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For more science news, visit ScienceDaily.sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematicshttps://feedburner.google.comEarly numeracy performance of young kids linked to specific math activities at home
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New research finds links between certain math skills in young children and specific numerical activities undertaken at home with parents. The study also finds that the more parents engage in mathematical activities with their children, the higher their early numeracy performance.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/24xReO3_iq8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:30:25 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180322103025.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180322103025.htmA new angle on gerrymanders
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A mathematician has developed a new tool to identify gerrymandered voting districts. The research shows Pennsylvania, Ohio and North Carolina strongly gerrymandered for Republicans, while Maryland's and California's voting districts have been strongly tipped in favor of Democrats. The new tool could be important in the wake of two Supreme Court cases now being considered that might outlaw certain partisan gerrymanders.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/6l_LbXFIgAk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:37:15 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180321143715.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180321143715.htmSound new technique tunes into the shifting shapes of biology
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Scientists have come up with a novel way of quantifying cell shapes -- with a lot of mathematics and a little musical inspiration.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/rPlH_PRLvIE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:43:13 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180320084313.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180320084313.htmSingle-cell imaging and math models used to determine effective drug properties
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Drug therapies that target a specific molecule have changed the way patients are treated for cancer and greatly improved survival rates. However, some patients do not respond to these therapies because the drug is not reaching the tumor cells effectively. In a new study, researchers combined single-cell imaging of cancer cells in mice with mathematical modeling to determine which drug characteristics are the most important for efficient drug uptake.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/8xuz_CwNxsI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 13 Mar 2018 08:42:06 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180313084206.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180313084206.htmNew mathematical framework establishes the risk of dramatic collapses of real networks
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A theoretical framework explaining the risk of rare events causing major disruptions in complex networks, such as a blackout in a power grid, has been proposed by a mathematician in a new paper.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/AC4Zvb3o_Hw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:41:11 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180228134111.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180228134111.htmWhen ‘colder’ means ‘hotter’: Explaining the increasing temperature of cooling granular gases
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A mathematician has developed a theory to explain ‘heating by cooling’, where the temperature of a granular gas increases while the total energy drops down - a peculiar phenomenon which can be observed both on Earth and in space.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/4otPHN_XRL4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Wed, 28 Feb 2018 09:22:32 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180228092232.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180228092232.htmHow do teachers integrate STEM into K-12 classrooms?
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Although the call for improving STEM education is widespread, there is little guidance for teachers on how to do so. A team set out to outline challenges and find best practices for teachers to better integrate science, technology, engineering and math in their classrooms.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/RCG2saph0IQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 27 Feb 2018 15:58:44 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180227155844.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180227155844.htmNovel computational biology model accurately describes dynamics of gene expression
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Using a simple analytical framework for random events within a predictable system, computational biologists have found a new way to accurately model certain forms of gene expression, including the body's 24-hour internal clock. This new approach of applying a piecewise deterministic Markov process (PDMP) to gene expression could inform possible design principles for synthetic biologists.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/rotxilulo2w" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Wed, 31 Jan 2018 14:45:55 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180131144555.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180131144555.htmPositive attitude toward math predicts math achievement in kids
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For the first time, scientists have identified the brain pathway that links a positive attitude toward math to achievement in the subject. In a study of elementary school students, researchers found that having a positive attitude about math was connected to better function of the hippocampus, an important memory center in the brain, during performance of arithmetic problems.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/JoY5vKFnOtQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Wed, 24 Jan 2018 13:17:36 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180124131736.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180124131736.htmMathematicians develop model for how new ideas emerge
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Researchers have developed a mathematical model for the emergence of innovations.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/pRWiFC4bf4A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Wed, 24 Jan 2018 12:30:53 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180124123053.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180124123053.htmA centuries-old math equation used to solve a modern-day genetics challenge
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Researchers developed a new mathematical tool to validate and improve methods used by medical professionals to interpret results from clinical genetic tests.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/WNrRAiTcsxs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:08:02 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180118100802.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180118100802.htmThe Fields Medal fallacy: Why this math prize should return to its roots
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The Fields Medal, whose origins date back to the 1930s, will be issued again this year in August to up to four of the world's most accomplished mathematicians under the age of 40. Experts now propose that the Fields Medal return to its roots as a tool intended to shape the future of mathematics, rather than recognizing those who have already found the spotlight.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/T64-O7cJbOc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:10:54 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180116111054.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180116111054.htmMath can predict how cancer cells evolve
