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For more science news, visit ScienceDaily.sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematicshttps://feedburner.google.comAndroid child's face strikingly expressive
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Android faces must express greater emotion if robots are to interact with humans more effectively. Researchers tackled this challenge as they upgraded their android child head, named Affetto. They precisely examined Affetto's facial surface points and the precise balancing of different forces necessary to achieve more human-like motion. Through mechanical measurements and mathematical modeling, they were able to use their findings to greatly enhance Affetto's range of emotional expression.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/KrwirKCvjko" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:46:32 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181115104632.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181115104632.htmCodebreaker Turing's theory explains how shark scales are patterned
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A system proposed by world war two codebreaker Alan Turing more than 60 years ago can explain the patterning of tooth-like scales possessed by sharks, according to new research.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/dY97D6OHwhM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Wed, 07 Nov 2018 18:49:06 ESThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181107184906.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181107184906.htmNew definition returns meaning to information
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Identifying meaningful information is a key challenge to disciplines from biology to artificial intelligence. Researchers now propose a broadly applicable, fully formal definition for this kind of semantic information.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/1Y2eCUHpGo4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 23 Oct 2018 11:05:54 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181023110554.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181023110554.htmHow does brain structure influence performance on language tasks?
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The architecture of each person's brain is unique, and differences may influence how quickly people can complete various cognitive tasks. But how neuroanatomy impacts performance is largely an open question. To learn more, scientists are developing a new tool -- computational models of the brain -- to simulate how the structure of the brain may impact brain activity and, ultimately, human behavior.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/j8mvlLBiSkc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:21:40 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181017142140.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181017142140.htmWhy don't we understand statistics? Fixed mindsets may be to blame
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The first study of why people struggle to solve statistical problems reveals a preference for complicated rather than simpler, more intuitive solutions -- which often leads to failure in solving the problem altogether. The researchers suggest this is due to unfavorable methods of teaching statistics in schools and universities, and highlight the serious consequences when applied to professional settings like court cases.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/rNCGI_jm1GU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Fri, 12 Oct 2018 08:27:13 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181012082713.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181012082713.htmSongbird data yields new theory for learning sensorimotor skills
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During such trial-and-error processes of sensorimotor learning, a bird remembers not just the best possible command, but a whole suite of possibilities, suggests a new study.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/H9pYinA5yOs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Mon, 01 Oct 2018 13:03:54 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181001130354.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181001130354.htmMitigating stress, PTSD risk in warfighters
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Researchers have developed a technique that has the potential to provide measures that facilitate the development of procedures to mitigate stress and the onset of conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder in warfighters.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/YPzLQr-Oa6E" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 27 Sep 2018 09:10:10 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180927091010.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180927091010.htmScience learns from its mistakes too
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A mathematical model shows that even seemingly inconclusive studies speed up the gain in knowledge.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/vC7Lic9GqAE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Wed, 26 Sep 2018 11:09:10 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180926110910.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180926110910.htmPatterns in STEM grades of girls versus boys
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A new study has explored patterns in academic grades of 1.6 million students, showing that girls and boys perform very similarly in STEM - including at the top of the class.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/ozM0UHUNegk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:52:44 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180925115244.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180925115244.htmMathematics meets biology to uncover unexpected biorhythms
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A novel mathematical approach has uncovered that some animal cells have robust 12-hour cycles of genetic activity, in addition to circadian or 24-hour cycles.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/gpoCx6B_csg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:55:21 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180920115521.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180920115521.htmWhat your cell phone camera tells you about your brain
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Your brain is structured to make the best possible decision given its limited resources, according to new research that unites cognitive science and information theory -- the branch of mathematics that underlies modern communications technology.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/a-OHH6a-eK0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Wed, 19 Sep 2018 11:15:02 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180919111502.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180919111502.htmResearchers resolve a major mystery in 2D material electronics
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Researchers have discovered a one-size-fits-all master equation that shall pave the way towards better design of 2D material electronics.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/b7egRc1NCGQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Mon, 10 Sep 2018 10:09:41 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180910100941.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180910100941.htmMechanism of biological noise cancellation revealed
