News tagged with numerical simulations

Telling the tale of the wealth tail

A mathematical physicist and her colleague, both from the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, are about to publish a study in European Physical Journal B on a family of taxation and wealth redistribution models. The fi ...

Jul 30, 2012 4.9 / 5 (8) 20

How DNA repair helps prevent cancer

The biological information that makes us unique is encoded in our DNA. DNA damage is a natural biological occurrence that happens every time cells divide and multiply. External factors such as overexposure ...

Aug 16, 2013 5 / 5 (7) 0 | with audio podcast

Math goes to the movies

Whether it's an exploding fireball in "Star Wars: Episode 3", a swirling maelstrom in "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End", or beguiling rats turning out gourmet food in "Ratatouille", computer-generated ...

Apr 14, 2010 4.1 / 5 (8) 0 | with audio podcast

Cosmology in a Petri dish

Scientists have found that micron-size particles which are trapped at fluid interfaces exhibit a collective dynamic that is subject to seemingly unrelated governing laws. These laws show a smooth transitioning ...

Jan 26, 2012 4 / 5 (7) 4

The Dragon clash

NGC 5907 is a spiral galaxy lying in the Dragon constellation, showing extraordinary large loops and currents of stars in its surrounding halo. According to researchers, it could have been formed through a ...

Feb 23, 2012 4.5 / 5 (6) 0

Perfectly shaped solid components

(PhysOrg.com) -- When metals are shaped, the materials they are made of are often damaged in the process. One cause of this is excessive press force, which cracks and perforates the material. By running simulations ...

Feb 01, 2010 4 / 5 (5) 0