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For more science news, visit ScienceDaily.sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematicshttps://feedburner.google.comChallenging 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.htmThe physics of finance helps solve a century-old mystery
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By unleashing the power of big data and statistical physics, researchers in Japan have developed a model that aids understanding of how and why financial Brownian motion arises.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/9QKJtFyUcdk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Wed, 28 Mar 2018 10:37:24 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180328103724.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180328103724.htmAI improves touchscreen interfaces for users with impairments
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A new AI method adapts touchscreen interfaces to make more out of the capabilities of aging users and users with disabilities. People with tremor, dyslexia, Alzheimer's, or poor eyesight can improve efficiency of smartphone use without expensive devices.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/computers_math/mathematics/~4/GH5A3fDBhu4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Tue, 27 Mar 2018 09:39:25 EDThttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180327093925.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180327093925.htmEarly 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.htm