Math and Computer Science in the NewsMath and Computer Science in the News
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html
The Hidden Depth in Math’s Simple PuzzlesSimple puzzles and periodic billiards paths.
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-hidden-depth-in-math-rsquo-s-simple-puzzles/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#293Using math to investigate possibility of time travelTime travel, maybe more possible than you think.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170427091717.htm
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#292Mathematicians work to expand their new pictorial mathematical language into other areasA picture is worth…?
https://phys.org/news/2018-02-mathematicians-pictorial-mathematical-language-areas.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#291Maths for midges that pull 10gCapable of handling higher g-forces than fighter pilots!
https://phys.org/news/2018-01-maths-midges-10g.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#290Largest prime number ever found has over 23 million digitsHow big is big? The newest largest prime number known is…
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2157773-largest-prime-number-ever-found-has-over-23-million-digits
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#289The ‘Frequent Flier’ Program That Grounded a Hospital’s Soaring CostsCS modelling in health care delivery.
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fractions-where-it-all-goes-wrong/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#288Fractions: Where It All Goes WrongDo you have trouble with fractions? It seems that you are not alone, a significant fraction of people struggle with them.
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fractions-where-it-all-goes-wrong/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#287The Bridge Wobbles. So Do You. That’s When the Trouble Starts.When is the bounce in a footbridge something to worry about?
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/10/science/wobbling-bridges-london-brooklyn.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FMathematics&action=click&contentCollection=science®ion=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=collection
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#286Quantum simulators wield control over more than 50 qubits, setting new recordYet another step closer to Quantum control?
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171129131434.htm
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#285Who Invented ‘Zero’?Zero, Nil, Zilch, whatever you call it, 0 is not “nothing”. Was it always known?
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/07/opinion/sunday/who-invented-zero.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FMathematics&action=click&contentCollection=science®ion=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=collection
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#284New software can verify someone's identity by their DNA in minutesDNA analysis as fast as on TV show? It could be possible.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171130112419.htm
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#283How Does Geometry Explain the Phases of the Moon?Geometry in the phases of the moon? Naturally there is!!
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-does-geometry-explain-the-phases-of-the-moon/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#282The Universe According to Emmy NoetherHilbert and Klein kew her, maybe we all should!
http://discovermagazine.com/2017/june/the-universe-according-to-emmy-noether
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#281This is the lightest robot that can fly, swim and take off from waterRobots that fly and swim. How big are those?
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/lightest-robot-can-fly-swim-and-take-water?mode=topic&context=96&tgt=nr
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#280Scientists see order in complex patterns of river deltasUnderstanding river deltas through mathematics
https://phys.org/news/2017-10-scientists-complex-patterns-river-deltas.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#279Math Champion Wins With Answer About Pecking ChicksCan you answer a question about 100 pecking chicks in a second? What is the probability?
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/15/us/math-counts-national-competition.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FMathematics&action=click&contentCollection=science®ion=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=9&pgtype=collection
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#278'Human computer’ Katherine Johnson opens Nasa research facility named in her honourOverdue recognition for a great, modern-day mathematician.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/human-computer-katherine-johnson-nasa-hidden-figures-virginia-space-race-african-american-a7963966.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#277The math of doughnuts: 'Moonshine' sheds light on elliptic curvesDoughnuts, ‘Moonshine’, and elliptic curves! An unlikely trio you say, but can they combine “deliciously”?
https://phys.org/news/2017-09-math-doughnuts-moonshine-elliptic.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#276There are only 15 possible pentagonal tiles, research provesTiling your bedroom with pentagons? How many ways can you do that?
https://phys.org/news/2017-09-pentagonal-tiles.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#275The Media Ha A Probability ProblemWhat is the probability and what does it mean?
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-media-has-a-probability-problem/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#274High-dimensional quantum encryption performed in real-world city conditions for first timeQuantum Encryption may be closer than you think!
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170824110620.htm
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#273Mathematical mystery of ancient Babylonian clay tablet solvedSo you think Trigonometry is a new thing!
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170824141250.htm
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#272How the Google-Suite Can Enhance Open-Ended Math ExplorationOpen-Ended Math Explorations With Google.
https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2017/09/04/how-the-google-suite-can-enhance-open-ended-math-exploration/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#271Using math to predict how tumours grow can make treatment more precise and effectiveUsing math to predict how tumours grow can make treatment more precise and effective.
http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/math-could-help-identify-ways-to-limit-cancer-cell-growth-1.3462151
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#270Pentagon Tiling Proof Solves Century Old Math ProblemWe finally understand all the ways that the plane can be tiled using convex polygons.
https://www.quantamagazine.org/pentagon-tiling-proof-solves-century-old-math-problem-20170711/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#269Computer chip mimics human brain, with light beams for neuronsMachines may one day think just like the human brain
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/06/computer-chip-mimics-human-brain-light-beams-neurons
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#268How to Use Math to Fly Rockets to SpaceThis math really is rocket science, but it’s not hard to follow.
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-use-math-to-fly-rockets-to-space/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#267Math to the rescue: Students use equations to help peers safely cross the streetWinnipeg students are using quadratic equations in an attempt to win a Tech company's contest.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-tec-voc-math-traffic-1.4120804
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#266Playing the numbers game: 21st Century law will be based on math and data analyticsMany legal cases are won with the help of mathematicians.
http://business.financialpost.com/legal-post/playing-the-numbers-game-21st-century-law-will-be-based-on-math-and-data-analytics
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#265A whole new world: Why Boston public schools are adopting a different mapLooking at a map of the world, you'd be forgiven for thinking Greenland is the same size as Africa or that Alaska is bigger than Mexico.
http://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-tuesday-edition-1.4034374/a-whole-new-world-why-boston-public-schools-are-adopting-a-different-map-1.4034379
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#264Simple math is why Elon Musk’s companies keep doing what others don’t even consider possibleOptimization of well known equations had surprisingly not been attempted before on this scale, before Musk arrived.
https://phys.org/news/2017-04-machine-drug-discovery.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#263Machine learning models for drug discovery IBM's new machine learning models help find new drugs for disease treatment.
https://phys.org/news/2017-04-machine-drug-discovery.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#262An algorithm that knows when you'll get bored with your favourite mobile gameHow long will it take for users to stop playing the latest smartphone games?
http://www.agenciasinc.es/en/News/An-algorithm-that-knows-when-you-ll-get-bored-with-your-favourite-mobile-game
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#261Fractal patterns in nature and art are aesthetically pleasing and stress-reducingFractals are a crucial factor when it comes to the visual appeal of art.
https://theconversation.com/fractal-patterns-in-nature-and-art-are-aesthetically-pleasing-and-stress-reducing-73255
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#260Steve Jobs' liver - and the quest for a better organ algorithmAlgorithms can make organ transplants more efficient.
https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/03/live-death-math-and-efficiency-the-quest-to-solve-us-organ-transplants-woes/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#259Mathematician breaks down how to defend against quantum computing attacksQuantum computing will change how we handle data and we, as a society, are going to have to make some important decisions about how to prepare for it.
