Mathematics

Science Says You Can Win at Rock-Paper-Scissors With This Strategy

Science Says You Can Win at Rock-Paper-Scissors With This Strategy

Have you ever allowed your fate to be dictated by a few rounds of rock-paper-scissors ? Well, maybe this is not such a foolish...

Math Finally Reveals the Secrets of How Sperm Swim

Math Finally Reveals the Secrets of How Sperm Swim

Sex Ed courses often teach that it’s a long journey for individual sperm to reach the fallopian tubes. Now, new research details exactly what...

Everyday Formulas That All Engineering Students Use

Everyday Formulas That All Engineering Students Use

OK, cards on the table. With a such a broad brush we couldn’t possibly cover all the key equations required for every engineering discipline...

Top 10 Math Tricks for Getting Through Your Daily Life

Top 10 Math Tricks for Getting Through Your Daily Life

Many of us struggle with math on a daily basis – even engineers. Whether it be calculating fractions or figuring out how much money...

The Origin of Algorithms We Use Every Single Day

The Origin of Algorithms We Use Every Single Day

Mention algorithms and most people’s eyes will simply glaze over. As you may already know, algorithms are widely used in mathematics and computer science...

New Geometrical Proof of Fermat’s Theorem

New Geometrical Proof of Fermat’s Theorem

Last year (2016), in the Interesting Engineering article entitled “Revolution in the Pythagoras’ Theorem?”, Dr. Luis Teia presented the proof of the Pythagoras’ theorem...

A Brief History of Calculators

A Brief History of Calculators

We underestimate the computing power of a device that can fit in the palms of our hands. Nowadays, for many people, calculator is an application...

The Universal History of Numbers: a Book Inspired by a Kid’s Question

The Universal History of Numbers: a Book Inspired by a Kid’s Question

The road of science is paved with questions, and the most interesting ones mostly come from children. A Universal History of Numbers by Georges Ifrah became...

The Nesin Mathematics Village: a Dream to Think, Learn and Enjoy Math

The Nesin Mathematics Village: a Dream to Think, Learn and Enjoy Math

Imagine a fascinating complex in the middle of nature, completely designed to ‘live’ science and art. That would be Nesin Mathematics Village. The Nesin...

It’s Not a New Earth, Just a New Perspective: AuthaGraph World Map’s Accurate View

It’s Not a New Earth, Just a New Perspective: AuthaGraph World Map’s Accurate View

It looks confusing, unusual and wrong, but the AuthaGraph might be the most accurate map of the planet ever. Japanese architect Hajime Narukawa solved...