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Apr. 22, 2015 — Using statistics that describe how an infectious disease spreads, an anthropologist analyzed different theories of how people first settled islands of the vast Pacific between 3,500 and 900 years ... read more

Apr. 21, 2015 — As the current Ebola outbreak wanes, scientists have to make the most of every opportunity to prepare for future outbreaks. One such opportunity involves the identification of a safe and effective ... read more

Comparing Climate Models to Real World Shows Differences in Precipitation Intensity

Apr. 17, 2015 — Precipitation is difficult to represent in global climate models. Although most single-column models can reproduce the observed average precipitation reasonably well, there are significant ... read more

New Mathematical Method Enhances Hydrology Simulations

Apr. 15, 2015 — A team applied sophisticated mathematical solutions to fine tune water and energy exchange parameters, numerical stand-ins for complex processes, to more accurately simulate water and energy fluxes ... read more

Apr. 1, 2015 — This is the 18th year that a mathematician has published his model's projections of how the standings should look at the end of the regular ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — A team of engineers and biologists reports new progress in using computer modeling and 3D shape analysis to understand how the unique grasping tails of seahorses evolved. These prehensile tails ... read more

Computational Model Simulates Bacterial Behavior

Mar. 27, 2015 — Applied mathematicians and environmental biotechnologists have developed a new computational model that effectively simulates the mechanical behavior of biofilms. Their model may lead to new ... read more

Integrative Approaches Key to Understanding Cancer, Developing Therapies

Mar. 27, 2015 — Researchers are using integrative approaches to study cancer by combining mathematical and computational modeling with experimental and clinical data. The use of integrative approaches enables ... read more

Mar. 26, 2015 — Engineers have developed a new family of methods to significantly increase the speed of time-resolved numerical simulations in computational grand challenge problems. Such problems often arise from ... read more

Mathematicians Solve 60-Year Old-Problem

Mar. 23, 2015 — A 60-year old maths problem first put forward by Nobel laureate Enrico Fermi has finally been solved. In 1955, a team of physicists, computer scientists and mathematicians led by Fermi used a ... read more

Mar. 20, 2015 — A controversial decision in 2011 to blow up Mississippi River levees reduced the risk of flooding in a city upstream, lowering the height of the rain-swollen river just before it reached its peak, ... read more

Computer Sims: In Climatic Tug of War, Carbon Released from Thawing Permafrost Wins Handily

Mar. 18, 2015 — There will be a lot more carbon released from thawing permafrost than the amount taken in by more Arctic vegetation, according to new computer simulations. The findings are from an Earth system model ... read more

Mar. 18, 2015 — Brookhaven physicists have illustrated how advances in computing and applied mathematics can improve the predictive value of models used to design new ... read more

Mar. 16, 2015 — Scientists have discovered one of life's strongest bonds with the help of supercomputers. The research discovery could boost efforts to develop catalysts for biofuel production from non-food ... read more

In Pursuit of the Perfectly Animated Cloud of Smoke: Simulations More Realistic Than Ever

Mar. 12, 2015 — Simulations of impressive landscapes and alien creatures have become commonplace, especially in fantasy and science fiction films. But simulations are also appearing in ever more medical and ... read more

Computer Scientists Simplify Parallel Programming

Mar. 12, 2015 — Modern software takes computational speed for granted. But modern microprocessors can only speed up by increasing the number of cores. To take full advantage of multiple cores, software developers ... read more

Guarantees for Online Anonymity?

Mar. 11, 2015 — Anonymity on the Internet is possible only up to a certain degree. Therefore, it is possible that others may see who is visiting an online advice site on sexual abuse, or who frequently looks up ... read more

New Model of Cybercrime Factors in Perishability of Stolen Data

Mar. 10, 2015 — A new model examining cybercrimes adds an important way of examining the perishable value of stolen data so policy makers can plan against future hacks like the recent Anthem data breach, according ... read more

Find out What Your Apps Are Really Doing

Mar. 10, 2015 — Apps, these tiny programs on Internet-connected mobile phones are increasingly becoming entryways for surveillance and fraud. Computer scientists have now developed a program that can show users ... read more

Mar. 9, 2015 — Spending hours on a computer or sending lots of text messages on a mobile phone can result in a stiff neck and sometimes even a strained thumb. Computer scientists have developed a procedure that ... read more

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