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For more science news, visit ScienceDaily.sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematicshttps://feedburner.google.comCan early experiences with computers, robots increase STEM interest among young girls?
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Girls start believing they aren't good at math, science and even computers at a young age -- but providing fun STEM activities at school and home may spark interest and inspire confidence, suggests a new study.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/QZeomnTNuq4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:07:57 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170427130757.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170427130757.htmUsing math to investigate possibility of time travel
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After some serious number crunching, a researcher says that he has come up with a mathematical model for a viable time machine: a Traversable Acausal Retrograde Domain in Space-time (TARDIS). He describes it as a bubble of space-time geometry which carries its contents backward and forwards through space and time as it tours a large circular path. The bubble moves through space-time at speeds greater than the speed of light at times, allowing it to move backward in time.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/SNAxbu6suqo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:17:17 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170427091717.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170427091717.htmNew theoretical approach to describing non-equilibrium phase transitions
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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 understanding how they occur has been a long-held and vexing goal; their behavior and related effects are key to unlocking possibilities for new electronics and other next-generation technologies.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/n5xejHgCdTs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:17:19 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170426141719.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170426141719.htmUnderstanding malaria with mathematics
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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 scientists.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/QhIy6E9muwA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:22:57 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170424172257.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170424172257.htmQuantum mechanics is complex enough, for now...
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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 research team designed a new photonic experiment using exotic metamaterials. Their experiment supports standard quantum mechanics and allows the scientists to place bounds on alternative quantum theories. The results could help to guide theoretical work in a search for a more general version of quantum mechanics.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/rBAJV3xub-U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:37:37 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170421103737.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170421103737.htmFundamental unit of cell size in bacteria discovered
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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 law' that explains the relationship between the average cell size of bacteria and how fast they grow.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/rubhVNBmTZo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:06:51 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170413130651.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170413130651.htmPeople find changes in user interfaces annoying
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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 use.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/tInEXCBliBY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 13 Apr 2017 08:45:46 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170413084546.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170413084546.htmHow to color a lizard: From biology to mathematics
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Skin color patterns in animals arise from microscopic interactions among colored cells that obey equations, say investigators. Researchers report that a lizard acquires its adult skin color by changing the color of individual skin scales. The work shows that the 3-D geometry of the lizard's skin scales causes the Turing mechanism to transform into the von Neumann computing system.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/oc14zxonS0o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:23:30 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170412132330.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170412132330.htmFinancial math may help build a better HIV vaccine
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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 protein (Env) evolved in the population of Iowa over the course of 30 years. The ability to predict such changes by testing a small number of patients could potentially allow tailoring of vaccines to the specific forms of HIV present in different populations worldwide.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/csVTrcdsIUE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Fri, 07 Apr 2017 13:32:11 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170407133211.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170407133211.htmUnder challenge: Girls' confidence level, not math ability hinders path to science degrees
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Girls rate their math abilities lower than boys, even when there is no observable difference between the two, a new study has found.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/SSbZCMNHVyI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:15:32 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170406121532.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170406121532.htmBursting the bubble: Solution to the Kirchhoff-Plateau problem
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Researchers have solved a mathematical problem illustrated by soap films spanning flexible loops.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/a0Sf_127LZ4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Fri, 31 Mar 2017 12:03:05 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170331120305.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170331120305.htmSculpting optical microstructures with slight changes in chemistry
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In 2013, materials scientists grew a 'garden' of self-assembled crystal microstructures. Now, applied mathematicians have developed a framework to better understand and control the fabrication of these microstructures. Together, the researchers used that framework to grow sophisticated optical microcomponents.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/q29Hpk37xT4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:22:45 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170330142245.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170330142245.htmTests can help quantify automatic empathy and moral intuitions
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When people scan the latest political headlines or watch a video from a war-ravaged land, they tend to feel snap ethical or moral responses first and reason through them later. Now a team of psychologists have developed news tests and mathematical models that help to capture and quantify those snap moral and empathetic judgments.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/VO2ihaaJbYs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:28:53 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170330092853.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170330092853.htmMaking bones stronger
