### Mathematical equation could reduce traffic jams

(Phys.org) —New research has found traffic jams and accidents could be reduced by controlling the reaction times of robotic cars.

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(Phys.org) —New research has found traffic jams and accidents could be reduced by controlling the reaction times of robotic cars.

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(Phys.org)—Researchers using computer simulations and modeling have come up with two possible explanations for the phenomenon known as true polar wandering. The team led by Jessica Creveling of Harvard ...

(PhysOrg.com) -- Creatures large and small may play an important role in the stirring of ocean waters, according to a study released Wednesday that confirms a theory advanced by Charles Darwin.

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(PhysOrg.com) -- A controversial debate in the math world has led to celebrations today by opponents of the mathematical constant pi.

Jun 29, 2011
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(PhysOrg.com) -- The hottest stars in the universe spin so fast that they get a bit squished at their poles and dimmer around their middle. The 90-year-old theory that predicts the extent of this "gravity ...

Apr 18, 2011
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There comes a time in each of our lives when we consider starting a pension plan –either on the advice of a friend, a relative, or of our own volition. The plan of choice may depend on various factors, ...

Oct 21, 2013
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Unlike in mathematics, it is rare to have exact solutions to physics problems.

Dec 16, 2014
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Sunspots are huge, dark, irregularly shaped--and yet, temporary--areas of intense magnetism on the sun that expand and contract as they move.

Jan 07, 2011
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Understanding the transport of electrons in nanostructures and biological molecules is crucial to understanding properties such as electrical conductivity or the biochemical behavior of molecules. However, ...

Dec 17, 2010
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Alan Turing, the British mathematician (1912-1954), is famous for a number of breakthroughs, which altered the course of the 20th century. In 1936 he published a paper, which laid the foundation of computer ...

Jul 31, 2014
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Cell & Microbiology

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A new way of analyzing grids of numbers known as matrices could improve signal-processing applications and data-compression schemes.

Jul 29, 2010
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Just as a terrestrial globe cannot be flattened without distorting the distances, it seemed impossible to visualize abstract mathematical objects called flat tori in ordinary three-dimensional space. However, ...

Apr 26, 2012
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American mathematicians John F. Nash Jr. and Louis Nirenberg have won this year's Abel Prize in mathematics.

Mar 25, 2015
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(PhysOrg.com) -- A groundbreaking new equation developed in part by researchers at the University of Michigan could do for organic semiconductors what the Shockley ideal diode equation did for inorganic semiconductors: ...

Oct 20, 2010
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