Mathematics News

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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

May 9, 2017 — There is no evidence to suggest enrichment activities run to interest pupils in science, technology, engineering and maths results in significantly ... read more

May 8, 2017 — Whether parental help has positive or negative effects on students’ academic outcomes depends on the motivation and involvement of their parents. Results of a new study suggest that students whose ... read more

May 4, 2017 — Researchers have developed new mathematical techniques to advance the study of molecules at the quantum level. Mathematical ... read more

May 1, 2017 — Applied mathematicians used mathematical models to figure out the best strategies to throw something at a target. The team found that while underhand throws are best for reaching a target close by ... read more

Apr. 27, 2017 — Girls start believing they aren't good at math, science and even computers at a young age -- but providing fun STEM ... read more

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

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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 1, 2017 — Researchers have created a new tool, based on the principles of topology, to generate a roadmap of the many possible ways in which a stem cell may develop into specialized ... read more

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

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. 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 they can design strategies to maintain the ... 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. 21, 2017 — With fracking, scientists have calculated the expected level of capillary rise with the Lucas-Washburn equation, a mathematical model whose earliest parameters were first devised nearly a century ... read more

Mar. 21, 2017 — A cognitive neuroscience, through study, has addressed basic research questions about how our brains process number and magnitude and how such processes give rise to more complex mathematical ... 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 can fit round a ... 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

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- A new model for capillary rise in nano-channels offers insights into improved hydraulic fracturing (fracking)
- Numerosity in humans, birds and fish based in brain's subcortex

Monday, March 20, 2017

- New twist on sofa problem that stumped mathematicians and furniture movers
- Mystery of how sperm swim revealed in mathematical formula

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- Mathematician breaks down how to defend against quantum computing attacks
- Mathematical theorem finds gerrymandering in Pennsylvania congressional district maps

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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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