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Researchers report how a particular biochemical signaling pathway cancels biological noise, ensuring the proper stem cell differentiation during development. The conclusions are based on a combination of mathematical modeling and genetic experiments on fruit flies.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/1isa3D2HORw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 04 Sep 2018 11:46:53 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180904114653.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180904114653.htmUsing physics to predict crowd behavior
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Electrons whizzing around each other and humans crammed together at a political rally don't seem to have much in common, but researchers are connecting the dots. They've developed a highly accurate mathematical approach to predict the behavior of crowds of living creatures, using methods originally developed to study large collections of quantum mechanically interacting electrons.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/mFrvHIvXXcw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 30 Aug 2018 18:01:08 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180830180108.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180830180108.htmMathematics can assist cities in addressing unstructured neighborhoods
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New mathematical models can help guide changes to the layout of poor urban neighborhoods to improve access to resources with minimum disruption and cost.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/Vog3c2nSskU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Wed, 29 Aug 2018 14:38:13 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180829143813.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180829143813.htmA better way to count boreal birds
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Knowing approximately how many individuals of a certain species are out there is important for bird conservation efforts, but raw data from bird surveys tends to underestimate bird abundance. Researchers have now tested a new statistical method to adjust for this and confirmed several mathematical tweaks that can produce better population estimates for species of conservation concern.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/1KAnvAqLPNc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Wed, 29 Aug 2018 11:56:08 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180829115608.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180829115608.htmMore efficient security for cloud-based machine learning
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A novel encryption method secures data used in online neural networks, without dramatically slowing their runtimes. This approach holds promise for using cloud-based neural networks for medical-image analysis and other applications that use sensitive data.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/woa-_vYAeKw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:53:49 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180817125349.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180817125349.htmMath shows how human behavior spreads infectious diseases
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Mathematics can help public health workers better understand and influence human behaviors that lead to the spread of infectious disease.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/gXMeEf4xMQY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 16 Aug 2018 08:14:46 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180816081446.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180816081446.htmPredicting landslide boundaries two weeks before they happen
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Researchers have developed a software tool that uses applied mathematics and big data analytics to predict the boundary of where a landslide will occur, two weeks in advance.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/Zw0xr9fYGfM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Wed, 15 Aug 2018 10:29:09 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180815102909.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180815102909.htmMathematicians solve age-old spaghetti mystery
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It's nearly impossible to break a dry spaghetti noodle into only two pieces. A new MIT study shows how and why it can be done.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/WbvUJbsghdo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Mon, 13 Aug 2018 16:05:37 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180813160537.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180813160537.htmWhy zebrafish (almost) always have stripes
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A mathematical model helps explain the key role that one pigment cells plays in making sure that each stripe on a zebrafish ends up exactly where it belongs.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/IOgYjtTumlk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Mon, 13 Aug 2018 13:33:49 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180813133349.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180813133349.htmToward a universal quantum computer
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Researchers have demonstrated holonomic quantum gates under zero-magnetic field at room temperature, which will enable the realization of fast and fault-tolerant universal quantum computers.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/bxloswwuQZs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Mon, 13 Aug 2018 08:27:42 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180813082742.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180813082742.htmNew study views cancer treatment as a game to find strategies that improve patient outcomes
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Game theory can be utilized to identify potential flaws in current cancer treatment approaches and suggest new strategies to improve outcomes in patients with metastatic cancer, according to a new article. The study challenges the decades old standard of treatment for metastatic cancers in which drugs are typically administered continuously at the maximum-tolerated dose (MTD) until the tumor progresses.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/wqfG2rigPE0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 09 Aug 2018 12:56:03 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180809125603.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180809125603.htmViewing cancer treatment as a game to find strategies that improve patient outcomes
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Game theory can be utilized to identify potential flaws in current cancer treatment approaches and suggest new strategies to improve outcomes in patients with metastatic cancer, according to a new article. The study challenges the decades old standard of treatment for metastatic cancers in which drugs are typically administered continuously at the maximum-tolerated dose (MTD) until the tumor progresses.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/WWYKCZf09ZM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 09 Aug 2018 11:25:26 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180809112526.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180809112526.htmMath with good posture can mean better scores, study suggests
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A new study finding that students perform better at math while sitting with good posture could have implications for other kinds of performance under pressure.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/MCaMkTM3faM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Fri, 03 Aug 2018 16:02:12 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180803160212.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180803160212.htmNew geometric shape used by nature to pack cells efficiently
