
Computational Model Simulates Bacterial Behavior
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 ... full story 
Stereotypes Lower Math Performance in Women, but Effects Go Unrecognized
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 ... full story 
Quantum Compute This: Mathematicians Build Code to Take on Toughest of Cyber Attacks
Mar. 26, 2015 — Mathematicians have designed an encryption code capable of fending off the phenomenal hacking power of a quantum computer. Using highlevel number theory and cryptography, the researchers reworked an ... full story 
Mathematicians Solve 60Year OldProblem
Mar. 23, 2015 — A 60year 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 ... full storyMore: 
Genetics of Altruism: Is Blood Really Thicker Than Water?
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 ... full story 
Cancer Therapy 'Tumor Sanctuaries' and the Breeding Ground of Resistance
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 ... full story 
Nanostructure Complex Materials Modeling
Mar. 18, 2015 — Brookhaven physicists have illustrated how advances in computing and applied mathematics can improve the predictive value of models used to design new ... full story 
New Possibilities for Treatment of Breast Cancer Arise, With the Help of Mathematics
Mar. 16, 2015 — A means of reprogramming a flawed immune response into an efficient antitumoral one was brought to light by the results of a translational trial relating to breast cancer. Thanks to the innovative ... full story 
On Pi Day, How Scientists Use This Number
Mar. 12, 2015 — If you like numbers, you will love March 14, 2015. When written as a numerical date, it's 3/14/15, corresponding to the first five digits of pi (3.1415)  a onceinacentury coincidence! Pi ... full story 
SapFeeding Butterflies Join Ranks of Natural Phenomenon, the Golden Ratio
Mar. 6, 2015 — Researchers observed that the coiling action of the butterfly proboscis, a tubelike 'mouth' that many butterflies and moths use to feed on fluids, resembled a spiral similar to that of the ... full story 
Perfect NCAA Bracket? Near Impossible: Mathematician Says
Mar. 2, 2015 — The odds of picking a perfect bracket for the NCAA men's basketball March Madness championship tournament are a staggering less than one in 9.2 quintillion (that's ... full story 
Uncertainties Must Be Taken Into Account in Fisheries Stock Assessment
Feb. 25, 2015 — Fisheries stock assessment provides information on the status of fish stocks and the impact of fishing on stock development. Since no direct information on fish stock size or fishing mortality rates ... full story 
Motor Proteins Prefer Slow, Steady Movement
Feb. 23, 2015 — A new theoretical approach clarifies interactions between motor proteins and yields the discovery that both weak and strong forces influence how they keep a cell's transport system robust. The ... full story 
Digital Games and Classroom Learning: Study Finds Helpful Features, Gaps
Feb. 19, 2015 — A new report on how teachers use video games in classrooms identifies features they find most useful to track student learning, as well as gaps where better tools could help link games more closely ... full story 
Modular Anatomical Structure of Human Head Described for First Time
Feb. 17, 2015 — A new mathematical analysis tool has allowed a deeper understanding of the anatomy of the human head thanks to describing the skull as an extended network structured in ten modules. For the first ... full story 
Formula for Predicting Innovation
Feb. 14, 2015 — Researchers are developing a mathematical technique to predict the emergence of scientific innovation, based on research citations and historical ... full story 
Weird 'Strings' Attached to Future High Temperature Superconductivity
Feb. 12, 2015 — The behavior of strongly correlated electron systems, such as high temperature superconductors, defies explanation in the language of ordinary quantum theory. A seemingly unrelated area of physics, ... full story 
New Lethal Combination of Cancer Drugs Shrinks Tumors
Feb. 11, 2015 — Controlling the time and sequence of cancer therapies may hold the key to unlocking better outcomes for patients with aggressive cancers, according to research. In a collaborative effort between ... full story 
Optimized Application of High Intensity Focused Ultrasound
Feb. 10, 2015 — The field of nonlinear acoustics is currently receiving a lot of attention, thanks to applications focused on the improvement of ultrasonic cleaning, ultrasonic welding, sonochemistry, or ... full story 
Wrinkle Predictions: New Mathematical Theory May Explain Patterns in Fingerprints, Raisins, and Microlenses
Feb. 2, 2015 — As a grape slowly dries and shrivels, its surface creases, ultimately taking on the wrinkled form of a raisin. Similar patterns can be found on the surfaces of other dried materials, as well as in ... full story
 Stereotypes lower math performance in women, but effects go unrecognized
 Quantum compute this: Mathematicians build code to take on toughest of cyber attacks
 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 onesixth with new mathematical discovery
 'Microlesions' in epilepsy discovered by novel technique
 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
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