Mathematics

A simple equation based on a series of experiments from the 1950s still serves as the rule of thumb for estimating road damage.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Here's how researchers are working to harvest energy from unconventional sources such as falling droplets of water -- and the math behind it.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
By overlapping materials with periodic properties, scientists can detect features otherwise too small to be seen directly.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Yamir Moreno studies how human networks spread COVID-19 and other diseases.
Catherine Meyers, Editor
Explore the applications of state-of-the-art clocks -- and the math that describes their performance and limitations.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
The braided ribbon on a maypole can be analyzed using a type of math called group theory.
Catherine Meyers, Editor
Ranked choice voting and vote-by-mail could be used more widely to improve the chances that votes will represent the electorate’s wishes.
Peter Gwynne, Contributor
Some states still fall behind in election security for the midterms.
Joel Shurkin, Contributor
Researchers found that adding a full twist made it possible to break spaghetti in half.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Theoretical physicists come up with a new way to analyze the firework of signals coming from particle collision experiments.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
The major war between law enforcement and cell phone manufacturers is mostly over.
Joel Shurkin, Contributor
Researchers use machine learning to solve the long standing “sign problem” in computational physics.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer