Maths and its Applications

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Climate Change by Numbers
Added 1,330 Views / 0 LikesThree mathematicians, Dr Hannah Fry, Prof Norman Fenton and Prof David Spiegelhalter, present a new perspective on climate change.

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BBC: Ecomaths Promo
Added 1,133 Views / 0 LikesPromo for the BBC 2 Ecomaths series where Stefan Gates finds out about real life environmental issues and the maths that helps us create a more sustainable world.

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Stephen Wolfram: Computing A Theory Of Everything
Added 917 Views / 0 LikesStephen Wolfram, creator of Mathematica, talks about his quest to make all knowledge computational  able to be searched, processed and manipulated. His new search engine, Wolfram Alpha, has no lesser goal than to model and explain the physics underlying

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Steven Strogatz: How Things In Nature Tend To Sync Up
Added 961 Views / 0 LikesMathematician Steven Strogatz shows how flocks of creatures (like birds, fireflies and fish) manage to synchronize and act as a unit  when no one's giving orders. The powerful tendency extends into the realm of objects, too.

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Sean Gourley On The Mathematics Of War
Added 1,070 Views / 0 LikesBy pulling raw data from the news and plotting it onto a graph, Sean Gourley and his team have come up with a stunning conclusion about the nature of modern war  and perhaps a model for resolving conflicts.

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Demo: Stunning Data Visualization In The AlloSphere
Added 782 Views / 0 LikesJoAnn KucheraMorin demos the AlloSphere, a new way to see, hear and interpret scientific data. Dive into the brain, feel electron spin, hear the music of the elements ... and detect previously unseen patterns that could lead to new discoveries.

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TEDxWarwick  David MacKay  How The Laws Of Physics Constrain Our Sustainable Energy Options
Added 871 Views / 0 LikesHow much land mass would renewables need to power a nation like the UK? An entire country's worth. In this pragmatic talk from TEDxWarwick, David MacKay tours the basic mathematics that show worrying limitations on our sustainable energy options and expla

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Bruce Bueno De Mesquita Predicts Iran's Future
Added 873 Views / 0 LikesBruce Bueno de Mesquita uses mathematical analysis to predict (very often correctly) such messy human events as war, political power shifts, Intifada ... After a crisp explanation of how he does it, he offers three predictions on the future of Iran.

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Dan Cobley: What Physics Taught Me About Marketing
Added 843 Views / 0 LikesPhysics and marketing don't seem to have much in common, but Dan Cobley is passionate about both. He brings these unlikely bedfellows together using Newton's second law, Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, the scientific method and the second law of therm

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Margaret Wertheim: The Beautiful Math Of Coral (and Crochet)
Added 891 Views / 0 LikesScience writer Margaret Wertheim recreates the creatures of the coral reefs using a technique invented by a mathematician  simultaneously celebrating the amazements of the reef, and deepdiving into the hyperbolic underpinnings of coral creation.

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Geoffrey West: The Surprising Math Of Cities And Corporations
Added 1,115 Views / 0 LikesPhysicist Geoffrey West has found that simple, mathematical laws govern the properties of cities  that wealth, crime rate, walking speed and many other aspects of a city can be deduced from a single number: the city's population. In this mindbending ta

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Arthur Benjamin: Lightning Calculation And Other
Added 1,050 Views / 0 LikesIn a lively show, mathemagician Arthur Benjamin races a team of calculators to figure out 3digit squares, solves another massive mental equation and guesses a few birthdays. How does he do it? He'll tell you.

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JeanBaptiste Michel: The Mathematics Of History
Added 956 Views / 0 LikesWhat can mathematics say about history? According to TED Fellow JeanBaptiste Michel, quite a lot. From changes to language to the deadliness of wars, he shows how digitized history is just starting to reveal deep underlying patterns.

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Marcus Du Sautoy: Symmetry, Reality's Riddle
Added 993 Views / 0 LikesThe world turns on symmetry  from the spin of subatomic particles to the dizzying beauty of an arabesque. But there's more to it than meets the eye. Here, Oxford mathematician Marcus du Sautoy offers a glimpse of the invisible numbers that marry all sym

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Arthur Benjamin: Teach Statistics Before Calculus!
Added 1,062 Views / 0 Likeshttp://www.ted.com Someone always asks the math teacher, "Am I going to use calculus in real life?" And for most of us, says Arthur Benjamin, the answer is n...

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Drake Equation  Infographic
Added 771 Views / 0 LikesAn animated explanation of the Drake Equation, which calculates the number of intelligent, communicable civilizations in the galaxy. Voiceover by Carl Sagan, from Cosmos.