mathematics

Goldman Sachs leads $10 million round for data structuring startup Crux Informatics

Every financial services firm has a team of data scientists that take all the information that comes in and structure it in a way that the rocket scientists and genius mathematicians can turn into som

Crunch Report | Caldbeck and Mazzeo leave Binary Capital

Binary Capital co-founder Justin Caldbeck quits as Matt Mazzeo steps away from the firm, Pandora co-founder and CEO Tim Westergren will step down according to reports, Houzz raises a huge $400M roun

New algorithm lets you make anything in origami

They say if you fold 1,000 origami cranes out of individual sheets of paper your deepest wishes will be granted. I tried it once – I was a lonely college kid – and I ended up with pink eye

The science of funny

Psychologists in Canada have developed a mathematical formula for quantifying the humor of nonsense. Most of us would be forgiven for thinking math and humor are mutually exclusive. One is perceived a

OpenCurriculum Looks To Foster Open-Source Education By Releasing Free Online Library

Aimed at providing teachers with educational materials by making them open and competitive, OpenCurriculum, which launched in Pittsburgh, curates and organizes material from sites such as teacher blog

KnowRe Raises $1.4M From SoftBank For An Adaptive Learning Platform That Helps Improve Your Math Skills

As the educational landscape changes, it is giving birth to a whole new generation of learning software and learning software companies. In part, this change is being driven by the introduction of "ad

Human After All: Why Nate Silver’s Math Revolution Won’t Kill The Pundits

<b>Editor's note:</b> <em>Matt Baker is an engineer at <a target="_blank" href="http://www.wealthfront.com/">Wealthfront</a>, a software-based financial advisor that is democratizing access to high

Wolfram Alpha is ready for you to try

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/wolfram.jpg" /><a href="http://www.wolframalpha.com">Wolfram Alpha</a> is a search engine that you can use to compute systematic knowledg

Dell saves 60% on shipping by using complex predictive models

If ever anyone tells you that math is all theory and no application, slap them in the face. Then tell them that in just the latest example of applied mathematics having real-world effects, Dell has em