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Newswise: Story Tips: Pandemic impact, root studies, neutrons confirm, lab on a crystal and modeling fusion
Released: 4-Aug-2020 1:25 PM EDT
Story Tips: Pandemic impact, root studies, neutrons confirm, lab on a crystal and modeling fusion
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ORNL Story Tips: Pandemic impact, root studies, neutrons confirm, lab on a crystal and modeling fusion

Released: 3-Aug-2020 11:45 AM EDT
Can a quantum strategy help bring down the house?
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

In a paper published this week in the journal Physical Review A, the researchers lay out a theoretical scenario in which two players, playing cooperatively against the dealer, can better coordinate their strategies using a quantumly entangled pair of systems.

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Released: 3-Aug-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Novel magnetic stirrer speaks to lab equipment
University of Warwick

A current problem for a wide range of chemists is when stirring a solution in the laboratory there is a need to check the properties of the solution and monitor how they change.

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26-Jul-2020 9:00 PM EDT
How human sperm really swim: New research challenges centuries-old assumption
University of Bristol

A breakthrough in fertility science by researchers from Bristol and Mexico has shattered the universally accepted view of how sperm ‘swim’.

Newswise: Virtual lecture series finale connects interns to ongoing COVID-19 research
Released: 29-Jul-2020 6:55 PM EDT
Virtual lecture series finale connects interns to ongoing COVID-19 research
Argonne National Laboratory

Students attending the last 2020 Office of Science Summer Internship Virtual Lecture Series seminar learned about how national laboratories are coming together to fight COVID-19.

Released: 27-Jul-2020 3:45 PM EDT
Randomness theory could hold key to internet security
Cornell University

In a new paper, Cornell Tech researchers identified a problem that holds the key to whether all encryption can be broken – as well as a surprising connection to a mathematical concept that aims to define and measure randomness.

Newswise: Can Social Unrest, Riot Dynamics Be Modeled?
20-Jul-2020 1:55 PM EDT
Can Social Unrest, Riot Dynamics Be Modeled?
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Episodes of social unrest rippled throughout Chile in 2019. Researchers specializing in economics, mathematics and physics in Chile and the U.K. banded together to explore the surprising social dynamics people were experiencing. In the journal Chaos, the team reports that social media is changing the rules of the game, and previously applied epidemic-like models, on their own, may no longer be enough to explain current rioting dynamics.

Newswise: Uncovering the invisible universe
Released: 20-Jul-2020 8:40 AM EDT
Uncovering the invisible universe
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Physicist Sean McWilliams has created an exact mathematical formula to explain the gravitational wave signals that have been observed from colliding black holes, which serve as a key validation of Albert Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity.

Released: 14-Jul-2020 6:20 PM EDT
What Numbers Can—and Can’t—Tell Us About the Pandemic
New York University

Andrew Gordon Wilson and Jonathan Niles-Weed, assistant professors at NYU’s Center for Data Science and Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, outline some principles to keep in mind when evaluating COVID-19-related figures cited in the news.

Newswise: Current Clinical Trial Assessing Potential of CBD in Treatment of Autism
Released: 14-Jul-2020 4:25 PM EDT
Current Clinical Trial Assessing Potential of CBD in Treatment of Autism
University of California San Diego Health

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine are recruiting eligible children between the ages of seven and fourteen years for a Phase III clinical trial to determine whether cannabidiol (CBD) reduces severe behavior problems in children with autism spectrum disorder.

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Released: 14-Jul-2020 4:20 PM EDT
The new tattoo: Drawing electronics on skin
University of Missouri, Columbia

One day, people could monitor their own health conditions by simply picking up a pencil and drawing a bioelectronic device on their skin. In a new study, University of Missouri engineers demonstrated that the simple combination of pencils and paper could be used to create devices that might be used to monitor personal health.

Newswise: Detection of electrical signaling between tomato plants raises interesting questions
Released: 9-Jul-2020 12:20 PM EDT
Detection of electrical signaling between tomato plants raises interesting questions
University of Alabama Huntsville

The soil beneath our feet is alive with electrical signals being sent from one plant to another, according to research in which a University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) distinguished professor emeritus in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering participated.

Newswise: Research Shows Telehealth is an Important Tool
For Rural Hospitals in Treating COVID-19 Patients
Released: 1-Jul-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Research Shows Telehealth is an Important Tool For Rural Hospitals in Treating COVID-19 Patients
Florida Atlantic University

A study of 3,268 hospitals in the U.S. shows that rural hospitals are more likely than urban facilities to have access to telehealth, a once-underused service that now is playing a key role in treating coronavirus patients. The research can help U.S. hospitals understand the extent to which they are prepared for another wave of the pandemic.

