News tagged with mathematical tools

Less is more in the fight against terrorism

Terrorist networks are complex. Now, a mathematical analysis of their properties published this month in the International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations, suggests that the best way to fight them is to iso ...

dateSep 17, 2010 in Mathematics
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Gambling on breast scans

A mathematical tool known as a Monte Carlo analysis could help improve the way X-rays are used for mammography and reduce the number of breast cancers missed by the technique as well as avoiding false positives, according ...

dateSep 07, 2010 in Cancer
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Getting a step ahead of pathogens

A recent article in the journal Chaos examines the possibility of using epistasis to predict the outcome of the evolutionary processes, especially when the evolving units are pathogens such as viruses.

dateJul 27, 2010 in General Physics
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Feet may be the key to hand evolution

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists in Canada have used a mathematical model to simulate the evolution from an ape-like hand to the modern-day human hand, and discovered that changes in our fingers and hands developed ...

dateJan 20, 2010 in Evolution report
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Underground lines that bypass monuments

A team of mathematicians from the Engineering and Architecture Schools of the University of Seville has created a method to design underground lines whereby a city's historical buildings are unaffected. The ...

dateNov 11, 2009 in Mathematics
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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.

dateAug 31, 2009 in Genetics
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New tool enables powerful data analysis

(PhysOrg.com) -- A powerful computing tool that allows scientists to extract features and patterns from enormously large and complex sets of raw data has been developed by scientists at University of California, ...

dateJan 08, 2009 in Computer Sciences
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