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July 28, 2015 — Like to go your own way? Most of us actually prefer to follow the pack, according to research. That's one of the outcomes from a study that examines how mathematical models predict human ... read more

July 28, 2015 — Researchers have come up with a new definition of chaos that applies more broadly than Lyapunov exponents and other previous definitions of chaos. The new definition fits on ... read more

July 24, 2015 — Researchers explores the promise and peril of computer-based writing ... read more

June 23, 2015 — Just because more men pursue careers in science and engineering does not mean they are actually better at math than women are. The difference is that men think they are much better at math than they ... read more

June 22, 2015 — New research could help reverse deadly side effects caused by excessive doses of the drug acetaminophen, the major ingredient in Tylenol and many other medicines. Researchers have developed a ... read more

June 15, 2015 — A team of researchers fit a mathematical contagion model for the spread of disease to Twitter and Google search trend data in the wake of the US Ebola outbreak of October 2014 and discovered that ... read more

June 1, 2015 — A team of biologists and a mathematician has identified and characterized a network composed of 94 proteins that work together to regulate fat storage in yeast. The findings ... read more

May 27, 2015 — Theories used for the last four decades as a tool to guide the conservation of flora and fauna may have misinterpreted the biological reality, according to new research by ... read more

May 21, 2015 — The sight of skilful aerial maneuvering by flocks of Greylag geese to avoid collisions with York's Millennium Bridge intrigued a mathematical biologist. It raised the ... read more

May 19, 2015 — Cells within a tumor are not the same; they may have different genetic mutations and different characteristics during growth and throughout ... read more

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July 14, 2015 — Researchers have developed a mathematical model that is able to assess whether a person is fashionably dressed and to give advice on how to make the outfit more ... read more

June 18, 2015 — With the help of some Johns Hopkins University math students, Minor League Baseball is catching up with the majors in using computers to produce season ... read more

June 11, 2015 — A new article presents a mathematical model to study the effects of individual movement on infectious disease ... read more

May 27, 2015 — The teacher’s interaction style can either foster or slow down the development of math skills among children with challenging temperaments, Finnish researchers have ... read more

May 15, 2015 — In future, the service life of bridges may be estimated more accurate than ever before. Engineers have refined mathematical models for calculating them. Unlike previous models, they take local ... read more

May 14, 2015 — New theories on game intelligence could change the world of team sports forever. Game intelligence is not necessarily something you are born with but something you can learn, according to new ... read more

May 12, 2015 — Deaf education lecturers are using the Swivl robot in school classrooms in a UK first for teacher training. Swivl is a robotic turntable onto which is placed an iPad or other tablet. It is positioned ... read more

May 12, 2015 — When ants go exploring in search of food they end up choosing collective routes that fit statistical distributions of probability. This has been demonstrated by a team of mathematicians after ... read more

May 12, 2015 — Topological insulators are "strange" materials, insulators on the inside and conductors on the surface. They also have properties that make them excellent candidates for the development of ... read more

May 12, 2015 — Researchers have discovered a Lévy walk pattern of movement when living cells eat. When the food is transported within the cell by so-called endosomal active transport, it is the same mathematical ... read more

May 6, 2015 — The rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a growing problem in the United States and the world. New findings by researchers in evolutionary biology and mathematics could help doctors better ... read more

May 6, 2015 — A mechanical engineering professor describes in a new article a new mathematical tool he developed to calculate the flow of turbulent air produced by a plane's wing tips when an airplane takes ... read more

May 6, 2015 — Grid cells, space-mapping neurons of the entorhinal cortex of rodents, could also work for hyperbolic surfaces. A new study tests a model (a computer simulation) based on mathematical principles, ... read more

May 5, 2015 — The surface of rendered objects in computer games often looks unrealistic. A new method creates much more realistic images, imitating the complex scattering processes under the ... read more

Apr. 29, 2015 — The famous sunspots on the surface of the Earth's star result from the dynamics of strong magnetic fields, and their numbers are an important indicator of the state of activity on the Sun. ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Quantum particles behave in strange ways and are often difficult to study experimentally. Using mathematical methods drawn from game theory, physicists have shown how bosons, which like to enter the ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Researchers have used mathematical equations to shed new light on how flowing fluid hinders the movement of bacteria in their search for ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — Researchers have captured the first 3-D video of a living algal embryo turning itself inside out, from a sphere to a mushroom shape and back again. The results could help unravel the mechanical ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — Drizzling honey on toast can produce mesmerizing, meandering patterns, as the syrupy fluid ripples and coils in a sticky, golden thread. Dribbling paint on canvas can produce similarly serpentine ... read more

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

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- Training teachers for deaf children gets a robotic helping hand
- Ants' movements hide mathematical patterns
- Quantum computing and spintronics: Topological insulators become a little less 'elusive'
- The stupidly effective genius of nature: Researchers discover how nature enables cells to act intelligently

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- Researchers reverse bacterial resistance to antibiotics in lab
- Airflow model to reduce time on the tarmac
- Non-Euclidean geometries for grid cells

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- Quantum particles at play: Game theory elucidates the collective behavior of bosons
- Mathematics reveals how fluid flow affects bacteria

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- Should a political party form a coalition? Voters and math decide
- New mathematical method enhances hydrology simulations

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- Computational model simulates bacterial behavior
- Integrative approaches key to understanding cancer, developing therapies

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- Stereotypes lower math performance in women, but effects go unrecognized
- Quantum compute this: Mathematicians build code to take on toughest of cyber attacks

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- Students master math through movement using Kinect for Windows
- Device for guided surgery of deviations in long bones patented
- Medical radiation may be reduced to one-sixth with new mathematical discovery

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- 'Microlesions' in epilepsy discovered by novel technique
- Students attending summer learning programs returned to school in the fall with an advantage in math

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- Physicists explain puzzling particle collisions
- Theory details how 'hot' monomers affect thin-film formation
- Shifting boundaries and changing surfaces: Energies at work in closed flexible loop spanned by soap film
- It doesn’t add up: People who say they are good at math, but aren't

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- Maths shows that treating AIDS, hepatitis C simultaneously is more effective
- Fractal geometry: Finding the simple patterns in a complex world

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- Modeling cancer: Researchers prove models can predict cellular processes
- Lack of A level maths leading to fewer female economists in England

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- Adding uncertainty to improve mathematical models
- At the interface of math and science: Using mathematics to advance problems in the sciences

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- Recreating the stripe patterns found in animals by engineering synthetic gene networks
- Could suburban sprawl be good for segregation?

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