Use your own computer to tame protons at CERN
Help to unravel the mysteries of the Universe! With the SixTrack project developed by EPFL, your computer can provide CERN with additional computing power.
A new mathematical model explains patterns of human movement by considering the costs
Using previously published data on the time-stamped locations of 100,000 anonymous cell-phone users, a researcher from Duke University has identified three distinct patterns of human mobility for short, medium, and long distance ...
New modeling of brain's circuitry may bring better understanding of Parkinson's disease
Researchers from the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis have developed a mathematical model of the brain's neural circuitry that may provide a better understanding of how and why information ...
What was that again? A mathematical model of language incorporates the need for repetition
As politicians know, repetition is often key to getting your message across. Now a former physicist studying linguistics at the Polish Academy of Sciences has taken this intuitive concept and incorporated it into a mathematical ...
Study shows disorder may cause an increase stereotyping
Model shows how scientific paradigms rise and fall
Get in synch -- or be enslaved by it
We talk about synchronization a lot. We synch up; synch our computers; and get in synch. And synchronous behavior underlies many natural systems, events and phenomena.
Can chaos theory help predict heart attacks?
Chaos models may someday help model cardiac arrhythmias -- abnormal electrical rhythms of the heart, say researchers in the journal CHAOS, which is published by the American Institute of Physics.
Understanding robustness in organisms -- a potential weapon against infectious diseases
"Robust" is an adjective appreciatively applied to certain vintage wines, but when describing viruses and pathogens, robustness is a property that may be much less desirable. It evokes drug resistant microbes and other superbugs ...
Stirring the ore pot with Chaos theory
(PhysOrg.com) -- Chaos theory could hold the key to making the in-situ leaching process a more effective ore extraction technique, according to a team of CSIRO Minerals Down Under Flagship scientists.
Hollywood movies follow a mathematical formula
Scientists discover quantum fingerprints of chaos
Chaotic behavior is the rule, not the exception, in the world we experience through our senses, the world governed by the laws of classical physics.
Switching schools affects student achievement, study
(PhysOrg.com) -- Picture a kindergarten classroom of 20 students. By the time that class finishes fourth grade, only six students—30 percent—will have been continuously enrolled in the same school.
The human brain is on the edge of chaos
Cambridge-based researchers provide new evidence that the human brain lives "on the edge of chaos", at a critical transition point between randomness and order. The study, published March 20 in the open-access ...