Mathematics News

February 25, 2017

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Feb. 21, 2017 — Our genes play a significant role in how anxious we feel when faced with spatial and mathematical tasks, such as reading a map or solving a geometry problem, according to a new ... read more

Feb. 20, 2017 — Many of the toughest decisions faced by cancer patients involve knowing how to use numbers -- calculating risks, evaluating treatment options and figuring odds of medication side effects. But for ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — Children improve at math when instruction engages their own bodies, concludes a new study. The results also document that children require individualized ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — A study of 3,425 German students from grades 5 through 9 has found that students who enjoyed and took pride in math had even better achievement than ... read more

Feb. 6, 2017 — Unavoidably, each digital information we send around the globe is prone to be lost. Travelling long ways in wires, the initial signal decays and scatters by colliding with ... read more

Jan. 31, 2017 — Newsflash for American high school students -- choose friends wisely, or they may end up costing you your ... read more

Jan. 30, 2017 — Scientists have developed a mathematical law to explain the size distribution of earthquakes, even in the cases of large-scale earthquakes such as those which occurred in Sumatra (2004) and in Japan ... read more

Jan. 24, 2017 — Researchers studying the brain have long been interested in its neural oscillations, the rhythmic electrical activity that plays an important role in the transmission of ... read more

Jan. 9, 2017 — A theory that uses the mathematics of a drunken walk describes ecological invasions better than waves, according to a new ... read more

Dec. 22, 2016 — Reserachers are using mathematical models to explain how bacteria and cancer cells exploit an evolutionary process known as bet-hedging to resist ... read more

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Feb. 6, 2017 — Scientists use physics equations that describe molecular interactions to predict bacterial battles, and find correlation in genomes between weaponry and resource ... read more

Feb. 3, 2017 — Traffic modeling has been of interest to mathematicians since the 1950s. Research in the area has only grown as road traffic control presents an ever-increasing problem. In a new paper, authors ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — Using a novel approach for computing real-time game strategy, engineers have developed an artificial Ms. Pac-Man player that chomps the existing high score for computerized ... read more

Jan. 12, 2017 — To find an effective vaccine against malaria it is crucial to test candidate vaccines on larger groups of people than previously thought -- according to a new study. Researchers developed a ... read more

Jan. 10, 2017 — Researchers have developed a computational walking model that could help guide patients to their best possible recovery after a ... read more

Jan. 10, 2017 — How do forensic scientists deal with complex DNA-evidence found at crime scenes? A researcher has now developed new statistical models to analyze ... read more

Jan. 3, 2017 — In neonatal health, knowing the exact time of conception saves lives. Two data scientists have a mathematical solution to rectify rough ... read more

Dec. 20, 2016 — Researchers present a mathematical model that explores whether "publication bias" -- the tendency of journals to publish mostly positive experimental results -- influences how scientists ... read more

Dec. 15, 2016 — As societies grow more complex and interconnected, a mathematical biologist calls for a similar evolution in models to combat communicable ... read more

Dec. 14, 2016 — A new study shows how the present-day distribution of physical traits across species can help explain how the evolutionary process unfolded over ... read more

Dec. 12, 2016 — Scientists have created a universal mathematical approach to queuing theory. It allows calculating the most efficient operation of the systems where the processing of incoming flow takes place. In ... read more

Nov. 29, 2016 — New research by a mathematics professor has successfully reactivated oscillations in insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells — one of the first necessary steps to resurrecting the dormant cells and ... read more

Nov. 22, 2016 — Early math knowledge is as important as early literacy for children's subsequent achievement. In fact, research has shown that early math skills predict later school success better than early ... read more

Nov. 15, 2016 — Composed of over 1,800 chemical components, coffee is one of the most widely-consumed drinks in the world. Understanding the mathematics of coffee extraction can help identify the influence of ... read more

Nov. 14, 2016 — For a long time, mathematical modelling of social systems and dynamics was considered in the realm of science fiction. But predicting, and at once influencing human behavior is well on its way to ... read more

Nov. 14, 2016 — Researchers found mathematical structure that was thought not to exist. The best possible q-analogs of codes may be useful in more efficient data ... read more

Nov. 11, 2016 — Physicists avoid highly mathematical work despite being trained in advanced mathematics, new research ... read more

Oct. 26, 2016 — A new model-fitting technique is efficient even for data sets with hundreds of variables, say ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — It's no secret humans are social creatures with beliefs that are, literally, all over the map. What wasn't known was how those beliefs are influenced by our social interactions. Now ... read more

Oct. 20, 2016 — Mathematical analysis has led researchers to a formula that can describe the movement of DNA inside living human cells. Using these calculations, researchers may be able to reveal the 3D architecture ... read more

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- Mathematical algorithms calculate social behavior
- Researchers found mathematical structure that was thought not to exist

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- Mathematical analysis reveals architecture of the human genome
- Army of agents to tackle corrupt officials, tax evaders, terrorists, and botnets as game theory gears up for the chaos of the modern world

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- Study solves 50-year-old puzzle tied to enigmatic, lone wolf waves
- Turning to the brain to reboot computing

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- Lack of American engineers and scientists
- New insights into the evolution of cooperation in spatially structured populations

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- Robot helps study how first land animals moved 360 million years ago
- Accelerating research into dark energy

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- What makes individuals nasty or nice? Mathematical model explains
- Should first-year college students assessed as needing remedial math take college-level quantitative courses instead?

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- New statistical approach will help researchers better determine cause-effect
- Gamble on your opponent's gaze if you want to win
- Understanding rogue ocean waves may be simple after all

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- Walking, talking behaviors may help predict epidemics, trends
- Mystery of the initial mass function solved

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- Calculating the mechanics of a rough sphere
- First 3-D mathematical model of uterine contractions created
- Child's play: Australia's newest roboticists see eye-to-eye with R2-D2

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- Identification of a network of brain regions involved in mathematics
- Girls from progressive societies do better at math, study finds

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

- Math, not skin, may be a better way to help researchers test consumer products, study shows
- Exploring the mathematical universe

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- Preference for dating smarter partners negatively affects women's attitudes toward STEM
- Hard mathematical problems as basis for new cryptographic techniques

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- Computer-assisted approaches as decision support systems serving to combat the Zika virus
- Maths could help search and rescue ships sail more safely in heavy seas

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- New technique wipes out unwanted data
- Students as teachers effective in STEM subjects
- Computer models simulate stem cell transplant recovery

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