https://phys.org/news/2017-02-mathematician-defend-quantum.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#258Fractal Secrets of Rorschach's Framed Ink Blots RevealedThe math behind this famous psychological test
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fractal-secrets-of-rorschach-rsquo-s-famed-ink-blots-revealed/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#257Canadian mathematicians create Sims-like program to save beesOur honeybees are in trouble. A computer program can help.
http://www.metronews.ca/views/science-says/2017/03/16/canadian-mathematicians-sims-like-program-to-help-save-bees.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#256 Here's the best way to shuffle a pack of cards - with a little help from some mathsTruly randomize a deck of cards with this mathematical shuffle!
https://phys.org/news/2017-02-shuffle-cards-maths.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#255Mathematical model predicts how we wait in line, trafficShould we really wait in the shortest line in traffic?
http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2017/02/mathematical-models-predict-how-we-wait-line-traffic
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#254An Algorithm is Now Helping Set Bail in New JerseyCriminal history is being used to eliminate bias in bail amounts.
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/a25365/new-jersey-bail-algorithm/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#253How to escape a maze - according to mathsHow can mathematical theory and algorithms generate and solve mazes?
http://theconversation.com/how-to-escape-a-maze-according-to-maths-71582
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#252I teach high-school math. Is my work pointless?"One thing I am certain of is that being a mathematician is the best profession in the world."
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/facts-and-arguments/i-teach-high-school-math-is-my-workpointless/article34086848/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#251Can Neuroscience Understand Donkey Kong, Let Alone a Brain?Can a computer chip be studied like a brain?
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/06/can-neuroscience-understand-donkey-kong-let-alone-a-brain/485177/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#250Computer Science Technique Helps Astronomers Explore the UniverseDeep learning used to find massive objects in space!
https://www.insidescience.org/news/computer-science-technique-helps-astronomers-explore-universe
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#249Get Ready to Love Math With This Sweet VR CalculatorExplore mathematical theorems and scenarios in an interactive virtual reality environment!
https://singularityhub.com/2017/01/18/get-ready-to-love-math-with-this-sweet-vr-calculator/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#248Algorithm mimics evolution to aid disaster recoveryAlgorithm balances short-term and long-term goals to distribute resources in disaster recovery.
https://gcn.com/blogs/emerging-tech/2017/01/disaster-response-optimization-algorithm.aspx
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#247How the brain recognizes facesCan machines learn to recognize human faces?
http://news.mit.edu/2016/machine-learning-system-brain-recognizes-faces-1201
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#246A Mere Algorithm Could Make NYC Taxis Four Times More EfficientAlgorithms can optimize the journey for NYC Taxis
http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/technology/a24567/mit-taxi-algorithm/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#245Mathematicians bring ocean to life for Disney's MoanaMathematics make your favourite animated movies more lifelike!
http://phys.org/news/2017-01-mathematicians-ocean-life-disney-moana.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#244Magic numbers: can math equations be beautiful?Is mathematics a beautiful expression of reality?
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/nov/21/magic-numbers-can-maths-equations-be-beautiful
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#243Mathematics used to study pine beetle control methodsMathematics can be used to control the spread of a forest pest.
http://globalnews.ca/news/3098108/mathematics-used-to-study-pine-beetle-control-methods/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#242Computer-brain implant helps patient with ALS to communicateA successful test allows patient to interface with the world.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/locked-in-1.3850636
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#241Hair-hunting computer benefits from deep learningSimilar algorithms might one day be used to identify skin cancer or improve self-driving cars.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/hair-computer-deep-learning-1.3858365
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#240The secret to a perfect cup of coffee could be mathIrish researchers aim to find the formula for the smoothest, most predictable, most efficient brew.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/perfec-coffee-math-1.3855025
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#239This is the Math Behind Super Mario"Math is everything when it comes to games."
http://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2016/10/21/this-is-the-math-behind-super-mario/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#238New research uses simple math to link CO2 emissions, vanishing Arctic sea iceEach tonne that increases the atmosphere’s CO2 load costs the Arctic another three square metres of ice.
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2016/11/03/new-research-uses-simple-math-to-link-co2-emissions-vanishing-arctic-sea-ice.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#237Math becomes biology's magic numberMath brings new insight into medicine.
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37630414
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#236Mathematics the new weapon against extreme bushfiresMathematics help firefighters extinguish fires!
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-13/maths-is-the-latest-weapon-against-extreme-bushfires/7929086
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#235How maths can get you locked upAre algorithms that assess the "risk score" of a criminal fair justice?
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-37658374
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#234Quantum computing will cripple encryption methods within decade, says agency chief warnsQuantum Computing can cripple modern mathematical encryption methods.
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/canadian-politics/quantum-computers-will-cripple-encryption-methods-within-decade-spy-agency-chief-warns
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#233Researchers restore first-ever computer music recording"It was a beautiful moment when we first heard the true sound of Turing's computer ..."
http://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/researchers-restore-first-ever-computer-music-recording-1.3088501
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#232Former teacher uses math skills to find fastest checkout lineIs the express checkout line the fastest choice?
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/former-teacher-uses-math-skills-to-find-fastest-checkout-line-1.3765237
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#231How the Mathematics of Algebraic Topology Is Revolutionizing Brain ScienceNobody understands the brain’s wiring diagram, but the tools of algebraic topology are beginning to tease it apart.
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/602234/how-the-mathematics-of-algebraic-topology-is-revolutionizing-brain-science/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#230Corvallis sculptor fuses art and mathMath inspires new forms of art.
http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/local/corvallis-sculptor-fuses-art-and-math/article_26c2b9e4-1118-5d76-8b97-d7762e7a9ae2.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#229Algorithms and Blues: Putting a Google-written song to the testGoogle’s computers wrote a song. In the hands of a professional musician, does the tune have potential?
https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/music/2016/08/14/algorithm-and-blues-putting-a-google-written-song-to-the-test.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#228Nature inspires applied math project that seeks to improve traffic flowCan ants help optimize your commute time?
http://phys.org/news/2016-06-nature-math-traffic.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#227Solving the Mathematical Puzzle of the ArtichokeWhat mathematical properties does an artichoke have?
http://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2016/06/10/solving-the-mathematical-puzzle-of-the-artichoke/#57571d2139ad
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#226How Math Helps Fight Epidemics like ZikaResearchers employ mathematical and statistical modeling to battle infectious diseases.
http://blogs.wsj.com/numbers/how-math-helps-fight-epidemics-like-zika-2207/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#225“Super Mario Brothers” is hardAnalysis shows popular video game is among the hardest problems in the “complexity class” PSPACE.
http://news.mit.edu/2016/mario-brothers-hard-complexity-class-pspace-0601
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#224Two-hundred terabyte maths proof is largest ever A computer cracks the Boolean Pythagorean triples problem – but is it really maths?
http://www.nature.com/news/two-hundred-terabyte-maths-proof-is-largest-ever-1.19990
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#223New method of producing random numbers could improve cybersecurity A new method for producing truly random numbers could be used to encrypt data, make electronic voting more secure, conduct statistically significant polls and more accurately simulate complex systems such as Earth’s climates.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160516115441.htm
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#222Google Releases New Tools to Help Computers Learn EnglishGoogle Releases New Tools to Help Computers Learn English
http://fortune.com/2016/05/13/google-new-tools-to-help-computers-learn-english/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#221The tricks to cutting cake fairlyMeet Parsey McParseface, Google’s new tool for parsing spoken sentences into their grammatical parts.
