Maths News

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  • Thu, 21 Mar 2019 17:04:15 +0000: Blue Brain solves a century-old neuroscience problem - Mathematics News -- ScienceDaily
    New research explains how the shapes of neurons can be classified using mathematical methods from the field of algebraic topology. Neuroscientists can now start building a formal catalogue for all the types of cells in the brain. Onto this catalogue of cells, they can systematically map the function and role in disease of each type of neuron in the brain.
  • Thu, 14 Mar 2019 11:57:58 +0000: Origins and nature of 'math anxiety' - Mathematics News -- ScienceDaily
    A report out today examines the factors that influence 'math anxiety' among primary and secondary school students, showing that teachers and parents may inadvertently play a role in a child's development of the condition, and that girls tend to be more affected than boys.
  • Tue, 12 Mar 2019 14:37:17 +0000: Probability of catastrophic geomagnetic storm lower than estimated - Mathematics News -- ScienceDaily
    According to a group of mathematics researchers, the probability in the following decade of the sun causing a storm strong enough to affect electrical and communication infrastructures around the globe 'only' reaches 1.9 percent maximum. Nevertheless, the event would produce severe consequences and governments should be prepared, researchers warn.
  • Mon, 11 Mar 2019 19:27:47 +0000: For infection-fighting cells, a guideline for expanding the troops - Mathematics News -- ScienceDaily
    A new study uses mathematical modeling to explain how T cells, part of the body's key defenses against pathogens, expand to fight a new infection. The team found that the amount of T-cell expansion is related to the quantity of infectious material, or antigen, as well as the stickiness with which the T cell binds the antigen.
  • Thu, 07 Mar 2019 21:19:19 +0000: Mathematics of sea slug movement points to future robots - Mathematics News -- ScienceDaily
    Mathematicians recently discovered a lot of new, powerful geometries involved in frilly surfaces. They developed the mathematics to describe these surfaces -- inflected nonsmooth surfaces, which change the direction in which they bend -- and the combination of new geometry insights and age-old slugs might just be the right combination for a new generation of flexible, energy-efficient soft-bodied robots.