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en-usPhys.org internet news portal provides the latest news on science including: Physics, Nanotechnology, Life Sciences, Space Science, Earth Science, Environment, Health and Medicine.Robot attends Russian school to help sick schoolboyA very special student is attending a lesson at Moscow's school number 166: Stepan, a plastic robot, is in the classroom to help a little boy with leukaemia to follow the lesson through his eyes.
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TechnologyFri, 21 Jan 2011 05:20:01 EDTnews214807756New technology displays math problems on browsers(PhysOrg.com) -- A new technology developed with help from Project Euclid at Cornell University Library makes it possible to display complex mathematics problems on Web pages.
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Other SciencesWed, 12 Jan 2011 06:34:08 EDTnews214036425Hepling the heart with mathThe science of cardiovascular mathematics dates at least to the 1700s, when the pioneering Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler developed a model for fluid dynamics while studying blood flow in arteries.
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Medicine & HealthWed, 15 Dec 2010 09:06:39 EDTnews211626387Maths research aims to improve internet reliabilityMathematics researchers at the University of Adelaide are leading a new project aimed at improving the reliability and efficiency of Internet services.
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Other SciencesMon, 13 Dec 2010 13:38:02 EDTnews211469870Where is mathematics in Europe?Europe needs an Institute of Industrial Mathematics to tighten the link between maths and industry as an enabler of innovation – putting maths at the heart of Europe's innovation, according to the European Science Foundation in a report launched today in Brussels at the "Maths and Industry" Conference.
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Other SciencesWed, 01 Dec 2010 18:59:56 EDTnews210452385Linking geometric problems to physics could open door to new solutions(PhysOrg.com) -- A Princeton scientist with an interdisciplinary bent has taken two well-known problems in mathematics and reformulated them as a physics question, offering new tools to solve challenges relevant to a host of subjects ranging from improving data compression to detecting gravitational waves.
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Other SciencesTue, 16 Nov 2010 16:06:00 EDTnews209145926Parents should talk about math early and often with their children (w/ Video)The amount of time parents spend talking about numbers has a much bigger impact on how young children learn mathematics than was previously known, researchers at the University of Chicago have found.
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Other SciencesTue, 09 Nov 2010 11:30:02 EDTnews208523374Simple beauties of math: Harvard professor views nature itself through geometry's clear lensShing-Tung Yau sees a beautiful universe around him, crafted by nature into the shapes and forms we see every day. Mathematics describes those shapes and forms, the discipline of geometry in particular. So, to Yau, it shares nature’s beauty.
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Other SciencesMon, 04 Oct 2010 10:08:33 EDTnews205405704Food for thought, er, well... Study finds brain wolfs energy to stop thinkingEver wonder why it's such an effort to forget about work while on vacation or to silence that annoying song that's playing over and over in your head?
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Medicine & HealthMon, 20 Sep 2010 17:30:08 EDTnews204220333Hold the Calculators: Let's Talk About Math!(PhysOrg.com) -- Many children, when learning to read, are encouraged by their teachers to retell all they remember about a story in order to build their comprehension skills. But can similar comprehension strategies be applied to mathematics? Researchers at North Carolina State University say that when teachers work with kids to talk through math problems, kids do a better job of absorbing and understanding the content.
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Other SciencesTue, 03 Aug 2010 15:40:01 EDTnews200068048Embracing complexityMathematicians from more than a dozen countries will gather at Case Western Reserve University next week to discuss the theoretical world of high dimensions.
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Other SciencesFri, 30 Jul 2010 10:51:12 EDTnews199705855Getting young scientists into the science teacher pipelineScience is playing a significant role in today's news, including hot-button topics such as toxic waste disposal, global warming, emerging diseases and dozens of other critical concerns. Faced with these issues, there has never been a greater need for excellent science teachers who can prepare the next generation of Americans to genuinely comprehend and effectively deal with these and other scientific challenges ahead.
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Other SciencesFri, 23 Jul 2010 11:20:03 EDTnews199100552New report urges broad changes in mathematics education relationships(PhysOrg.com) -- A new report published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) indicates that changes to the nature of the relationships between researchers and mathematics educators could benefit both. The report, Linking Research and Practice, is based on the work of 60 mathematics education researchers, teachers and other school-level educators who participated in 2008 conference sponsored by the National Science Foundation and developed by NCTM.
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Other SciencesWed, 21 Jul 2010 15:30:02 EDTnews198943046Mathematics + Supercomputers = Big Bang Explained(PhysOrg.com) -- Mathematician Daniel Reynolds is using supercomputers to unravel the mysteries of the Big Bang.
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PhysicsThu, 08 Jul 2010 14:09:43 EDTnews197816941Russian mathematician rejects $1 million prize(AP) -- He said nyet to $1 million. Grigory Perelman, a reclusive Russian mathematics genius who made headlines earlier this year for not immediately embracing a lucrative math prize, has decided to decline the cash.
