Topic: Mathematics

August 9, 2007 Hill-Climbing Robots - Scientists are teaching a robot how to climb hills.
July 20, 2007 Podcast - How the solar system formed, determining the standard for the kilogram, how brain damage affects art, cancer drugs from trees, protecting ports with underwater using sound.
March 16, 2007 Podcast - Why rainbows are round (yes, round), ultraviolet light is an aphrodesiac to jumping spiders, getting rid of interior rattles in cars, senior citizens are less reliable crime eyewitnesses, and why some medical studies are more likely to get refuted.
March 14, 2007 Bad Medicine - Why do so many medical claims get refuted?
September 8, 2004 Consensus Model - A computer model shows how people reach consensus in society.
April 28, 2004 Predicting Fingerprints - A mathematical model predicts fingerprint patterns based on biological factors.
February 16, 2004 Math of Marriage - A model that can predict whether a couple will stay together or split up.
November 17, 2003 White Hole - A new model showing that the Big Bang occurred inside the opposite of a black hole
April 9, 2003 African Fractals (rerun of #2865) - rerun
August 16, 2002 Baseball, Fish and Lazybones - Baseball mathematicians to improve line-ups, fish testosterone, and couch potatoes damage their health
July 2, 2002 Cracking Whip - A whip crack comes from a loop accelerating down the length of the whip.
March 11, 2002 African Fractals - Traditional African architecture contains fractals, patterns that repeat and nest within themselves
April 24, 2001 Juggling Mathematics - Using mathematics to analyze juggling patterns
April 20, 2001 Lifetime Formula - A more accurate method of calculating life expectancy
March 29, 2001 Golf Handicaps - How USGA golf handicaps aren't as fair for less-experienced players
January 11, 2001 Math and Language -