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/video/it-pro/the-tricks-to-cutting-cake-fairly-20160514-4f0g3
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#220Mathematician finds his 'new' solution to Poisson formula problem buried in 1959 paperYves Meyer was shocked to discover that another mathematician had formulated the exact same proof to solve the same problem that Meyer had been working on, though the solution had remained deeply buried and completely forgotten.
http://phys.org/news/2016-03-mathematician-solution-poisson-formula-problem.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#219The Long Search for the Value of PiThe search for the accurate value of pi led not only to more accuracy, but also to the development of new concepts and techniques, such as limits and iterative algorithms, which then became fundamental to new areas of mathematics.
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-long-search-for-the-value-of-pi/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#218Mathematicians provide solution to 78 year old mysteryAn international team of researchers have developed a solution to a riddle related to “adaptation energy” that has puzzled scientists for almost 80 years.
http://phys.org/news/2016-03-mathematicians-solution-year-mystery.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#217Hard mathematical problems as basis for new cryptographic techniquesNew cryptographic algorithms have been created that are based on particularly hard mathematical problems. They would be virtually unbreakable, say investigators.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160401075126.htm
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#216Mathematicians Have Discovered a Prime ConspiracyPrime numbers, it seems, have decided preferences about the final digits of the primes that immediately follow them.
http://ht.ly/3zp4Uo
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#215AI crossword-solving application could make machines better at understanding languageA web-based machine language system solves crossword puzzles far better than commercially-available products, and may help machines better understand language.
http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/ai-crossword-solving-application-could-make-machines-better-at-understanding-language
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#214This MIT algorithm predicts 'dangerous' wavesThe ocean can be cruel and unforgiving. To help give sailors some advanced warning of "dangerous" rogue waves computer scientists have created a new algorithm to predict swells.
http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2016-02/25/predict-sea-waves-tide
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#213Drawing Human Faces with MathematicsMathematics can be a powerful tool to create works of art.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/hamid-naderi-yeganeh/human-faces_b_9274054.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#212AI Is Transforming Google Search. The Rest of the Web Is NextIf AI is the future of Google Search, it's the future of so much more.
http://www.wired.com/2016/02/ai-is-changing-the-technology-behind-google-searches/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#211Math reveals unseen worlds of Star WarsUsing a new computer program, researchers offer unusual insight into the universe of Star Wars, which includes more than 20,000 characters spread among 640 communities over a period of 36,000 years.
http://phys.org/news/2016-02-math-reveals-unseen-worlds-star.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#210Software Detects CEO Emotions, Predicts Financial Performance Computer programs that scan facial expressions have been used to detect whether people respond positively to commercials or whether hospital patients are in pain. Can they also read a CEO’s mind?
http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2016/02/17/software-detects-ceo-emotions-predicts-financial-performance/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#209Math whizzes of ancient Babylon figured out forerunner of calculusAncient Babylonian astronomers used sophisticated geometric methods foreshadowing calculus to predict the positions of celestial bodies.
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/01/math-whizzes-ancient-babylon-figured-out-forerunner-calculus
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#208MIT’s New Algorithms Could Stop Catastrophic Drone CrashesAutonomous drones often have to fly through treacherous terrain and unexpected obstacles. MIT thinks it can help make it more likely that you’ll receive your drone delivery in good condition.
http://www.fastcodesign.com/3055694/mits-new-algorithms-could-stop-catastrophic-drone-crashes
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#207This Futuristic Armbad Lets You Control Your Computer Like MagicRather than using special cameras that sense motion and depth, a startup company's armband detects a wearer's movement and translates them into computer controls.
http://time.com/4173507/myo-armband-review/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#206Better Gut Microbiome Census through ComputingMicrobes that live in all of us effect digestion, obesity, mood, and a few can cause serious illness. Computer scientists have helped provide more complete information about what is inside our bodies.
http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/better-gut-microbiome-census-through-computing/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#205Swimming with Algorithms: Can Software Predict the Next Hollywood Hit Based on the Script Alone?It’s hard to tell which movies are going to be good before they are made, and if you’ve ever seen a bad movie you’ll know that sometimes Hollywood gets it wrong. If this algorithm works, you might never have to sit through a three hour snooze-fest again.
http://www.ibtimes.com/swimming-algorithms-can-software-predict-next-hollywood-hit-based-script-alone-2266229
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#204New Prime Number Discovered at 22 Million DigitsA new prime number has been discovered – and it’s the biggest one known by almost five million digits.
https://www.quantamagazine.org/20151124-kadison-singer-math-problem/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#203 ‘Outsiders’ Crack 50-Year-Old Math ProblemThree computer scientists have solved a problem central to a dozen far-flung mathematical fields
https://www.quantamagazine.org/20151124-kadison-singer-math-problem/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#202Mathmatical proof for hot hand shooting in basketballPerhaps the notion of a lucky streak can be explained by mathematics.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/11/151126104054.htm
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#201Programmable Plants: Synthetic biologists pave way for genetic circuitsTaking genetic engineering to the next level, researchers are creating modular, programmable genetic circuits that control specific plant functions.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/11/151116112702.htm
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#200Theorists Draw Closer to Perfect ColoringA mathematician needed to seat 120 wedding guests, some of whom did not get along, at a dozen or so conflict-free tables.
https://www.quantamagazine.org/20151020-perfect-graph-coloring/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#199The Importance of Recreational MathRecreational mathematics is all about having fun with mathematical puzzles, games, and problems; sometimes, these games can be a source of new, publishable discoveries.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/12/opinion/the-importance-of-recreational-math.html?ref=topics&_r=1
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#198Complex problem made simple sends computer scientists wildNormally a sedate bunch, theoretical computer scientists are humming with excitement.
