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September 4, 2015

Math Students a Hit With Minor League Baseball Schedulers

June 18, 2015 — With the help of some Johns Hopkins University math students, Minor League Baseball is catching up with the majors in using computers to produce season ... read more

Video Games in Care Homes: Connecting Older Adults, or Exposing Age-Related Vulnerability?

Apr. 20, 2015 — Introducing video games as a means of bringing older adults in long-term care together may not always be an easy task, according to new research. Offering stimulating and accessible leisure ... read more

Apr. 1, 2015 — This is the 18th year that a mathematician has published his model's projections of how the standings should look at the end of the regular ... read more

Mar. 26, 2015 — Mathematicians have designed an encryption code capable of fending off the phenomenal hacking power of a quantum computer. Using high-level number theory and cryptography, the researchers reworked an ... read more

Mar. 23, 2015 — Contrary to the statistician's slogan, in the quantum world, certain kinds of correlations do imply causation. New research shows that in quantum mechanics, certain kinds of observations will ... read more

New Approach Uses 'Twisted Light' to Increase Efficiency of Quantum Cryptography Systems

Mar. 20, 2015 — Researchers have developed a way to transfer 2.05 bits per photon by using 'twisted light.' This remarkable achievement is possible because the researchers used the orbital angular momentum ... read more

Mar. 2, 2015 — The odds of picking a perfect bracket for the NCAA men's basketball March Madness championship tournament are a staggering less than one in 9.2 quintillion (that's ... read more

Feb. 19, 2015 — A new report on how teachers use video games in classrooms identifies features they find most useful to track student learning, as well as gaps where better tools could help link games more closely ... read more

Jan. 26, 2015 — Oculus Rift, a gaming headset, can help teach nurses how to communicate better, researchers suggest. The Oculus Rift headset gives your body and your mind the powerful experience of being in a ... read more

People Conform to the Norm -- Even If the Norm Is a Computer

Jan. 14, 2015 — Often enough, it is human nature to conform. This tendency makes us follow the lead of computers, even if the machines give us the wrong advice. This is the finding of a study that investigates how ... read more

Jan. 8, 2015 — Topology, a branch of mathematics classifying geometric objects, has been exploited by physicists to predict and describe unusual quantum phases: the topological states of matter. These intriguing ... read more

Mathematicians Prove the Umbral Moonshine Conjecture

Dec. 15, 2014 — Monstrous moonshine, a quirky pattern of the monster group in theoretical math, has a shadow -- umbral moonshine. Mathematicians have now proved this insight, known as the Umbral Moonshine ... read more

It Doesn’t Add Up: People Who Say They Are Good at Math, but Aren't

Dec. 10, 2014 — Thinking you’re good at math and actually being good at it are not the same thing, new research has found. About one in five people who say they are bad at math in fact score in the top half of ... read more

Nov. 26, 2014 — Neither quantum computers nor quantum cryptography will become prevalent technologies without memory systems able to manipulate quantum information easily and effectively. Scientists have recently ... read more

Nov. 18, 2014 — Beyond being a fun distraction, social network games can offer family members a meaningful way to interact and meet social obligations, a new study concludes. Researchers found that some online games ... read more

Oct. 31, 2014 — Calculating encryption schemes' theoretical security guarantees eases comparison, improvement, experts say. Most modern cryptographic schemes rely on computational complexity for their security. ... read more

Technology Provides Improved Access for Disabled Voters

Oct. 29, 2014 — A researcher’s desire to provide citizens with disabilities the same opportunity to vote as everyone else could serve as the catalyst for revolutionizing voter access across ... read more

Oct. 21, 2014 — Technology to help a blind student see math clearly and pursue a degree has been uncovered by researchers. Despite losing her vision three years ago due to complications from the flu, one study ... read more

Oct. 21, 2014 — Playing violent video games in 3-D makes everything seem more real -- and that may have troubling consequences for players, a new study reveals. Researchers found that people who played violent video ... read more

Private Telephone Conversations: Dynamic Encryption Keeps Secrets

Oct. 7, 2014 — Scientists have invented a new way to encrypt telephone conversations that makes it very difficult to ‘eavesdrop’. The invention can help to curb industrial ... read more

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