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  1. Tasty maths

    By  Marc West 12/08/2008 The healthy English breakfast. ... of ants is founded by a random collection of 5 brown and 7 yellow ants who get separated from the main group, the new colony will have ...

    plusadmin - 18 May 2017 - 15:16 - 0 comments

  2. Monkeys play the peanut lottery

    ... 100 peanuts and 100 pebbles, and another jar containing 7 peanuts and 3 pebbles. If all you understood were absolute quantities, and I ... important here are proportions (eg 100 out of 200 versus 7 out of 10) and understanding how they link to the act of randomly picking an ...

    Marianne - 10 May 2017 - 18:37 - 0 comments

  3. Why do you like maths?

    ... You can listen to the podcast , read a relevant blog post by Peter and you can also send your own answers to Ruby via Twitter or via a contact form on her tumblr blog. The more people answer, the more interesting her essay will be! ...

    Marianne - 3 Mar 2011 - 10:18 - 1 comment

  4. News from the world of maths: Dark energy

    ... reported on the Big Questions debate in his physicsworld blog , and in a followup post published a clarification from Sarkar on ... sides of the argument we'll open the debate on the Plus blog by asking you to vote on whether you think dark energy exists. Will Sarkar ...

    plusadmin - 6 Apr 2010 - 14:44 - 0 comments

  5. Secrets from a bathroom floor

    ... in the bathroom floor! No pentagons? Figure 7: The bathroom floor in Bob Jenkins' house. Well, let us ... tiling of the plane. Each one of the other solutions, 5, 7, 12, 13, 15, and 16, produces a mixed tiling of the plane. The catch is that ...

    plusadmin - 16 May 2017 - 10:06 - 0 comments

  6. The Fields Medals 2010

    ... , Báo Châ , Smirnov and Villani on our blog .) Stanislav Smirnov There was a very emotional reaction ... (you can read more about Báo Châu's work in the Plus blog ). The Nevanlinna Prize was then awarded to Daniel Spielman for his work ...

    Marianne - 11 Jul 2011 - 14:50 - 2 comments

  7. The little lemma that could — the work of Ngô Bào Châu

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    Rachel - 11 Oct 2016 - 15:13 - 2 comments

  8. News from the world of maths: Machine learning and clever 8-year olds

    Monday, March 31, 2008 Machine learning and clever 8-year olds This week, Plus ... Science Festival — you can read more on the Plus Blog . There is a comprehensive range of talks from some of the world's ...

    plusadmin - 6 Apr 2010 - 14:44 - 0 comments

  9. News from the world of maths: Excel 2007 Bug

    ... bug in Excel 2007 has caused quite a stir. In a blog post, Microsoft employee David Gainer reported that there are occasions ... Dan B, a Microsoft employee, commented on the Microsoft blog that: "We're not planning to share details on this beyond what we've ...

    plusadmin - 6 Apr 2010 - 14:44 - 0 comments

  10. Restoring profanity

    ... a modified TV flow to a damaged image is shown in figure 7. Figure 7: A modified total variation flow applied to a damaged ...

    plusadmin - 4 May 2017 - 11:42 - 0 comments