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22830484-600-complex-problem-made-simple-sends-computer-scientists-wild/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#197Scientists design full-scale architecture for quantum computer in siliconQuantum computers will far exceed our super computers of today; that is, if one is ever built, but a team in Australia is getting us one step closer.
http://phys.org/news/2015-10-scientists-full-scale-architecture-quantum-silicon.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#196Equation Works Out Kinks In Knot MathEngineers devise experiments that teach them about knots, with applications in the medical field and beyond.
https://www.insidescience.org/content/equation-works-out-kinks-knot-math/3306
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#195A New Map Traces the Limits of ComputationA major advance reveals deep connections between the classes of problems that computers can and can't possibly do.
https://www.quantamagazine.org/20150929-edit-distance-computational-complexity/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#194How to Create Art With MathematicsCan you generate aesthetically pleasing, symmetrical curves with two numbers and a simple mathematical function?
https://www.quantamagazine.org/20151008-symmetry-math-curves-puzzle/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#193Your next boss: A computer algorithm?Computers are beginning to learn — on their own.
http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-your-future-boss-a-computer-algorithm-it-s-closer-than-you-think-20151005-story.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#192Maths whizz solves a master's riddleAn online collaboration between mathematicians solves 80-year-old problem.
http://www.nature.com/news/maths-whizz-solves-a-master-s-riddle-1.18441
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#191The biggest mystery in mathematics: Shinichi Mochizuki and the impenetrable proofIf a mathematician solves a problem, but the proof is not easily understood, has the problem really been solved?
http://www.nature.com/news/the-biggest-mystery-in-mathematics-shinichi-mochizuki-and-the-impenetrable-proof-1.18509
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#190The search for a thinking machineIs human level intelligence attainable by 2050?
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-32334573
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#189The Math Of Star Trek: How Trying To Solve Fermat's Last Theorem Revolutionized MathematicsMath’s final frontier is extended by searching for answers to a timeless problem.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinknudson/2015/08/20/the-math-of-star-trek-how-trying-to-solve-fermats-last-theorem-revolutionized-mathematics/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#188How games, social media are changing the way people get hiredPowerful algorithms will now decide whether you hear “You’re hired” or “You’re fired”.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/how-games-social-media-are-changing-the-way-people-get-hired-1.3194664
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#187Impossible Wallpaper and Mystery Curves: Exploring Symmetry in Mathematics and ArtFusing mathematical and artistic creativity generates fascinating designs.
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/roots-of-unity/creating-symmetry-frank-farris/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#186Quantum 'spookiness' passes toughest test yetExperiment plugs loopholes in previous demonstrations of 'action at a distance', against Einstein's objections — and could make data encryption safer.
http://www.nature.com/news/quantum-spookiness-passes-toughest-test-yet-1.18255
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#185John Horton Conway: the world’s most charismatic mathematicianJohn Horton Conway is a cross between Archimedes, Mick Jagger and Salvador Dalí.
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/jul/23/john-horton-conway-the-most-charismatic-mathematician-in-the-world
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#184Is Translation an Art or a Math Problem?Mathematicians come together to create a universal translator.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/07/magazine/is-translation-an-art-or-a-math-problem.html?_r=1
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#183Artificial intelligence, human brain to merge in 2030s, says futurist KurzweilWill we be able to back up our brains using a computer within 15 years?
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/07/magazine/is-translation-an-art-or-a-math-problem.html?_r=1
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#182Voting machine password hacks as easy as "abcde", details Virginia state reportInsecure voting machines were used in Virginia for 12 years!
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/apr/15/virginia-hacking-voting-machines-security
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#181When the Mona Lisa is NP-HardConnecting the dots is harder then it looks.
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/roots-of-unity/when-the-mona-lisa-is-np-hard/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciam%2Fmath+%28Topic%3A+Math%29
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#180Using Minecraft to unboggle the robot mindResearchers use a virtual world to design robots that will be more helpful in the real world.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/06/150608120222.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fcomputers_math+%28Computers+%26+Math+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#179Math explains why beating Tetris is practically impossibleThis is not a game that you can win.
http://www.engadget.com/2015/04/29/tetris-is-a-cruel-mistress/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#178The $23m house built by mathematicsToronto home that doubles as a concert venue was designed by professor with 'science of curves'
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3064405/The-23m-house-built-mathematics-Toronto-home-doubles-concert-venue-designed-professor-science-curves.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#177Google develops computer program capable of learning tasks independentlyWorking towards developing a computer program that can learn like a human
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/feb/25/google-develops-computer-program-capable-of-learning-tasks-independently
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#176How old do I look? Microsoft's face-reading app guesses with a single photoMicrosoft released a new demo and over 35000 people tried it out in the first few hours.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/trending/how-old-do-i-look-microsoft-s-face-reading-app-guesses-with-a-single-photo-1.3056345
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#175When is Cheryl's birthday? Singapore math question for kids stumps internetA math question to test logic skills was trending recently and causing quite a stir.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/trending/when-is-cheryl-s-birthday-singapore-math-question-for-kids-stumps-internet-1.3032029
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#174Pagerank Algorithm Reveals World's All-Time Top Soccer TeamThe stats explain who ranks where in soccer history.
http://www.technologyreview.com/view/535861/pagerank-algorithm-reveals-worlds-all-time-top-soccer-team/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#173If an Algorithm Wrote This, How Would You Even Know?Can you tell the difference between a human writer and a computer?
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/08/opinion/sunday/if-an-algorithm-wrote-this-how-would-you-even-know.html?_r=2
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#172How Data And A Good Algorithm Can Help Predict Where Fires Will StartAn algorithm that can remove the unpredictability from firefighting.
http://woub.org/2015/03/09/how-data-and-good-algorithm-can-help-predict-where-fires-will-start
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#171Math Explains Why Hipsters All Look the SameDescribing hipsters before it was cool.
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2015/03/04/math-hipsters-all-look-same/#.VSu5pGZ6Lu6
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#170Where's Waldo? Algorithm Helps You Find HimThe probability of finding Waldo just got a lot better.
http://news.discovery.com/tech/gear-and-gadgets/wheres-waldo-algorithm-helps-you-find-him-150210.htm
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#169Pi Day of the CenturyIt was the most delicious day of the last one hundred years.
http://wordplay.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/09/%CF%80%2F%3F_r=1
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#168Can Math Help You Fall in Love?Mathematical models explain how to find an ideal mate and the secret to maintaining a healthy relationship.
http://www.npr.org/2015/03/06/388519295/can-math-help-you-fall-in-love
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#167MIT Cracks Algorithm for Robot Object Recognition: Will It Usher in Era of Household Robots?Improvement in the recognition of artificial intelligence is leading society towards "robot maids”.
http://www.techtimes.com/articles/26609/20150114/mit-cracks-algorithm-for-robot-object-recognition-will-it-usher-in-era-of-household-robots.htm
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#166Wandering in the heavens: how mathematics explains Saturn’s ringsAstronomy, math and Newton's laws are combined to explain the discovery of Saturn's famous rings.
http://www.newstatesman.com/sci-tech/2014/12/wandering-heavens-how-mathematics-explains-saturn-s-rings
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#165How computer science can help art historiansComputers can detect painting techniques invisible to the human eye.
http://theweek.com/articles/531388/computer-science-help-art-historians
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#164The math of organ donation: Kidneys are an NP-hard problemInteger programming is used to find a match.
http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/01/the-math-of-organ-donation-kidneys-are-an-np-hard-problem/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#163Insightful mathematics for an optimal runMath indicates the ideal way a runner can preserve energy.
http://scienceblog.com/75022/insightful-mathematics-optimal-run/#cl4oXi0hjtzTDVCE.97
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#162Poker program Cepheus is unbeatable, claim scientistsA Canadian poker program just can't lose.
