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Face fusion
... game avatar that looks just like you? Or enhance your features with those of someone incredibly beautiful? If yes, then a bit of ... than the ordinary heat equation, and it preserves the larger features of the image, such as the overall shape of the face. It is known as ...
Marianne  4 May 2017  09:50  0 comments

Maths in a minute: The bridges of Königsberg
... Once you have represented the problem in this way, its features are much easier to see. After playing around with it for a while you ...
Marianne  17 Mar 2017  10:02  1 comment

Kissing the frog: A mathematician's guide to mating
... well with the real world, then trying to figure out what features of the real world you left out. Go back to step 3. Here's ... start to get some idea of what your number is. All of these features can be, and have been, added to mathematical models. There's more ...
plusadmin  22 Feb 2017  11:10  2 comments

Elliptic cryptography
... School Phuket, Thailand. He has written news and features articles for the Guardian , Observer and Bangkok Post , and ...
Marianne  14 Feb 2017  14:25  6 comments

The golden ratio and aesthetics
... top models, Linney and his colleagues found that the facial features of the models were just as varied as those in the rest of the ...
plusadmin  9 Feb 2017  11:00  12 comments

Chaos in Numberland: The secret life of continued fractions
... ( 25 ) This has some important features. First, check that, because it is a probability distribution, if we ...
plusadmin  8 Feb 2017  15:40  6 comments

Career interview: Biomechanical engineer
... At the very early stages all embryos have many features in common, but they develop very differently according to their ... contract, stretch, become conical, and so on  to create the features of the developing embryo. "Genes act on the structure of the cell. It ...
plusadmin  2 Feb 2017  16:01  0 comments

Births and deaths in fluid chaos
... time, Ouellette and Gollub decided to look for geometric features that characterise the whole flow. They were interested in two sets of ... scenario by a comparatively small number of geometric features. But there's much to do yet: "We haven't been able yet to express our ...
plusadmin  2 Feb 2017  15:47  0 comments

Arithmetic, bones and counting
... 0 through to 9. This is possible because of the positional features of the place value system. The tables can themselves then be assembled ... Install Flash var so = new SWFObject("/issue44/features/sangwin/napier/napier.swf", "/issue44/features/sangwin/napier/napier.swf", "600", "500", 8, "#660000"); ...
plusadmin  2 Feb 2017  15:42  1 comment

101 uses of a quadratic equation: Part II
... that there were numbers and which depend on such features as the length of the pendulum, air resistance and the strength of the ...
plusadmin  2 Feb 2017  15:40  19 comments