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A multinational team of scientists have uncovered a previously undescribed shape -- they call the 'scutoid' -- adopted by epithelial cells during embryonic development that enables the cells to minimize energy use and maximize packing stability.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/r1U-p100tg4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Sat, 28 Jul 2018 08:41:36 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180728084136.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180728084136.htmNew algorithm could help find new physics
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Scientists have developed an algorithm that could provide meaningful answers to condensed matter physicists in their searches for novel and emergent properties in materials.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/jDJF8OzLmps" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Sat, 28 Jul 2018 08:35:49 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180728083549.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180728083549.htmModel fuses social media, remote sensing data with goal of identifying nuclear threats
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A new computational model allows researchers to draw on normally incompatible data sets, such as satellite imagery and social media posts, to answer questions about what is happening in targeted locations. The researchers developed the model to serve as a tool for identifying violations of nuclear nonproliferation agreements.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/-8vLTLOnOaM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Mon, 23 Jul 2018 15:23:18 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180723152318.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180723152318.htmChallenging the conventional wisdom on calculus
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Contrary to widely-held opinion, taking high school calculus isn't necessary for success later in college calculus -- what's more important is mastering the prerequisites, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry -- that lead to calculus. That's according to a study of more than 6,000 college freshmen at 133 colleges.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/cvLx0qMcF70" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 10 Jul 2018 18:53:59 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180710185359.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180710185359.htmRough terrain? No problem for beaver-inspired autonomous robot
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Researchers are using stigmergy, a biological phenomenon that has been used to explain everything from the behavior of termites and beavers to the popularity of Wikipedia, to build new problem-solving autonomous robots.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/OQVVpd6Oz2c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Wed, 27 Jun 2018 16:03:22 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180627160322.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180627160322.htmEngineering bacteria to exhibit stochastic Turing patterns
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A new study has brought science one step closer to a molecular-level understanding of how patterns form in living tissue. The researchers engineered bacteria that, when incubated and grown, exhibited stochastic Turing patterns: a 'lawn' of synthesized bacteria in a petri dish fluoresced an irregular pattern of red polka dots on a field of green.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/-LaaJgpbQcM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 21 Jun 2018 12:18:57 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180621121857.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180621121857.htmEvaluation method for the impact of wind power fluctuation on power system quality
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Abrupt changes of wind power generation output are a source of severe damage to power systems. Researchers have developed a stochastic modeling method that enables to evaluate the impact of such phenomena.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/ZREyUyeXRjs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Wed, 20 Jun 2018 09:47:37 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180620094737.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180620094737.htmWhen photons spice up the energy levels of quantum particles
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For the first time, a team of mathematical physicists, call upon supersymmetry to explain the behavior of particles that have received a photon and are subjected to particular potential energies known as shape-invariant potentials.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/qCR6pfeN7vE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:24:46 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180619122446.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180619122446.htmApproach can help English learners improve at math word problems
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Education professors have shown that a comprehension-based strategy can help English learners improve their math word-problem solving abilities. The approach boosts reading comprehension and problem solving as well.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/mT1-nOkjZfg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:24:36 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180619122436.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180619122436.htmNovel method for investigating pore geometry in rocks
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In a fusion of mathematics and earth science, researchers have proposed a novel method for characterizing pore geometry in rock, based on persistence diagram analysis and a newly proposed parameter, the distance parameter H. The method represents heterogeneity and differences in rock type more effectively than the conventional method based on velocity distribution, without requiring costly numerical flow simulations, and the results are relatively stable with small changes in pore space.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/e4Jmt3EUNSA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Fri, 15 Jun 2018 09:48:18 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180615094818.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180615094818.htmBlock play could improve your child's math skills, executive functioning
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Semi-structured block play among preschool-age children has the potential to improve two skills - mathematics and executive functioning - critical to kindergarten readiness, according a new study.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/iKOCgMctJ9w" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 12 Jun 2018 18:50:53 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180612185053.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180612185053.htmUsing mathematical approaches to optimally manage public debt
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Large government debt negatively impacts long-term economic growth and the debt-to-gross domestic product (GDP) ratio is an important indicator of a country's financial leverage. Financial mathematicians propose a mathematical model that helps optimize and control the debt-to-GDP ratio.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/m83Ake-nwlA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 07 Jun 2018 11:28:12 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180607112812.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180607112812.htmOptions to optimize profit in broadband satellite constellations
