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### The impact of human mobility on disease spread

Due to continual improvements in transportation technology, people travel more extensively than ever before. Although this strengthened connection between faraway countries comes with many benefits, it also poses a serious ...

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Sep 22, 2020

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### When does a second COVID surge end? Look at the maths

Mathematicians have developed a framework to determine when regions enter and exit COVID-19 infection surge periods, providing a useful tool for public health policymakers to help manage the coronavirus pandemic.

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Sep 22, 2020

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### Mathematician proposes model describing virus mutations

A team of specialists in mathematical modeling from the RUDN University suggested a qualitative model of virus evolution and of the occurrence of new strains. The results of the study can make predicting virus behavior more ...

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Sep 17, 2020

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### A new method for directed networks could help multiple levels of science

Many complex systems have underlying networks: they have nodes which represent units of the system and their edges indicate connections between the units. In some contexts, the connections are symmetric, but in many they ...

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Sep 08, 2020

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### The mathematical values of Linear A fraction signs

A recent study by a team based at the University of Bologna, published in the Journal of Archeological Science, has shed new light on the Minoan system of fractions, one of the outstanding enigmas tied to the ancient writing ...

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Sep 08, 2020

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### New mathematical method shows how climate change led to fall of ancient civilization

A Rochester Institute of Technology researcher developed a mathematical method that shows climate change likely caused the rise and fall of an ancient civilization. In an article recently featured in the journal Chaos: An ...

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Sep 03, 2020

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### Is mathematics real? A viral TikTok video raises a legitimate question with exciting answers

While filming herself getting ready for work recently, TikTok user @gracie.ham reached deep into the ancient foundations of mathematics and found an absolute gem of a question:

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Aug 31, 2020

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### Psychologist suggests negative impact of pandemic on friendships likely to be fleeting

Robin Ian MacDonald Dunbar, a psychologist at the University of Oxford, has conducted a review of the literature and concluded that the impact of the pandemic on friendships is likely to be fleeting. He has published a paper ...

### Mathematicians forecast COVID-19 spread

A highly accurate forecast tool created by mathematicians from Case Western Reserve University and The University of Akron is being used by Cuyahoga County health officials to gage the Northeast Ohio spread of the virus that ...

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Aug 27, 2020

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### The mathematical magic of bending grids

An amazing construction method for curved structures was developed at TU Wien (Vienna): With a flick of the wrist, flat grids become a 3-D shape.

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Aug 24, 2020

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### Mathematicians unravel a thread of string theory

Simply put, string theory is a proposed method of explaining everything. Actually, there's nothing simple about it. String theory is a theoretical framework from physics that describes one-dimensional, vibrating fibrous objects ...

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Aug 18, 2020

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### Researchers nearly allowed the solution to a math riddle to slip away

Computer science researchers from the University of Copenhagen and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) thought that they were five years away from solving a math riddle from the 1980's. In reality, and without knowing, ...

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Aug 17, 2020

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### Network of sounds: New research reveals the magic secret of human networks

A group of Israeli researchers recruited 16 violinists to study the behavior of a human network and find out what sets it apart from other networks, such as animals, computers, and other objects. The results combine science ...

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Aug 11, 2020

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### Researchers show mathematically how to best reopen your business after lockdown

In the U.S., where the curve of infections has not yet flattened since the beginning of the pandemic, 158,000 people have died from COVID-19 already. And despite the choice by all US states to gradually ease lockdown from ...

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Aug 11, 2020

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### Q&A: What's math got to do with peace?

Larry Liebovitch is a professor in the Department of Physics and the Department of Psychology at Queens College, and at the Physics Program of the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He is also a core faculty member ...

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Aug 07, 2020

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### Study suggests optimal social networks of no more than 150 people

New rules of engagement on the battlefield will require a deep understanding of networks and how they operate according to new Army research. Researchers confirmed a theory that find that networks of no more than 150 are ...

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Aug 04, 2020

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### How we 'hear' the shape of a drum

How is it that we can recognise the shape of an object despite only seeing a limited range of wave lengths? Radboud mathematician Walter van Suijlekom explains in a new publication in the journal Communications in Mathematical ...

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Jul 14, 2020

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### New mathematical idea reins in AI bias towards making unethical and costly commercial choices

Researchers from the University of Warwick, Imperial College London, EPFL (Lausanne) and Sciteb Ltd have found a mathematical means of helping regulators and business manage and police Artificial Intelligence systems' biases ...

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Jun 30, 2020

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### Countries group into clusters as COVID-19 outbreak spreads

Mathematicians based in Australia and China have developed a method to analyze the large amount of data accumulated during the COVID-19 pandemic. The technique, described in the journal Chaos, can identify anomalous countries—those ...

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Jun 30, 2020

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### Researchers create easy-to-use math-aware search interface

Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology have developed MathDeck, an online search interface that allows anyone to easily create, edit and lookup sophisticated math formulas on the computer.

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Jun 24, 2020

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