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May 6, 2016

Stocks Overvalued Longer and More Often Than Previously Thought, Says Study

May 4, 2016 — A study of the most commonly-traded US stocks over the last 13-years finds 13,000 'bubbles,' or periods when the stocks were ... read more

Does Learning Improve When Every Student Gets a Laptop?

Apr. 26, 2016 — Schools that provide each student with a laptop computer, as well as the appropriate support for both students and teachers, see significant improvement in academic achievement, a new paper ... read more

Statistical Significance and P-Values

Mar. 7, 2016 — The 'Statement on Statistical Significance and P-Values' includes six principles underlying the proper use and interpretation of the p-value and is intended to improve the conduct and ... read more

Mar. 1, 2016 — Since researchers first succeeded in mapping the human genome back in 2003, the technological development has moved at warp speed, and the process which at that time took several years and billions ... read more

Watching the Ribosome at Work

Dec. 18, 2015 — A new statistical method could help to clarify the function of unknown genes. A research team has adapted and tested a filter method from speech signal processing that makes sequencing data more ... read more

Geometric Study of Brain Cells Could Change Strategies on Alzheimer's

Dec. 9, 2015 — Applying mathematical models used for studying the galaxies or interactions between elementary particles, researchers have analysed the spatial distribution of astrocytes: brain cells that are ... read more

'Shrinking Bull's-Eye' Algorithm Speeds Up Complex Modeling from Days to Hours

Nov. 17, 2015 — Researchers have developed a new algorithm that vastly reduces the computation of virtually any computational model. The algorithm may be thought of as a shrinking bull's-eye that, over several ... read more

Largest Ensemble Simulation of Global Weather Using Real-World Data

Nov. 10, 2015 — Using the powerful K computer, scientists have run an enormous global weather simulation. They ran 10,240 simulations of a model of the global atmosphere divided into 112-km sectors, and then used ... read more

New Approach Allows Better Modelling of Crucial Economic Activities Over Time

Nov. 10, 2015 — Researchers have developed a better method for modelling important kinds of economic data that may be useful for studying workforces, economic development, health, macroeconomics and other phenomena ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — Running is one of the most popular sports. However, not many runners have received formal training on running. Researchers have developed a system for improving running skills based on big data ... read more

Scientists Devise New Method to Solve Significant Variables Conundrum

Oct. 26, 2015 — Scientists have presented an alternative method to address the challenge of using significant variables to make useful predictions in areas such as complex ... read more

Is Your Digital Information More at Risk Today Than It Was Ten Years Ago?

Oct. 13, 2015 — Researchers say that cybersecurity breeches are not happening more frequently than they did a decade ago. And these data breaches in general are not growing in ... read more

Oct. 13, 2015 — An expert statistics researcher is helping conservation efforts for endangered animals utilizing science and statistics with virtual ... read more

New Tool Expands Tracking of Personal Data on the Web

Oct. 9, 2015 — Researchers have developed a second-generation tool called 'Sunlight' that matches user-tailored ads and recommendations to tidbits of information supplied by users at a greater scale and ... read more

New Tools Help Provide Vital Demographics, Population Statistics to Policymakers

Oct. 6, 2015 — Those looking for data and analytical reports often turn to the American Community Survey (ACS) from the US Census, which provides data such as unemployment, median household income, and housing ... read more

Pushing Boundaries in Software Analytics

Oct. 6, 2015 — Researchers have developed an automated 'debugging' approach called Adaptive Multimodal Bug Localisation (AML). AML gleans debugging hints from both bug reports and test cases, and it ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — Statistics is one of the fastest-growing degrees in the US, but the growth may not be enough to satisfy the high demand for -- statisticians in technology, consumer products, health care, government, ... read more

Sep. 30, 2015 — A biostatistician played a key role in the development of an online tool that combines both breast density and biopsy results to allow physicians to calculate a woman’s breast cancer risk. It’s ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — A team of scientists received a National Science Foundation grant to use big data to develop a new approach they say will improve how mood disorders are classified. Their aim is to use big data to ... read more

Scientists Use Instagram Data to Forecast Top Models at New York Fashion Week

Sep. 3, 2015 — Researchers have predicted the popularity of new faces to the world of fashion modeling with over 80 percent accuracy using advanced computational methods and data from ... read more

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