Embryo development obeys the laws of hydrodynamics
Vincent Fleury, a researcher at the Paris Diderot University, studied the early stage of development when embryonic cells first form a flat sheet of cells before folding into a U-shape, resembling a folded ...
Canadian researchers devise method to directly measure the quantum wavefunction
Patterns found in laboratory spark insight into nature and society
(PhysOrg.com) -- Irv Epstein's research is proving that patterns found in mathematical formulas and chemical reactions may be used to understand economics, how an epidemic might spread and the way animal populations survive ...
Google's new search formula results in some unhappy websites
Google Inc. can give websites a lot of traffic. It can also take it away. That's what Valerie Whitmore found out recently.
The true language of love? It's math, says Berkeley professor
Beauty and truth aren't the first things that come to mind, for most people, when they think about math. Berkeley math professor Edward Frenkel is trying to change that.
Scientists devise guide to the perfect handshake
Help is here for people who are overcome with nerves when faced with the age-old custom of shaking hands -- British scientists have unveiled a step-by-step guide to the perfect handshake.
Study investigates craters formed by raindrops (w/ Video)
New way to calculate the effects of Casimir forces
(PhysOrg.com) -- MIT researchers have developed a powerful new tool for calculating the effects of Casimir forces, complicated quantum forces that affect only objects that are very, very close together, with ...
Scientist's formula backs Germany to win soccer World Cup
A university professor has developed a mathematical formula which, he claims, shows Germany will win the 2010 World Cup in South Africa this June.
Hollywood movies follow a mathematical formula
'Zen' bats hit their target by not aiming at it (w/ Video)
New research conducted at the University of Maryland's bat lab shows Egyptian fruit bats find a target by NOT aiming their guiding sonar directly at it. Instead, they alternately point the sound beam to either ...
Scientist creates formula for perfect parking
(PhysOrg.com) -- Forget roasting a textbook turkey or perfect present-wrapping this month. The real test of Britons’ mettle will come as we try to park in tight spots on busy roads, with 35 million of us ...
Open source DNA
A new mathematical tool from Dr. Eran Halperin of TAU's Blavatnik School of Computer Science aims to protect genetic privacy while giving genomic data to researchers.
We’ll Be Back After These Messages -- Will You?
(PhysOrg.com) -- For at least 50 years, television advertisements have been ordered randomly within commercial breaks. But given the spread of digital video recorders (DVR) that allow users to blip-blip past the ads in fast-forward, ...