
An Effective, CostSaving Way to Detect Natural Gas Pipeline Leaks
Oct. 22, 2014 — Major leaks from oil and gas pipelines have led to home evacuations, explosions, millions of dollars in lawsuit payouts and valuable natural resources escaping into the air, ground and water. ... full story 
Technology Helps Even the Odds for Blind Students
Oct. 21, 2014 — Technology to help a blind student see math clearly and pursue a degree has been uncovered by researchers. Despite losing her vision three years ago due to complications from the flu, one study ... full story 
New Theorem Determines Age Distribution of Populations from Fruit Flies to Humans
Oct. 6, 2014 — The initial motivation of a new study was to estimate the age structure of a fruit fly population, the result a fundamental theorem that can help determine the age distribution of essentially any ... full story 
Doing Math With Your Body
Oct. 2, 2014 — You do math in your head most of the time, but you can also teach your body how to do it. Researchers investigated how our brain processes and understands numbers and number size. They show that ... full story 
Adding Uncertainty to Improve Mathematical Models
Sep. 29, 2014 — Mathematicians have introduced a new element of uncertainty into an equation used to describe the behavior of fluid flows. While being as certain as possible is generally the stock and trade of ... full story 
At the Interface of Math and Science: Using Mathematics to Advance Problems in the Sciences
Sep. 29, 2014 — In popular culture, mathematics is often deemed inaccessible or esoteric. Yet in the modern world, it plays an ever more important role in our daily lives and a decisive role in the discovery and ... full story 
Taking Advantage of Graphene Defects: Security Screening
Sep. 24, 2014 — Scientists have discovered a potential application for graphene in security screening. A new theoretical model estimates electric current rectification in graphene. Electronic transport in graphene ... full story 
Recreating the Stripe Patterns Found in Animals by Engineering Synthetic Gene Networks
Sep. 23, 2014 — Researchers are trying to understand how networks of genes work together to create specific patterns like stripes. They have gone beyond studying individual networks and have created computational ... full story 
Could Suburban Sprawl Be Good for Segregation?
Sep. 23, 2014 — Racially and economically mixed cities are more likely to stay integrated if the density of households stays low, finds a new analysis of a nowfamous model of segregation. By simulating the movement ... full story 
Video Games Could Dramatically Streamline Educational Research
Sep. 18, 2014 — Scientists have figured out a dramatically easier and more costeffective way to do research on science curriculum in the classroom  and it could include playing video games. Called ... full story 
Math Model Designed to Replace Invasive Kidney Biopsy for Lupus Patients
Sep. 17, 2014 — Mathematics might be able to reduce the need for invasive biopsies in patients suffering kidney damage related to the autoimmune disease lupus. The model could also be used to monitor the ... full story 
Ebola Outbreak 'out of All Proportion' and Severity Cannot Be Predicted, Expert Says
Sep. 16, 2014 — A mathematical model that replicates Ebola outbreaks can no longer be used to ascertain the eventual scale of the current epidemic, finds new ... full story 
NumberCrunching Could Lead to Unethical Choices, Says New Study
Sep. 15, 2014 — Calculating the pros and cons of a potential decision is a way of decisionmaking. But repeated engagement with numbersfocused calculations, especially those involving money, can have unintended ... full story 
New Math and Quantum Mechanics: Fluid Mechanics Suggests Alternative to Quantum Orthodoxy
Sep. 12, 2014 — The central mystery of quantum mechanics is that small chunks of matter sometimes seem to behave like particles, sometimes like waves. For most of the past century, the prevailing explanation of this ... full story 
Mechanical Ventilation a Key Indicator for PreTerm Children's Maths Problems
Sep. 2, 2014 — Both the length of time spent in hospital after birth and the use of mechanical ventilation are key indicators of reduced mathematical ability in preterm children, researchers report. Impairments in ... full story 
Spot Light on TailorMade Multicyclic Type of Polymers
Aug. 27, 2014 — Scientists have synthesized multicyclic type of polymers for the first time offering insights for tailoring polymer properties as well as the mathematics of complex ... full story 
Flu Outbreak Provides Rare Study Material
Aug. 26, 2014 — Five years ago this month, one of the first U.S. outbreaks of the H1N1 virus swept through the Washington State University campus, striking some 2,000 people. A university math and biology professor ... full story 
Combining Math and Music to Open New Possibilities
Aug. 25, 2014 — The power of mathematics to open new possibilities in music has been demonstrated by scientists for years. Modern experiments with computer music are just the most recent ... full story 
Learning by Watching, Toddlers Show Intuitive Understanding of Probability
Aug. 25, 2014 — Most people know children learn many skills simply by watching people around them. Without explicit instructions youngsters know to do things like press a button to operate the television and twist a ... full story 
Neuroscience and Big Data: How to Find Simplicity in the Brain
Aug. 24, 2014 — Scientists can now monitor and record the activity of hundreds of neurons concurrently in the brain, and ongoing technology developments promise to increase this number. However, simply recording the ... full story
 Adding uncertainty to improve mathematical models
 At the interface of math and science: Using mathematics to advance problems in the sciences
 Recreating the stripe patterns found in animals by engineering synthetic gene networks
 Could suburban sprawl be good for segregation?
 Combining math and music to open new possibilities
 Learning by watching, toddlers show intuitive understanding of probability
 Unintended consequences of raising state math, science graduation requirements
 'Game theory' model reveals vulnerable moments for metastatic cancer cells' energy production
 Making quantum connections: The speed of information in a spin network
 Ranavirus predicted to be potential new culprit in amphibian extinctions
 Mathematical model illustrates our online 'copycat' behavior
 Platonic solids generate their fourdimensional analogues
 Using math to analyze movement of cells, organisms, disease
 Mathematical models explain how a wrinkle becomes a crease
 How does a soccer ball swerve? Smoothness of a ball's surface, in addition to playing technique, is a critical factor
 Criminal profiling technique targets killer diseases
 Interactive teaching methods help students master tricky calculus
 Of dinosaurs and mathematics: Classification of a dinosaur bone found in Australia reexamined
 Quantum simulator gives clues about magnetism
 Stability lost as supernovae explode
 Mathematics to improve running
 Predatorprey made simple: Simplifying studies of predatorprey interactions and other 'bistable' systems
 Working to cure 'dry eye' disease
 Mathematicians trace source of RogersRamanujan identities, find algebraic gold
 Proving uncertainty: New insight into old problem
 'Body hack' app by math researchers shortcuts jetlag recovery
 Virus structure inspires novel understanding of onionlike carbon nanoparticles
 Should you trust your financial advisor? Pseudomathematics and financial charlatanism
 Mathematician releases 2014 Major League Baseball projections
 New guidance system could improve minimally invasive surgery
 Model predicts blood glucose levels 30 minutes later
 Strange materials cropping up in condensed matter laboratories
 Mathematical route to fighting viruses taken by scientists
 For neurons in the brain, identity can be used to predict location
 Are you smarter than a 5yearold? Preschoolers can do algebra
 Classroom focus on social, emotional skills can lead to academic gains, study shows
 To teach scientific reproducibility, start young
 The nature of color: New formula to calculate hue improves accuracy of color analysis
 Math anxiety factors into understanding genetically modified food messages
 Probing the edge of chaos: How do variable physical characteristics behave at the point preceding onset of chaos?
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