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enFolding the future: From origami to engineering
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<p>Remember how hard it was to fold maps? Mathematicians have struggled with map folding problems for ages but a recent insight suggests there might be another way to approach them, making an unlikely connection between combinatorics, origami and engineering.</p>
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<p>Old-fashioned navigation aid.</p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/folding-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/folding-future#commentscolouringengineeringorigamiplane colouringstatistical mechanicsWed, 22 May 2013 14:34:18 +0000mf3445897 at http://plus.maths.org/contentCareer interview: Biomedical engineer
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<div class="rightimage" style="width: 300px;"><img src="http://plus.maths.org/content/sites/plus.maths.org/files/careers/March2012/kiran.jpg" alt="Kiran" width="277" height="518" /><p>Kiran Dellimore at the door of the <a href="http://stbweb02.stb.sun.ac.za/berg/index.php">Biomedical Engineering Research Group</a> at the University of Stellenbosch.</p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/career-interview-biomedical-engineer" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/career-interview-biomedical-engineer#commentscareer interviewdifferential equationengineeringHealth & Societymedicine and healthnavier-stokes equationsWed, 07 Mar 2012 14:31:58 +0000mf3445672 at http://plus.maths.org/contentBridges, string art and Bézier curves
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The Jerusalem Chords Bridge, Israel, was built to make way for the city's light rail train
system. Its design took into consideration more than just utility — it is a work of
art, designed as a monument. Its beauty rests not only in the visual appearance of its criss-cross
cables, but also in the mathematics that lies behind it. So let's take a deeper look at it. </div>
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<h3>The Jerusalem Chords Bridge</h3>
<p>The Jerusalem Chords Bridge, Israel, was built to make way for the city's light rail train
system. However, its design took into consideration more than just utility — it is a work of
art, designed as a monument. Its beauty rests not only in the visual appearance of its criss-cross
cables, but also in the mathematics that lies behind it. Let us take a deeper look into these
chords.</p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/bridges-string-art-and-bezier-curves" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/bridges-string-art-and-bezier-curves#commentsarchitectureBezier curveengineeringgeometrymathematics and artparabolaMon, 05 Mar 2012 09:31:51 +0000mf3445654 at http://plus.maths.org/contentBrowse with Plus: Compass & Rule — Architecture as mathematical practice
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<p><a href="http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/compassandrule/online-exhibition">Compass & Rule: Architecture as Mathematical Practice in England, 1500-1750</a>, is a lovely online version of the physical exhibition held at the <a href="http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/">Museum of the History of Science</a>, Oxford, in 2009. Compass and Rule focuses on design and drawing, exploring the role of geometry in the dramatic transformation of English architecture between the 16th and 18th centuries.<p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/browse-plus-compass-rule-architecture-mathematical-practice" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/browse-plus-compass-rule-architecture-mathematical-practice#commentsarchitectureengineeringhistory of mathematicsMon, 12 Sep 2011 14:39:04 +0000Rachel5557 at http://plus.maths.org/contentMaths in a minute: St Paul's dome
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<p>One of London's most loved landmarks, the dome of St Paul's, has looked over the city for more than three centuries. However many people don't realise that it hides an intriguing example of the interplay between maths and architecture.</p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/maths-minute-st-pauls-dome" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/maths-minute-st-pauls-dome#commentsengineeringThu, 08 Sep 2011 16:36:12 +0000Rachel5555 at http://plus.maths.org/contentThe only way is up: constructing the Heron Tower
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<p>Looking out to Canary Wharf, to the arch at Wembley Stadium, and down onto the Gherkin, the 700 people working on the construction site of the Heron Tower in London had one of the best views in London. <em>Plus</em> was lucky enough to speak to two engineers involved in building the tower and asked how maths was involved in the construction of such an impressive addition to the London skyline.</p>
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<p><em>Looking out to Canary Wharf, to the arch at Wembley Stadium, and down onto the Gherkin, the 700 people working on the construction site of the Heron Tower in London have one of the best views in London as they eat their lunch in the site canteen on the 41st floor. Plus was lucky enough to take in this breathtaking view when Saverio Pasetto, Senior Construction Manager at Skanska for the Heron Tower, took us on a tour of the site.<p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/only-way-constructing-heron-tower" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/only-way-constructing-heron-tower#commentsengineeringstructural engineeringThu, 18 Aug 2011 14:23:14 +0000Rachel5414 at http://plus.maths.org/contentHow the velodrome found its form
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<div class="rightimage" style="width: 300px"><img src="http://plus.maths.org/content/sites/plus.maths.org/files/articles/2011/velodrome/chrishoy.jpg" width="300" height="212"><p>Sir Chris Hoy leads the GB Cycling Team during the official opening of the Velodrome (Photograph by David Poultney)</p><p><a href='http://plus.maths.org/content/sites/plus.maths.org/files/podcast/velodrome_podcast.mp3'>Listen to "How the velodrome found its form"</a></p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/how-velodrome-found-its-form-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/how-velodrome-found-its-form-0#commentsengineeringmathematics in sportFri, 05 Aug 2011 10:07:56 +0000Rachel5532 at http://plus.maths.org/contentEngineering — it is rocket science
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<p>This summer the Royal Institution is running a series of workshops as part of its Engineering Week where you will have a chance to try your hand at engineering and discover it is rocket science, underwater robotics, hip joint design, crash testing and much more!</p>
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As we have been discovering through our <a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/ingenious-constructing-our-lives">Constructing our lives</a> project, engineering provides some of the most exciting applications of maths that have great impact on all our lives every day. Now you have a chance to try your hand at engineering yourself as part of the <a href="http://www.rigb.org/eventControl?action=eventsCalendar&mth=8&year=2011&week=3&AOI=0&aud=0">Royal Institution's Engineering Week</a> from the 15 to 19 August.