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Applied mathematics can be a powerful tool in helping predict the genesis and evolution of different types of cancers, a study has found.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/cGYQ8RNyZ8s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:50:00 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180116085000.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180116085000.htmBatman's Gotham City provides test case for community resilience model
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If a community is resilient, it can withstand and recover from an unanticipated disaster, like an earthquake, fire or flood. But since every disaster and every community is unique, a uniform measure for defining 'resilience' has been hard to come by for engineers and social scientists. A new study offers an innovative approach to defining resilience that could help communities better prepare for hazards.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/7SXnU2lVQSI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Fri, 05 Jan 2018 13:52:55 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180105135255.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180105135255.htmRadiation therapy algorithm could reduce side effects, maintain effect against tumors
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A mathematical model for computing radiation therapy treatments could substantially reduce patient side effects while delivering the same results as conventional radiation therapy.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/V3crUCgGPyg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Fri, 05 Jan 2018 13:52:47 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180105135247.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180105135247.htmTailoring cancer treatments to individual patients
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Researchers have developed computer models to predict how cancer will progress in a specific individual, based on tissue, cellular and subcellular protein signaling responses. The models can predict how brain tumors (gliomas) will grow with much greater accuracy than previous models. Recently, the group began a clinical study to predict how an individual's cancer will progress after one cycle of therapy, and to use that prediction to plan the course of treatment.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/yOPFcgcO4o0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Wed, 03 Jan 2018 12:30:54 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180103123054.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180103123054.htmUsing rank order to identify complex genetic interactions
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Genome sequencing has revolutionized genetics. It also requires new mathematical tools to help life scientists make sense of enormous amounts of data. Applying new math, experts in the area of mathematical biology show how ranking pathogen mutants can help scientists understand how mutants evolve to resist drug treatments. This line of research could have implications for the treatment of diseases that can resist drug treatments, such as HIV and malaria.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/fVTigkz7uRE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Wed, 03 Jan 2018 10:08:55 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180103100855.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180103100855.htmRandomness a key in spread of disease, other 'evil'
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Working with a simple mathematical model in which chance plays a key role, researchers calculated how long it would take a bacterial infection or cancer cell to take over a network of healthy cells. The distribution of incubation times in most cases, they contend, is close to 'lognormal' -- meaning that the logarithms of the incubation periods, rather than the incubation periods themselves, are normally distributed.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/GKANx-ukhqc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 02 Jan 2018 13:48:44 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180102134844.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180102134844.htmTumor growth parameters predict response to anti-angiogenic therapy in mice
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Using a mathematical modeling approach, scientists have found that certain parameters of tumor growth in mice can predict the effectiveness of drugs that block formation of tumor-nourishing blood vessels.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/Gvewm2a_kZs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 21 Dec 2017 14:30:44 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171221143044.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171221143044.htmCutting-edge statistics yield new insight into attributing, projecting climate change
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Projecting the future of extreme weather events across the globe remains a complex task in climate research -- and one in which statisticians are increasingly playing key roles.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/fq6nYDL0W8c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 21 Dec 2017 12:25:38 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171221122538.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171221122538.htmElectromagnetic emissions from smartphones analyzed for security vulnerability
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Researchers are developing a tool that enables cell phones to be analyzed in order to determine if they could undergo a cyber-attack to obtain encryption keys through their electromagnetic emanations.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/3si_RWyKbZw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 19 Dec 2017 10:19:09 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171219101909.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171219101909.htmDoing without dark energy
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Three mathematicians have a different explanation for the accelerating expansion of the universe that does without theories of 'dark energy.' Einstein's original equations for General Relativity actually predict cosmic acceleration due to an 'instability,' they argue in a new paper.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/d7U2ppJ1Dgc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:08:59 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171214100859.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171214100859.htmSocial media trends can predict tipping points in vaccine scares
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Analyzing trends on Twitter and Google can help predict vaccine scares that can lead to disease outbreaks, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/RrlLcvugacE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:28:19 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171211152819.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171211152819.htmSurvey taps students' motivation in STEM
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Researchers are learning more about undergraduates' experience in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) classes and sharing a set of survey questions that will help researchers and educators at other universities do the same.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/bZp-nAmJAHM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:15:07 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171120141507.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171120141507.htmMathematician's study of 'swarmalators' could direct future science
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How does the Japanese tree frog figure into the latest work of a noted mathematician? As it turns out, quite prominently. Researchers used the curious mating ritual of male Japanese tree frogs as inspiration for their exploration of 'swarmalators' -- their term for systems in which both synchronization and swarming occur together.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/IBFepby_KRo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:17:13 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171117141713.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171117141713.htmWhat is the computational power of the universe?
