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  • Doing without dark energy
    on December 14, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    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. […]

  • Social media trends can predict tipping points in vaccine scares
    on December 11, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    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. […]

  • Controlling spin for memory storage
    on December 6, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    Researchers have learned how to manipulation of a material's magnetism, making room for faster magnetic memory devices. […]

  • Protein-folding simulations sped up
    on December 5, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    Proteins are huge molecules whose function depends on how they fold into intricate structures. To understand how these molecules work, researchers use computer modeling to calculate how proteins fold. Now, a new algorithm can accelerate those vital simulations, enabling them to model phenomena that were previously out of reach. The results can eventually help scientists better understand and treat diseases like Alzheimer's. […]

  • New robots can see into their future
    on December 4, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Researchers have developed a robotic learning technology that enables robots to imagine the future of their actions so they can figure out how to manipulate objects they have never encountered before. In the future, this technology could help self-driving cars anticipate future events on the road and produce more intelligent robotic assistants in homes, but the initial prototype focuses on learning simple manual skills entirely from autonomous play. […]

  • Ideal size for computer memory
    on December 4, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Ultraprecise simulation of a computer storage technology known as CBRAM reveals its optimal geometry: an insulator roughly ten atoms thick sandwiched between two electrodes. […]

  • New computer model sheds light on biological events leading to sudden cardiac death
    on November 28, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    A powerful new computer model replicates the biological activity within the heart that precedes sudden cardiac death. […]

  • Big data creates family tree of constitutions
    on November 22, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    Researchers have constructed a big data, evolutionary taxonomy of the world's constitutions resulting in a mathematically-derived genealogy of founding documents. […]

  • Stock market microstructures: Modeling could help evaluate financial crises
    on November 22, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Researchers have analyzed the statistical regularities and irregularities in the recent order flow of 96 different NASDAQ stocks. Since prices are strongly correlated during financial crises, they evolve in a way that is similar to what happens to nerve signals during epileptic seizures. The findings contribute to modeling price evolution, and could ultimately be used to evaluate the impact of financial crises. […]

  • Linguistics team using Ohio Supercomputer Center to translate lesser-known languages
    on November 21, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Scientists are developing technology for languages about which translators and linguists know nothing. […]

  • Survey taps students' motivation in STEM
    on November 20, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    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. […]

  • New computational method provides optimized design of wind up toys
    on November 17, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    A team of leading computer scientists has developed a novel computational system to aid the design and fabrication of wind-up toys, focusing on automating the intricate interior machinery responsible for the toys' wind-up motion. […]

  • What is the computational power of the universe?
    on November 15, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    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. […]

  • Speedy collision detector could make robots better human assistants
    on November 14, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    A faster collision detection algorithm could enable robots to work more fluidly in the operating room or at home for assisted living. The algorithm, dubbed 'Fastron,' runs up to eight times faster than existing collision detection algorithms. It uses machine learning to help robots avoid moving objects and weave through complex, rapidly changing environments in real time. […]

  • Investment portfolio theory helps scientists predict animal population growth
    on November 14, 2017 at 12:52 am

    A new "landscape portfolio" theory is based on Markowitz's "portfolio theory" in economics, melded with ecological landscape theory to predict population growth of living things. […]

  • Using a mathematical lens to look at disease as a whole body problem
    on November 13, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    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. […]

  • Engaging children in math at home equals a boost in more than just math skills
    on November 10, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    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. […]

  • No-growth economy could mean fewer crashes and higher wages, study shows
    on November 10, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    An economy based on zero growth could be more stable -- experiencing fewer crashes -- and bring higher wages, suggests a new study. […]

  • First mathematical model that predicts immunotherapy success
    on November 8, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    Researchers have created the first mathematical model that can predict how a cancer patient will benefit from certain immunotherapies, according to a study. […]

  • New approach to geoengineering simulations is significant step forward
    on November 7, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Using a sophisticated computer model, scientists have demonstrated for the first time that a new research approach to geoengineering could potentially be used to limit Earth's warming to a specific target while reducing some of the risks and concerns identified in past studies, including uneven cooling of the globe. […]

  • The value of a dollar? New research finds dollar appreciation hurts emerging markets
    on November 1, 2017 at 12:28 am

    New research suggests a strong dollar may hamper investment in emerging economies. […]

  • It's mathematically impossible to beat aging, scientists say
    on October 30, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    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. […]

  • Safer and more powerful lithium-ion batteries
    on October 27, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Researchers are working to improve conductivity and safety in the batteries, which are used to power many electronic devices around the world, including laptops, artificial hearts and cell phones. […]

  • Supercomputers help scientists improve seismic forecasts for California
    on October 24, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    Researchers have used the Stampede1 and 2 supercomputers to complete one of the world's largest earthquake simulation models: The Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast (UCERF3). The simulations showed that in the week following a magnitude 7.0 earthquake, the likelihood of another magnitude 7.0 quake in California would be up to 300 times greater than the week before. […]

  • Self-esteem mapped in the human brain
    on October 24, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    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. […]

  • 'Mind-reading' brain-decoding tech
    on October 23, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    Researchers have demonstrated how to decode what the human brain is seeing by using artificial intelligence to interpret fMRI scans from people watching videos, representing a sort of mind-reading technology. […]

  • Mathematically modeling HIV drug pharmacodynamics
    on October 19, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    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. […]

  • 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. […]