -- ScienceDaily
    The Bernese theoretical astrophysicist Kevin Heng has achieved a rare feat: On paper, he has derived novel solutions to an old mathematical problem needed to calculate light reflections from planets and moons. Now, data can be interpreted in a simple way to understand planetary atmospheres, for example. The new formulae will likely be incorporated into future textbooks.
  • Fri, 27 Aug 2021 17:37:48 +0000: A universal equation for the shape of an egg - Mathematics News -- ScienceDaily
    Researchers have discovered a universal mathematical formula that can describe any bird's egg existing in nature -- a significant step in understanding not only the egg shape itself, but also how and why it evolved, thus making widespread biological and technological applications possible.
  • Thu, 26 Aug 2021 21:02:40 +0000: A new model for group decision-making shows how 'followers' can influence the outcome - Mathematics News -- ScienceDaily
    From small committees to national elections, group decision-making can be complicated -- and it may not always settle on the best choice. That's partly because some members of the group do research on their own, and others take their cues from the people around them. A new mathematical framework predicts that decision-making groups have a critical threshold of people who get their information from others. Below that threshold, the group chooses the high-quality outcome. Above it, the group can end up choosing the better or worse option.
  • Wed, 25 Aug 2021 19:37:49 +0000: Robot mimics the powerful punch of the mantis shrimp - Mathematics News -- ScienceDaily
    Mantis shrimp pack the strongest punch of any creature in the animal kingdom. How mantis shrimp produce these deadly, ultra-fast movements has long fascinated biologists. Now, an interdisciplinary team of roboticists, engineers and biologists have modeled the mechanics of the mantis shrimp's punch and built a robot that mimics the movement. The research sheds light on the biology of these pugnacious crustaceans and paves the way for small but mighty robotic devices.