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Can a close look at the universe give us solutions to problems too difficult for a computer -- even if we built a computer larger than a planet? Physicist Stephen Jordan reflects on this question in a new NIST video, along with a scientific paper that considers one particular tough problem the universe might answer.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/EUAHASvvD5k" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:36:40 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171115153640.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171115153640.htmUsing a mathematical lens to look at disease as a whole body problem
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A novel computational method allows researchers to parse how multiple organs contribute to a disease over time, giving a more holistic view of disease and potentially revealing new avenues for intervention.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/nK6IUd_7Msc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:29:20 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171113162920.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171113162920.htmEngaging children in math at home equals a boost in more than just math skills
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Preschool children who engage in math activities at home with their parents not only improve their math skills, but also their general vocabulary, according to research from Purdue University.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/7sIqhJ_1O94" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Fri, 10 Nov 2017 16:40:20 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171110164020.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171110164020.htmNo-growth economy could mean fewer crashes and higher wages, study shows
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An economy based on zero growth could be more stable -- experiencing fewer crashes -- and bring higher wages, suggests a new study.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/uKOfV8AjreQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Fri, 10 Nov 2017 11:39:41 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171110113941.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171110113941.htmFirst mathematical model that predicts immunotherapy success
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Researchers have created the first mathematical model that can predict how a cancer patient will benefit from certain immunotherapies, according to a study.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/izrVNBOGaLo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Wed, 08 Nov 2017 13:20:43 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171108132043.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171108132043.htmNew quantum materials offer novel route to 3-D electronic devices
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Researchers have shown how the principles of general relativity open the door to novel electronic applications such as a three-dimensional electron lens and electronic invisibility devices.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/HbghBxB7THs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 07 Nov 2017 11:31:58 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171107113158.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171107113158.htmReformulation of Markowitz theorem
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By combining concepts from landscape ecology and Markowitz's portfolio theory, researchers have developed a unified 'landscape portfolio platform' to quantify and predict the behavior of multiple stochastic populations across spatial scales. The landscape portfolio platform, however, is applicable to any situation where subsystems fluctuate with a certain level of synchrony, from trade analysis in stock market to sudden outbreaks of pathogens and invasive species.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/P_2CM34kzjs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 07 Nov 2017 11:31:28 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171107113128.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171107113128.htmIt's mathematically impossible to beat aging, scientists say
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Current understanding of the evolution of aging leaves open the possibility that aging could be stopped if only science could figure out a way to make selection between organisms perfect. However, the solution isn't that simple, researchers have found.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/B8CidTO72no" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Mon, 30 Oct 2017 15:44:30 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171030154430.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171030154430.htmYou can’t tell a gerrymandered district by its shape
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When it comes to judging the fairness of electoral districts, we can’t believe our eyes.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/AzumUDdKe48" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 26 Oct 2017 14:25:01 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171026142501.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171026142501.htmSelf-esteem mapped in the human brain
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A team of researchers has devised a mathematical equation that can explain how our self-esteem is shaped by what other people think of us.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/hzi3WmAyplU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 24 Oct 2017 10:33:19 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171024103319.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171024103319.htmMaking big data a little smaller
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Computer scientists have found that the Johnson-Lindenstrauss lemma, a 30-year-old theorem, is the best approach to pre-process large data into a manageably low dimension for algorithmic processing.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/oRHrQ6ChByk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:10:26 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171019101026.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171019101026.htmMathematically modeling HIV drug pharmacodynamics
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Complete elimination of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) presents a challenge due to latent viral reservoirs within the body that can help re-establish infection. In a new paper, researchers propose a mathematical model that investigates the effects of drug parameters and dosing schedules on HIV latent reservoirs and viral load dynamics.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/XLMxQsxlSBU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:09:41 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171019100941.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171019100941.htmShaping animal, vegetable and mineral
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A new technique to grow any target shape from any starting shape has now been developed by researchers, outlines a new report.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/eJxTRhR_OZg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:03:26 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171016190326.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171016190326.htmComputer model unravels knotty problems in DNA
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If you've ever tried to untangle a pair of earbuds, you'll understand how loops and cords can get twisted up. DNA can get tangled in the same way, and in some cases, has to be cut and reconnected to resolve the knots. Now a team of mathematicians, biologists and computer scientists has unraveled how E. coli bacteria can unlink tangled DNA by a local reconnection process. The math behind the research could have implications far beyond biology.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/f7KdHd9ciF8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 05 Oct 2017 10:27:29 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171005102729.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171005102729.htmWhat is STEM education?
