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How garbage patches form in world's oceans

A new study on how ocean currents transport floating marine debris is helping to explain how garbage patches form in the world's oceans. Researchers developed a mathematical model that simulates the motion of small spherical objects floating at the ocean surface. more...

Math learned best when children move

Children improve at math when instruction engages their own bodies, concludes a new study. The results also document that children require individualized learning strategies. more...

Students who enjoy or take pride in math have better long-term math achievement

A study of 3,425 German students from grades 5 through 9 has found that students who enjoyed and took pride in math had even better achievement than students with higher intelligence. more...

Towards new IT devices with stable, transformable solitons

Unavoidably, each digital information we send around the globe is prone to be lost. Travelling long ways in wires, the initial signal decays and scatters by colliding with impurities and neighboring electromagnetic fields. Therefore, beyond each bit of your desired message, it is necessary to send other hidden bits of information that check for mistakes and take action in case of losses; while devices become smaller and smaller, this issue becomes more significant. Scientists are aiming to find innovative ways at achieving a more stable transmission of information. more...

Cholera bacteria stab and poison enemies at predictable rates

Scientists use physics equations that describe molecular interactions to predict bacterial battles, and find correlation in genomes between weaponry and resource sharing. more...

Mathematically optimizing traffic lights in road intersections

Traffic modeling has been of interest to mathematicians since the 1950s. Research in the area has only grown as road traffic control presents an ever-increasing problem. In a new paper, authors address the problem of computing optimal traffic light settings for urban road intersections by applying traffic flow conservation laws on networks. more...

Mathematical model reveals parental involvement can 'immunize' students from dropping out

Newsflash for American high school students -- choose friends wisely, or they may end up costing you your education. more...


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A very old game but one which involves mathematical based strategies. Take turns with the computer to remove items from the piles. You can remove as many items from the same row as you like. Whoever removes the last item is the winner.


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