Big changes at economic census will provide new insights into US economy

Every five years, the US Census Bureau conducts an economic census, providing official benchmark measures of American business and the economy. Despite being less well-known than the population census, the economic census—based on a representative sample of approximately 4 million businesses from about 400 industries—is vital to understanding how the nonagricultural sectors of the US…

How number crunching can optimise crisp frying

Stacie Tibos, Associate Principal Engineer from PepsiCo, was one of the attendees at the 138th ESGI hosted by the IMI. Credit: University of Bath Optimising the frying time of crisps may not be an obvious application of mathematics, but this is one of the problems delegates to the 138th European Study Group with Industry (ESGI)…