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Mathematics News
December 7, 2019

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New research comprehensively examined the brain development of young boys and girls. Their research shows no gender difference in brain function or ... read more

People Can See Beauty in Complex Mathematics

Ordinary people see beauty in complex mathematical arguments in the same way they can appreciate a beautiful landscape painting or a piano ... read more

Mathematicians Develop New Statistical Indicator

Up to now, it has taken a great deal of computational effort to detect dependencies between more than two high-dimensional variables, in particular when complicated non-linear relationships are ... read more

Lessons of Conventional Imaging Let Scientists See Around Corners

Scientists, drawing on the lessons of classical optics, have shown that it is possible to image complex hidden scenes using a projected 'virtual camera' to see around ... read more
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Could Mathematics Help to Better Treat Cancer?

Impaired information processing may prevent cells from perceiving their environment correctly; they then start acting in an uncontrolled way and this can lead to the development of cancer. To better ... read more

Mathematics Reveals New Insights Into Marangoni Flows

Scientists have discovered new mathematical laws governing the properties of Marangoni flows. The new theory better matches experimental observations of the well-known ... read more

Novel Method Turns Any 3D Object Into a Cubic Style

Computer scientists have developed a computational method to quantify an abstract cubic style. Additionally, their method also enables users to create new shapes that resemble the input shape and ... read more

Revamped Crew Scheduling Model Cuts Airline Delays by as Much as 30%

Delays and disruptions in airline operations annually result in billions of dollars of additional costs to airlines, passengers and the economy. Airlines strive to mitigate these costs by creating ... read more

Computer Kidney Sheds Light on Proper Hydration

A new computer kidney could tell researchers more about the impacts of medicines taken by people who don't drink enough ... read more

Curved Nanochannels Allow Independent Tuning of Charge and Spin Currents

To increase the efficiency of microchips, 3D structures are now being investigated. However, spintronic components, which rely on electron spin rather than charge, are always flat. To investigate how ... read more

Using Math to Blend Musical Notes Seamlessly

Researchers have invented an algorithm that produces a real-time portamento effect, gliding a note at one pitch into a note of another pitch, between any two audio signals, such as a piano note ... read more

Better Way to Teach Physics to University Students

Physicists and educators have developed a curriculum for college-level students that shows promise in helping students in introductory physics classes further practice and develop their calculus ... read more

Numbers Limit How Accurately Digital Computers Model Chaos

Digital computers use numbers based on flawed representations of real numbers, which may lead to inaccuracies when simulating the motion of molecules, weather systems and fluids, find ... read more

Hyperbolic Paraboloid Origami Harnesses Bistability to Enable New Applications

Researchers are looking the 'hypar' origami for ways to leverage its structural ... read more

Focusing on Key Sustainable Development Goals Would Boost Progress Across All, Analysis Finds

The world could make greater progress towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by prioritizing a subset of the goals rather than pursuing them all equally, a first-of-its-kind ... read more

Mathematical Model Could Help Correct Bias in Measuring Bacterial Communities

A mathematical model shows how bias distorts results when measuring bacterial communities through metagenomic sequencing. The proof-of-concept model could be the first step toward developing ... read more

Good at Math? It Means Little If You're Not Confident

Being good at math relates to better financial and medical outcomes -- unless you don't have confidence in your own abilities with numbers, new research suggests. In two studies, researchers ... read more

The Ever-Winning Lottery Ticket: Mathematicians Solve a Dusty Mystery

After years of work, mathematics researchers have answered a mysterious half-century-old riddle. The mystery was all but forgotten until a Danish researcher heard about, and then decided to tackle ... read more

Sum of Three Cubes for 42 Finally Solved -- Using Real Life Planetary Computer

Hot on the heels of the ground-breaking 'Sum-Of-Three-Cubes' solution for the number 33, mathematicians have solved the final piece of the famous 65-year-old math puzzle with an answer for ... read more

Analytical Tool Designs Corkscrew-Shaped Nano-Antennae

Researchers have derived analytically how corkscrew-shaped nano-antennas interact with ... read more

Helping NASA Spacecraft Travel Faster and Farther With Math

By combining cutting-edge machine learning with 19th-century mathematics, a mathematician is working to make NASA spacecraft lighter and more damage tolerant by developing methods to detect ... read more

New Technique Could Streamline Design of Intricate Fusion Device

Stellarators, twisty machines that house fusion reactions, rely on complex magnetic coils that are challenging to design and build. Now, a physicist has developed a mathematical technique to help ... read more

Mathematical Framework Turns Any Sheet of Material Into Any Shape Using Kirigami Cuts

Researchers have developed a mathematical framework that can turn any sheet of material into any prescribed shape, inspired by the paper craft termed kirigami (from the Japanese, kiri, meaning to cut ... read more

Facial Recognition Technique Could Improve Hail Forecasts

The same artificial intelligence technique typically used in facial recognition systems could help improve prediction of hailstorms and their severity, according to a new ... read more

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