How to better understand what makes a virus win during transmission?

Estimating fitness variation among microorganisms, meaning their aptitude to survive and reproduce in given conditions, allows researchers to predict their infection trajectories in single hosts and transmission in host populations. ...

Drones can determine the shape of a room by listening

Imagine a loudspeaker is placed in a room with a few microphones. When the loudspeaker emits a sound impulse, the microphones receive several delayed responses as the sound reverberates from each wall in the room. These first-order ...

New mathematical model shows how diversity speeds consensus

Scientific literature abounds with examples of ways in which member diversity can benefit a group—whether spider colonies' ability to forage or an industrial company's financial performance. Now, a newly published mathematical ...

A digital Rochester Cloak to fit all sizes

Using the same mathematical framework as the Rochester Cloak, researchers at the University of Rochester have been able to use flat screen displays to extend the range of angles that can be hidden from view. Their method ...

Hunt for an 'unidentified electron object'

New research sheds light on the nature of 'unidentified electron objects'—a mysterious class of objects that exists in superfluid helium at low temperature.

page 1 from 3