29-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
An ethical eye on AI - new mathematical idea reins in AI bias towards making unethical and costly commercial choices
University of Warwick

Researchers from the University of Warwick, Imperial College London, EPFL (Lausanne) and Sciteb Ltd have found a mathematical means of helping regulators and business manage and police Artificial Intelligence systems’ biases towards making unethical, and potentially very costly and damaging commercial choices - an ethical eye on AI.

Newswise: Countries Group into Clusters as COVID-19 Outbreak Spreads
29-Jun-2020 1:25 PM EDT
Countries Group into Clusters as COVID-19 Outbreak Spreads
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Mathematicians based in Australia and China have developed a method to analyze the large amount of data accumulated during the COVID-19 pandemic. The technique, described in the journal Chaos, can identify anomalous countries -- those that are more successful than expected at responding to the pandemic and those that are particularly unsuccessful. The investigators analyzed the data with a variation of a statistical technique known as a cluster analysis.

Newswise: Respiratory Droplet Motion, Evaporation and Spread of COVID-19-Type Pandemics
26-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Respiratory Droplet Motion, Evaporation and Spread of COVID-19-Type Pandemics
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

It is well established the COVID-19 virus is transmitted via respiratory droplets. Consequently, much research targets better understanding droplet motion and evaporation. In Physics of Fluids, researchers developed a mathematical model for the early phases of a COVID-19-like pandemic using the aerodynamics and evaporation characteristics of respiratory droplets. The researchers modeled the pandemic dynamics with a reaction mechanism and then compared the droplet cloud ejected by an infected person versus one by a healthy person.

Released: 24-Jun-2020 3:55 PM EDT
Unexpected Mental Illnesses Found in a Spectrum of a Rare Genetic Disorder
UC Davis Health

UC Davis MIND Institute researchers found an unexpected spectrum of mental illnesses in patients with a rare gene mutation. These patients had a “double hit” condition that combined features and symptoms of fragile X syndrome and premutation disorder, in addition to a range of psychiatric symptoms. The findings revealed the need for clinicians to consider the complexities of the co-existing conditions of patients with both psychological and fragile X associated disorders.

Released: 24-Jun-2020 2:55 PM EDT
MD Anderson and UT Austin Create Unique Data-Driven Collaboration to Eliminate Cancer Using Novel Mathematical and Computational Approaches
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and two institutions at The University of Texas at Austin – the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences and the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) – today announced a new initiative to build a strong collaboration in Oncological Data and Computational Science.

Released: 23-Jun-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Herd immunity threshold could be lower according to new study
University of Nottingham

Herd immunity to Covid-19 could be achieved with less people being infected than previously estimated according to new research.

Released: 22-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Smokers good at math are more likely to want to quit
Ohio State University

For smokers who are better at math, the decision to quit just adds up, a new study suggests. Researchers found that smokers who scored higher on a test of math ability were more likely than others to say they intended to quit smoking.

Newswise: An ant-inspired approach to mathematical sampling
Released: 19-Jun-2020 6:10 AM EDT
An ant-inspired approach to mathematical sampling
University of Bristol

In a paper published by the Royal Society, a team of Bristol researchers observed the exploratory behaviour of ants to inform the development of a more efficient mathematical sampling technique.

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16-Jun-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Academic Achievement isn’t the Reason There are More Men than Women Majoring in Physics, Engineering and Computer Science
New York University

While some STEM majors have a one-to-one male-to-female ratio, physics, engineering and computer science (PECS) majors consistently have some of the largest gender imbalances among U.S. college majors – with about four men to every woman in the major. In a new study published today in the peer-reviewed research journal, Science, NYU researchers find that this disparity is not caused by higher math or science achievement among men. On the contrary, the scholars found that men with very low high-school GPAs in math and science and very low SAT math scores were choosing these math-intensive majors just as often as women with much higher math and science achievement.

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Released: 16-Jun-2020 2:40 PM EDT
COVID-19 pandemic could decimate outdoor environmental, science education programs
University of California, Berkeley

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens the survival of organizations nationwide that provide critical outdoor environmental and science education to K-12 students, with an alarming 63% of such groups uncertain about their ability to ever reopen their doors, according to a study released this week by the Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California, Berkeley.

Released: 16-Jun-2020 12:40 PM EDT
Study settles the score on whether the modern world is less violent
University of York

While the first half of the twentieth century marked a period of extraordinary violence, the world has become more peaceful in the past 30 years, a new statistical analysis of the global death toll from war suggests.

