New mathematics research proves there's plenty of time for evolution
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new mathematical model developed by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania has offered even more evidence of the correctness of evolutionary theory.
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new mathematical model developed by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania has offered even more evidence of the correctness of evolutionary theory.
Scientists have simulated, for the first time, the merger of two black holes of vastly different sizes, with one mass 100 times larger than the other. This extreme mass ratio of 100:1 breaks a barrier in the ...
Researchers at New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences have developed a novel algebraic model of DNA "hybridization," a process central to most biotechnology devices that monitor changes in cell's ...
(PhysOrg.com) -- Two UT Dallas computer scientists have made progress on a nearly 4-decade-old mathematical puzzle, producing a proof that renowned Stanford computer scientist Don Knuth called "amazing" in his communication ...
Eutrophication of the Baltic Sea has clear negative effects, such as dead bottoms and massive blooms of cyanobacteria. But high plankton production can also have positive effects on acidification. Researchers ...
(PhysOrg.com) -- Individual cancer-causing mutations have a minute effect on tumor growth, increasing the rate of cell division by just 0.4 percent on average, according to new mathematical modeling by scientists ...
The more complex a plant or animal, the more difficulty it should have adapting to changes in the environment. That's been a maxim of evolutionary theory since biologist Ronald Fisher put forth the idea in 1930.
A new way of analyzing grids of numbers known as matrices could improve signal-processing applications and data-compression schemes.
Science is playing a significant role in today's news, including hot-button topics such as toxic waste disposal, global warming, emerging diseases and dozens of other critical concerns. Faced with these issues, ...
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.
(PhysOrg.com) -- The architect Mies van der Rohe is famous for promoting the slogan "less is more." But if Venkat Chandrasekaran, a graduate student in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer ...
Three US scientists whose work helped map the universe are among the recipients of the one-million-US-dollar Shaw Prize, known as the "Asian Nobel," the competition's organisers said Thursday.
(PhysOrg.com) -- Synchronization is all around us. Think of fireflies flashing together, crickets chirping in unison, neurons firing together and power plants generating electrical currents with the exact same frequency all ...
(PhysOrg.com) -- Two University of Pennsylvania mathematicians have found solutions to a 140-year-old, 7-dimensional equation that were not known to exist for more than a century despite its widespread use in modeling the ...
On May 10, Japanese scientist Kokichi Sugihara claimed to have discovered a technology that every sixth grader knows to be impossible: a magnet that attracts wood. In front of a crowd of hundreds, he played a video showing ...