Prof Gordon Royle
Last month, a team led by Gary McGuire from University College Dublin in Ireland made an announcement: they had proven you can’t have a solvable Sudoku puzzle with less than 17 numbers already filled in.
Unlike most mathematical announcements, this was quickly picked up by the popular scientific media. Within a [...]
Assoc Prof David Hodgkinson
Aviation is a growing source of emissions. Emissions from aviation are increasing against a background of decreasing emissions from many other industry sectors. Airlines – with their international reach – are facing a confusing welter of regulation that makes emissions reduction difficult.
Some jurisdictions are pushing for aviation emissions [...]
Assoc Prof Andrew Whitehouse
The DSM giveth, and the DSM taketh away – this is the less-than-complimentary sentiment of many people within the autism community as the clock ticks down to the publication of the most eagerly-anticipated book of 2013.
DSM, of course, is an abbreviation for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. [...]
Assoc Prof David Glance
A white paper was released this week stating that “Gen Y” employees could be better engaged and motivated by applying “game dynamics” to the workplace. Bunchball, the company behind the paper, would say that of course, because it sells technology that allows other software vendors to “gamify” their products.
Professor Carlos Duarte
We are seeing the first signs of dangerous climate change in the Arctic. This is our warning that humanity is facing a dire future.
The Arctic region is fast approaching a series of “tipping points” that could trigger an abrupt domino effect of large-scale climate change across the entire planet. The region [...]