Newswise: Could We Run Out of Sand? Scientists Adjust How Grains Are Measured
10-Jun-2020 9:30 AM EDT
Could We Run Out of Sand? Scientists Adjust How Grains Are Measured
University of Sydney

New models will help manage impacts of sea-level rise on vulnerable coast

Newswise: The Math of Epidemics: Q&A with Dalin Li, PhD
Released: 10-Jun-2020 7:05 AM EDT
The Math of Epidemics: Q&A with Dalin Li, PhD
Cedars-Sinai

How can epidemics spread so quickly among entire populations? The Newsroom asked an expert, Cedars-Sinai research scientist Dalin Li, PhD, to explain the math behind the spread of COVID-19. Li was the first author of a recent study that showed how just a few infected individuals who came to the U.S could have generated more than 9,000 COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases.

Newswise: Survival of Coronavirus in Different Cities, on Different Surfaces
2-Jun-2020 10:25 AM EDT
Survival of Coronavirus in Different Cities, on Different Surfaces
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

One of the many questions researchers have about the COVID-19 virus is how long it remains alive after someone infected coughs or sneezes. In Physics of Fluids, researchers examine the drying time of respiratory droplets from COVID-19-infected subjects on various surfaces in six cities around the world. Using a model well established in the field of interface science, the drying time calculations showed ambient temperature, type of surface and relative humidity play critical roles.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 6:05 AM EDT
RIT scientists develop method to help epidemiologists map spread of COVID-19
Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology scientists have developed a method they believe will help epidemiologists more efficiently predict the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newswise: Argonne’s new menu of data storage software helps scientists realize findings earlier
Released: 1-Jun-2020 7:25 PM EDT
Argonne’s new menu of data storage software helps scientists realize findings earlier
Argonne National Laboratory

A research team, led by Argonne, is developing a new data navigation system called Mochi that will provide scientists with a menu of data services they can rapidly combine and customize to suit the particular needs of a specific science domain.

Released: 29-May-2020 4:10 PM EDT
Algorithm quickly simulates a roll of loaded dice
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

The fast and efficient generation of random numbers has long been an important challenge. For centuries, games of chance have relied on the roll of a die, the flip of a coin, or the shuffling of cards to bring some randomness into the proceedings.

Released: 28-May-2020 6:10 PM EDT
Balancing the economy while saving the planet
Technical University of Denmark

If you make your bio-product 100% sustainable it may be way too expensive to produce.

Newswise: Argonne offers mentorship and resources to students in Department of Energy-sponsored graduate student research
Released: 26-May-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Argonne offers mentorship and resources to students in Department of Energy-sponsored graduate student research
Argonne National Laboratory

As part of the Department of Energy’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program, 62 graduate students were chosen to conduct thesis research across the national laboratory complex, including 12 students at Argonne.

Released: 22-May-2020 3:20 PM EDT
Viewing COVID-19 through the lens of data science
MIT Press

Multidisciplinary study of the COVID-19 pandemic and its wide-ranging impact has become an urgent endeavor worldwide. To further and deepen global understanding of the crisis, the Harvard Data Science Review (an open access platform of the Harvard Data Science Initiative) is publishing a special issue examining the novel coronavirus and its impact through the lens of data science.

20-May-2020 8:00 AM EDT
The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Announces 2020 Fellows
The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation

The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering the most promising innovators in science and technology, has announced the 2020 recipients of the Hertz Fellowship. This year’s fellowships will fund 16 researchers whose goals range from developing drugs more quickly, cheaply, and effectively, to advancing artificial intelligence to creating a carbon-neutral future.

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Released: 15-May-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Social good creates economic boost
Queensland University of Technology

As unemployment rates skyrocket around the world in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a world-first study has found social venture start-ups not only alleviate social problems but also are much more important for job creation than previously thought.

Released: 7-May-2020 6:00 AM EDT
Rutgers’ Greg Moore Elected to National Academy of Sciences
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Professor Gregory W. Moore, a renowned physicist who seeks a unified understanding of the basic forces and fundamental particles in the universe, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences. Moore, Board of Governors Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, joins 119 other new academy members and 26 international members this year who were recognized for their distinguished and ongoing achievements in original research.

