When it comes to nuclear disaster, safety really is in numbers
The safety of nuclear plants, as well as the medical management of acute radiation syndrome, could soon be dramatically improved thanks to a new mathematical equation developed by Japan's Nuclear Safety Research Centre.
Maths proves human language has happiness bias
New mathematics research has shown humans all around the world tend to be more positive than negative in their language.
Software teaches computers to translate words to math
If Johnny has five apples and seven oranges, and he wants to share them with three of his friends, can a computer understand the text to figure out how many pieces of fruit each person gets?
The significance of digits: just how reliable are reported numbers?
When numbers of any sort are presented in mathematics, science, business, government or finance, it's fair to say a reader assumes that the data are reasonably reliable to their last digit.
Spliddit helps divide bills, credit, material items fairly
Dividing bills, credit and material items between two people is a fairly simple and straightforward task.
People looking for proof to come from any research in science will be sadly disappointed
As an astrophysicist, I live and breathe science. Much of what I read and hear is couched in the language of science which to outsiders can seem little more than jargon and gibberish. But one word is rarely ...
Researchers use math and observation to show neural networks in crustaceans have evolved to offer optimized swimming
Dynamics of tears: A cure for dry eye could be a blink away
A treatment for dry eye—a burning, gritty condition that can impair vision and damage the cornea—could some day result from computer simulations that map the way tears move across the surface of the eye.
NJIT mathematician releases 2014 Major League Baseball projections
As Opening Day rapidly approaches for most Major League Baseball teams, NJIT Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences Bruce Bukiet has prepared his annual MLB projections for the upcoming season. And, ...
Russia's Yakov Sinai wins Abel mathematics prize
Russian mathematician Yakov Sinai won the prestigious Abel mathematics prize for his work in dynamical systems and mathematical physics, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters said Wednesday.
Small step towards growing tissue in the lab
(Phys.org) —University of Adelaide mathematicians have devised a method for identifying how cell clusters have formed by analyzing an image of the cluster.
Europe's resilience of natural gas networks during conflicts and crises probed with maths
Gas networks in Eastern European countries, such as Ukraine and Belarus are less resilient than the UK during conflicts and crises, according to new research from mathematicians at Queen Mary University of ...
Biologists revisit Janzen's theory of microbe-macrobe competition with new variable
Cell behaviour in low oxygen conditions mapped
(Phys.org) —Research at the University of Liverpool has explained how cells behave when placed in a low oxygen environment, a development that could have implications for cancer patients and other serious ...