News tagged with differential equations

Software helps decrypt embryonic development

When new life develops, a tiny ball of initially identical cells has to form the different body parts of the mature organism. Sixty years ago, Alan Turing proposed that this body patterning is achieved by two types of signaling ...

dateApr 26, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Weird mathematical method holds up to testing

Twenty-two years after it was first proposed, mathematicians from Massey University, New Zealand, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway and La Trobe University, Australia have demonstrated why an unconventional ...

dateDec 17, 2015 in Mathematics
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The math of shark skin

"Sharks are almost perfectly evolved animals. We can learn a lot from studying them," says Emory mathematician Alessandro Veneziani.

dateJul 03, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Ants' movements hide mathematical patterns

When ants go exploring in search of food they end up choosing collective routes that fit statistical distributions of probability. This has been demonstrated by a team of mathematicians after analysing the trails of a species ...

dateMay 12, 2015 in Mathematics
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