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Just another WordPress siteTue, 23 Dec 2014 00:43:03 +0000en-UShourly1http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1Fighting Viruses Using Math
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http://weusemath.byu.edu/?p=123#commentsTue, 22 Jul 2014 18:55:25 +0000Staffhttp://weusemath.byu.edu/?p=40873Mathematicians at the University of York have constructed a mathematical model that provides new insights on how viruses multiply during an infection. Click here to read more about this important research.
]]>http://weusemath.byu.edu/?p=123/feed0Fighting Jet Lag
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http://weusemath.byu.edu/?p=123#commentsMon, 30 Jun 2014 15:00:45 +0000Staffhttp://weusemath.byu.edu/?p=40703Math researchers have calculated the optimal way to overcome jet lag, and have now created an app to help travelers stay alert and rested. Click here to read the study and here to watch the video about how to make traveling a breeze!
]]>http://weusemath.byu.edu/?p=123/feed0Math in Photography
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http://weusemath.byu.edu/?p=123#commentsMon, 16 Jun 2014 20:03:53 +0000Staffhttp://weusemath.byu.edu/?p=40450Have you ever taken a too-bright or too-dark photo? Math can fix that! Click here to learn about a new approach for correcting pixels affected by over- or underexposure in photographs.
]]>http://weusemath.byu.edu/?p=123/feed0Six Grader Wins Third Consecutive First in Math Competition
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http://weusemath.byu.edu/?p=123#commentsMon, 19 May 2014 21:09:56 +0000Staffhttp://weusemath.byu.edu/?p=40188Josephine Nguyen, a sixth grade student from Philadelphia, won the nationwide First in Math competition three years in a row. First in Math is a website for K-8 students that uses engaging games to promote learning and solidifying math skills. Nguyen, whose family did not own a computer until 3 years ago, enjoyed playing on the First in Math at school and in the public library. She was the youngest winner ever when she won in fourth grade. Her three championships in a row is an unprecedented feat. To read more about Nguyen, click here. To access First in Math, click here.
]]>http://weusemath.byu.edu/?p=123/feed0Math and Hockey
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http://weusemath.byu.edu/?p=123#commentsTue, 06 May 2014 18:23:04 +0000Staffhttp://weusemath.byu.edu/?p=39807As the fight for the Stanley Cup continues in the National Hockey League, spectators might wonder about the strategy of the game. Samantha Key, a mathematics major at Penn State Erie, proposes that teams have the best chance of winning (79.4%), if they score first, but not until the third period. Click here to find out how applied math sheds light on hockey!
]]>http://weusemath.byu.edu/?p=123/feed0Best Job of 2014: Mathematician
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http://weusemath.byu.edu/?p=123#commentsWed, 16 Apr 2014 14:31:02 +0000Staffhttp://weusemath.byu.edu/?p=38260CareerCast.com recently named Mathematician the best occupation of 2014! Check out the full ranking and more details on the methodology here.
]]>http://weusemath.byu.edu/?p=123/feed02014 Major League Baseball Projections
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http://weusemath.byu.edu/?p=123#commentsMon, 07 Apr 2014 17:15:13 +0000Staffhttp://weusemath.byu.edu/?p=37267Fans all over America celebrated their favorite Major League Baseball team’s Opening Day last week. After only one week, is it too early to predict this year’s postseason finalists? Actually, Bruce Bukiet, a math professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, predicted the winners before the season even started. Will your favorite team make the cut? Click here to read about Bukiet’s predictions!
]]>http://weusemath.byu.edu/?p=123/feed0“How Math Solved the Mystery of the Missing Malaysian Jet’s Path”
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http://weusemath.byu.edu/?p=123#commentsWed, 26 Mar 2014 19:37:26 +0000Staffhttp://weusemath.byu.edu/?p=34423Think math isn’t used in the real world? Think again! Click here to find out how math was used to narrow down the possible location of the missing Malaysian jet.
]]>http://weusemath.byu.edu/?p=123/feed0Bracketology 101
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http://weusemath.byu.edu/?p=123#commentsWed, 19 Mar 2014 20:38:56 +0000Staffhttp://weusemath.byu.edu/?p=33080How do you construct your March Madness bracket? Do you look at a team’s history, their strength of schedule, or just rely on pure luck? Click here to check out this video about calculating your bracket using math!
]]>http://weusemath.byu.edu/?p=123/feed0Origami
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http://weusemath.byu.edu/?p=123#commentsMon, 17 Mar 2014 15:15:11 +0000Staffhttp://weusemath.byu.edu/?p=32605“The thing that’s been the most surprising actually is that we’ve been able to learn so much about engineering things that is coming from art and that is not a typical connection we make,” says origami expert Robert Lang. Has math made an appearance in something you didn’t expect?
Read more at http://www.ksl.com/?nid=1012&sid=27910978#hv1AhduzGfYtHj4h.99
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