Food Poisoning? Not If Math Can Help It…

Smoked salmon is a gourmet favorite, but unfortunately it’s also a big hit with microbial bacteria.

Scientists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture have been busy cooking up a mathematical model to make sure that when people eat salmon, that’s all they’re eating.  Click here to learn more about how math can find the perfect temperature and amounts of smoke and salt to eliminate food poisoning.

Math Performing Heart Surgery

People are as different on the inside as they are on the outside, so deciding which surgery to perform is sometimes a life-or-death guessing game. 

However, a professor at Stanford University has created a computer program that models each patient’s unique cardiovascular system, taking the guesswork out of major heart surgery.  Click here to read the full article.