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New algorithms will lead to better prosthetics for upper limb amputees  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
Reaching for something on the top shelf in the grocery store or brushing one's teeth before bed are tasks many people can do without thinking. But... more
How giant viruses infect amoeba  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Host cells infected with giant viruses behave in a unique manner. To gain deeper insight into the infection mechanism of giant viruses, scientists developed a specialized algorithm that can track the movement of host cells. This method could... more
Brewing a better espresso, with a shot of math  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
Researchers are challenging common espresso wisdom, finding that fewer coffee beans, ground more coarsely, are the key to a drink that is cheaper to make, more consistent from shot to... more
Brewing a better espresso, with a shot of math  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Mathematicians, physicists, and materials experts might not spring to mind as the first people to consult about whether you are brewing your coffee right. But a team of such researchers... more
General relativity used to find optimal airplane boarding speed  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
A team of researchers from Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Riga Technical University and Ben-Gurion University has created a mathematical model that can be used to predict boarding times... more
Mathematician simplifies methods for solving equations of magnetic hydrodynamics  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
A mathematician from RUDN University has found a new criterion for the regularity of generalized solutions of the equations of magnetic hydrodynamics for an incompressible fluid in three-dimensional space. The... more
Novel software tool extracts important chemical exposure data  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
Southwest Research Institute is introducing Floodlight, a novel software tool that efficiently discovers the vast numbers of chemical components—previously known and unknown—present in the food, air, drugs and products we are exposed... more
Novel artificial intelligence system reveals genes that drive tumor growth  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A method for finding genes that spur tumor growth takes advantage of machine learning algorithms to sift through reams of molecular data collected from studies of cancer cell... more
Diagnosed with dementia, she documented her wishes. They said no.  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
When she worked on the trading floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, long before cellphone calculators, Susan Saran could perform complex math problems in her head. Years... more
Designing lasers based on quantum physics  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A five-country research team coordinated by Germán J. de Valcárcel Gonzalvo, Professor of Optics at the University of Valencia, has developed a new theory —the coherent master equation— that describes the behavior of pulsed lasers based... more
Wisdom of the crowd? Building better forecasts from suboptimal predictors  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers at the University of Tokyo and Kozo Keikaku Engineering Inc. have introduced a method for enhancing the power of existing algorithms to forecast the future of unknown... more
Monolithic mtesla-level magnetic induction by self-rolled-up membrane technology  Science Magazine · 5 days
Monolithic strong magnetic induction at the mtesla to tesla level provides essential functionalities to physical, chemical, and medical systems. Current design options are constrained by existing capabilities in three-dimensional (3D) structure construction,... more
5 tips to get your children excited about math  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
What are parents to do when their children don't show much interest or become easily frustrated by math? more
A high-resolution summary of Cambrian to Early Triassic marine invertebrate biodiversity  Science Magazine · 7 days
One great challenge in understanding the history of life is resolving the influence of environmental change on biodiversity. Simulated annealing and genetic algorithms were used to... more
AlphaZero learns to rule the quantum world  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The chess world was amazed when the computer algorithm AlphaZero learned, after just four hours on its own, to beat the best chess programs built on human expertise. Now a research group at Aarhus... more
Creating learning resources for blind students  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Mathematics and science Braille textbooks are expensive and require an enormous effort to produce -- until now. A team of researchers has developed a method for easily creating textbooks in Braille, with an initial focus on... more
Predicting hydraulic fracture propagation more accurately  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Researchers at EPFL have developed a new model to calculate hydraulic fracture propagation. Acclaimed for its accuracy by experts, the model better predicts fracture geometry and the energy cost of hydraulic fracturing—a widely used technique in... more
Math that feels good: Creating learning resources for blind students  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Mathematics and science Braille textbooks are expensive and require an enormous effort to produce—until now. A team of researchers has developed a method for easily creating textbooks in... more