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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 in badly degraded bones back to healthy levels.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/d64ADJ3aCtg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:15:01 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170329161501.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170329161501.htmAn algorithm that knows when you'll get bored with your favorite mobile game
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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 player's interest.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/sCRMjiaH3NI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:30:31 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170324083031.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170324083031.htmBrain cell simulations show critical tipping point for swelling
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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 levels, there is no way back.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/rjzLyeAKcQI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:59:49 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170323125949.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170323125949.htmA new model for capillary rise in nano-channels offers insights into improved hydraulic fracturing (fracking)
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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 ago. The challenge, however, is that that the equation has not been completely accurate in predicting the actual rise observed in nano-capillary laboratory experiments.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/SQB6uUaXVKs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:40:37 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170321124037.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170321124037.htmNumerosity in humans, birds and fish based in brain's subcortex
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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 thinking, answering the question: where in the brain is numerical quantity evaluation processed?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/PZgtJL7irho" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:02:57 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170321110257.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170321110257.htmNew twist on sofa problem that stumped mathematicians and furniture movers
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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 corner?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/HHk_UZ_H-P4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:38:34 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170320143834.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170320143834.htmMystery of how sperm swim revealed in mathematical formula
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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 sperm make the difficult journey towards fertilizing an egg.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/ES4aRk3Q5jQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:55:05 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170320085505.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170320085505.htmFrom the butterfly's wing to the tornado: Predicting turbulence
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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 digital optics and math. Their resulting forecasts jibe with actual turbulent flows.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/gXmnYhruRs4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:45:52 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170315144552.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170315144552.htmMathematical modeling predicts student success, dropout rates
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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 school.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/Xp32QtSm2QA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 14 Mar 2017 11:11:56 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170314111156.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170314111156.htmProfiting from the fight against corruption
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Governments get richer when NGOs band together to fight official corruption, game theorists at HEC Montréal find.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/Fcww6jQu00Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:08:15 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170313160815.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170313160815.htmHow big brains evolved could be revealed by new mathematical model
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A new mathematical model could help clarify what drove the evolution of large brains in humans and other animals, according to a study.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/63p0gNDyx-w" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:23:39 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170309142339.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170309142339.htmTree growth model assists breeding for more wood
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A meeting in a forest between a biologist and a mathematician could lead to thicker, faster growing trees.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/8sBZfPTXEvw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Mon, 06 Mar 2017 14:46:01 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170306144601.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170306144601.htmCan math help explain our bodies -- and our diseases?
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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 world. Now, a pair of mathematicians has introduced a new way of thinking about these concepts that may help set the stage for better understanding of our bodies and other living things.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/UBZCnVVmFwI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Fri, 03 Mar 2017 10:04:26 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170303100426.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170303100426.htmUnderstanding and predicting snow behaviour
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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 model could, for example, be used to anticipate avalanches, to determine the load on buildings caused by snow or calculate the traction of vehicles on snow-covered surfaces by predicting the behaviour of snow. <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/d3TyW3sPizs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Wed, 01 Mar 2017 22:21:52 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170301222152.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170301222152.htmMathematician breaks down how to defend against quantum computing attacks
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Newly written code, called the Generalized Knapsack Code, could thwart hackers armed with next generation quantum computers.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/k2RNgIPu5ZE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 28 Feb 2017 18:53:41 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170228185341.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170228185341.htmMaths and maps make you nervous? It could be in your genes
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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 study.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/4Kko6XOWE9s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:10:35 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170221101035.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170221101035.htmDecision-making suffers when cancer patients avoid math
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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 patients who aren’t good at math, decision science research can offer evidence-based advice on how to assess numeric information and ask the right questions to make informed choices.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/F1QjPbflMeo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:57:36 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170220095736.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170220095736.htmHow garbage patches form in world's oceans