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Several large telecommunications companies have proposed plans to provide global broadband services by launching hundreds and even thousands of satellites into orbit. Although broadband for everyone sounds like a great idea, it also carries great financial risk, resulting in bankruptcy for some who've tried it. Recent research suggests a more cost-effective strategy using regional coverage and staged deployment.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/32FdR77XtPM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Wed, 06 Jun 2018 12:26:38 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180606122638.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180606122638.htmNew tools reveal prelude to chaos
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Engineers have developed tools that mathematically describe the kinetics in a system right before it dissolves into randomness.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/OGKY-T7OCCw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Wed, 06 Jun 2018 12:04:08 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180606120408.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180606120408.htmBeyond superstition to general causality: AI nutcracker for real-world problems
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Real-world problems in economics and public health can be notoriously hard nuts to find causes for. Often, multiple causes are suspected but large datasets with time-sequenced data are not available. Previous models could not reliably analyze these challenges. Now researchers have tested the first Artificial Intelligence model to identify and rank many causes in real-world problems without time-sequenced data, using a multi-nodal causal structure and Directed Acyclic Graphs.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/-1mllVYteM0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 05 Jun 2018 11:21:15 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180605112115.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180605112115.htmNew theory finds 'traffic jams' in jet stream cause abnormal weather patterns
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A study offers an explanation for a mysterious and sometimes deadly weather pattern in which the jet stream, the global air currents that circle the Earth, stalls out over a region. Much like highways, the jet stream has a capacity, researchers said, and when it's exceeded, blockages form that are remarkably similar to traffic jams -- and climate forecasters can use the same math to model them both.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/n2sNdnjcph4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 24 May 2018 14:16:47 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180524141647.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180524141647.htmDengue: Investigating antibodies to identify at-risk individuals
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Using an original mathematical and statistical analysis method, scientists analyzed a Thai cohort in order to help identify individuals at risk of infection. By modeling changes in antibody levels after successive infections with the different dengue serotypes, the scientists were able to establish the profile of these individuals.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/rF_td5WBn-M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Wed, 23 May 2018 13:33:52 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180523133352.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180523133352.htmPhysicists with green fingers estimate tree spanning rate in random networks
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Scientists calculate the total number of spanning trees in randomly expanding networks. This method can be applied to modelling scale-free network models, which, as it turns out, are characterized by small-world properties.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/lQPoiyJeawE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 22 May 2018 12:32:55 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180522123255.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180522123255.htmDriverless cars change lanes more like humans do
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Researchers will present a new lane-change algorithm that splits the difference. It allows for more aggressive lane changes than the simple models do but relies only on immediate information about other vehicles' directions and velocities to make decisions.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/5ex0uNMPJ5w" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 22 May 2018 11:48:29 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180522114829.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180522114829.htmWant to help your child succeed in school? Add language to the math, reading mix
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A new study finds that a child's language skills in kindergarten can predict his or her future proficiency in other subjects.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/VaFJ4wsZk8k" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 17 May 2018 19:47:47 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180517194747.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180517194747.htmNew computational strategy designed for more personalized cancer treatment
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Mathematicians and cancer scientists have found a way to simplify complex biomolecular data about tumors, in principle making it easier to prescribe the appropriate treatment for a specific patient.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/PjWEoy-gDGs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Mon, 14 May 2018 12:25:16 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180514122516.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180514122516.htmHow the power of mathematics can help assess lung function
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Researchers have developed a new computational way of analyzing X-ray images of lungs, which could herald a breakthrough in the diagnosis and assessment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other lung diseases.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/2sy0oPpK8_I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 10 May 2018 11:50:42 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180510115042.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180510115042.htmChanging students' attitudes to mathematics improves test scores
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A new study finds a free 'massive, open, online course' (MOOC) led to students feeling more positive about math, more engaged during math class, and scoring significantly higher in mathematics assessments. This is the first of its kind to focus on changing students' mindsets and beliefs about their mathematics potential.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/UpQpXslV1DQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 10 May 2018 10:12:52 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180510101252.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180510101252.htmNew software, HyperTools, transforms complex data into visualizable shapes