The Euler spiral of rat whiskers  Science Magazine · 1 week
This paper reports on an analytical study of the intrinsic shapes of 523 whiskers from 15 rats. We show that the variety of whiskers on a rat’s cheek, each of which has different lengths and shapes,... more
New algorithm predicts gestational diabetes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Timely prediction may help prevent the condition using nutritional and lifestyle changes. more
Reinventing the computer: Brain-inspired computing for a post-Moore's Law era  nanowerk · 1 week
As Moore's Law comes to an end with a limit to the number of transistors that fit on a chip, a paradigm of brain-inspired neuromorphic computing paves the... more
Zeroing in on decarbonization  MIT · 1 week
Wielding complex algorithms, nuclear science and engineering doctoral candidate Nestor Sepulveda spins out scenarios for combating climate change. more
World's First 'Living Machine' Created Using Frog Cells and Artificial Intelligence  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Scientists used computer algorithms to "evolve" an organism that's made of 100% frog DNA — but it isn't a frog. more
Reliable and extremely fast quantum calculations with germanium transistors  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Transistors based on germanium can perform calculations for future quantum computers. This discovery by the team of Menno Veldhorst is reported in Nature. more
New computer algorithm enables prediction of gestational diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new computer algorithm enables prediction, in the early stages of pregnancy or even before pregnancy has occurred, of which women are at a high risk of gestational diabetes. more
How do fruit flies see in color? Study uncovers human-like brain circuit at work  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have identified a brain circuit that drives fruit flies' ability to see in color -- and found that it... more
Novel computer algorithm identifies promising new treatment for neuroblastoma  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Using a computer algorithm, scientists at Uppsala University have identified a promising new treatment for neuroblastoma. more
Indeterminist physics for an open world  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Classical physics is characterized by the equations describing the world. Yet our day-to-day experience is struck by this deterministic vision of the world. A physicist has been analyzing the classical mathematical language used in modern physics.... more
Smart algorithm finds possible future treatment for childhood cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Using a computer algorithm, scientists have identified a promising new treatment for neuroblastoma. This form of cancer in children, which occurs in specialized nerve cells in the sympathetic nervous system,... more
Indeterminist physics for an open world  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Classical physics is characterized by the precision of its equations describing the evolution of the world as determined by the initial conditions of the Big Bang—meaning there is no room for chance. Yet our day-to-day experience... more
Novel Artificial Intelligence Algorithm Helps Detect Brain Tumor  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed a new imaging technique and artificial intelligence algorithm that can help identify brain tumors. more
Finding the true potential of algorithms  MIT · 2 weeks
Using mathematical theory, Virginia Williams coaxes algorithms to run faster or proves they’ve hit their maximum speed. more
An algorithm with an eye for visibility helps pilots in Alaska  MIT · 2 weeks
Real-time visibility estimates are a critical need in remote areas where visual flight is common and automated weather stations are scarce. more
Novel imaging technique produces accurate, real-time intraoperative diagnosis of brain tumors  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A novel method of combining advanced optical imaging with an artificial intelligence algorithm produces accurate, real-time intraoperative diagnosis of brain tumors, a new study finds. more
Dressing up racism as a compliment just doesn't add up  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The narrative that "Asians are good at math" is pervasive in the United States. Young children are aware of it. College students' academic performance can be affected by... more
Doulas Are Becoming Part Of The End-Of-Life Equation  NPR · 3 weeks
According to The New England Journal of Medicine, more people are choosing to die at home rather than in a hospital. It's a trend that's shifting how we think about care at... more
Math test score gap between white and non-white students in Brazil due to complex factors  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
School test scores often show gaps in performance between white and non-white students. Understanding the complex reasons behind... more
Using deep learning to predict disease-associated mutations  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
During the past years, artificial intelligence (AI)—the capability of a machine to mimic human behavior—has become a key player in high-tech areas like drug development projects. AI tools help scientists to uncover the secret... more
Finally, machine learning interprets gene regulation clearly  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In this age of "big data," artificial intelligence (AI) has become a valuable ally for scientists. Machine learning algorithms, for instance, are helping biologists make sense of the dizzying number of molecular signals that... more
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