Posts Tagged: math


World Pi Day: 3/14 — The Ongoing Mystery of Pi

Today is National and World Pi Day because the numbers of the day (3-14) match the first three digits for pi or , the Greek letter, 3.1415926535897...  Although most …
By Raymond Van Dyke
4 months ago 6

Operational Mathematics on a Processor is not an Abstract Idea

Mathematics has long been accepted as a tool to model the physical reality. For many it is hard to grasp that math actually “does something.” The reality …
By Peter Lablans
1 year ago 47

The Patent Gender Gap: Less than 20% of U.S. patents have at least one woman inventor

Although women have more than quintupled their representation among patent holders since 1977, a pronounced patent gender gap remains. In 2010, according to a new briefing paper by the …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 7

3-14-15 brings a once in a lifetime Pi Day

The pursuit of pi, the numerical constant which represents the ratio of a circle’s diameter to its circumference, is a subject which has driven mathematicians to …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 1

Fish & Richardson Awards 33 Scholarships to U.S. Space Camp

Fish & Richardson has awarded full scholarships to 33 students and their teacher chaperones this year, marking 14 years of supporting kids and providing them with an opportunity to attend …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 0

Building on Rhetoric: Time to Inspire Youth in Math & Science

At one point during his remarks last night President Obama said: "Nobody rushes on the field and dumps Gatorade on them (laughter) when you win a science …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 19

Bilski and Software Patents: A Programmers Perspective

It is true that math itself is not protected, because it has been deemed (and rightfully so) an abstract idea, but the use of math in other …
By Andrew Cole
8 years ago 16

Innovation Starts with Math and Science Education

When it comes to talking with their kids, parents say the topics of math and science are harder to discuss than drug abuse, according to a survey …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 7

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