Popular Science articles about Mathematics & Economics
For decades, neuroscientists have been trying to design computer networks that can mimic visual skills such as recognizing objects, which the human brain does very accurately and quickly.
When designing a new car, manufacturers might try to attract consumers with more horsepower, increased fuel efficiency or a lower price point. But new research from San Francisco State University...
To feed the world's growing population--expected to reach nine billion by the year 2050--we will have to find ways to produce more food on less farmland, without causing additional harm...
The fruits and vegetables provided at school deliver an important dietary boost to low income adolescents, according to Meghan Longacre, PhD and Madeline Dalton, PhD of Dartmouth Hitchcock's Norris Cotton...
Emergencies at educational establishments are on the increase in recent years and campus officials are beginning to recognize that better communications with their students are now needed. Writing in the...
Do you consider yourself a conscientious person? Then sign up for a fixed-rate mortgage. Neurotic? You'll probably opt for home ownership over renting.
More than one-third of new commercial building space includes energy-saving features, but without training or an operator's manual many occupants are in the dark about how to use them.
In the city that never sleeps, it's easy to overlook the insects underfoot. But that doesn't mean they're not working hard. A new study from North Carolina State University shows...
A growing number of academic researchers are mining social media data to learn about both online and offline human behavior. In recent years, studies have claimed the ability to predict...
Online retail sales totaled $75 billion in the second quarter of 2014, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. As consumers shop more using the Internet and cell phones,...
A detailed analysis by cybersecurity experts from the University of Maryland found that website administrators nationwide tasked with patching security holes exploited by the Heartbleed bug may not have done...
Big data may be the next new thing to hit the fashion industry's runways, according to a team of researchers.
A CEO's natural sunny disposition can have an impact on the way the market reacts to announcements of company earnings, according to research from the University of British Columbia's Sauder...
Wind turbine developments have no effect on property values of nearby homes and farms, according to new research from the University of Guelph.
A University of Texas at Dallas professor applied robot control theory to enable powered prosthetics to dynamically respond to the wearer's environment and help amputees walk.
The serious air pollution problem in China has attracted the attention of online activists who want the government to take action, but their advocacy has had only limited success, a...
New research from North Carolina State University and the University of Minnesota shows that the majority of consumers will accept the presence of nanotechnology or genetic modification (GM) technology in...
Promoting and maintaining financial fraud whistleblower programs, such as those of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), is costly.
In an unexpected mashup of financial and mechanical engineering, researchers have discovered that the same modeling used to forecast fluctuations in the stock market can be used to predict aspects...
An international study has devised a new measure for the "livability" of major cities across the world. The Global Liveable Cities Index (GLCI) takes into account the sensibilities of ordinary...
Math News in Images
- Steph Curry, Golden State Warriors beat Oklahoma City Thunder
- BlackBerry reports $148M US loss in 3rd quarter as revenues fall short of expectations
- Upcoming James Bond 'Spectre' script was stolen in Sony Hacking, according to its producers
- Staples: Customer data exposed in security breach
- Study: Industrial clusters fuel economies
- Dozens arrested at Milwaukee police shooting protest
- Madonna releases six songs from 'Rebel Heart' album on iTunes
- Heroes of 2014: Danielle George, the scientist encouraging kids to take things apart
- 6 Times Holiday Decorations Turned into Disasters
- Two more former Sony workers sue over data breach
- Sony threatens to sue for publishing stolen emails
- When Counseling After a Tragedy is a Mistake (Op-Ed)
- Liberia Will Proceed With Senate Vote Delayed by Ebola
- How Long Can the U.S. Oil Boom Last?
- Hepatitis C Treatment Wins Approval, but Price Relief May Be Limited
- Space Celebrities Sing in Final Episode of 'Colbert Report'
- Cuban art world readies to take on U.S. market
- Cleveland Cavaliers rebound from 29-point loss to beat Nets
- U.S. Supreme Court OKs same-sex marriage in Florida
- Ford expands airbag recall nationally
- Indian Court Upholds Breaking Of Bayer Patent
- Cat invites over dogs for hilarious holiday feast
- Creating the fastest outdoor wireless Internet connection in the world
- 'School of Rock' stage musical is heading to Broadway
- Five ways to make your email safer in case of a hack attack
- DuPont Names Spin-off ‘Chemours’
- Flying Machines? 5 Da Vinci Designs That Were Ahead of Their Time
- Adam Savage addresses 'MythBusters' departures
- Dot Earth Blog: With Unresolved Health Risks and Few Signs of an Economic Boon, Cuomo to Ban Gas Fracking
- Pope credited with aiding U.S.-Cuba diplomatic deal