Mathematics News
May 20, 2019

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Microfluidics refers to the manipulation of fluids in microscale devices. Commonly called "labs on a chip," microfluidic ... read more

Bees Can Do Basic Arithmetic

Researchers set out to test whether bees could do math, building on a groundbreaking finding that bees understand the concept of zero. The new study shows bees can be taught to recognize colors as ... read more

Variations in Seafloor Create Freak Ocean Waves

Researchers have found that abrupt variations in the seafloor can cause dangerous ocean waves known as rogue or freak waves -- waves so catastrophic that they were once thought to be the figments of ... read more

Static Electricity Could Charge Our Electronics

Static electricity is one of the most common, yet poorly understand, forms of power generation. A new study suggests the cause of this hair-raising phenomenon is tiny structural changes that occur at ... read more
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Scientific Reproducibility Does Not Equate to Scientific Truth, Mathematical Model Finds

Reproducible scientific results are not always true and true scientific results are not always reproducible, according to a mathematical ... read more

Probability of Catastrophic Geomagnetic Storm Lower Than Estimated

According to a group of mathematics researchers, the probability in the following decade of the sun causing a storm strong enough to affect electrical and communication infrastructures around the ... read more

Mathematics of Sea Slug Movement Points to Future Robots

Mathematicians recently discovered a lot of new, powerful geometries involved in frilly surfaces. They developed the mathematics to describe these surfaces -- inflected nonsmooth surfaces, which ... read more

Mathematical Rules Underlie the Ancient Art of Knitting

Knitting may be an ancient manufacturing method, but one researcher believes that understanding how different stitch types determine shape and mechanical strength will be invaluable for designing ... read more

Do All Networks Obey the Scale-Free Law? Maybe Not

A new study debunks a popular, two-decade-old theory about the shape of ... read more

Light Pulses Provide a New Route to Enhance Superconductivity

Scientists have shown that pulses of light could be used to turn materials into superconductors through an unconventional type of superconductivity known as 'eta ... read more

Parenthood Contributes to Gender Imbalance in STEM Employment, but It's Not Just an Issue for Mother

Nearly half of new moms and a quarter of new dads leave their full-time STEM jobs after they have their first child, according to a new ... read more

Chirality of Weyl Fermions

Quasiparticles that behave like massless fermions, known as Weyl fermions, have been in recent years at the center of a string of exciting findings in condensed matter physics. Physicists now report ... read more

Famous 'Sandpile Model' Shown to Move Like a Traveling Sand Dune

The so-called Abelian sandpile model has been studied by scientists for more than 30 years. Even though the sandpile model serves as the archetypical model to study self-organized criticality, ... read more

Positive Thinking During Pregnancy May Help Children's Ability in Math and Science

Your attitude during pregnancy could have an effect on your child's ability in math and science, according to a new ... read more

Researchers Wing It in Mimicking Evolution to Discover Best Shape for Flight

A team of mathematicians has determined the ideal wing shape for fast flapping flight -- a discovery that offers promise for better methods for harvesting energy from water as well as for enhancing ... read more

3D Human Epidermal Equivalent Created Using Math

Scientists have successfully constructed a three-dimensional human epidermis based on predictions made by their mathematical model of epidermal homeostasis, providing a new tool for basic research ... read more

Multi-Hop Communication: Frog Choruses Inspire Wireless Sensor Networks

Researchers looked to nature for inspiration in designing more effective wireless sensor networks. First, they recorded the vocal interplay of neighboring tree frog calls, which they found allowed ... read more

On Facebook and Twitter Your Privacy Is at Risk -- Even If You Don't Have an Account, Study Finds

New research shows that on social media, like Facebook, privacy can be at risk, even if a person doesn't have an account. Scientists demonstrated that a person's identity and actions can be ... read more

Measuring Ability of Artificial Intelligence to Learn Is Difficult

Organizations looking to benefit from the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution should be cautious about putting all their eggs in one basket, a study has ... read more

'Statistics Anxiety' Is Real, and New Research Suggests Targeted Ways to Handle It

A new study uses an analytical technique called 'network science' to determine factors contributing to statistics anxiety among psychology ... read more

Mathematical Model Can Improve Our Knowledge on Cancer

Researchers have developed a new mathematical tool, which can improve our understanding of what happens when cells lose their polarity (direction) in diseases such as cancer. The result is advancing ... read more

Multimaterial 3D Printing Used to Develop Fast Response Stiffness-Tunable Soft Actuator

Researchers have designed and fabricated a fast-response, stiffness tunable (FRST) soft actuator which is able to complete a softening-stiffening cycle within 32 ... read more

New Mathematical Model Can Help Save Endangered Species

One of the greatest challenges in saving endangered species is to predict if an animal population will die out. Accurate and reliable models are crucial for ... read more

Immigrant Kids in U.S. Deliberately Build STEM Skills

US immigrant children study more math and science in high school and college, which leads to their greater presence in STEM careers, according to new ... read more

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