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Other SciencesThu, 01 Jul 2010 13:28:30 EDTnews197209671Age gap really does matter: Math mentors much more effective in beginning of careerA new Northwestern University study of mentor-protege relationships has found something that parents and children have known for a long time: the generation gap is real, and it matters. It not only affects communication but also who mentors young mathematicians successfully and who does not.
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Other SciencesWed, 02 Jun 2010 13:01:29 EDTnews194702471Iowa State, Ames Lab researchers preparing for Blue Waters supercomputerThey can't wait to do computational chemistry at a quadrillion calculations per second.
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TechnologyTue, 27 Apr 2010 18:30:03 EDTnews191609210Study: US needs better-trained math teachers to compete globallyMath teachers in the United States need better training if the nation's K-12 students are going to compete globally, according to international research released today by a Michigan State University scholar.
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Other SciencesThu, 15 Apr 2010 13:50:05 EDTnews190556990'Nyet' to $1 million? Math genius may reject award(AP) -- Who doesn't want to be a millionaire? Maybe a 43-year-old unemployed bachelor who lives with his elderly mother in Russia - and who won $1 million for solving a problem that has stumped mathematicians for a century.
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Other SciencesMon, 29 Mar 2010 17:07:18 EDTnews189101132US women and minority scientists discouraged from pursuing STEM careers, national survey showsSignificant numbers of today's women and underrepresented minority chemists and chemical engineers (40 percent) say they were discouraged from pursuing a STEM career (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) at some point in their lives, according to a new Bayer Corporation survey.
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Other SciencesMon, 22 Mar 2010 13:20:01 EDTnews188480565Software's take on the light bulb joke (PhysOrg.com) -- It takes five men to change a light bulb*, even more to pack a shipping crate. After all, filling space is very hard. But a European project has developed tools to optimise packing problems in just a few seconds -- no joking...
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TechnologyFri, 12 Mar 2010 10:10:04 EDTnews187609761IBM Researchers Develop Energy Efficient Method to Analyze the Quality of Data at Record Speeds(PhysOrg.com) -- IBM Research today unveiled a breakthrough method based on a mathematical algorithm that reduces the computational complexity, costs, and energy usage for analyzing the quality of massive amounts of data by two orders of magnitude. This new method will greatly help enterprises extract and use the data more quickly and efficiently to develop more accurate and predictive models.
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TechnologyThu, 25 Feb 2010 18:10:01 EDTnews186341055Can math and science help solve crimes?(PhysOrg.com) -- UCLA scientists working with Los Angeles police are using sophisticated mathematics to identify and analyze urban crime patterns.
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Other SciencesMon, 22 Feb 2010 14:11:09 EDTnews186070236Stanford mathematician: In reality, simulation is key to math education(PhysOrg.com) -- Role-playing games such as "World of Warcraft" could reverse the declining math proficiency of middle school students, Keith Devlin told an audience at the AAAS annual meeting in San Diego.
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Other SciencesMon, 22 Feb 2010 11:10:01 EDTnews186058705Parental influence on child's science-career decisionParental influence and access to mathematics courses are likely to guide students to careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics or medicine (STEMM), according to research from Michigan State University.
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Other SciencesSun, 21 Feb 2010 09:00:01 EDTnews185943349New formula helps gauge the winds of changeThe Greek philosopher Heraclitus said that change is the only constant. People change, organizations change, the way people and institutions interact changes over time. Change affects social interactions and the natural world, and it even plays a role in how networks such as air traffic control and banking systems function.
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BiologyWed, 27 Jan 2010 09:33:37 EDTnews183807195Elementary school women teachers transfer their fear of doing math to girlsFemale elementary school teachers who are anxious about math pass on to female students the stereotype that boys, not girls, are good at math. Girls who endorse this belief then do worse at math, research at the University of Chicago shows.
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Other SciencesMon, 25 Jan 2010 15:50:01 EDTnews183654828Researchers develop new method of quantitative art authentication(PhysOrg.com) -- Dartmouth researchers Daniel Graham, James M. Hughes, and Dan Rockmore are combining their expertise in brain science, computer science, and mathematics to analyze a series of drawings from the 16th century by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. With their net skills, they've developed a way to analyze mathematically a drawing and quantify its artistic style. With this tool, works can be compared to help discriminate between authentic and imitation artwork.
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TechnologyFri, 08 Jan 2010 09:56:17 EDTnews182166946New record in the area of prime number decomposition of cryptographically important numbersAn international team of scientists from EPFL (Switzerland), INRIA (France), NTT (Japan), CWI (The Netherlands) and Bonn University (Germany), has obtained the prime factors of the RSA challenge number RSA-768, using the Number Field Sieve.
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Other SciencesFri, 08 Jan 2010 04:50:55 EDTnews182148600Math goes viral: Researchers make math and science real for high-school studentsAt least a dozen Alberta high-school calculus classrooms were exposed to the West Nile virus recently.
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