A new shape could explain why epithelial cells are able to pack tightly together as they turn into the linings of our organs. It all has to do with scutoid, a prism-like cell that acts like Lego pieces.
July 28, 2018
Researchers at the University of Michigan revealed the design of a "metamaterial" that switches between states of hardness and softness without damaging itself. Metamaterials earn their properties from the design than the material from which they are constructed.
Material Science January 25, 2017
The ancient Pueblo people built structures that had geometric patterns, even though they had no written language or number system. The research was conducted by a researcher from the Arizona State University.
Ancient January 25, 2017
Finger tracing can help children score better in math, according to experts. In a new study, students who trace certain math problems using their fingers were found to be able to solve them more quickly and easily.
Society January 31, 2016
A study found new ancient origins of modern calculus. Clay tablets from the British Museum, dating back to between 350 and 50 B.C., showed first steps from geometry to calculus. Babylonian astronomers used abstract mathematics to track Jupiter's movements across the sky.
Animals January 29, 2016
Mathematicians from the University of Liverpool used the monohedral disc-tiling technique to come up with unique ways to slice a pizza.
Animals January 18, 2016
GeoS achieved a 49 percent score on official SAT test questions that it has not yet seen before. The ability of the AI to solve geometry problems is comparable to that of an 11th grade American student.
September 22, 2015
The California-based auction house Profiles in History auctioned off several works written by the theoretical physicist Albert Einstein on various topics. The historic items, known as the Einstein Letters, were sold for $420,000.
June 13, 2015
A team of researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently re-created fault line conditions to better understand how the shape and curvature of a fault affects earthquakes that occur along it.
Animals March 16, 2015
Maryam Mirzakhani is the first woman - and Iranian - to win the "Nobel Prize of mathematics."
August 16, 2014
Researchers from Harvard have discovered a new type of shape while experimenting with rubber bands. The new shape, called a 'hemihelix,' is said to be uncommon in the natural world, unlike other types of helixes.
April 25, 2014