Statistics improve insight into the risks of nanoparticles

By using specific statistical methods, it has become possible to improve the risk assessment of nanoparticles. This was the conclusion of the PhD thesis that Rianne Jacobs defended on 7 July 2016 at Wageningen University. ...

NIST 3D ballistics research database goes live

It's a staple of the TV-crime drama: a ballistics expert tries to match two bullets using a microscope with a split-screen display. One bullet was recovered from the victim's body and the other was test-fired from a suspect's ...

Softwares for fMRI yield erroneous results

Common statistical methods used to analyse brain activity through images taken with MRI scanners cannot be trusted, as shown by Anders Eklund and Hans Knutsson of Linköping University, and Thomas Nichols of the University ...

Largest ensemble simulation of global weather using real-world data

Using the powerful K computer, scientists have run an enormous global weather simulation. They ran 10,240 simulations of a model of the global atmosphere divided into 112-km sectors, and then used data assimilation and statistical ...

ASA issues statement on role of statistics in data science

In a policy statement issued today, the American Statistical Association (ASA) stated statistics is "foundational to data science"—along with database management and distributed and parallel systems—and its use in this ...

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