Last month NASA honored Katherine Johnson, an African-American mathematician and centenarian by naming a facility after her located in West Virginia. Johnson’s work included tracking the orbits of certain major missions, including Alan Shepard’s Freedom 7 in 1961 and John Glenn’s Friendship 7 in 1962. She accomplished these missions, while also overcoming the obstacles of racial discrimination. Click here to read more about her legacy!
A tsunami is one of the most destructive natural disasters on the planet, from which mankind has not yet learned how to defend itself or to fully predict. said Konstantin Zhiltsov. Click here to see how he uses math to suppress the impact of tsunamis around the world!
What if you could soundproof all the loud noise in your world? Researchers at Boston University are making this dream a reality. Through what they call “acoustic meta-material” that is mathematically designed to reflect sound back to its source. Check out the full article here!