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Swirling liquids work similarly to bitcoin

The physics involved with stirring a liquid operate the same way as the mathematical functions that secure digital information. This parallel could help in developing even more secure ways of protecting digital information. more...

How social networking sites may discriminate against women

Using the photo-sharing site Instagram as a test case, researchers demonstrate how two common recommendation algorithms amplify a network effect known as homophily in which similar or like-minded people cluster together. They further show how algorithms turned loose on a network with homophily effectively make women less visible; they found that the women in their dataset, whose photos were slightly less likely to be 'liked' or commented on, became even less popular once recommendation algorithms were introduced. more...

The secret behind a choice cuppa or a perfect pint -- a mathematician

IF you want to know how to pour the perfect pint or create the ultimate cup of coffee, then you really need a mathematician. more...

Digital penicillin production

Microorganisms are often used to produce chemicals. These processes are usually very complicated. It is hard to completely understand every detail of the process, when living organisms are involved. Therefore, bioreactors are often seen as 'black boxes' that can only be effectively exploited with a lot of experience. Scientists have succeeded in completely analyzing the penicillin production process, simulating it on the computer and making it predictable -- a paradigm shift for bioprocesses. more...

China's STEM research environment in higher education

China's President Xi Jinping has repeatedly stated his aim of transforming the country into a 'science and technology superpower.' But when it comes to China's science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) research environment, newly published research suggests that they may have a long way to go. more...

Lesson learned? Massive study finds lectures still dominate STEM education

An analysis of more than 2,000 college classes in science, technology, engineering and math has found that 55 percent of STEM classroom interactions consisted mostly of conventional lecturing -- a style that prior research has identified as among the least effective at teaching and engaging students. more...

New math bridges holography and twistor theory

A new perspective bridges two approaches to understanding quantum gravity. more...

 

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Hi-Low Predict

Hi-Low Predict

A version of the Play Your Cards Right TV programme. Calculate the probabilities of cards being higher or lower than the one shown. a fun way to practise applying probability and using fractions.

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