CES 2014: Barobo robots teach children algebra

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At the Consumer Electronics Show, CES 14, Barobo, Inc. showed the NSF their robot that helps teach children algebra in a completely new way. By taking algebra off the page and into the physical world, Barobo aims to inspire a new generation of mathematicians.

SCIENCE OF THE WINTER OLYMPICS: MATHLETES

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It's been called "the Queen of Sciences"--mathematics. It might not be as obvious in Olympic sports as physics or materials-engineering, but math--from simple arithmetic to calculus--is part of every jump, every spin, every move the athletes make on snow or ice. Mathematician Edward Burger from Williams College explains why math counts.

What is ... homotopical algebra?

submitted by: peter.krautzberger

This is a talk by Anton Dochtermann of Technische Universit├Ąt, Berlin, given at the "What is ...?" seminar at the Berlin Mathematical School on October 31, 2008, https://www.math.fu-berlin.de/w/Math/WhatIsSeminar .