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Everyone needs a good teacher -- including teachers. Two new studies show how digging deeper into what STEM education means and strategically designing online classrooms can enhance teaching science, technology, engineering, and math.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/D_1bRBHs-uk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:51:19 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171004095119.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171004095119.htmOn a collision course with game theory
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How do pedestrians behave in a large crowd? How do they avoid collisions? How can their paths be modeled? A new approach developed by mathematicians provides answers to these questions.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/goHxANlhpNo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Wed, 27 Sep 2017 10:23:58 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170927102358.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170927102358.htmA beautiful wing design solution inspired by owl feathers
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Researchers have formulated a mathematical solution that could help minimize noise, maximize aerodynamics in design of porous airfoils (2-D wings) to improve wind turbines and air vehicles.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/3kHuNVjSe-I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 26 Sep 2017 23:59:31 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170926235931.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170926235931.htmThe 3-D selfie has arrived
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Computer scientists have solved a complex problem that has, until now, defeated experts in vision and graphics research. They have developed technology capable of producing 3-D facial reconstruction from a single 2-D image -- the 3-D selfie. People are queuing up to try it and so far, more than 400,000 users have had a go.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/HEgB01vFxuA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:51:40 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170926125140.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170926125140.htmThe math of doughnuts: 'Moonshine' sheds light on elliptic curves
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Mathematicians have opened a new chapter in the theory of moonshine, one which begins to harness the power of the pariahs -- sporadic simple groups that previously had no known application.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/xMfmryoqvaA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:09:34 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170922090934.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170922090934.htmMathematicians ask: What's in a ripple?
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When a fluid or a gas experiences a sudden disturbance, it often gives rise to a phenomenon known as an undular bore, which consists of a series of rapid oscillations that propagate and spread. But how to describe what transpires? New mathematics research brings us closer to finding an answer.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/WRwafXptAyQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:34:02 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170920113402.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170920113402.htmMathematician and chronicler of political murders
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Emil J. Gumbel's formulas are fundamental for extreme value theory. This statistical discipline describes extreme incidents, such as floods or storms. Little is known, however, that he was also a pioneer of modern data journalism, unveiling the patterns of political murder in the Weimar Republic. Researchers now intend to fill in the gaps in what the world knows about Gumbel.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/rmB-Xt2a03o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:52:03 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170919105203.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170919105203.htmEngineer develops key mathematical formula for driving quantum experiments
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For more than a decade, scientists have sought a better way for pulse design using the similarity between spins and springs by using numerical experiments.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/OUD5PXgMD-g" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Wed, 06 Sep 2017 10:37:39 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170906103739.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170906103739.htmEquation reveals the characteristics of quantum chaos
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Researchers have now succeeded in formulating a mathematical result that provides an exact answer to the question of how chaos actually behaves. The researchers have analyzed chaotic states at the atomic level.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/vbtFf26XPZc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Mon, 04 Sep 2017 09:37:22 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170904093722.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170904093722.htmBrain stimulation for children with learning difficulties?