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/jan/08/poker-program-cepheus-unbeatable
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#161Exposing pokies using simple mathematicsAustralian researchers are using mathematics to help gambling addicts
http://thenewdaily.com.au/news/2014/11/30/blowing-pokies-using-simple-maths/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#160How Google "Translates" Pictures Into Words Using Vector Space MathematicsAn algorithm uses vector combinations to write picture captions.
http://www.technologyreview.com/view/532886/how-google-translates-pictures-into-words-using-vector-space-mathematics/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#159Magic tricks created using artificial intelligence for the first timeA computer program generates mind reading card tricks for magicians.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141116211014.htm
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#158Solving quadratics in picturesAround 3000 years ago, Babylonians already knew about versions of the famous formula for solving quadratic equations.
http://plus.maths.org/content/solving-quadratics-pictures
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#157How Pixar Uses Math to Make Characters Look PerfectThe amount of geometry used to make 3D animations might surprise you.
http://gizmodo.com/how-pixar-uses-math-to-make-characters-look-perfect-1657339566
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#156Mathematical model tackles 'Game of Thrones' predictionsPredict who will make it out alive!
http://phys.org/news/2014-09-mathematical-tackles-game-thrones.html/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#155How to Solve the Famous Birthday ProblemWhat are the chances two players on the same soccer team share a birthday?
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-solve-the-famous-birthday-problem/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#154How Facebook is Changing the Way Its Users Consume JournalismAlgorithms play a crucial role in determining what news we read online.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/27/business/media/how-facebook-is-changing-the-way-its-users-consume-journalism.html?_r=1
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#153Dissecting Gordon's odds of scoringA critical decision was made with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning in the last game of baseball's World Series. Do statistics support the decision?
http://m.mlb.com/news/article/100150646/statcast-dissecting-alex-gordons-odds-of-scoring-tying-run-in-ninth-inning-of-game-7
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#152The Mathematics of Herding SheepSheepdogs think algorithmically. These dog algorithms could be useful in controlling crowds and cleaning up the environment.
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-mathematics-of-herding-sheep
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#151Computers 1000 times faster? Quick-change materials break silicon speed limit for computersFaster, smaller, greener computers could be made possible by replacing silicon with materials that can switch back and forth between different electrical states.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140919110639.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fcomputers_math+%28Computers+%26+Math+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#150Combining math and music to open new possibilitiesMath can be found everywhere we look, but now we are finding it in every sound we hear.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140825185317.htm
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#149New algorithm could help 'cheetah' robot outrun humans soonEarth's fastest land animal is mimicked using an algorithm to program its legs.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2014/09/15/new-algorithm-could-help-cheetah-robot-outrun-humans-soon
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#148Mathematics key to eating pizzasThe curvature of a slice of pizza can ensure toppings won't end up on the floor.
http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-09-10/news/53770306_1_mathematics-key-pizza-vegetarian
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#147Maryam Mirzakhani becomes 1st woman to win Fields MedalHistory-making professor says math is fun -- "it's like solving a puzzle or connecting the dots in a detective case."
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/maryam-mirzakhani-becomes-1st-woman-to-win-fields-medal-1.2734950
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#146Balancing Bike-Sharing Stations Has Become a Serious Scientific EndeavorMathematicians and computer scientists are trying to determine how to shuffle bikes among stations so that one is always available when needed.
http://www.citylab.com/commute/2014/08/balancing-bike-share-stations-has-become-a-serious-scientific-endeavor/379188/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#145'Biggest price in science' announcedMore than three million dollars awarded for groundbreaking work.
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27926950
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#144Google Elephant system made by B.C. man helps fight poachingA tech-savvy student has created a 'vital conservation tool'.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/google-elephant-system-made-by-b-c-man-helps-fight-poaching-1.2709745
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#143Of dinosaurs and mathematicsMathematical data convinced palaeontologists to reclassify the origin of a dinosaur bone.
http://phys.org/news/2014-06-dinosaurs-mathematics.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#142Turing test passed by computerIs a recent achievement a historic milestone in the history of artificial intelligence?
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/turing-test-passed-by-computer-1.2669649
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#141World Cup Prediction Mathematics ExplainedAre you using statistical analysis to predict the eventual winner of the 2014 FIFA World Cup?
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2014/06/11/world-cup-prediction-mathematics-explained/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#140Mathematicians put their own spin on the search for rare prime numbersA new approach to the ongoing search for the largest prime numbers.
http://phys.org/news/2014-03-mathematicians-rare-prime.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#139Computer maps 21 distinct emotional expressions -- even 'happily disgusted'Researchers have found a way for computers to recognize 21 different facial expressions.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140331153518.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fcomputers_math+%28Computers+%26+Math+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#138A new mathematics for experimental scienceApplied mathematics, computer science and scientific experiments are being combined to produce revolutionary methods.
http://phys.org/news/2014-04-mathematics-experimental-science.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#137"Electronic Skin" Equipped with MemoryScientists have created a wearable device as thin as a tattoo that can store data and deliver medicine.
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/electronic-skin-equipped-with-memory/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciam%2Fcomputing+%28Topic%3A+Computing%29
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#136Knowledge transfer between computers: Computers teach each other Pac-ManComputers teach each other how to play the classic game Pac-Man.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140401102707.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fcomputers_math+%28Computers+%26+Math+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#135NHL teams ready to embrace advanced statisticsHockey teams hope to gain an edge by keeping secret statistics.
http://www.cbc.ca/sports-content/hockey/opinion/2013/03/nhl-teams-ready-to-embrace-advanced-statistics.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#134Mathematicians calculate that there are 177 147 ways to knot a tieMathematicians have counted how many ways there are to knot a tie and you won't believe how many there are!
http://phys.org/news/2014-02-mathematicians-ways.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#133Model predicts growth, death of membership-based websitesSocial networks are popular, but do they have a limited lifespan?
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140204123627.htm
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#132In the End, It All Adds Up to – 1/12 What if all time and infinity added up to a negative number....?
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/04/science/in-the-end-it-all-adds-up-to.html?ref=mathematics&_r=1
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#131Traffic Jams Make Cities Splinter into Subcenters A new model explains the evolution of cities and their suburbs.
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/traffic-jams-make-cities-splinter-into-subcenters/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciam/math+(Topic%3A+Math)
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#130The Dawn of the Age of Artificial IntelligenceThe number of thinking machines is growing exponentially.
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/02/the-dawn-of-the-age-of-artificial-intelligence/283730/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#129Ancient Times Table Hidden in Chinese Bamboo StripsThe 2,300-year-old matrix is the world's oldest decimal multiplication table.
