News tagged with mathematical model

Modelling human psychology

A human being's psychological make-up depends on an array of emotional and motivational parameters, such as desire, suffering or the need for security. In addition, it includes spatial and temporal dimensions that also play ...

dateAug 16, 2017 in Other
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Team improves plant carbon-cycle models

In the summer of 2012, two undergraduate students tackled a problem that plant ecology experts had overlooked for 30 years. The students demonstrated that different plant species vary in how they take in carbon dioxide and ...

dateJul 24, 2017 in Environment
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Geometry, skull growth and brain mechanics

Professor Alain Goriely is Professor of Mathematical modelling at Oxford University's Mathematical Institute and founder of the International Brain Mechanics and Trauma Lab (IBMTL). He talks to ScienceBlog about the key ...

dateJun 19, 2017 in Mathematics
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Urban emissions could be cut by 70 percent

Wouter van Heeswijk has developed a mathematical model that determines the optimal conditions for sustainable urban distribution. The model can reduce logistical pressure in cities and make goods transport more sustainable. ...

dateMay 29, 2017 in Environment
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People find changes in user interfaces annoying

Researchers modelled learning and visual search and predicted how users learn new or partially changed user interfaces. The model shows that even small changes can disturb visual search and impede use.

dateApr 12, 2017 in Software
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