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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 the motion of small spherical objects floating at the ocean surface.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/9Q1LJC5EC-8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:11:53 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170213131153.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170213131153.htmMath learned best when children move
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Children improve at math when instruction engages their own bodies, concludes a new study. The results also document that children require individualized learning strategies.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/GPmXefE6UQo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Wed, 08 Feb 2017 11:16:19 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170208111619.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170208111619.htmStudents who enjoy or take pride in math have better long-term math achievement
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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 intelligence.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/19zOtaPNzK0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Wed, 08 Feb 2017 09:44:47 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170208094447.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170208094447.htmTowards new IT devices with stable, transformable solitons
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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 electromagnetic fields. Therefore, beyond each bit of your desired message, it is necessary to send other hidden bits of information that check for mistakes and take action in case of losses; while devices become smaller and smaller, this issue becomes more significant. Scientists are aiming to find innovative ways at achieving a more stable transmission of information.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/VECn7uKojMA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:06:10 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170206130610.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170206130610.htmCholera bacteria stab and poison enemies at predictable rates
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Scientists use physics equations that describe molecular interactions to predict bacterial battles, and find correlation in genomes between weaponry and resource sharing.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/ECyziVTsXMY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Mon, 06 Feb 2017 08:38:37 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170206083837.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170206083837.htmMathematically optimizing traffic lights in road intersections
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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 address the problem of computing optimal traffic light settings for urban road intersections by applying traffic flow conservation laws on networks.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/maKbeiA_XJY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Fri, 03 Feb 2017 11:02:22 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170203110222.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170203110222.htmMathematical model reveals parental involvement can 'immunize' students from dropping out
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Newsflash for American high school students -- choose friends wisely, or they may end up costing you your education.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/odRRcT5G5w0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 31 Jan 2017 14:56:34 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170131145634.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170131145634.htmPrediction of large earthquake probability improved
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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 (2011).<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/9ffcihv4E8U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Mon, 30 Jan 2017 10:01:31 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170130100131.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170130100131.htmModeling the rhythmic electrical activities of the brain
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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 information within the brain's neural circuits. Working with the Wilson-Cowan model, a widely-used model in computational neuroscience that describes the average activity of populations of interconnected neurons, Leandro Alonso has designed a new mathematical tool to help explore the broad spectrum of responses possible from a simple neural circuit.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/Ufxzgg_HYH0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:14:03 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170124111403.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170124111403.htmEngineers eat away at Ms Pac-Man score with artificial player
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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 play.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/egWYvlSbp3Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:15:33 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170123111533.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170123111533.htmMalaria elimination: Vaccines should be tested on larger groups of volunteers
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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 mathematical model to determine the minimum number of people required for a good vaccine trial.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/SAlRpgHzato" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:12:57 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170112141257.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170112141257.htmComputer models could help design physical therapy regimens
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Researchers have developed a computational walking model that could help guide patients to their best possible recovery after a stroke.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/_cSMR6YvBXU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:44:30 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170110154430.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170110154430.htmDNA-evidence needs statistical back-up
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How do forensic scientists deal with complex DNA-evidence found at crime scenes? A researcher has now developed new statistical models to analyze them.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/IOC61WJeqhs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:10:52 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170110121052.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170110121052.htmAn ecological invasion mimics a drunken walk
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A theory that uses the mathematics of a drunken walk describes ecological invasions better than waves, according to a new study.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/6PFadxMe6O0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Mon, 09 Jan 2017 10:49:10 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170109104910.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170109104910.htmPhysicists' to use their unique tool to improve neonatal health
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In neonatal health, knowing the exact time of conception saves lives. Two data scientists have a mathematical solution to rectify rough estimates.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/1Eh78wBss0Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 03 Jan 2017 13:58:45 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170103135845.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170103135845.htmResearchers use mathematical modeling to explain evolutionary phenomenon that leads to treatment resistance