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ancient-times-table-hidden-in-chinese-bamboo-strips/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#128Canuck tech whiz nabs two sci-tech Academy AwardsSoftware engineer with uWaterloo mathematics degree recognized for creating movie magic.
http://www.cp24.com/entertainment-news/canuck-tech-whiz-nabs-two-sci-tech-academy-awards-for-movie-innovation-1.1697649
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#127Simple Mathematical Formula Describes Human StrugglesWould you believe that a broad range of human struggles can be understood using a mathematical formula?
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131212185906.htm
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#126BYU's smart object recognition algorithm doesn't need humans.Highly accurate system learns to decipher images on its own.
http://news.byu.edu/archive14-jan-objectrecognition.aspx
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#125How math helps stop oil spills and plane crashesUsing math to make difficult decisions about risk.
http://phys.org/news/2013-12-math-oil-plane.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#124Some Polynesian islanders combined binary and decimal math A hybrid system combines the compactness of base 10 with the simplicity of the two-digit base 2.
http://phys.org/news/2013-12-polynesian-islanders-combined-binary-decimal.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#123Bringing mathematical modelling into the operating roomA University of Waterloo PhD student is helping develop math algorithms being used by surgeons working on infants.
http://www.therecord.com/news-story/4329437-uw-students-bringing-mathematical-modelling-into-the-operating-room/?&article_id=16564338272
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#122How statistics can help cure cancerSome of the best minds in medical research are working to understand one of the world’s biggest killers. They're not all doctors, chemists, and biologists.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25054938
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#121Physical financeWhat's a theoretical physicist doing with mathematics in the financial world?
http://plus.maths.org/content/physical-finance
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#120CT and 3-D Printers Used to Recreate Dinosaur FossilsJust like Gutenberg's printing press opened the world of books to the public, digital datasets and 3-D prints of fossils may now be distributed more broadly.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131120081430.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fcomputers_math+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Computers+%26+Math+News%29
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#119A vexing math problem finds an elegant solutionProfessor and graduate student provide a geometric solution to the von Neumann-Day problem.
http://phys.org/news/2013-11-math-problem-elegant-solution.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#118Computer Searches Web 24/7 to Analyze Images and Teach Itself Common SenseA computer program is doing its best to understand millions of images from the internet, gathering common sense on a massive scale.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131120111956.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fcomputers_math+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Computers+%26+Math+News%29s
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#117The Coach Who Never PuntsA high school coach is using statistics to change the way football is played.
http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9970245/grantland-channel-coach-never-punts
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#116CSIRO software monitors Twitter to guide emergency services to fires Breakthrough innovation uses eyewitness accounts on social media to map and respond to new outbreaks.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/24/bushfires-twitter
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#115Are you ready to retire? Mathematical models estimate the value of pension plansUsing a mathematical model and partial differential equations to find your opportune retirement age.
http://phys.org/news/2013-10-ready-mathematical-pension.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#114Tying Light In KnotsKnot theory may prove to be useful in unraveling the mysteries of light.
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=tying-light-in-knots-slide-show&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciam/math+(Topic%3A+Math)
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#113Saving digital art from an early death at the ZKM museumA German museum's quest to save art created using obsolete technologies.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24585267
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#112Quantum Computers: Trust Is Good, Proof Is BetterCan we just assume that quantum computers will always give us correct outputs? How can we test their reliability?
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130930113951.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily/computers_math+(ScienceDaily%3A+Computers+&+Math+News%
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#111The maths that saw the US shutdown comingCan a new mathematical model predict the endgame of empires?
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22029382.400-the-maths-that-saw-the-us-shutdown-coming.html?full=true#.Ul1E5SSXuy1
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#110Accurate Computer Model of RNA TetraloopResearchers develop a computational model that helps scientists to visualize RNA structures and speed up experiments.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130916203956.htm?utm_source=fe%20edburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fcomputers_math%20+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Computers+%26+Math+News%29
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#109What are Maxwell's Equations?How a Scottish physicist formulated the equations that showed us
how to electrify the world.
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/sep/15/maxwells-equations-electrify-world
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#108Meet the new generation of robots. They're almost human.Robots capable of social interaction and experiential learning are being built and studied around the world.
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/sep/15/robot-almost-human-icub
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#107Plants Perform Molecular MathematicsCan your violet do arithmetic?
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=plants-perform-molecular-mathematics&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciam%2Fmath+(Topic%3A+Math)
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#106Computer program replicates artist sketchesDisney research has computers replicating abstract portraits.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23376199
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#105Statistics and Magnetic Socks Shape Modern Tae Kwon DoCan statistics reshape our understanding of this martial art?
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=statistics-and-magnetic-socks-shape-modern-taeknowdo
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#104Closing the gap between primesOnline collaborators are continually improving a celebrated recent result about twin primes.
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23644-game-of-proofs-boosts-prime-pair-result-by-millions.html?cmpid=RSS%257CNSNS%257C2012-GLOBAL%257Cphysics-math#.UdwSzFN2Cy0
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#103Tasty use of 3D printingWill Nasa be successful in printing food for its astronauts?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/jun/04/nasa-3d-printer-space-food
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#102One million dollar prizeBig money is at stake in the search for the solution to a problem harder than proving Fermat's Last Theorem.
http://blogs.nature.com/news/2013/06/mathematics-prize-ups-the-ante-to-1-million.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#101Cells as living calculatorsEngineers used bacterial cells to compute logarithms, divide and take square roots.
http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2013/cells-as-living-calculators-0515.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#100Internet content is looking for youSearch engines can use much more than what you type in the box.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130506181749.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fcomputers_math+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Computers+%26+Math+News%29
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#99Math to combat natural catastrophesMathematical models can help prepare authorities for earthquakes and tsunamis.
http://phys.org/news/2013-04-natural-hazard-mitigation-mathematical.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#98'Pride and Prejudice' as a game theory textbookDid Jane Austin use game theory in her 1800s classic novel long before its military applications in the Cold War?
http://phys.org/news/2013-04-pride-prejudice-strategic-jane-austen.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#97Predicting box office successThe "reigning mad scientist of Hollywood" uses statistics to
analyze film scripts and calculate how likely a movie will be a hit.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/06/business/media/solving-equation-of-a-hit-film-script-with-data.html?src=me&ref=general&_r=1&
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#96Is mathematics discovered or invented?Is mathematics discovered or invented?
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21729086.300-should-business-be-allowed-to-patent-mathematics.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#95And the 2013 Abel Prize goes to ...Belgian Pierre Deligne, who proved a deep conjecture about algebra and geometry.
http://www.nature.com/news/mathematician-wins-award-for-shaping-algebra-1.12644
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#94Why wasn't there a class like this when I was an undergraduate?The mathematics of card tricks
http://phys.org/news/2013-03-art-mathematics.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#93Opening Day - Play BallUsing mathematical models to predict the outcome of the Major League Baseball season
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130329125258.htm
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#92The American Supreme Court should learn statistics."the act of citing statistical factoids is not the same thing as drawing sound inferences from them"
http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/07/in-supreme-court-debate-on-voting-rights-act-a-dubious-use-of-statistics/?smid=tw-share
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#91Astronomy Picture of the DayAstronomy needs math right? Not what you would expect.
