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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

May 12, 2015 — Researchers have discovered a Lévy walk pattern of movement when living cells eat. When the food is transported within the ... 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 ... read more

May 12, 2015 — Topological insulators are "strange" materials, insulators on the inside and conductors on the surface. They also have ... 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 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 ... 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, ... 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 ... 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 ... read more

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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 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

Apr. 21, 2015 — Less than 0.02 per cent of potential active ingredients pass clinical tests and become commercially viable. However, it is possible that some candidates are rejected without good reason, suspects a ... 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. 20, 2015 — A new mathematical model that uses drug-target kinetics to predict how drugs work in vivo may provide a foundation to improve drug discovery, which is frequently hampered by the inability to predict ... read more

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. 15, 2015 — A new paper proposes mathematical models to analyze political decision-making. "Mathematics is important in many aspects of social behavior. Politics is just one of these aspects, since some of ... read more

Apr. 10, 2015 — Through the laws of physics and application of a mathematical model of fluid mechanics, a new software calculates when an irregularity occurs on site of a gas, oil or water pipe. The software is ... read more

Apr. 6, 2015 — New research documents the 'friendship paradox' within the emerging social networks of a new class of MBA students, showing that extroverted people tend to be disproportionately represented ... 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. 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. 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

Mar. 26, 2015 — A new study suggests that gender stereotypes about women's ability in mathematics negatively impact their performance. And in a significant twist, both men and women wrongly believe those ... read more

Mar. 26, 2015 — Mathematicians have designed an encryption code capable of fending off the phenomenal hacking power of a quantum computer. Using high-level number theory and cryptography, the researchers reworked an ... read more

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. 23, 2015 — The outcome of a duel between mathematical models supports the reigning theory of the genetics of altruism. Called inclusive fitness, it says altruism is competitive if it benefits relatives carrying ... read more

Mar. 19, 2015 — Tumors acquiring resistance is one of the major barriers to successful cancer therapy. Scientistst use mathematical models to characterize how important aspects of tumor microenvironment can impair ... read more

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- Device for guided surgery of deviations in long bones patented
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- Students attending summer learning programs returned to school in the fall with an advantage in math

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- 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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- Physicists explain puzzling particle collisions
- Theory details how 'hot' monomers affect thin-film formation

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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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- 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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- Combining math and music to open new possibilities
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