
Students Attending Summer Learning Programs Returned to School in the Fall With an Advantage in Math
Dec. 16, 2014 — Students attending voluntary, school districtled summer learning programs entered school in the fall with stronger mathematics skills than their peers who did not attend the programs, according to a ... full story 
Mathematicians Prove the Umbral Moonshine Conjecture
Dec. 15, 2014 — Monstrous moonshine, a quirky pattern of the monster group in theoretical math, has a shadow  umbral moonshine. Mathematicians have now proved this insight, known as the Umbral Moonshine ... full story 
Basic Rules for Construction With a Type of Origami
Dec. 11, 2014 — Origami is capable of turning a simple sheet of paper into a pretty paper crane, but the principles behind it can be applied to making a microfluidic device or for storing a satellite's solar ... full story 
Physicists Explain Puzzling Particle Collisions
Dec. 10, 2014 — An anomaly spotted at the Large Hadron Collider has prompted scientists to reconsider a mathematical description of the underlying physics. By considering two forces that are distinct in everyday ... full story 
Theory Details How 'Hot' Monomers Affect ThinFilm Formation
Dec. 10, 2014 — Researchers have devised a mathematical model to predict how 'hot' monomers on cold substrates affect the growth of thin films being developed for nextgeneration ... full story 
Shifting Boundaries and Changing Surfaces: Energies at Work in Closed Flexible Loop Spanned by Soap Film
Dec. 10, 2014 — New research examines the energies at work in a closed flexible loop spanned by a soap film. While the underlying experiments are simple enough to be replicated in a kitchen sink, the research ... full story 
It Doesn’t Add Up: People Who Say They Are Good at Math, but Aren't
Dec. 10, 2014 — Thinking you’re good at math and actually being good at it are not the same thing, new research has found. About one in five people who say they are bad at math in fact score in the top half of ... full story 
Dopamine Helps With Math Rules as Well as Mood
Dec. 5, 2014 — Ruleapplying neurons work better under the influence of the happy hormone, researchers have found. The chemical messenger dopamine – otherwise known as the happiness hormone – is important not ... full story 
Fractal Geometry: Finding the Simple Patterns in a Complex World
Dec. 3, 2014 — A mathematician has developed a new way to uncover simple patterns that might underlie apparently complex systems, such as clouds, cracks in materials or the movement of the stockmarket. The method, ... full story 
Maths Shows That Treating AIDS, Hepatitis C Simultaneously Is More Effective
Dec. 3, 2014 — Researchers have collaborated on a mathematical analysis that concludes that joint therapy to counter HIV in patients who also have hepatitis C increases the chance of success in the fight against ... full story 
How to Stop the Spread of HIV in Africa
Dec. 2, 2014 — To stop the spread of HIV in Africa, researchers, using a complex mathematical model, have developed a strategy that focuses on targeting “hot zones,” areas where the risk of HIV infection is ... full story 
A Numbers Game: Math Helps to Predict How the Body Fights Disease
Nov. 27, 2014 — Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have defined for the first time how the size of the immune response is controlled, using mathematical models to predict how powerfully immune cells respond ... full story 
Theater Arts Research Offers Insight for Designers, Builders of Social Robots
Nov. 21, 2014 — Researchers have provided insight into human behavior for scientists, engineers who design and build social ... full story 
When Vaccines Are Imperfect: What Math Can Tell Us About Their Effects on Disease Propagation
Nov. 20, 2014 — The control of certain childhood diseases is difficult, despite high vaccination coverage in many countries. One of the possible reasons for this is 'imperfect vaccines,' that is, vaccines ... full story 
Gifted Men and Women Define Success Differently, 40Year Study Finds
Nov. 19, 2014 — Researchers spent four decades studying a group of mathematically talented adolescents, finding that by midlife they were extraordinarily accomplished and enjoyed a high level of life satisfaction. ... full story 
Magic Tricks Created Using Artificial Intelligence for the First Time
Nov. 16, 2014 — Researchers working on artificial intelligence have taught a computer to create magic tricks. The researchers gave a computer program the outline of how a magic jigsaw puzzle and a mind reading card ... full story 
Stock Market Models Help Researchers Predict Animal Behavior
Nov. 12, 2014 — Modeling used to forecast fluctuations in the stock market has been discovered to predict aspects of animal behavior. The movement of zebrafish when mapped is very similar to the stochastic jump ... full story 
How to Make Mobile Batteries Last Longer by Controlling Energy Flows at NanoLevel
Nov. 6, 2014 — Electronic devices waste a lot of energy by producing useless heat. This is one of the main reasons our mobiles use up battery power so quickly. Researchers have now made a leap forward in ... full story 
Model Explains Why HIV Prevention Dosing Differs by Sex
Oct. 30, 2014 — A mathematical model predicts that women must take the antiretroviral medication Truvada daily to prevent HIV infection via vaginal sex, whereas just two doses per week can protect men from HIV ... full story 
Same Votes, Different Voting Districts Would Alter Election Results in NC: Math Study Bolsters Call for NonPartisan Redistricting Reform
Oct. 29, 2014 — Researchers have developed a mathematical model that shows how changes in congressional voting districts affect election outcomes. Focusing on the last election, they show the outcome of the 2012 US ... full story
 Students attending summer learning programs returned to school in the fall with an advantage in math
 Physicists explain puzzling particle collisions
 Theory details how 'hot' monomers affect thinfilm 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
 Fractal geometry: Finding the simple patterns in a complex world
 Maths shows that treating AIDS, hepatitis C simultaneously is more effective
 Modeling cancer: Researchers prove models can predict cellular processes
 Lack of A level maths leading to fewer female economists in England
 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
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