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New Wolfram Technologies Books Reach a Global Audience—Wolfram Blog

As this new year begins and the books keep rolling in, we are happy to share with you an exciting new selection of texts featuring Wolfram technologies. If you’re looking for a New Year’s resolution for 2016, why not consider learning how to use Mathematica or the Wolfram Language? In this post are several books for beginners in English, German, and Japanese, as well as more advanced books for those who are looking to sharpen their skills. This resource, written by Jürgen Schmidt for students m

HackingEDU Takes on Education with Just a Few Lines of Code—Wolfram Blog

The San Mateo Event Center hosted the “world’s largest education hackathon” the weekend of October 23 through 25. HackingEDU was high-energy, fast paced, and fun. Over 2,000 people participated; they had 36 hours to create. On their website, HackingEDU features a quote from Nelson Mandela: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” The HackingEDU participants worked hard to make that motto a reality. As with all good hackathons, there was collaboration, learn

New Books Using Wolfram Technologies Show Diverse Applications of the Wolfram Language—Wolfram Blog

We’re well into fall, and even if you’re not a student anymore, who can help but think of books as the weather starts to turn and the leaves begin to change? Here at Wolfram, it’s been an exciting season for new books and authors exploring geometry, differential equations, graphics, and more with Wolfram technologies. Hands-on Start to Wolfram Mathematica and Programming with the Wolfram Language For more than 25 years, Mathematica has been the principal computation environment for milli

MHacks 6 Brings Hacking to a Higher Level—Wolfram Blog

MHacks is a hackathon hosted by the University of Michigan every year that brings together a diverse group of students to redefine the modern perception of hackers as criminals or programming experts and to make something amazing. At this year’s MHacks 6, Wolfram was proud to be a sponsor and see our technologies in action in several of the group projects. Last year’s winners, Olivia Walch and Matt Jacobs, returned with new teammates Sam Oliver and David Renardy as Team Fusion Furniture. Their

Over the Moon for Guinness World Records’ Diamond Anniversary—Wolfram Blog

For the record, let’s start here. Next month, Guinness World Records will officially celebrate its 60th anniversary as the leading authority on “record-breaking achievement.” A long-cherished favorite for holiday gifting and the coffee table, Guinness World Records not only provides a unique collection of knowledge but also encourages people to challenge the application of those facts. That’s not limited to the public, either; GWR itself holds the record for best-selling annual publication, a r

Throwing the Hackathon Gauntlet with Some Friendly Team Coding—Wolfram Blog

It’s no secret that Wolfram loves hackathons, or that our technology is ideally suited to the fast-paced, high-pressure environment of these events. We’ve supported and/or participated in HackIllinois, MHacks, LAHacks, and many other hackathons. Given how much fun those have been (and just because we can), we decided to host a hackathon for Wolfram staff, pitting our talented and driven developers against one another to see what kind of out-of-the-box projects they could create with our technolo

John F. Nash, Jr. , In Memoriam—Wolfram Blog

This past week, on May 23, 2015, the much loved and respected John F. Nash Jr., along with his wife, Alicia Nash, passed away in a tragic car accident while returning home from his receipt of the 2015 Abel Prize for his work in partial differential equations. The Nobel winner and his wife were the subject of the 2001 Academy Award winning film A Beautiful Mind. Nash’s most famous contribution to mathematics and economics was in the field of game theory, which has enabled others to build on that

Ready, Set… Bike! (to Work) — A Data-Fueled Ride for National Bike Month—Wolfram Blog

Everyone remembers their first bike, the scrapes and scars, the hard-earned road rash from learning to ride. Riding a bike is the only skill you never forget (or so the saying tells us), but if you’re feeling a little rusty, we know a great way to get reacquainted. Every May since 1956, the League of American Bicyclists has sponsored National Bike Month to highlight the health benefits of bicycling and inspire more people to give it a try. Communities across the country celebrate two-wheeled gl

