Math

  1. Math

    Teen puts calculus on ice

    Jacob Nichols wondered if he could use calculus to find the volume of the icicles building up outside his house. His study earned him a spot at the 2014 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

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  2. Health & Medicine

    Intel STS finalist uses math to predict breast cancer spread

    Intel STS finalist Esha Maiti developed a model to calculate the probability of cancer spreading to different areas of the body.

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  3. Health & Medicine

    Intel STS finalist uses math to help the blind

    Intel Science Talent Search finalist Alec Arshavsky has built a computer program to help make sure people receive the right eye transplants to help reverse blindness.

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  4. Computing

    Teen wins $100,000 for flu advance

    Forty talented high-school seniors competed in the 2014 Intel Science Talent Search this week, sharing $630,000 in prizes. Top prize went to a teen for his new approach to fighting flu.

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  5. Health & Medicine

    Cool Jobs: Data detectives

    Statisticians are experts in seeing the patterns hidden within the raw numbers called data. They especially excel at finding real trends, while eliminating what is actually due to chance. That’s why they offer a good reality check in any field that involves numbers.

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  6. Computing

    Your head’s battery

    Fluids in the inner ear can actually power an electronic device, such as an implant.

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  7. Math

    Hitting streaks spread success

    For baseball players who want to increase their batting success, a new study offers this tip: Get on a team with a slugger.

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  8. Math

    Cool Jobs: Math as entertainment

    At DreamWorks Animation (and previously at another company called Digital Domain) Nafees Bin Zafar creates software used to make the special effects in motion pictures — and sometimes cartoons — look as realistic as possible.

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  9. Math

    Math for hungry birds

    Seabird traces patterns while searching for food.

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  10. Brain

    Teaching Math, teaching anxiety

    Teachers' math worries could affect students' performance.

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  11. Math

    Shuffling shenanigans

    A magician-turned-mathematician figures out how many times to shuffle a deck of cards before playing Old Maid

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  12. Math

    Calculating crime

    New math tools could help cops find robbers.

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