Amending the Tree of Life: Article advocates for shift in evolutionary and genomic research
Charles Darwin famously included only one illustration in his book "On the Origin of Species" published in 1859. It was a diagram of how species originate through time in a manner that, on paper, resembles ...
Acoustic waves warn of tsunami
An early warning system against tsunamis has been developed and tailored for the need of the Mediterranean, but preparedness on the ground is paramount to ensuring peoples' safety.
Magnetic materials: Forging ahead with a back-to-basics approach
Scientists have recently started to explore the possibility of using an intrinsic property of the electron known as spin for processing and storing information. Magnetic fields can influence the dynamics ...
Physicists suggest electrical networks more at risk of cascading failure than thought
Well-being not a priority for workaholics, researcher says
Working overtime may cost you your health, according to a Kansas State University doctoral researcher.
Doing the math 'predicts' which movies will be box office hits
(Phys.org) —Researchers have devised a mathematical model which can be used to predict whether films will become blockbusters or flops at the box office – up to a month before the movie is released.
Research determines financial viabililty of solar power plants
Concentrated solar power technology is an emerging, environmentally friendly way to produce electricity.
Stabilizing aircraft during takeoff and landing using math
One of the lesser known concerns about commercial aircraft is their stability on the ground during taxiing, takeoff, and landing. During these processes, planes must maintain stability under various operating ...
First mathematical analysis of gun policy tradeoff emphasizes need for more data
Altruism or manipulated helping? Altruism may have origins in manipulation
Manipulation is often thought of as morally repugnant, but it might be responsible for the evolutionary origins of some helpful or altruistic behavior, according to a new study.
Online tool boosts ash cloud forecasts
A new online tool for predicting the amount of ash pumped into the atmosphere during a volcanic eruption has been made openly available to scientists around the world.
Rota's Conjecture: Researcher solves 40-year-old math problem
(Phys.org) —A Victoria University mathematician has experienced his own eureka moment, solving a 40 year-old mathematical problem.
Preschoolers inability to estimate quantity relates to later math difficulty
Preschool children who showed less ability to estimate the number of objects in a group were 2.4 times more likely to have a later mathematical learning disability than other young people, according to a team of University ...
Encryption is less secure than we thought
Information theory—the discipline that gave us digital communication and data compression—also put cryptography on a secure mathematical foundation. Since 1948, when the paper that created information theory first appear ...