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A 3,800-year journey from classroom to classroom

April 12, 2016

Thirty-eight hundred years ago, on the hot river plains of what is now southern Iraq, a Babylonian student…
AI system solves SAT geometry questions as well as average human test taker

September 22, 2015

The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) and University of Washington researchers have created an artificial intelligence (AI)…
Inspired by venus flytrap, researchers develop folding ‘snap’ geometry

August 27, 2015

Inspired by natural “snapping” systems like Venus flytrap leaves and hummingbird beaks, a team led by physicist Christian…
Sweeping Lasers Snap Together Nanoscale Geometric Grids

June 24, 2015

New technique developed by Brookhaven Lab scientists rapidly creates multi-layered, self-assembled grids with fully customizable shapes and compositions.…
Boiling down viscous flow

April 23, 2015

Drizzling honey on toast can produce mesmerizing, meandering patterns, as the syrupy fluid ripples and coils in a…
The Geometry of Strength

April 9, 2015

Shape plays a fundamental role in the properties of a new high tech material developed by a UCSB…
A feat of four-dimensional imagination​​

March 17, 2015

Postdoctoral teaching associate Ivan Horozov has built a four-dimensional figure in his campus office. How is that possible?…
Is geometry more fundamental than logic?

October 23, 2014

Since the beginning of the 20th century, logicians and philosophers have been preoccupied with providing mathematics with a…
After 400 years, mathematicians find a new class of solid shapes

February 18, 2014

The work of the Greek polymath Plato has kept millions of people busy for millennia. A few among…
The geometry of cancer cells

December 9, 2013

A new approach has given rise to the hope for a faster and more reliable method for determining…
Secret of plant geometry revealed

July 26, 2013

While the other principle features governing the architecture of plants such as the control of the number of…
Gravity’s lingua franca: Unifying general relativity and quantum theory through spectra; geometry

April 30, 2013

Mathematics is, in essence, an artificial language for precisely articulating theories about the physical world. Unlike natural language,…
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