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Every dataset in the observable universe has a fundamental geometry or shape to it, but that structure can be highly complicated. To make it easier to visualize complicated datasets, a research team has created HyperTools -- an open-source software package that leverages a suite of mathematical techniques to gain intuitions about high-dimensional datasets through the underlying geometric structures they reflect.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/Gs9TTgQDMqc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Mon, 07 May 2018 17:40:07 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180507174007.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180507174007.htmMath sheds light on how living cells 'think'
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How does the 'brain' of a living cell work, allowing an organism to function and thrive in changing and unfavorable environments? Researchers have developed new mathematics to solve a longstanding mystery of how the incredibly complex biological networks within cells can adapt and reset themselves after exposure to a new stimulus.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/1CoaUvNyNLg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Wed, 02 May 2018 09:46:36 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180502094636.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180502094636.htmUsing mathematical modeling and evolutionary principles important in treatment decisions
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Researchers are using mathematical modeling based on evolutionary principals to show that adaptive drug treatments based on tumor responses to prior treatment are more effective than maximum-tolerated dose approaches for certain tumor situations.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/gQQ8NgxwZEM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Mon, 30 Apr 2018 13:18:09 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180430131809.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180430131809.htmNew computational model enables personalized simulation of exercise's metabolic effects
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A new mathematical model incorporates personalized details to simulate the metabolic effects of exercise. The model can be adapted to different individual characteristics, such as age and weight, as well as different types and intensities of exercise.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/mVsoeJgPPGI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 26 Apr 2018 14:15:47 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180426141547.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180426141547.htmWhy a robot can't yet outjump a flea
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Smashing mantis shrimp. Snapping trap-jaw ants. Stinging jellyfish. Some of the fastest living things -- at least over short distances -- are also the smallest. A new mathematical model explores how the smallest and speediest things on Earth generate their powerful jumps, snaps, strikes and punches. The model could help explain why robots can't hold a candle to the fastest-moving insects and other tiny-but-powerful creatures, and how they could get closer.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/7oYYTTX6J9g" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 26 Apr 2018 14:15:15 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180426141515.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180426141515.htmSwirling liquids work similarly to bitcoin
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The physics involved with stirring a liquid operate the same way as the mathematical functions that secure digital information. This parallel could help in developing even more secure ways of protecting digital information.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/G1t3M_v_ObU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:50:51 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180423155051.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180423155051.htmHow social networking sites may discriminate against women
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Using the photo-sharing site Instagram as a test case, researchers demonstrate how two common recommendation algorithms amplify a network effect known as homophily in which similar or like-minded people cluster together. They further show how algorithms turned loose on a network with homophily effectively make women less visible; they found that the women in their dataset, whose photos were slightly less likely to be 'liked' or commented on, became even less popular once recommendation algorithms were introduced.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/myEI3jUw5ok" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:06:21 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180420170621.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180420170621.htmThe secret behind a choice cuppa or a perfect pint -- a mathematician
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IF you want to know how to pour the perfect pint or create the ultimate cup of coffee, then you really need a mathematician.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/LW1eWHVmo_Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:38:10 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180413093810.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180413093810.htmDigital penicillin production
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Microorganisms are often used to produce chemicals. These processes are usually very complicated. It is hard to completely understand every detail of the process, when living organisms are involved. Therefore, bioreactors are often seen as 'black boxes' that can only be effectively exploited with a lot of experience. Scientists have succeeded in completely analyzing the penicillin production process, simulating it on the computer and making it predictable -- a paradigm shift for bioprocesses.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/cup6htn9hQM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 10 Apr 2018 10:35:18 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180410103518.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180410103518.htmChina's STEM research environment in higher education
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China's President Xi Jinping has repeatedly stated his aim of transforming the country into a 'science and technology superpower.' But when it comes to China's science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) research environment, newly published research suggests that they may have a long way to go.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/_pkydS3s63E" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Fri, 06 Apr 2018 13:01:06 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180406130106.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180406130106.htmLesson learned? Massive study finds lectures still dominate STEM education
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An analysis of more than 2,000 college classes in science, technology, engineering and math has found that 55 percent of STEM classroom interactions consisted mostly of conventional lecturing -- a style that prior research has identified as among the least effective at teaching and engaging students.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/iAuhTNOHhd8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 29 Mar 2018 14:10:07 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180329141007.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180329141007.htmNew math bridges holography and twistor theory
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A new perspective bridges two approaches to understanding quantum gravity.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/toIAwrfEPhI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Thu, 29 Mar 2018 14:10:02 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180329141002.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180329141002.htm