How to Find a Sunken Ship of Gold

Posted on: July 25, 2017 | Interview with Dr Larry Stone, Metron Scientific Solutions - The Naked Scientist

Countless ships and planes have gone down somewhere in the ocean, and finding them is not mean feat. One such vessel was the SS Central America, which sunk... More ›

ORMS February 2017

Search and Search Again

Posted on: February 24, 2017 | Douglas A. Samuelson - ORMS Today

Sometimes it takes a while to write up a good piece of work, including the pesky details. Lawrence ("Larry") Stone knows all about that. He's been working on... More ›

Mathematics Came to the Rescue When Searching Seemed Hopeless

Posted on: February 5, 2016 | David C. Bowman - NASA

Math saves lives. Nobody knows that better than Van Gurley, a former Navy captain who today works for a company that uses sophisticated statistical modeling to solve puzzles... More ›

Our New Best Guess for Where to Find MH370: The Indian Ocean

Posted on: August 6, 2015 | Alex Davies - Wired

YOU'D THINK CONFIRMING that the piece of airplane that washed ashore on Réunion came from Flight MH370would be great news. If nothing else, it proves investigators have been spending their... More ›

Uncharted Waters – Deep-Sea Explorers Angle to Solve Mystery of Missing Malaysian Airliner

Posted on: August 4, 2014 | Daniel Stacy - WSJ

In the weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished, most likely in the Indian Ocean, Australian officials said they knew less about the area they were exploring than... More ›

Malaysia Jet Target Search Area Nearly Exhausted but Options Remain

Posted on: April 23, 2014 - NBC News

The autonomous sub scouring the depths of the Indian Ocean for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was finishing up the last five percent of the target area on Sunday... More ›

Searching For Answers

Posted on: April 1, 2014 | Rachel Thomas - + Plus Magazine

The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines' flight MH370 was dramatically narrowed last week due to a mathematical analysis of satellite signals from the plane. Contact was lost... More ›

Math wizards Stand Ready to Join Malaysia Airlines Search

Posted on: March 27, 2014 | Khaleej Times -

No one has yet asked Metron, a scientific consulting firm, to join the search for the missing Boeing 777, but that hasn’t stopped it from getting a head... More ›

Can a 250-year-old Mathematical Theorem Find a Missing Plane?

Posted on: March 25, 2014 - NPR

Searchers are feeling overwhelmed by the task of locating the wreckage of missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. "We're not searching for a needle in a haystack — we're... More ›

MH370 Malaysia plane: How maths helped find an earlier crash

Posted on: March 22, 2014 - BBC News Magazine

Statisticians helped locate an Air France plane in 2011 which was missing for two years. Could mathematical techniques inspired by an 18th Century Presbyterian minister be used to... More ›