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February 6, 2016

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February 6, 2016

Feb. 2, 2016 — Computer science has become a new basic skill, essential in order to excel in an increasingly computational and data-intensive world. However, access to computer science (CS) at the K-12 levels ... read more

New Model Could Solve Inventory Problem for Retailers

Feb. 1, 2016 — Inventory management has been the focus of three researchers for more than 10 years, Their latest study developed a new mathematical model to apply to inventory ... read more

Jan. 26, 2016 — Computer modeling technologies are being developed to help engineers design better machines. The models are being applied to wind turbines, artificial hearts and gas ... read more

Feral Cats: Computational Study Looks at How Best to Fix the Nuisance

Jan. 16, 2016 — The first computational model to track the size, location and nuisance of feral cat colonies has been developed by researchers. This issue concerns communities across the United States that hold some ... read more

Cutting Down Runway Queues

Jan. 13, 2016 — A queuing model has been developed that predicts how long a plane will wait before takeoff, given weather conditions, runway traffic, and incoming and outgoing flight schedules. The model may help ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — Computer scientists have developed a piece of software that makes it very easy to create 3-D models of entire buildings. Running on a new type of tablet computer, the program generates 3-D maps in ... read more

Jan. 12, 2016 — Understanding fractions is a critical mathematical ability, and yet it's one that continues to confound a lot of people well into adulthood. New research finds evidence for an innate ratio ... read more

Jan. 11, 2016 — It’s not easy to make confusing mathematics topics understandable, let alone interesting, to non-mathematicians, but University of Pennsylvania professor Robert Ghrist has figured out the ... read more

Improving Musical Synchronization With Mathematical Modeling

Jan. 7, 2016 — Researchers propose a stochastic differential equation model that simulates how musical performers in a large ensemble sustain tempo and phase while responding to a conductor, other musicians, and ... read more

The Billion Dollar Game of Strategy: The Effect of Farmers' Decisions on Pest Control

Jan. 4, 2016 — Researchers say that the actions of individual farmers should be considered when studying and modeling strategies of pest ... read more

New SIR-Network Model Helps Predict Dengue Fever Epidemic in Urban Areas

Dec. 23, 2015 — A new mathematical model has been introduced by experts, which offers a simplified approach to studying the spread of the infectious virus, Dengue fever, in urban areas, specifically breaking down ... read more

Mapping Cancer's 'Social Networks' Opens New Approaches to Treatment

Dec. 23, 2015 — A computer model has been designed that applies techniques used to analyze social networks to identify new ways of treating cancer, according to a new ... read more

Mathematics for Child Health

Dec. 21, 2015 — The researchers set out to develop a methodology for identifying patient subgroups with significant differences in terms of response to certain treatments, specifically two types of chemotherapy, ... read more

Grid Cells: Reading the Neural Code for Space

Dec. 18, 2015 — The cognitive map for spatial navigation is thought to rely on grid cells. Scientists ahave now put forward a mathematical theory that explains key grid-cell features and how these give rise to a ... read more

Engineers Develop Simulations of the Human Heart

Dec. 18, 2015 — The heart as a simulation: In a new project, scientists explore the computational modeling of the human heart. They hope to gain a better understanding of its complex operation and thus better ... read more

Darwin's Finches May Face Extinction

Dec. 18, 2015 — Mathematical simulations show parasitic flies may spell extinction for Darwin's finches in the Galapagos Islands, but that pest-control efforts might save the birds that helped inspire the ... read more

Even With 24/7 Access, Investors Tend to Avoid Portfolios When Expecting Bad News

Dec. 18, 2015 — George Loewenstein and Duane Seppi first introduced the 'ostrich effect' in 2009 to describe how investors 'put their heads in the sand' to dodge facing their financial portfolios ... read more

Oceanographers Use Super-Computers to Help Farmers in Bangladesh

Dec. 17, 2015 — A computer model that aims to provide physical information on the Bangladesh delta to policy makers there, has received the ‘impact’ award from the national super-computing facility, ARCHER. This ... read more

Dec. 16, 2015 — Active surveillance could be a viable alternative to surgery and radiation for select patients with ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS, according to a mathematical ... read more

Understanding Body Language of Mice

Dec. 16, 2015 — Mouse behavior naturally divides into movement motifs lasting less than a second. These 'behavioral syllables' can be reused by the brain to achieve specific ... read more

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