Mathematics News

April 27, 2017

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Apr. 21, 2017 — Physicists have searched for deviations from standard quantum mechanics, testing whether quantum mechanics requires a more complex set of mathematical rules. To do so a ... read more

Apr. 13, 2017 — Researchers modelled learning and visual search and predicted how users learn new or partially changed user interfaces. The model shows that even small changes can disturb visual search and impede ... read more

Mar. 31, 2017 — Researchers have solved a mathematical problem illustrated by soap films spanning ... read more

Apr. 6, 2017 — Girls rate their math abilities lower than boys, even when there is no observable difference between the two, a new study has ... read more

Apr. 7, 2017 — Using computational tools inspired by financial math models developed to predict changes in stock prices, researchers were able to accurately predict how different properties of the HIV surface ... read more

Mar. 29, 2017 — New treatments for osteoporosis are desperately needed. Now scientists report estimates of potentially the most effective dosage of a particular peptide, with results that could raise density levels ... read more

Mar. 23, 2017 — When brain cells don’t get enough energy, caused by a stroke or trauma, they can start swelling rapidly. New mathematical models of this mechanism show a critical tipping point: at lower energy ... read more

Mar. 24, 2017 — Researchers have developed a new algorithm that predicts when a user will leave a mobile game. This information is useful for game studios so that ... read more

Mar. 21, 2017 — With fracking, scientists have calculated the expected level of capillary rise with the Lucas-Washburn equation, a ... read more

Mar. 20, 2017 — With some help from 3-D printing, a UC Davis mathematician is trying to crack a problem that frustrates both mathematicians and furniture movers: What's the largest sofa you ... read more

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Apr. 26, 2017 — Two physicists have offered a way to mathematically describe a particular physics phenomenon called a phase transition in a system out of equilibrium. Such phenomena are central in physics, and ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Mathematical formulas that model how deadly mosquito-borne diseases spread can help medical researchers accurately predict how real-life outbreaks develop and find countermeasures, report ... read more

Apr. 13, 2017 — By applying mathematical models to a large number of experiments in which bacterial growth is inhibited, a team of physicists, biologists and bioengineers has developed a 'general growth ... read more

Mar. 20, 2017 — Researchers have developed a mathematical formula based on the rhythmic movement of a sperm's head and tail, which significantly reduces the complexities of understanding and predicting how ... read more

Mar. 15, 2017 — Remember the butterfly-triggers-tornado adage? Chaos theory says calculating turbulence to find out if that's true must be impossible. Now, physicists are latching onto turbulent patterns with ... read more

Mar. 14, 2017 — A researcher has used mathematical modeling to demonstrate that negative peer pressures can spread in a high-risk setting, influencing students' decisions to drop out of ... read more

Mar. 13, 2017 — Governments get richer when NGOs band together to fight official corruption, game theorists at HEC Montréal ... read more

Mar. 9, 2017 — A new mathematical model could help clarify what drove the evolution of large brains in humans and other animals, according to a ... read more

Mar. 6, 2017 — A meeting in a forest between a biologist and a mathematician could lead to thicker, faster growing ... read more

Mar. 3, 2017 — The incredible complexity of how biological systems interact to create tissue from the information contained in genes boggles the mind -- and drives the work of biomedical scientists around the ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — Scientists are working to better analyze the mechanical properties of snow. The project has the goal to develop a computer model that can help solving typical snow-related engineering problems. The ... read more

Feb. 28, 2017 — Newly written code, called the Generalized Knapsack Code, could thwart hackers armed with next generation quantum ... read more

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. 13, 2017 — A new study on how ocean currents transport floating marine debris is helping to explain how garbage patches form in the world's oceans. Researchers developed a mathematical model that simulates ... 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 learning ... 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 students with higher ... 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 impurities and neighboring ... read more

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

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- Math learned best when children move
- Students who enjoy or take pride in math have better long-term math achievement

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- Towards new IT devices with stable, transformable solitons
- Cholera bacteria stab and poison enemies at predictable rates

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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

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