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  1. Euler's polyhedron formula

    ... it down in words. It turns out that it is described by two features. The first is that Platonic solids have no spikes or dips in them, so ... seven edges: http://plus.maths.org/content/os/issue43/features/kirk/proof but as I could barely follow *that* one, that's all ...

    plusadmin - 3 Aug 2016 - 16:07 - 68 comments

  2. Understanding uncertainty: Visualising probabilities

    ... for those with poor numeracy. Many graphics have these features, but those used to represent probabilities may be of particular ... the peculiar perspective. We can summarise these negative features as chart junk . They add useless clutter to what could have been an ...

    Marianne - 11 Oct 2016 - 16:13 - 0 comments

  3. Maths in a minute: Maths and communication

    ... , published by Oxford University Press, with C. Sangwin and features in the book 50 Visions of Mathematics ed. Sam Parc. ...

    Marianne - 23 Nov 2016 - 14:07 - 0 comments

  4. Digital art

    ... music — getting a computer to find those patterns and features that distinguish music from mere noise — poses a whole new range of ... is often needed to enable a computer program to identify features from a webcam. Picking out the brightest or darkest regions in its ...

    plusadmin - 19 Oct 2016 - 10:22 - 0 comments

  5. Catching terrorists with maths

    ... as much as design, and unsurprisingly shares several features with networks that are found in nature. The human brain is one of ... highly efficient distributive processing." Discovering features of this kind is not just beneficial for understanding brain function, ...

    plusadmin - 19 Oct 2016 - 10:27 - 0 comments

  6. It's happened!

    ... particles colliding, has a time and a place and taking these features away from it doesn't seem to make much sense. Unless you are a ...

    Marianne - 17 Oct 2016 - 16:02 - 0 comments

  7. Why did nature choose quantum theory?

    ... sharing many of quantum theory's other mysterious-sounding features — such as entanglement , interference , teleportation , ...

    Marianne - 18 Oct 2016 - 10:46 - 0 comments

  8. Outer space: Emergence

    ... not only bigger than its parts, it also possesses emergent features that are qualitatively different to those of its parts. ...

    plusadmin - 17 Oct 2016 - 13:28 - 0 comments

  9. A risky business: how to price derivatives

    ... can only move at discrete time points. Both of these features are somewhat undesirable, but there is a clever way around this ...

    plusadmin - 17 Oct 2016 - 12:32 - 6 comments

  10. Roger Penrose: A Knight on the tiles

    ... realisation." As Penrose says, one of the interesting features of the tiling problem is that it is noncomputable. "It is possible to ...

    plusadmin - 17 Oct 2016 - 11:13 - 2 comments