Mathematics - Research News

Iffy Logic

 Mathematics - Research News
 29 May 2022
Can you rearrange the cards to make a series of correct mathematical statements?...

Nested Square Roots

 Mathematics - Research News
 29 May 2022
Can you find the value of this expression, which contains infinitely nested square roots?...

A new mathematical model of cellular movement

 Mathematics - Research News
 17 May 2022
A mathematical model that describes how cells change their shape during movement suggests that the movement is mainly driven by the contraction of the skeletal proteins, called "myosin." The new model developed at Penn State can help researchers to better understand the various biological processes...

Algorithm predicts which students will drop out of math courses

 Mathematics - Research News
 05 May 2022
In the so-called MINT subjects—mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technology—up to 40 percent of students drop out of their studies in the introductory phase. A research team from the Methods Center of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Tübingen has...

Researchers have a formula for getting in the flow

 Mathematics - Research News
 26 April 2022
The immersive and often exhilarating experience of "flow" while playing sports, making art, or working is a much sought-after state of mind associated with peak creativity and productivity, which is why artificial intelligence programmers and human resource departments alike are eager to find ways...

Italian nurse acquitted of murder after statistical analysis

 Mathematics - Research News
 26 April 2022
Italian nurse Daniela Poggiali was arrested and convicted of murdering two hospital patients in 2014. Her case attracted the attention of Leiden statistician Richard Gill. After his investigation, together with an Italian colleague, Poggiali was acquitted last autumn. Together with fellow...

Estimating the informativeness of data

 Mathematics - Research News
 26 April 2022
Not all data are created equal. But how much information is any piece of data likely to contain? This question is central to medical testing, designing scientific experiments, and even to everyday human learning and thinking. MIT researchers have developed a new way to solve this problem, opening up...

Tear-free brushing? All you need is math

 Mathematics - Research News
 13 April 2022
As anyone who has ever had to brush long hair knows, knots are a nightmare. But with enough experience, most learn the tricks of detangling with the least amount of pain—start at the bottom, work your way up to the scalp with short, gentle brushes, and apply detangler when necessary....

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