News tagged with mathematics

Decision cascades in social networks

How do people in a social network behave? How are opinions, decisions and behaviors of individuals influenced by their online networks? Can the application of math help answer these questions?

dateDec 22, 2014 in Mathematics
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Worms' mental GPS helps them find food

You've misplaced your cell phone. You start by scanning where you remember leaving it: on your bureau. You check and double-check the bureau before expanding your search around and below the bureau. Eventually, you switch ...

dateDec 10, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Uncovering complex network structures in nature

The global spread of Ebola is due to the complex interactions between individuals, societies, and transportation and trade networks. Understanding and building appropriate statistical and mathematical models of these interactions ...

dateDec 10, 2014 in Mathematics
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