Released: 1-May-2020 10:20 PM EDT
Atkinson COVID-19 grants could inform policy decisions
Cornell University

The Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability has announced its first two Rapid Response Fund grants since calling for emergency proposals in early April. The faculty research grants are aimed at helping find solutions to issues created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newswise: A New Way to Accurately Estimate COVID-19 Death Toll
Released: 30-Apr-2020 6:00 AM EDT
A New Way to Accurately Estimate COVID-19 Death Toll
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A Rutgers engineer has created a mathematical model that accurately estimates the death toll linked to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States and could be used around the world. The model, detailed in a study published in the journal Mathematics, predicted the death toll would eventually reach about 68,120 in the United States as a result of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19. That’s based on data available on April 28, and there was high confidence (99 percent) the expected death toll would be between 66,055 and 70,304.

Released: 29-Apr-2020 5:35 PM EDT
UCI mathematicians use machine intelligence to map gene interactions
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., April 29, 2020 — Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a new mathematical machine-intelligence-based technique that spatially delineates highly complicated cell-to-cell and gene-gene interactions. The powerful method could help with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases ranging from cancer to COVID-19 through quantifing crosstalks between “good” cells and “bad” cells.

Released: 29-Apr-2020 12:45 PM EDT
Women in IT More Likely To Be Promoted Than Men
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Women are underrepresented in leadership positions throughout the information technology industry. While more and more women are earning degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math — or STEM — fields, they don’t necessarily pursue careers in IT, because they don’t see opportunities for growth. New research from the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute published in Information Systems Research examines how gender affects the likelihood of promotions in the context of the IT industry.

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Released: 27-Apr-2020 3:25 PM EDT
Automating complex 3D modeling
Sandia National Laboratories

A team of researchers led by Sandia National Laboratories have invented a first-of-its-kind software for scientists to create accurate digital representations of complex objects. The software, VoroCrust, incorporates 3D polyhedral cells called Voronoi cells to create the representations.

Newswise: CSU Receives Grants to Increase Scholarships for Math, Science Teacher Candidates in California’s High-Needs Schools
Released: 27-Apr-2020 3:05 PM EDT
CSU Receives Grants to Increase Scholarships for Math, Science Teacher Candidates in California’s High-Needs Schools
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

CSU Receives Grants to Increase Scholarships for Math, Science Teacher Candidates in California’s High-Needs Schools

Released: 27-Apr-2020 6:05 AM EDT
Mathematical Model Predicts COVID-19 Hospitalizations for Those with Underlying Conditions
Washington University in St. Louis

Mathematician Steven G. Krantz in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis is using a mathematical tool called wavelets to combat underreporting in the COVID-19 pandemic. His latest model predicts the number of near-term hospitalizations for older adults with one or a combination of underlying conditions: hypertension, cardiovascular disease and lung disease.

Released: 23-Apr-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Mathematical curves predict evolution in COVID-19 spread
Springer

Efforts to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic are now the top priority of governments across the globe.

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Released: 16-Apr-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Harris Poll: Most Americans want government intervention to reduce inequality
Lehigh University

A new poll finds that a majority of Americans now say the federal government should actively seek to reduce inequality, amid the worsening economic crisis produced by Covid-19.

Newswise: What is an individual? Information Theory may provide the answer
Released: 15-Apr-2020 5:30 PM EDT
What is an individual? Information Theory may provide the answer
Santa Fe Institute

Despite the near-universal assumption of individuality in biology, there is little agreement about what individuals are and few rigorous quantitative methods for their identification. A new approach may solve the problem by defining individuals in terms of informational processes.

Newswise: Applying mathematics to accelerate predictions for capturing fusion energy to predict the behavior of fusion plasma
Released: 15-Apr-2020 4:30 PM EDT
Applying mathematics to accelerate predictions for capturing fusion energy to predict the behavior of fusion plasma
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

PPPL scientists have borrowed a technique from applied mathematics to rapidly predict the behavior of fusion plasma at a much-reduced computational cost.

Newswise: Engineering assistant professor develops safer, quicker data processing method
Released: 15-Apr-2020 2:45 PM EDT
Engineering assistant professor develops safer, quicker data processing method
Penn State College of Engineering

A novel algorithm to solve big data resource sharing problems over large networks, developed by researchers in the Penn State College of Engineering, may also have implications for energy savings and data security.

Released: 15-Apr-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Researchers develop models to track, forecast COVID-19
Iowa State University

A team of Iowa State University researchers has developed a mathematical model that reveals critical characteristics about COVID-19—such as how contagious the virus is and how rapidly it spreads through populations.

Newswise: Why Do So Many Pregnancies and In Vitro Fertilization Attempts Fail?
Released: 13-Apr-2020 4:50 PM EDT
Why Do So Many Pregnancies and In Vitro Fertilization Attempts Fail?
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Scientists have created a mathematical model that can help explain why so many pregnancies and in vitro fertilization attempts fail. The Rutgers-led study, which may help to improve fertility, is published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


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