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  1. Do you know what's good for you - what's the best medicine?

    ... are spun by the media. Read more... Understanding uncertainty: small but lethal Comparing and communicating small lethal ...

    Marianne - 25 Jul 2018 - 22:47 - 0 comments

  2. Tying it all up

    ... the whole paraphernalia of modern technology relies on the understanding these two theories bring, they are mutually incompatible, because ... statements from quantum mechanics is the Heisenberg uncertainty principle . This is the principle that, at the very tiny (quantum) ...

    plusadmin - 25 Jul 2018 - 22:47 - 1 comment

  3. Reconstructing the tree of life

    ... here and instead return to our elegant theory of trees. Understanding evolutionary trees Figuring out who evolved from what and ... possible trees into a network is a way of coping with this uncertainty, so mathematicians are currently hard at work creating the ...

    plusadmin - 26 Jul 2018 - 16:51 - 2 comments

  4. Teacher package: Mathematics in sport

    ... Isner-Mahut mega set at Wimbledon? Understanding uncertainty: How psychic was Paul — How likely is it that Paul the octopus' ...

    Marianne - 26 Jul 2018 - 04:48 - 0 comments

  5. Teacher package: Maths and art

    ... to art. ( Physics, string theory ) Understanding uncertainty: Pure randomness in art — This article is based on a talk the ...

    plusadmin - 27 Jul 2018 - 07:53 - 0 comments

  6. Pan(dem)ic?

    ... The Lancet , Jenkins got hype confused with scientific uncertainty: in the face of the many unknowns that come with this new virus, ... the face of so many uncertainties? The biological side — understanding the virus and producing vaccines — is down to life scientists, ...

    plusadmin - 26 Jul 2018 - 13:51 - 0 comments

  7. Finding order in chaos

    ... also their future motions predicted. Crucial to this was the understanding that predictions could be made by using mathematics. This ... scale, based - almost paradoxically - on a fundamental uncertainty of the precise behaviour of sub-atomic particles. It is possible ...

    plusadmin - 26 Jul 2018 - 01:47 - 6 comments

  8. Paying the price

    ... to take the more scientific approach needed for a deeper understanding of financial risks, when they were so easily bewitched by ... lenders to sell the loans on for a fixed price (removing the uncertainty) to investment banks, who repackaged them as mortgage backed ...

    plusadmin - 27 Jul 2018 - 01:52 - 0 comments

  9. The physics of elementary particles: Part I

    ... there are elements in the chemical table! It has taken an understanding of mathematical symmetry combined with experiments into ... their range to very short distances (a consequence of the uncertainty principle of quantum mechanics). In collisions at relatively low ...

    Marianne - 26 Jul 2018 - 22:52 - 2 comments

  10. Births and deaths in fluid chaos

    ... range from the use of microfluids in nanotechnology, to understanding the flow of blood, the formation of tears in our eyes, ... progressively inaccurate as time passes. In fact, the uncertainty increases exponentially with time. This behaviour is complex, but ...

    plusadmin - 26 Jul 2018 - 22:52 - 0 comments