Mathematics - General News

Researchers develop predictive model for cross-border COVID spread

 Mathematics - General News
 03 July 2024
Post-COVID research has extensively focused on the efficacy of internal travel restrictions and cross-border travel has received less attention due to challenges in accessing quality data. In a major multidisciplinary collaboration effort across Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, a group of...

How to (im)prove mathematics

 Mathematics - General News
 27 June 2024
Find out how a story starting with the simple notion of counting ends in a revolutionary new way of doing maths that uses computers to harness the power of human collaboration!...

Can AI learn like us?

 Mathematics - General News
 20 June 2024
Scientists have developed a new, more energy-efficient way for AI algorithms to process data. His model may become the basis for a new generation of AI that learns like we do. Notably, these findings may also lend support to neuroscience theories surrounding memory's role in learning....

A railroad of cells

 Mathematics - General News
 19 June 2024
Looking under the microscope, a group of cells slowly moves forward in a line, like a train on the tracks. The cells navigate through complex environments. A new approach now shows how they do this and how they interact with each other....

Peers crucial in shaping boys' confidence in math skills

 Mathematics - General News
 10 June 2024
Boys are good at math, girls not so much? A study has analyzed the social mechanisms that contribute to the gender gap in math confidence. While peer comparisons seem to play a crucial role for boys, girls' subjective evaluations are more likely to be based on objective performance....

New model allows a computer to understand human emotions

 Mathematics - General News
 04 June 2024
Researchers have developed a model that enables computers to interpret and understand human emotions, utilizing principles of mathematical psychology. In the future, the model can help the computer to adapt its own behavior and guide an irritated or anxious user in different ways. The implications...

Unraveling the physics of knitting

 Mathematics - General News
 04 June 2024
A team used experiments and simulations to quantify and predict how knit fabric response can be programmed. By establishing a mathematical theory of knitted materials, the researchers hope that knitting -- and textiles in general -- can be incorporated into more engineering and manufacturing...

The embryo assembles itself

 Mathematics - General News
 03 June 2024
Biological processes depend on puzzle pieces coming together and interacting. Under specific conditions, these interactions can create something new without external input. This is called self-organization, as seen in a school of fish or a flock of birds. Interestingly, the mammalian embryo develops...

AI-controlled stations can charge electric cars at a personal price

 Mathematics - General News
 31 May 2024
As more and more people drive electric cars, congestion and queues can occur when many people need to charge at the same time. A new study shows how AI-controlled charging stations, through smart algorithms, can offer electric vehicle users personalized prices, and thus minimize both price and...

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