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 ...
More freedom of movement while viewing glasses-free 3-D
Thanks to a new image processing technique, we can now move about in a room more freely when watching 3D-TV without wearing stereo viewing glasses. Fraunhofer will be exhibiting the technology at the IFA ...
Extinctions of large animals sever the Earth's 'nutrient arteries' (Update)
(Phys.org) —A new study has demonstrated that large animals have acted as carriers of key nutrients to plants and animals over thousands of years and on continental scales.
Researcher uses DNA to demonstrate just how closely everyone on Earth is related to everyone else
New research by Peter Ralph of USC Dornsife has confirmed that everyone on Earth is related to everyone else on the planet. So the Trojan Family is not just a metaphor. Turns out, we're also linked by genetics ...
DynoTRAIN railway researchers complete new virtual testing project
A PROJECT that could enable manufacturers of rail vehicles to use virtual testing of trains in order to ensure safety standards throughout Europe while making huge savings on development costs has relied ...