Abstract Cancerous cells can be detected in many ways, one of which uses fractal dimension (a number that describes the complexity of a shape). We analyse the “box counting” method of finding the fractal dimension of an object and the application that this has in finding the fractal dimension of an animal cell. We review […]
From the very beginning, we have tried to predict the future. Prediction is a messy business, and astrologers are seldom genuine. However, scientifically speaking, prediction is absolutely essential. From weather to strategic interactions, prediction is present everywhere. It is often impossible to predict complex, real-life phenomena using simple mathematical equations. We need a new concept […]
Abstract Consciousness remains one of the most bizarre phenomena in the universe. Though a well-researched field, science is still to reveal the fundamental nature of consciousness. This is perhaps due to the fact that consciousness is not entirely a biological phenomenon but rather an emergent process, rising out of complex interactions between simpler parts, […]
About the Author Roberto, 19, is a med student at the University of Salerno who is really interested in science communication, especially if it’s made by young students. He is particularly keen on genetics, astrobiology and human anatomy and believes that being part of the outreach team gives him the opportunity to keep science spreading.
By Fabeha Shafaat, Unnathi Kumar, Hazal Kara, Ailís Keyes, and Aurrel Bhatia Introduction Annually, Pi Day is celebrated on 14 March (3/14) . In the USA, the House of Representatives supported the appointment of Pi Day , to celebrate the Greek letter “π”, in 2009 . Every year, people from all over the world celebrate […]
Abstract Calculating the volume of regular and irregular solids is an important task in nearly all branches of science including Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Bioinformatics, and other real world applications, such as volumetric estimation in coal reserve, volume of dam design in a valley, volume of volcano on Mars, or estimating the volume of […]
Here is a selection of short, fun and interesting videos recommended by the King’s Hub. There is something for every scientist, with maths, physics, biology and chemistry related content. Although they are great to watch purely as entertainment, the King’s Hub also loves these videos because they show the wonderful (and slightly weird) knowledge that science […]
Can a computer think? This article explores the extent to which Artificial Intelligence is possible and how looking at our own brains may pave the way to more human-like data processing.
Our project is a theoretical Computer Science and Mathematics project that aimed to explore the outcomes of optimal play scenarios in Erickson’s Square Game by applying the Minimax algorithm to the game.
In the musical scale, the approximate ratio of frequencies of successive notes is the twelfth root of 2, which is roughly equal to 1.059463094. The powers of the twelfth root of 2 are rough irrational approximations of the natural musical intervals which are simple rational numbers. Physically, sound waves are vibrations. The higher the amplitude, […]
Abstract Nature is complex. It features a multitude of systems which, simple though they may be, are unpredictable in their behaviour, and seem not to be governed by the established deterministic laws of classical physics. For many years, scientists ignored such systems claiming that their unpredictability was a result of the limitations in the accuracy […]
Abstract In this paper, we investigate the simultaneous equations derived from the Golden Ratio, and use differentiation to find the coordinates where Φ in the x-axis meets Φ in the y-axis in a golden quadratic graph. We demonstrate a proof for the solutions to the five simultaneous equations below by using algebraic and graphic solutions. […]