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Tree growth model assists breeding for more wood
A meeting in a forest between a biologist and a mathematician could lead to thicker, faster growing trees. (2017-03-06)

Understanding and predicting snow behavior
Engineers from the University of Luxembourg are developing a computer model that can help solving typical snow-related engineering problems. The model could, for example, be used to anticipate avalanches, to determine the load on buildings caused by snow or calculate the traction of vehicles on snow-covered surfaces by predicting the behavior of snow. (2017-03-01)

WSU mathematician breaks down how to defend against quantum computing attacks
WSU mathematician Nathan Hamlin is the author of a new paper that explains how a code he wrote for a doctoral thesis, the Generalized Knapsack Code, could thwart hackers armed with next generation quantum computers. (2017-02-28)

Game-theoretic model combines strategic and technical aspects of cyber attribution
How should nations respond to cyber attacks? According to a new game-theoretic model, the best strategic choice depends on the vulnerability of the attacker, the victim's knowledge level, the potential payoff for various outcomes and the beliefs each player has about its attacker. (2017-02-28)

In first, scientists forecast West Nile Virus outbreaks
Scientists at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health are the first to report a method to accurately predict the timing and intensity of West Nile Virus (WNV) outbreaks. The study is published in the journal Nature Communications. (2017-02-24)

UVA targets mysteries of deadly Duchenne muscular dystrophy with $2.5 million grant
If we know the cause, why can't we save boys from this deadly disease? UVA will take an ambitious new approach to figure out why so many promising treatments fail. (2017-02-23)

Web-based tool helps lima bean growers assess downy mildew risk
A free online tool developed at the University of Delaware with support from the US Department of Agriculture will help lima bean growers assess the risk of having their fields hit with downy mildew. (2017-02-23)

In great shape
Isomax is now proved to be the world's first to achieve the performance predicted by theoretical bounds. (2017-02-21)

Penn/Wistar study finds 'sweet spot' where tissue stiffness drives cancer's spread
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and The Wistar Institute have now found that physical forces exerted between cancer cells and the ECM are enough to drive a shape change necessary for metastasis. Those forces converge on an optimal stiffness that allows cancer cells to spread. (2017-02-21)

A new computer model explores how proteins are controlled 'at a distance'
EPFL scientists have created a new computer model that can help better design of allosteric drugs, which control proteins 'at a distance.' (2017-02-20)

DNA computer brings 'intelligent drugs' a step closer
Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology present a new method that should enable controlled drug delivery into the bloodstream using DNA computers. Led by biomedical engineer Maarten Merkx the team developed the first DNA computer capable of detecting several antibodies in the blood and performing subsequent calculations based on this input. This is an important step towards the development of smart, 'intelligent' drugs that may allow better control of medication with fewer side-effects and at lower cost. (2017-02-17)

Researchers design facial recognition system as less invasive way to track lemurs in wild
A team of researchers has developed a new computer-assisted recognition system that can identify individual lemurs in the wild by their facial characteristics and ultimately help to build a database for long-term research on lemur species. (2017-02-16)

NASA study identifies new pathway for Greenland meltwater to reach ocean
Cracks in the Greenland Ice Sheet let one of its aquifers drain to the ocean, new NASA research finds. The aquifers, discovered only recently, are unusual in that they trap large amounts of liquid water within the ice sheet. Until now, scientists did not know what happened to the water stored away in this reservoir -- the discovery will help fine tune computer models of Greenland's contribution to sea level rise. (2017-02-15)

Discovering what shapes language diversity
A research team led by Colorado State University is the first to use a form of simulation modeling to study the processes that shape language diversity patterns. (2017-02-10)

SPbPU -- first university to introduce computational computer code for Airbus
Peter the Great Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) and Airbus collaborate on development and deployment of ASRP (Assembly Simulation of Riveting Process) software complex. ASRP is a specific and exceptional software solution with a great deal of complexity. It is said to be the only computer code developed by the University that is officially deployed in Airbus. From now this mathematical solution is allocated into the company's technological chain and is being used. (2017-02-09)

Computer trained to predict which AML patients will go into remission, which will relapse
Researchers have developed the first computer machine-learning model to accurately predict which patients diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia, or AML, will go into remission following treatment for their disease and which will relapse. (2017-02-09)

The Internet and your brain are more alike than you think
Salk scientist finds similar rule governing traffic flow in engineered and biological systems. (2017-02-09)

Decoding ocean signals
Geographer Tim DeVries and colleagues determine why the ocean has absorbed more carbon over the past decade. (2017-02-08)

Barely educated humans impact bear behavior
The American black bear can rest easier thanks to conservation research conducted at UBC's Okanagan campus. A recent study indicates that while urban sprawl results in more human-bear interactions, human education can hinder negative encounters. (2017-02-06)

ISBM releases the updated version of Immune Response Template
Institute for Systems Biology Moscow (ISBM) announced the recent update of the Immune Response Template (IRT) platform and its online demo. The project aimed to integrate and visualize available data on immune cells, cytokine, chemokines and other mediators interactions in human. IRT is a unique tool due to its focus on quantitative systems pharmacology (QSP) modeling. Using the platform modelers in pharmaceutical companies can strongly improve the drug R&D process. (2017-02-02)

Optimized compiler yields more-efficient parallel programs
By modifying the 'middle end' of the popular open-source compiler LLVM, MIT computer scientists have created a C compiler that optimizes parallel code better than any other. (2017-01-31)