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130306.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#90Warm weather is comingReally warm weather. A different use for a hockey stick.
http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2013/03/hockey-stick-graph-now-even-more-stickish
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#89Gender Bias in MathematicsThought provoking and bluntly expressed. And very important.
http://mathbabe.org/2013/02/10/gender-bias-in-math/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#88The Wondrous Mathematics of WinterWinter is the Platonist’s season.
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2012/12/the-wondrous-mathematics-of-winter-and-snow.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#87A new Mersenne primeBig. Really big.
http://www.mersenne.org/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#86On this day in 1897In the Indiana General Assembly a bill was introduced to legislate the value of pi.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiana_Pi_Bill
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#85AlgoRythmicsThis is different. Sorting algorithms in folk dance.
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlgoRythmics
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#84Staying on keyJust look at the picture – a Bengalese Finch with headphones.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121220171836.htm
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#83Mathematics and what it means to be humanFew intoxicants are as dangerous to a mathematician as an audience of laypeople willingly listening to a math lecture.
http://chronicle.com/article/MathematicsWhat-It-Means/134850//
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#82The International Year of Statistics So exactly what is statistics and why do I care?
http://www.statistics2013.org/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#81The Mathematics of Planet earth Chaos in the solar system. Eradicating disease. Aging the earth. And so much more.
http://mpe2013.org/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#80Newton, the Man 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, …
http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/Extras/Keynes_Newton.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#79What, precisely, does a field of sunflowers have to do with mathematics and the centenary of Alan Turing's birth? Isaac Newton, a posthumous child bom with no father on Christmas Day, 1642, was the last wonderchild to whom the Magi could do sincere and appropriate homage.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-20116508
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#78Should Alice marry Bob? And what does this have to do with Math class?
http://www.spectator.co.uk/features/8744071/should-alice-marry-bob/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#77Ancient air-conditioning After 4000 years, we might understand why mediterranean courtyards are cool
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121011085219.htm
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#76An American election means polls everyday When do the polls get it right?
http://phys.org/news/2012-11-margin-error.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#75One problem, six years … … and it was computer assisted using proof, not numeric computation.
http://phys.org/news/2012-10-six-year-journey-proof-feit-thompson-theorem.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#74The Mighty Mathematician You’ve Never Heard Of"few can match the depths of her perverse and unmerited obscurity"
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/27/science/emmy-noether-the-most-significant-mathematician-youve-never-heard-of.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#73As Simple as abcIf Mochizuki’s proof is correct, it will be one of the most astounding achievements of mathematics of the twenty-first century.
http://www.nature.com/news/proof-claimed-for-deep-connection-between-primes-1.11378
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#72Mathematics and DemocracyIt's not often mathematics makes the op-ed pages.
http://maa.org/pubs/FOCUSoct-nov12_Steen.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#71Just how hard is it to make an Olympic flag out of a single piece of string?Harder than you think. But it has just been done.
http://www.insidehalton.com/news/article/1442467--oakville-man-is-olympic-string-flag-bearer
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#70How shopping overwhelms mathematical reasoningWill that be 33% more coffee or 33% less for a cup?
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/07/the-11-ways-that-consumers-are-hopeless-at-math/259479//
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#69Paradigm shiftBaseball has always been a game of numbers, but a new use of statistics is changing the game.
http://www.economist.com/blogs/gametheory/2012/05/defensive-tactics-baseball
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#68Traffic jams?Better queue management may mean less gridlock.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/05/14/traffic_control_with_maths/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#67A different take on graphic novelsWhat do Kurt Vonnegut and the xy-axes have in common?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2012/mar/16/kurt-vonnegut-plot-story-graph
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#66FFT stands for...?And why everyone will care.
http://www.fastcompany.com/1810522/mits-math-breakthrough-could-transform-your-phone-tablet-pc-tv-mri-scans?partner=homepage_newsletter
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#65Bad, just plain bad.How mathematics can help you make really bad music.
http://gizmodo.com/5856721/only-a-mathematician-could-love-the-worlds-ugliest-music
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#64The unplanned impact of mathematicsWhat do a nineteenth century Irish mathematician and Lara Croft have in common?
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v475/n7355/pdf/475166a.pdf
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#63The Alan Turing YearA celebration of the life and work of Alan Turing in the year of the 100th anniversary of his birth.
http://turingcentenary.eu/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#62Christmas Day, 1642[Newton] was the last of the magicians ...
http://www.gap-system.org/~history/Extras/Keynes_Newton.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#61Secrets that lie beneath ...The Archimedes Palimpsest recovered.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/oct/26/archimedes-palimpsest-ahead-of-time?CMP=EMCNEWEML1644/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#60Your brain and math anxiety ...Just relaaaax.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111020024131.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#59Now that the human population has just passed 7 billion humans ...How do we put 7 billion people in perspective?
http://www.cbc.ca/news/offbeat/story/2011/10/27/f-population-big-numbers.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#58The trigonometry of tortelliniA poetic paean to pasta
http://www2.macleans.ca/2011/10/24/the-trigonometry-of-tortellini/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#57Sit up! Don't slouch!How comfortable are you with your computer acting as drill sergeant?
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110802180831.htm
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#55Phones and trees?Trees are used extensively in computer science, but here computer science identifies trees.
http://mathdl.maa.org/mathDL?pa=mathNews&sa=view&newsId=1130
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#54Recreating the earliest uses of electronic computersCan you find the University of Waterloo connection to this story? And it's not the computer ...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13566878
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#53Stonehenge, aliens, your house and randomnessEvery location in the UK is at the intersection of three or more lines from ancient monuments. That can't be random ... can it?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2011/apr/21/aliens-postcode-system-ancient-britain
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#52Magic squares are given a whole new dimension.What happens when you replace numbers by shapes in a magic square?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/apr/03/magic-squares-geomagic-lee-sallows
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#51All it takes to beat a computer at trivia is a rocket scientist.Are humans in jeopardy on Jeopardy?
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-03-nj-congressman-tops-jeopardy-watson.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#50Game theory's take on the beautiful game - and diving.Soccer and the Art of Deception.
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/331/6015/280.1.full
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#49How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.Won't you be my cardioid?
http://poetrywithmathematics.blogspot.com/2011/02/loving-mathematician-valentines-day-and.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#48No competition when it comes to the job huntMathematical careers occupy the top five jobs according to CareerCast and the Wall Street Journal.
http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/st_BESTJOBS0104_20110105.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#47Fruitful fliesHow fruit fly biology can improve very large distributed computing performance.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/01/110113141559.htm
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#46A math-genius teenage hero coming to a theatre near you.An anime feature of a math prodigy and his love interest where virtual and real-world complications ensue.
http://movies.nytimes.com/2010/12/29/movies/29summer.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#45The tales mathematicians (and computer scientists) tellDonald Knuth is one of the best known computer scientists in the world. Here he describes his family's emigration to America. There is lots more on him and on others.
http://www.webofstories.com/play/17060
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#44Teen Mathletes Do Battle at Algorithm OlympicsInternational Olympiad of Informatics held in August at the University of Waterloo nurtured by top tech companies. Students invent and code their own ad hoc algorithms in just five hours.
http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/11/mf_algorithmolympics/all/1?pid=3895
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#43Masters of Math, From Old BabylonAn exhibition of Babylonian clay tablets entitled "Before Pythagoras"
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/27/arts/design/27tablets.html?_r=3&ref=global-home
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#42Into the matrixAre you sure your teacher or students are real?
http://www.thestar.com/news/sciencetech/article/884094--why-some-scientists-think-reality-might-be-a-hologram
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#41So you want to win the World SeriesThe fastest route around the bases is not the route taken by batters.
