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The Evolution of the Violin’s Sound

The Evolution of the Violin’s Sound

🕔22:54, 8.May 2015

A study conducted by mechanical engineers at MIT probes for answers at the intersection of music and science: what features optimize a violin’s sound? The researchers go further than scientific analysis, suggesting that changes to violinmaking occurred through a process similar to evolution.

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Vladimir Rokhlin Wins Benter Prize: New algorithms compute net force on an object

Vladimir Rokhlin Wins Benter Prize: New algorithms compute net force on an object

🕔23:51, 29.Mar 2015

Professor Vladimir Rokhlin has won the 2014 William Benter Prize for developing a series of algorithms to solve a baffling problem — a precise calculation of the net force on an object.

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Birth Era Affects Gene Expression: An observer effect in genetics

Birth Era Affects Gene Expression: An observer effect in genetics

🕔22:12, 5.Mar 2015

Just as humans evolve as populations, the translation of genotype to phenotype changes with time. A recent study co-authored by a Yale professor reveals that the correlation between a gene and its effect is not consistent over time, which brings past and current genetic research into question.

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Shading, Texture, and Color: How the Brain Makes Sense of Shape and Substance

Shading, Texture, and Color: How the Brain Makes Sense of Shape and Substance

🕔13:12, 18.Jan 2015

The world is a beautiful mess of visual information. Yale Professor Steven Zucker and his research group recently announced findings that unite mathematics, neurobiology, and psychology to make sense of how the brain makes sense of it all.

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Adam Marcus, Dan Spielman, and Nikhil Srivastava Prove 54-year old Kadison-Singer Conjecture

Adam Marcus, Dan Spielman, and Nikhil Srivastava Prove 54-year old Kadison-Singer Conjecture

🕔14:12, 21.Dec 2013

Adam Marcus, Daniel Spielman, and Nikhil Srivastava have proven the 54-year-old mathematical problem known as the Kadison-Singer Conjecture, which holds important consequences for the field of interlacing families as well as the mathematical foundations of quantum physics.

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In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World

In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World

🕔05:21, 3.Apr 2013

Ian Stewart’s In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Have Changed the World approaches math from a truly novel perspective, emphasizing the link between math and history. The book appeals to audiences of all backgrounds, even catering to the not-so-mathematically-minded.

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The Half-Life of Facts: Exploring the Asymptote of Truth

The Half-Life of Facts: Exploring the Asymptote of Truth

🕔05:19, 3.Apr 2013

In his 2012 book, The Half-Life of Facts, scientist and writer Samuel Arbesman explains how truth changes and how to quantify its decay.

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Yale Mathematician George Mostow Wins Wolf Prize

Yale Mathematician George Mostow Wins Wolf Prize

🕔19:05, 31.Mar 2013

Yale professor George Mostow will be honored for his trailblazing career in geometry with the prestigious Wolf Prize in Mathematics.

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Q&A: Why Can’t Humans Fly?

Q&A: Why Can’t Humans Fly?

🕔18:35, 31.Mar 2013

Humans might be superior animals when it comes to matters of intelligence or communication, but one thing we will never be able to do is fly like birds. Mathematical calculations show why our species is destined to be forever land-bound.

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Predicting Volcanic Eruptions: Modeling Magma Wagging to Anticipate Volcanic Behavior

Predicting Volcanic Eruptions: Modeling Magma Wagging to Anticipate Volcanic Behavior

🕔01:21, 4.Feb 2013

Dr. Bercovici of Yale’s Geology and Geophysics Department studies volcano behavior and recently proposed a new predictive model.

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