Mathematics - General News

Game theory and economics show how to steer evolution in a better direction

 Mathematics - General News
 16 November 2021
Human behavior drives the evolution of biological organisms in ways that can profoundly adversely impact human welfare. Understanding people's incentives when they do so is essential to identify policies and other strategies to improve evolutionary outcomes. In a new study, researchers bring the...

When is a basin of attraction like an octopus?

 Mathematics - General News
 04 November 2021
In dynamical systems research, a 'basin of attraction' is the set of all the starting points -- usually close to one another -- that arrive at the same final state as the system evolves through time. The researchers describe a simple argument showing why basins in systems with multiple attractors...

New model points to solution to global blood shortage

 Mathematics - General News
 19 October 2021
A mathematical model of the body's interacting physiological and biochemical processes shows that it may be more effective to replace red blood cell transfusion with transfusion of other fluids that are far less in demand. ...

Toward more energy efficient power converters

 Mathematics - General News
 12 October 2021
Researchers extend the mathematical approach called automatic differentiation from machine learning to the fitting of model parameters that describe the behavior of field-effect transistors. This allowed the parameters to be extracted up to 3.5 times faster compared with previous methods, which may...

Climate change: How can maths help?

 Mathematics - General News
 12 October 2021
As the world prepares for COP26, the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, we look at how maths can help understand the climate crisis. ...

Calculating the path of cancer

 Mathematics - General News
 04 October 2021
Scientists are using a new mathematical tool to predict how combinations of genetic mutations cause different types of tumors. ...

How apples get their shapes

 Mathematics - General News
 04 October 2021
How do apples grow that distinctive shape? Now, a team of mathematicians and physicists have used observations, lab experiments, theory and computation to understand the growth and form of the cusp of an apple. ...

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