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Applying a brain stimulation method, which was previously suggested to enhance mathematical learning in healthy adults, may improve the performance of children with mathematical learning difficulties, according to an exploratory study.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/Iz_8Aepr7qE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 29 Aug 2017 12:47:56 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170829124756.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170829124756.htmResearchers predicted when cholera epidemic in Yemen would peak
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Scientists have developed a new mathematical model which accurately forecast that a devastating cholera epidemic in Yemen would peak by early July, the 26th week of 2017 and the cumulative incidence would be the order of 700-800 thousand cases.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/1RyaG8ylNqA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Fri, 25 Aug 2017 09:11:58 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170825091158.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170825091158.htmMathematical mystery of ancient Babylonian clay tablet solved
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Scientists have discovered the purpose of a famous 3,700-year old Babylonian clay tablet, revealing it is the world's oldest and most accurate trigonometric table, possibly used by ancient mathematical scribes to calculate how to construct palaces and temples and build canals. The new research shows the Babylonians beat the Greeks to the invention of trigonometry -- the study of triangles -- by more than 1,000 years.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/KNgmXwayxNE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 24 Aug 2017 14:12:50 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170824141250.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170824141250.htmMathematical tools improve theory, prediction in psychiatry
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Recent years have seen an explosion in the use of mathematical models to integrate insights emerging from studies of the brain and behavior. This approach has been used to develop new theoretical perspectives that can enrich data analysis, which researchers hope will help explain mechanisms behind complex psychiatric diseases and improve treatment for patients.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/cJ5pU0Cfisw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 24 Aug 2017 09:40:39 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170824094039.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170824094039.htm'Robin Hood effects' on motivation in math
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Students from families with little interest in math benefit more from a school intervention program that aims at increasing math motivation than do students whose parents regard math as important. A study indicates the intervention program has a "Robin Hood effect" which reduces the "motivational gap" between students from different family backgrounds because new information about the importance of math is made accessible to underprivileged students.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/1HdvciZVGYQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Wed, 09 Aug 2017 07:36:29 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170809073629.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170809073629.htmNew model for bimolecular reactions in nanoreactors
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Theoretical physicists have devised a mathematical model of two different molecules reacting within so called nanoreactors that act as catalysts. They gained surprising new insights as to what factors promote reactions and how to control and select them. The model is relevant for a wide range of research fields, from biophysics to energy materials.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/R70KT9qfuRU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Fri, 04 Aug 2017 09:13:44 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170804091344.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170804091344.htmOnline assessment could improve math marks of deaf learners
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Online mathematics assessment could help improve the mathematics performance of deaf and hard-of-hearing learners in South Africa, suggests a new report.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/SRCAZ9NCe0s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 03 Aug 2017 10:31:50 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170803103150.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170803103150.htmNew 3-D technique uses water and robotics to reconstruct complex objects
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'Using a robotic arm to immerse an object on an axis at various angles, and measuring the volume displacement of each dip, we combine each sequence and create a volumetric shape representation of an object,' says an expert.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/r2a60dPz5TM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:15:06 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170726091506.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170726091506.htmOne step closer to halting the spread of Zika, Dengue, Chikungunya
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A mathematical model can serve as a guide to make monthly predictions on when people are at greatest risk for contracting mosquito-borne viruses, such as dengue, Zika and chikungunya, due to climate conditions, scientists report.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/mTdOxwaaCa8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:26:04 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170720162604.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170720162604.htmMaking telescopes that curve and twist
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A new tool for computational design allows users to turn any 3-D shape into a collapsible telescoping structure. New mathematical methods capture the complex and diverse properties of such structures, which are valuable for a variety of applications in 3-D fabrication and robotics -- particularly where mechanisms must be compact in size and easily deployable.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/6JhyLiFbD-A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 11 Jul 2017 11:24:28 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170711112428.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170711112428.htmInto the quantum world with a tennis racket
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Quantum technology is seen as an important future-oriented technology: smaller, faster and with higher performance than conventional electronics. However, exploiting quantum effects is difficult because nature's smallest building blocks have properties quite distinct from those we know from our everyday world. An international team of researchers has now succeeded in extracting a fault tolerant manipulation of quanta from an effect of classical mechanics.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/97oBQCRXiIM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 06 Jul 2017 11:32:15 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170706113215.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170706113215.htmUsing mathematical methods to study complex biological networks
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Complex biological processes, such as the metabolism, often involve thousands of different compounds coupled by chemical reactions. These process chains are described by researchers as chemical reaction networks. Researchers have developed new mathematical methods to study the energetic properties of these networks.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/7XkSXN0Alc4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:20:32 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170627142032.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170627142032.htm