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May 25, 2017

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May 25, 2017

Mathematical Modeling Can Identify Ways to Limit Aggressive Tumor Cell Growth

May 24, 2017 — Mathematical models can be used to predict how different tumor cell populations interact with each other and respond to a changing environment, research ... read more

A Fresh Math Perspective Opens New Possibilities for Computational Chemistry

May 19, 2017 — A new mathematical “shortcut” is speeding up molecular absorption calculations by a factor of five, so simulations that used to take 10 to 15 hours to compute can now be done in approximately 2.5 ... read more

May 19, 2017 — Computer scientists have shown a new way to help prevent users of data exploration software from making false ... read more

Data Sharing Can Offer Help in Science's Reproducibility Crisis

May 18, 2017 — Criticism that researchers in the psychological and brain sciences are failing to reproduce studies -- a key step in the scientific method -- may have more to do with the complexity of managing data, ... read more

Building a Better 'Bot': Artificial Intelligence Helps Human Groups

May 17, 2017 — Artificial intelligence doesn't have to be super-sophisticated to make a difference in people's lives, according to a new study. Even 'dumb AI' can help human ... read more

May 17, 2017 — Scientists have made the first experimental observations of the dynamics of isolated monopoles in quantum matter. The obtained fundamental understanding of monopole dynamics may help in the future to ... read more

May 17, 2017 — The internet of things, artificial intelligence, networked production, smart homes – these are the magic words of digital transformation. While the big technology companies are already equipping ... read more

May 17, 2017 — Roll-up computer screens and other flexible electronics are getting closer to reality as scientists improve upon a growing number of components that can bend and stretch. One team now reports another ... read more

Medical Abortions Through Online Telemedicine? Effective, Safe, Study Suggests

May 16, 2017 — Women in Ireland and Northern Ireland acquiring medical abortion pills through online telemedicine report successful terminations with low rates of adverse effects, according to new ... read more

Under Cyber Attack: Researchers Look at How to Catch a 'Phisher'

May 16, 2017 — As cybersecurity experts scramble to stop another wave of ransomware and malware scams that have infected computers around the world, computer science experts are 'phishing' for reasons why ... read more

Don't Count on Your Chickens Counting

May 16, 2017 — To understand numbers, you need culture, says a cognitive scientist. He argues against the current conventional wisdom that numerical cognition is biologically ... read more

Breaking Down Social Networking Behavior

May 16, 2017 — New big-data analytics suggests that both an individual's economic status and how they are likely to react to issues and policies can be inferred by their position in social networks. The study ... read more

Family TV Viewing and SMS Texting Could Help Cut Internet Energy Use

May 16, 2017 — Scrapping automatically-playing videos in apps and reversing trends of instant messaging and on-demand services could be key to cutting the growing energy demand of the Internet, say ... read more

'Moral Enhancement' Technologies Are Neither Feasible nor Wise

May 16, 2017 — A recent study finds that 'moral enhancement technologies' -- which are discussed as ways of improving human behavior -- are neither feasible nor wise, based on an assessment of existing ... read more

May 16, 2017 — When bacteria swim at just the right speed, swirling vortices emerge. As those patterns disintegrate into chaos, physicists detect a telling mathematical ... read more

May 15, 2017 — Researchers have created a team of free-flying robots that obeys the two rules of the air: don't collide or undercut each other. They've also built autonomous blimps that recognize hand ... read more

Researchers Look to Boost Crowdsourced Brainstorming

May 15, 2017 — The very nature of crowdsourcing means that ideators can be overwhelmed by the number of ideas generated, rather than inspired by them. In an effort to enhance idea generation within the crowd ... read more

Molecular Dynamics, Machine Learning Create 'Hyper-Predictive' Computer Models

May 15, 2017 — Researchers have demonstrated that molecular dynamics simulations and machine learning techniques could be integrated to create more accurate computer prediction models. These ... read more

May 15, 2017 — Rare Earth elements have become increasingly important for advanced technologies, from cell phones to renewable energy to defense systems. Mineral resources hosted in heavy mineral sand deposits are ... read more

May 15, 2017 — A newly developed printable elastic conductor retains high conductivity even when stretched to as much as five times its original length, says a team of scientists. The new material, produced in ... read more

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