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  • Need for speed makes genome editing efficient, if not better
    on October 17, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Researchers have developed a computational model to quantify the mechanism by which CRISPR-Cas9 proteins find their genome-editing targets. […]

  • Shaping animal, vegetable and mineral
    on October 16, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    A new technique to grow any target shape from any starting shape has now been developed by researchers, outlines a new report. […]

  • Tweets can help predict the outcome of soccer matches
    on October 13, 2017 at 12:02 am

    Twitter activity can help predict the result of soccer matches when combined with betting market prices, new study shows. The tone of Twitter posts can predict when a team is more likely to win and soccer bets are mispriced, the study found. […]

  • A better understanding of space, via helicopter
    on October 12, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    An algorithm that helps engineers design better helicopters may help astronomers more precisely envision the formation of planets and galaxies. Researchers have created a new model for understanding how black holes, planets, and galaxies emerge from the vortex-rich environments of space. […]

  • Study reveals need for better modeling of weather systems for climate prediction
    on October 12, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    A team of researchers discovered persistent dry and warm biases in the central U.S. that was caused by poor modeling of atmospheric convective systems. Their findings call for better calculations with global climate models. […]

  • New software speeds origami structure designs
    on October 11, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Researchers have developed a new computer-aided approach that streamlines the design process for origami-based structures, making it easier for engineers and scientists to conceptualize new ideas graphically while simultaneously generating the underlying mathematical data needed to build the structure in the real world. […]

  • Scientists develop machine-learning method to predict the behavior of molecules
    on October 11, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    A team of scientists has come up with a machine-learning method that predicts molecular behavior, a breakthrough that can aid in the development of pharmaceuticals and the design of new molecules that can be used to enhance the performance of emerging battery technologies, solar cells, and digital displays. […]

  • Machine learning translates 'hidden' information to reveal chemistry in action
    on October 10, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Scientists have developed a new way to capture the details of chemistry choreography as it happens. The method -- which relies on computers that have learned to recognize hidden signs of the steps -- should help them improve the performance of catalysts to drive reactions toward desired products faster. […]

  • This soft robotic gripper can screw in your light bulbs for you
    on October 10, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    How many robots does it take to screw in a light bulb? The answer: just one, assuming you're talking about a newly created robotic gripper. The engineering team has designed and built a gripper that can pick up and manipulate objects without needing to see them and needing to be trained. […]

  • Predicting insect feeding preferences after deforestation
    on October 6, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Understanding how parasitoids and hosts interact, and how their interactions change with human influence, is critically important to understanding ecosystems. New research finds mathematical models can predict complex insect behavioral changes using a simple description of insect preferences. […]

  • Simulating a brain-cooling treatment that could one day ease epilepsy
    on October 5, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Using computer simulation techniques, scientists have gained new insights into the mechanism by which lowering the temperature of specific brain regions could potentially treat epileptic seizures. […]

  • Scientists enlist supercomputers, machine learning to automatically identify brain tumors
    on October 5, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Researchers have developed a brain tumor identification method that combines biophysical models of tumor growth with machine learning algorithms. […]

  • Computer model unravels knotty problems in DNA
    on October 5, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    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. […]

  • What is STEM education?
    on October 4, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    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. […]

  • Visualizing life in silico
    on October 3, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Programming a molecular biology experiment can be similar to playing Sudoku; both are simple if you're working with only a few molecules or a small grid, but explode in complexity as they grow. Now, researchers have made it far easier for molecular biologists to make complex biological models. […]

  • On a collision course with game theory
    on September 27, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    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. […]

  • A beautiful wing design solution inspired by owl feathers
    on September 27, 2017 at 3:59 am

    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. […]

  • Artificial intelligence for obtaining chemical fingerprints
    on September 26, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Researchers have succeeded in developing a method for predicting molecular infrared spectra based on artificial intelligence. These chemical 'fingerprints' could only be simulated by common prediction techniques for small molecules in high quality. The team was able to carry out simulations that were previously not possible. […]

  • New type of supercomputer could be based on 'magic dust' combination of light and matter
    on September 25, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    Scientists have successfully demonstrated that a type of 'magic dust' which combines light and matter can be used to solve complex problems and could eventually surpass the capabilities of even the most powerful supercomputers. […]

  • The math of doughnuts: 'Moonshine' sheds light on elliptic curves
    on September 22, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    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. […]

  • Mathematicians ask: What's in a ripple?
    on September 20, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    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. […]

  • Mathematical simulations shed new light on epilepsy surgery
    on September 20, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Results from an unexpected quarter is could help neurologists to identify which brain region to remove to eliminate an epilepsy patient’s symptoms. Mathematicians have shown that it is sensible to examine the interconnections between different brain regions closely, instead of searching for abnormal regions only. […]

  • Electronic health information exchanges could cut billions in Medicare spending
    on September 13, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    When Health Information Exchanges appear in regional markets, there are massive cost savings, research shows. […]

  • Streamlined security: Optimizing sensor placement with mathematics
    on September 7, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    Increasing reliance on heightened security in public and private settings calls for optimal sensor technology. However, placing security sensors to optimize resource management and system performance while simultaneously protecting people and products is undoubtedly challenging. In a new paper, experts propose a computational level set method to optimally position a sensor-based security system for maximum surveillance of a complex environment. […]

  • Equation reveals the characteristics of quantum chaos
    on September 4, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    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. […]

  • Researchers predicted when cholera epidemic in Yemen would peak
    on August 25, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    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. […]

  • Everyone's an expert, but a computer program may be able to pick the best ones
    on August 24, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Combining the intuition of humans with the impartiality of computers could improve decision-making for organizations, eventually leading to lower costs and better profits, according to a team of researchers. […]

  • Mathematical tools improve theory, prediction in psychiatry
    on August 24, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    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. […]

  • Gut-on-chip good predictor of drug side-effects
    on August 22, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Research has established that guts-on-chips respond in the same way to aspirin as real human organs do. This is a sign that these model organs are good predictors of the effect of medical drugs on the human body. […]

  • Using machine learning to improve patient care
    on August 21, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    Doctors are often deluged by signals from charts, test results, and other metrics to keep track of. It can be difficult to integrate and monitor all of these data for multiple patients while making real-time treatment decisions, especially when data is documented inconsistently across hospitals. Now researchers are exploring ways for computers to help doctors make better medical decisions. […]