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Reserachers are using mathematical models to explain how bacteria and cancer cells exploit an evolutionary process known as bet-hedging to resist medical intervention.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/PfTJYkJoXO0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 22 Dec 2016 09:51:06 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161222095106.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161222095106.htmResearchers model how 'publication bias' does, and doesn't, affect the 'canonization' of facts in science
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Researchers present a mathematical model that explores whether "publication bias" -- the tendency of journals to publish mostly positive experimental results -- influences how scientists canonize facts.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/Xl8ko_3dlTk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 20 Dec 2016 09:46:29 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161220094629.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161220094629.htmMimicking biological movements with soft robots
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Designing a soft robot to move organically -- to bend like a finger or twist like a wrist -- has always been a process of trial and error. Now, researchers have developed a method to automatically design soft actuators based on the desired movement.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/B6hFEALFrZg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Mon, 19 Dec 2016 16:16:06 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161219161606.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161219161606.htmWaging a more effective war against viral outbreaks
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As societies grow more complex and interconnected, a mathematical biologist calls for a similar evolution in models to combat communicable disease.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/ZxI6HXGfxb0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 15 Dec 2016 17:53:44 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161215175344.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161215175344.htmPredicting extinction, with the help of a Yule tree
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A new study shows how the present-day distribution of physical traits across species can help explain how the evolutionary process unfolded over time.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/nVj3m_UP5sU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Wed, 14 Dec 2016 11:50:58 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161214115058.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161214115058.htmHow to avoid congestion of mobile network
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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 particular, it can be used to eliminate queues in shops and banks and eliminate mobile communication congestion during the holidays.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/qpQw6Ps9YKY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Mon, 12 Dec 2016 10:11:24 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161212101124.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161212101124.htmCrunching the numbers: Researchers use math in search for diabetes cure
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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 restoring the production of insulin.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/PT0TobWCPSg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:34:24 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161129143424.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161129143424.htmMothers' early support boosts children's later math achievement
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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 reading skills, and can even predict income in adulthood. Now a new longitudinal study has found that young children whose mothers supported them during play, specifically in their labeling of object quantities, had better math achievement at ages 4-½ and 5 years.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/uFbmlCMl2s4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 22 Nov 2016 19:30:26 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161122193026.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161122193026.htmThe mathematics of coffee extraction: Searching for the ideal brew
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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 various parameters on the final product. In a new paper, authors present and analyze a new multiscale model of coffee extraction from a coffee bed.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/LxTDGSVqniQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 15 Nov 2016 10:13:06 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161115101306.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161115101306.htmMathematical algorithms calculate social behavior
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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 becoming reality. Scientists are currently developing the appropriate tools. This will allow them to simulate and improve security at major events or increase the efficiency of evacuation measures.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/MaZ9pFHKFu0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Mon, 14 Nov 2016 14:30:06 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161114143006.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161114143006.htmResearchers found mathematical structure that was thought not to exist
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Researchers found mathematical structure that was thought not to exist. The best possible q-analogs of codes may be useful in more efficient data transmission.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/pLz2ibpmudQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Mon, 14 Nov 2016 08:19:06 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161114081906.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161114081906.htmEven physicists are 'afraid' of mathematics
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Physicists avoid highly mathematical work despite being trained in advanced mathematics, new research suggests.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/5ZviN1drMzo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Fri, 11 Nov 2016 13:21:18 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161111132118.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161111132118.htmNew theory debunks consensus that math abilities are innate
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A new theory regarding how the brain first learns basic math could alter approaches to identifying and teaching students with math learning disabilities. Now researchers offer a better understanding of how, when and why people grasp every day math skills.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/-fvsfVtUkX0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 01 Nov 2016 10:15:25 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161101101525.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161101101525.htmFinding patterns in corrupted data
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A new model-fitting technique is efficient even for data sets with hundreds of variables, say researchers.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/jjjXQkg-nAA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:47:25 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161026104725.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161026104725.htmBreakthrough in quantifying belief system dynamics
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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 sociologists have developed a mathematical model that describes the relationship between belief systems and interpersonal influence, and what happens when underlying beliefs change.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/wjjPYLfgOQg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:27:21 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161024132721.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161024132721.htm