The attraction effect: How our brains can be influenced
The decisions we make are influenced by other possibilities that we did not choose. At the same time, the options we missed out on determine our satisfaction with the outcomes of situations we were unable to control. Psychologists from the University of Basel conducted two experiments: first, they studied the decision-making behavior of students and, second, they measured brain activity and satisfaction when a set of possibilities is supplemented with another alternative. The Journal of Neuroscience has published the results. (2017-01-30)

Understanding breakups
As interest and demand for nanotechnology continues to rise, so will the need for nanoscale printing and spraying, which relies on depositing tiny drops of liquid onto a surface. Now researchers from Tsinghua University in Beijing have developed a new theory that describes how such a nanosized droplet deforms and breaks up when it strikes a surface. (2017-01-30)

Artificial intelligence uncovers new insight into biophysics of cancer
For the first time, artificial intelligence has been used to discover the exact interventions needed to obtain a specific, previously unachievable result in vivo, providing new insight into the biophysics of cancer and raising broad implications for biomedicine. (2017-01-27)

Finding credibility clues on Twitter
By scanning 66 million tweets linked to nearly 1,400 real-world events, Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have built a language model that identifies words and phrases that lead to strong or weak perceived levels of credibility on Twitter. Their findings suggest that the words of millions of people on social media have considerable information about an event's credibility -- even when an event is still ongoing. (2017-01-27)

New space weather model helps simulate magnetic structure of solar storms
A new model is mapping out the path of coronal mass ejections as they travel from the sun to Earth, where these storms can interact with our planet's magnetic fields and cause a variety of space weather effects. (2017-01-26)

The power of wind energy and how to use it
Wind offers an immense, never ending source of energy that can be successfully harnessed to power all of the things that currently draw energy from non-renewable resources. The wind doesn't always blow, though. Researchers from North China Electric Power University recently developed a model to help predict wind frequency and potential contributions to more traditional energy sources. The scientists published the paper in IEEE /CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica. (2017-01-25)

Surprising results found in the swimming mechanism of microorganism-related model
For years, B. Ubbo Felderhof, RWTH Aachen University, has explored the mechanisms fish and microorganisms rely on to propel themselves. He has created mechanical models to support the theory behind the 'swimming' of microorganisms, consisting of linear chains of spheres connected by springs and immersed in fluid, and he's just pushed this work even further by addressing what happens when adding one sphere to the chain that's much larger than the others. (2017-01-24)

Ubiquitous but overlooked, fluid is a source of muscle tension
The cellular fluid in every muscle fiber appears to play a key but previously unacknowledged role in the mechanics of muscle stretch, according to a new study by Brown University biologists. (2017-01-24)

Engineers eat away at Ms. Pac-Man score with artificial player
Using a novel approach for computing real-time game strategy, engineers have developed an artificial Ms. Pac-Man player that chomps the existing high score for computerized play. (2017-01-23)

Making AI systems that see the world as humans do
Northwestern University professor Ken Forbus and his colleagues have developed an artificial intelligence system that performs at human levels on a standard intelligence test. (2017-01-19)

Harvests in the US to suffer from climate change
Some of the most important crops risk substantial damage from rising temperatures. To better assess how climate change caused by human greenhouse gas emissions will likely impact wheat, maize and soybean, an international team of scientists now ran an unprecedentedly comprehensive set of computer simulations of US crop yields. Importantly, the scientists find that increased irrigation can help to reduce the negative effects of global warming on crops -- but this is possible only in regions where sufficient water is available. (2017-01-19)

One in 5 adults secretly access their friends' Facebook accounts
Most people are concerned about the prospect of their social media accounts being hacked, but a new University of British Columbia study finds that it's actually people we know who frequently access our accounts without our permission. (2017-01-19)

Considering cattle could help eliminate malaria in India
The goal of eliminating malaria in countries like India could be more achievable if mosquito-control efforts take into account the relationship between mosquitoes and cattle, according to an international team of researchers. (2017-01-16)

Computational modeling reveals anatomical distribution of drag on downhill skiers
University of Tsukuba researchers established a computer simulation-based approach to obtain precise 3-D data on the flow of air around a downhill skier's body. The approach revealed that areas of low air flow and formation of flow vortices are associated with the skier's head, upper arms, upper legs, and thighs, identifying them as major sources of air resistance. The findings may improve the design of ski equipment and prompt adjustments in the postures that skiers adopt during races. (2017-01-15)

3-D scans for the automotive industry
How does an automotive assembly line have to be retrofitted for a change of model? 3-D scanners are an elegant way to find this out. Professor of computer science, Andreas Nüchter, is a specialist for the job. (2017-01-13)

IUPUI study: Training computers to differentiate between people with the same name
How do you tell which Anna Hernandez authored a specific study or which Robert Jones is attempting to board an airplane flight? IUPUI researchers have developed a novel-machine learning method to provide better solutions to the perplexing problem of name disambiguation. (2017-01-12)

Swimming for science
Researchers have developed the first successful 3-D computer modeling of the motions of zebrafish, which are increasingly the species of choice for biomedical research, particularly neurobehavioral studies that are critical to understanding the brain. Accurate modeling could reduce the number of animals used in laboratories -- 20 million annually. (2017-01-12)

An ecological invasion mimics a drunken walk
A theory that uses the mathematics of a drunken walk describes ecological invasions better than waves, according to Tim Reluga, associate professor of mathematics and biology, Penn State. (2017-01-09)

Model sheds light on inhibitory neurons' computational role
Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have developed a new computational model of a neural circuit in the brain, which could shed light on the biological role of inhibitory neurons -- neurons that keep other neurons from firing. (2017-01-09)

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