Math explains history: Simulation accurately captures the evolution of ancient complex societies
The question of how human societies evolve from small groups to the huge, anonymous and complex societies of today has been answered mathematically, accurately matching the historical record on the emergence ...
Math model suggests fishing out older members may destroy collective fish school memory
Neanderthals and humans had 'ample time' to mix
Humans and Neanderthals may have coexisted in Europe for more than 5,000 years, providing ample time for the two species to meet and mix, according to new research.
New cyber-attack model helps hackers time the next Stuxnet
Of the many tricks used by the world's greatest military strategists, one usually works well – taking the enemy by surprise. It is an approach that goes back to the horse that brought down Troy. But surprise ...
Math model reveals insight into how first life forms were 'born'
An international team of physicists have revealed insights into how the very first life-forms made the jump from the non-living to the living world, by mathematically modelling biological states using energy waves called ...
Physicists suggest electrical networks more at risk of cascading failure than thought
Researchers build model that may explain how plate tectonics got its start
Simulations show early farming might have caught on due to development of property rights
New phenomenon could lead to novel types of lasers and sensors
There are several ways to "trap" a beam of light—usually with mirrors, other reflective surfaces, or high-tech materials such as photonic crystals. But now researchers at MIT have discovered a new method ...
3D printing used as a tool to explain theoretical physics
Students may soon be able to reach out and touch some of the theoretical concepts they are taught in their physics classes thanks to a novel idea devised by a group of researchers from Imperial College London.
Physicists create nanoscale spinning magnetic droplets
Researchers have successfully created a magnetic soliton – a nano-sized, spinning droplet that was first theorized 35 years ago. These solitons have implications for the creation of magnetic, spin-based computers.
Analysis of 89 models of metabolic processes finds flaws in 44 of them—but suggests corrections
Metabolic networks are mathematical models of every possible sequence of chemical reactions available to an organ or organism, and they're used to design microbes for manufacturing processes or to study disease. ...
Adding uncertainty to improve mathematical models
Mathematicians from Brown University have introduced a new element of uncertainty into an equation used to describe the behavior of fluid flows. While being as certain as possible is generally the stock and ...
Physicists aim to make transition to quantum world visible
Theoretical physicist Frank Wilhelm-Mauch and his research team at Saarland University have developed a mathematical model for a type of microscopic test lab that could provide new and deeper insight into ...