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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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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A better way to store data

These days, nearly everyone stores things in the "cloud"—business-critical documents, personal photos, e-mail accounts … everything.

dateSep 06, 2012 in Software
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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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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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