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Scientists Just Discovered A Brand-New Shape, And There’s Tons Of It In You

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

New Metamaterial Can Switch From Hard To Soft And Back Again

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

Ancient Pueblo Sun Temple Had Geometric Patterns, Confirms New Study

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

Want Your Kids To Do Better In Math? Have Them Trace Math Problems With A Finger

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

Clay Tablets Show How Babylonian Astronomers Tracked The Planets Using Ancient Geometry

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 Invent Infinite Ways To Slice Pizza

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 Computer System Can Pass High School Geometry Test

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

Einstein's Letters About Theory Of Relativity, God, And 25 Other Letters Sold For $$$

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

New Physical Models Could Help Us Better Understand Earthquakes

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

Iranian mathematician wins Fields medal: A First

Maryam Mirzakhani is the first woman - and Iranian - to win the "Nobel Prize of mathematics."

August 16, 2014

Hello, hemihelix: Scientists stumble upon a new shape during experiment

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

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