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  • Researchers teach computers to see optical illusions
    on September 21, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    By making a neural-network computer model that can be fooled by optical illusions like humans, the researchers advanced knowledge of the human visual system and may help improve artificial vision. […]

  • Mathematics meets biology to uncover unexpected biorhythms
    on September 20, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    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. […]

  • What your cell phone camera tells you about your brain
    on September 19, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    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. […]

  • Electrochemistry: Greater than the sum of its parts
    on September 18, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    Scientists have developed a new model that merges basic electrochemical theory with theories used in different contexts, such as the study of photoelectrochemistry and semiconductor physics, to describe phenomena that occur in any electrode. […]

  • Tech streamlines computational science projects
    on September 16, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    A new research team has continuously updated a workflow management system they first developed in 2010 to help computational scientists develop software, visualize data, and solve problems, saving time and effort expended in support of modeling and simulation experiments. […]

  • Business genius can be taught, study says
    on September 12, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    How did Steve Jobs do it? What about Whole Foods Market and Starbucks? These kinds of 'breakout' success stories show what is possible when business leaders imagine into the future rather than re-enacting the past -- a strategy that a new study says is crucial for business success in a rapidly changing world. […]

  • 3-D virtual simulation gets to the 'heart' of irregular heartbeats
    on September 12, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    In a proof of concept study, scientists have successfully performed 3-D personalized virtual simulations of the heart to accurately identify where cardiac specialists should electrically destroy cardiac tissue to stop potentially fatal irregular and rapid heartbeats in patients with scarring in the heart. […]

  • 'Cloud computing' takes on new meaning for scientists
    on September 11, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    Clouds may be wispy puffs of water vapor drifting through the sky, but they're heavy lifting computationally for scientists wanting to factor them into climate simulations. Researchers have turned to data science to achieve better cumulus calculating results. […]

  • Researchers resolve a major mystery in 2D material electronics
    on September 10, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    Researchers have discovered a one-size-fits-all master equation that shall pave the way towards better design of 2D material electronics. […]

  • Game-theory approach to understanding genetics
    on September 5, 2018 at 3:23 am

    Principles of game theory offer new ways of understanding genetic behavior, a pair of researchers has concluded in a new analysis. […]

  • AI beats doctors at predicting heart disease deaths
    on September 4, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    A model developed using artificial intelligence is better at predicting risk of death in patients with heart disease than models designed by medical experts, a new study shows. […]

  • Mechanism of biological noise cancellation revealed
    on September 4, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    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. […]

  • Model can more naturally detect depression in conversations
    on August 30, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    Researchers detail a neural-network model that can be unleashed on raw text and audio data from interviews to discover speech patterns indicative of depression. Given a new subject, it can accurately predict if the individual is depressed, without needing any other information about the questions and answers. […]

  • Using physics to predict crowd behavior
    on August 30, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    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. […]

  • Mathematics can assist cities in addressing unstructured neighborhoods
    on August 29, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    New mathematical models can help guide changes to the layout of poor urban neighborhoods to improve access to resources with minimum disruption and cost. […]

  • A better way to count boreal birds
    on August 29, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    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. […]

  • Smoked out: Researchers develop a new wildfire smoke emissions model
    on August 24, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Scientists have developed an advanced model that can help predict pollution caused by wildfire smoke. The research provides a physical model that can more reliably predict soot and smoke emissions from wildfires over a range of conditions. […]

  • Viral outbreaks could be predicted two years in advance by mathematical model
    on August 24, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    Scientists have identified the cause of outbreaks of enterovirus, one of the most prevalent types of virus in the world. […]

  • A milestone for forecasting earthquake hazards
    on August 22, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    Researchers report that their physics-based model of California earthquake hazards replicated estimates from the state's leading statistical model. […]

  • Preparing for chemical attacks with improved computer models
    on August 21, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    Researchers have used computer models on the Stampede2 supercomputer to replicate the dispersal of gases from the April 4, 2017 chemical weapons attack in northwest Syria. The simulations were able to capture real world conditions despite a scarcity of information. Recently, the team developed a coarse model that uses seasonal conditions as background information to speed up calculations, reducing forecasting time from days to minutes. […]

  • More efficient security for cloud-based machine learning
    on August 17, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    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. […]

  • Key factor may be missing from models that predict disease outbreaks from climate change
    on August 16, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    A new study suggests that computer models used to predict the spread of epidemics from climate change -- such as crop blights or disease outbreaks -- may not take into account an important factor in predicting their severity. […]

  • Math shows how human behavior spreads infectious diseases
    on August 16, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Mathematics can help public health workers better understand and influence human behaviors that lead to the spread of infectious disease. […]

  • Mapping the future direction for quantum research
    on August 15, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    The way research in quantum technology will be taken forward has been laid out in a revised roadmap for the field. Quantum researchers summarize the field's current status, and examine its challenges and goals. […]

  • Ecology of investors in financial markets
    on August 14, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    Researchers studied the similarity of investment decisions in the financial market and how the investment strategies used by the investors influence the volatility of the markets by using an exceptionally large set of empirical data. The results help in understanding the operation of financial markets and shed light on the connection of earlier theories to the actual stock market. […]

  • New interactive machine learning tool makes car designs more aerodynamic
    on August 14, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    When engineers or designers wanted to test the aerodynamic properties of the newly designed car or an airplane, the procedure usually took hours or even a day. Engineers have now significantly sped up this process, making streamlines and parameters available in real-time. Their method is among the first to use machine learning to model flow around continuously editable 3D objects. […]

  • Mathematicians solve age-old spaghetti mystery
    on August 13, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    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. […]

  • Why zebrafish (almost) always have stripes
    on August 13, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    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. […]

  • New study views cancer treatment as a game to find strategies that improve patient outcomes
    on August 9, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    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. […]

  • Viewing cancer treatment as a game to find strategies that improve patient outcomes
    on August 9, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    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. […]