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The Velodrome, with its striking curved shape, was the first venue to be completed in the London Olympic Park. Plus talks to structural engineers Andrew Weir and Pete Winslow from <a href="http://www.expedition-engineering.com/main.php">Expedition Engineering</a>, who were part of the design team for the Velodrome, about how mathematics helped create its iconic shape. </div>
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The Velodrome, with its striking curved shape, was the first venue to be completed in the London Olympic Park.<p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/how-velodrome-found-its-form" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/how-velodrome-found-its-form#commentsarchitectureengineeringmathematics in sportolympicsvelodromeFri, 22 Jul 2011 15:55:04 +0000Rachel5512 at http://plus.maths.org/contentMaths in a minute - levers
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<p>Kneeling in the mud by a country road on a cold drizzly day, I finally appreciated the wonder that is a lever. I was trying to change a flat tyre and even jumping on the end of the wheel wrench wouldn't budge the wheel nuts. But when the AA arrived they undid them with ease, thanks to a wheel wrench that was three times the size of mine. There you have it ... size really does matter!
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<p>We know that applying a force to a bone during its development can influence its growth and shape. But can we use our understanding of how developing bone reacts to mechanical forces to help people suffering from diseases that lead to bone deformities?</p>
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<p>Figure 1: A Kayan woman with neck rings. Image <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kayan_woman_with_neck_rings.jpg">Steve Evans.</a> </p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/shaping-our-bones" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/shaping-our-bones#commentsbiomechanicsengineeringmedicine and healthWed, 11 May 2011 09:40:29 +0000mf3445429 at http://plus.maths.org/contentCareer interview: Cost engineer
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<div class="packagebacklink">Back to the <a href="https://www.plus.maths.org/content/ingenious-constructing-our-lives">Constructing our lives package</a></div><br clear="all"><p><i>Heather MacKinlay's work as an engineer has taken her from the civility of Surrey to the wild west of Australian mining towns and multibillion pound projects in the Algerian desert. And along the way she has also become a successful painter. Heather tells Plus that engineering and painting are just different ways of looking at the world, and how her work as a cost engineer is all about understanding the big picture.</i></p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/career-interview-cost-engineer" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/career-interview-cost-engineer#commentscareers with mathematicsengineeringmathematics and artproject financeScience & EngineeringWed, 13 Apr 2011 13:38:59 +0000Rachel5468 at http://plus.maths.org/contentMaking gold for 2012: The podcast
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<br><br><div class="rightimage" style="width: 250px;"><img src="http://plus.maths.org/content/sites/plus.maths.org/files/news/2011/sporteng/williams.jpg" alt="Amy Williams" width="250" height="188" /><p>Amy Williams, who won gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics, and her specially designed skeleton bobsled. Image: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Départ_de_skeleton_Amy_Williams.jpg">johnwick04</a>.</p><p><a href='http://plus.maths.org/content/sites/plus.maths.org/files/podcast/sporteng_final.mp3'>Listen to Making gold for 2012</a></p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/making-gold-2012-podcast" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/making-gold-2012-podcast#commentsaerodynamicsengineeringfinite elementsmathematics in sportMon, 04 Apr 2011 09:40:41 +0000mf3445461 at http://plus.maths.org/contentMaking gold for 2012
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<p>Last week leading researchers in sports technology met at the Royal Academy of Engineering in London to demonstrate just how far their field has come over recent years. The changes they make to athletes' equipment and clothes may only make a tiny difference to their performance, but once they're added up they can mean the difference between gold and silver.</p>
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<div class="packagebacklink">Back to the <a href="https://www.plus.maths.org/content/ingenious-constructing-our-lives">Constructing our lives package</a></div><br clear="all"><p>Isaac Newton didn't really distinguish between science and his
other great interest, alchemy. So it's only fitting that his laws of
motion are today being used to produce gold. Not from base metals,
but from the effort of Britain's top athletes, backed by teams of
engineers who research, analyse, model and tweak to gain their
athlete the tiny advantage that can make the crucial difference.<p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/making-gold" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/making-gold#commentsaerodynamicscomputer programmingcomputer simulationengineeringfinite elementsmathematical modellingmathematics in sportNewtonian mechanicsolympicsFri, 01 Apr 2011 09:00:00 +0000mf3445459 at http://plus.maths.org/contentFacing the climate challenge
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