New Wolfram Technologies Books—Wolfram Blog

What do genealogy, linear algebra, and the Raspberry Pi have in common? Not much, but they come together in this diverse and engaging assortment of books by the international community of authors employing Wolfram technologies in their work. Raspberry Pi for Dummies, second edition The second edition of Sean McManus and Mike Cook’s collaborative book is a comprehensive guide to this exciting technology, fully updated to align with the Rev 3 board. Veteran technology authors provide expert ins

New Wolfram Technologies Books—Wolfram Blog

We are once again thrilled by the wide variety of topics covered by authors around the world using Wolfram technologies to write their books and explore their disciplines. These latest additions range from covering the basics for students to working within specialties like continuum mechanics. Computational Explorations in Magnetron Sputtering Magnetron sputtering is a widely used industrial process for depositing thin films. E. J. McInerney walks you through the physics of magnetron sputteri

On Super Bowls and Puppy Bowls—Wolfram Blog

This weekend marks the culmination of blood, sweat, and, oh yes, tears (Deflategate, anyone?) from months of struggle: Super Bowl XLIX. For those of you who are interested, Wolfram|Alpha possesses a wealth of sports stats so that you can get all the cold, hard facts about the Patriots and the Seahawks. And if you can’t wait for Sunday to get your next football fix, or find yourself suffering withdrawal afterward, VICTIV is doing very cool things with the Wolfram Language to run a fantasy sport

MHacks V’s Winning Hack Uses Wolfram Programming Cloud—Wolfram Blog

Draw Anything, an iOS app designed and created by Olivia Walch and Matt Jacobs, was the winning hack at the recent MHacks V. Utilizing the power of Wolfram Programming Cloud, the two Draw Anything hackers came out on top after a fierce competition between more than 250 talented teams, made up of 1,200 hackers representing over 100 universities. Students from around the world came to learn, network, and “spend 36 hours building anything they can imagine.” This hackathon was a race to the finish,

Deck the Halls with Lines of Coding—Wolfram Blog

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and that means you only have five weeks left to knock out your holiday shopping. Never fear, Wolfram is delivering amazing deals to customers across the globe, including North and South America, Australia, and parts of Asia and Africa to inspire a whole new year of computational creativity. Give the perfect gift to your high school or college student with 20% off of Mathematica Student Edition, or treat yourself to the same discount on Mathematica Home Ed

Summer Internships—Wolfram Blog

Summer has drawn to a close, and so too have our annual internships. Each year Wolfram welcomes a new group of interns to work on an exciting array of projects ranging all the way from Bell polynomials to food science. It was a season for learning, growth, and making strides across disciplinary and academic divides. The Wolfram interns are an invaluable part of our team, and they couldn’t wait to tell us all about their time here. Here are just a few examples of the work that was done. “This su

New Books Based on Wolfram Technologies—Wolfram Blog

Authors turn to Wolfram technologies to elucidate complex concepts, from physics to finance. Here is a roundup of the latest publications that feature the Wolfram Language and Mathematica. Small-angle scattering (SAS) is the premier technique for the characterization of disordered nanoscale particle ensembles. SAS is produced by the particle as a whole and does not depend in any way on the internal crystal structure of the particle. Since the first applications of x-ray scattering in the 1930s,

Scorpion on CBS—Wolfram|Alpha Blog

Ever wondered what someone with an IQ higher than Einstein’s and a penchant for hacking into NASA might be capable of? If so, you’re in luck. CBS will air the pilot for its brand new series Scorpion, and Wolfram|Alpha will be live-tweeting it this Monday, September 22, at 9/8c. This highly anticipated premiere, starring Elyes Gabel and Katharine McPhee, kicks off a thrilling action drama about a group of super-geniuses brought together by Walter O’Brien to act as the last line of defense in a se

The Alpha Albums Contest: Pygmalion Edition—Wolfram|Alpha Blog

This year, Wolfram is excited to be sponsoring the tenth anniversary of the annual Pygmalion Music Festival, which takes place in our hometown of Champaign–Urbana. If you aren’t familiar with Pygmalion, it’s a music festival held locally that brings together incredible musical artists, authors, and vendors in one amazing weekend. Of course, the music is always the focus, and to really get behind that, we’ve got a great way to interact with fans of both math and music. We’re bringing back our Al