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/winning-world-series-math
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#39Just how nasty can a virus be?When it's state-sponsored malware, the question gets complicated. We can probably agree that the Stuxnet worm is very good at being very bad. Beyond that, there is lots of room for debate.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/sep/24/stuxnet-worm-national-agency
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#37Without geometry, life is pointlessWhat are the mental habits of a mathematician?
http://mathteacherorstudent.blogspot.com/2010/09/habits-of-mind.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#36Down the rabbit holeThe future of mathematics textbooks?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/jul/03/marcus-du-sautoy-apps-books
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#35Math is no match for locust swarmsIt may be impossible to predict where they will strike next.
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/07/locust-swarms/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#34Pigeons beat humans at solving 'Monty Hall' problemA famous probability puzzle fools most humans but not most pigeons. Scientists think that reason may be the reason.
http://www.livescience.com/animals/pigeons-monty-hall-problem-100304.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#33Giraffes can swim, though poorly: studyTwo mathematicians believe they have proved giraffes can swim. Computer generated mathematical models show that the world's tallest animal can theoretically cross rivers.
http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2010/06/01/giraffe-swimming-math-science.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#32Crop circle season arrives with a mathematical messageMystery surrounds a mathematically designed shape which recently appeared in the countryside of Wiltshire, England.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/crop-circle-season-arrives-with-a-mathematical-message-1982647.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#31Locating tsunami warning buoysEveryone remembers the devasting Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004. Mathematics is being used to find the optimal placement of tsunami warning systems.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/04/100428093927.htm
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#30Dan Snaith of Caribou brings energy to music and mathematicsHow similar is composing a song to solving an equation or studying geometry? Connections between music and mathematics might be stronger than you think.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/06/AR2010050602301.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#29Fake anti-virus software a growing threatOne should always be extremely cautious when downloading anything from the internet. What can and should companies or governments do to combat the threat of malicious software?
http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2010/04/28/google-study-fake-antivirus-software.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#28Reunited set of math problems gives clues to how Lincoln learnedHistorians discovered a missing page of math problems written by Abraham Lincoln. See the digitized version of his homework that is helping researchers better understand the 16th President of the United States.
http://www.sj-r.com/breaking/x932336848/Reunited-set-of-math-problems-gives-clues-to-how-Lincoln-learned
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#27Flouridation may not do much for cavitiesWhat does a Statistics Canada study on dental health mean for the controversy about fluoridation of drinking water? Are the statistics meaningful? Can important conclusions be made?
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/flouridation-may-not-do-much-for-cavities/article1535873/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#26Bathroom breaks could wait during gold-medal matchIf the Olympics can cause an uneven demand for water, what other events might impact our use of the earth's resources? How can mathematics help us understand consumption patterns?
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/bathroom-breaks-could-wait-during-gold-medal-match/article1494358/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#25Do We Need a 37-Cent Coin?Is our current system of a penny, nickel, dime and quarter as efficient as it could be?
http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/06/do-we-need-a-37-cent-coin/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#24The games people play?How do you know when a game is really hard?
http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2009/game-theory.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#23Why would you do geometry on a sphere?Because it makes the world go round, or at least helps your GPS to work.
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/21/think-globally/#more-42149
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#22Why women over 40 are good at mathNot only do female math students outperform men at Ontario's community colleges, but it's the 40-something female multi-taskers juggling jobs, families and mortgages who edge out their classmates of either sex at any age, new research shows.
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/777575--why-women-over-40-are-good-at-math?bn=1
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#21Google finds a lost letter of Rene DescartesAn interesting intersection of computing capabilities of the 21st century and one of most important mathematicians of the 17th century.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/lost-descartes-letter-found-with-google-search-1.913765
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#20Compressed Sensing - no, it's not squeezing your friends.Using sophisticated mathematics and computing algorithms has made dramatic differences when managing the large volumes of data common with medical imagery.
http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/02/ff_algorithm
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#19What do pi and Picasso have in common?Mathematics helps uncover art fakes.
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=123405424
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#18The computer is doomed. Maybe...Super computers require lots of electricity. Is there enough electricity for tomorrow's super computers?
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/technology/why-the-computer-is-doomed/article1449339/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#17What a difference a few percent makeSovereign deficits are big news nowadays. Interesting table - treat the comments with caution.
http://paul.kedrosky.com/archives/2010/02/random_fiscal_f.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#16From Fish to InfinityWhat do Ernie from Sesame Street and Plato have in common? The NY Times has a new column on mathematics.
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/31/from-fish-to-infinity/?hp
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#15Bad science, really bad science, out of this world bad scienceNo, we don't need aliens to explain this...
http://www.badscience.net/2010/01/voices-of-the-ancients/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#14Have women done it?And how do we really know? Counting seems harder than we might think.
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/11/have-women-done-it/?hp
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#12Math and magic ...Tricks of a mathemagician ...
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/03/education/edlife/03quiz-t.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#11What famous mathematician was born on Christmas Day, 1642?A brilliant talk given by John Maynard Keynes, the great economist, on the life of ...
http://www.gap-system.org/~history/Extras/Keynes_Newton.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#1010 jobs for math whizzesEver thought about being a cost estimator?
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/10/26/cb.ten.math.jobs/index.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#09The next generation ...Computers from quantum mechanics.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/11/091115134128.htm
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#08Martin Gardner: Puzzler ExtraordinaireA wolf, a goat and a head of cabbage need to be safely ferried across a river ...
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/20/science/20tier.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#07The good ship "Navigator of Connectivity"And you thought connecting from your place was hard.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/jul/01/colombia-internet
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#06The best jobs belong to ...According to CareerCast, four of the best five jobs in the US are for mathematicians and computer scientists. No surprise, really.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123119236117055127.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#04Do the math to help the Vancouver OlympicsSimple percentages make transportation at the Olympics much easier.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/the-smartest-commute-is-no-commute/article1321343/
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#03Solve the following word problem. You fall off a boat in the Pacific OceanAssuming you are wearing a life-jacket, where will you float?
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/29/science/29chaos.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#02What's the hottest graphic novel in Europe?A stellar cast of mathematicians, the quest for truth, villains - as a comic book?
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/27/books/review/Holt-t.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-math-and-cs.html#01