How does resolution factor into computational models? Marsha Berger, a professor at New York University Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, answers the question on this edition of "Ask a Scientist."
Mathematics is about numbers, shapes, symmetry, chance, change and more. Much more! Math is not only the most rigorous mental discipline ever invented, it's among the richest, most wide-ranging and most useful. Mathematics is also central to the information revolution. Downloadable music files, DVD movies, digital special effects and secure online credit card transactions, essentially any software application you can think of, owes its existence not just to computers, but to the mathematical algorithms that run on computers.
A Big-Data analysis of patient records at Vanderbilt University has found a link specifically between Celebrex and heart valve calcification
How long should a tail be for a swimming organism? Annette Peko Hosoi, professor and associate dean of engineering at MIT, answers the question on this edition of "Ask a Scientist."
The National Science Foundation recognizes our very own Black History makers -- advancing science and impacting their communities in outstanding ways
As part of the University of Texas at Austin's Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program, science teachers from local elementary schools will participate in a seven-week program where they work alongside faculty and graduate students
Catching brain hijackers, landscaping for the birds, a mussel shell tell and faster protein sequencing
Four young scientists compete to give the best (and most-entertaining) three-minute explanation of a significant aspect of quantum technology to a family audience at the Museum of Science, Boston
A newly discovered processor vulnerability could potentially put secure information at risk in any Intel-based PC manufactured since 2008
DesignSafe is a web-based research platform that provides the computational tools needed to manage, analyze and understand critical data for natural hazards research
CMMWorm utilizes a compliant mesh actuated at modular segments to create waveforms along its body
Jo Boaler, National Science Foundation-funded professor of mathematics education at Stanford University, believes children's math mindsets can be changed
The Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies (CAST) is an interdisciplinary research center focused on developing autonomous systems that think, act and assist independently, expanding the scope of human possibility to solve problems, as well as the range of exploration in extreme Earth and space environments
A team of Rice University computational and applied math students have developed a technique to simplify the placement of electrodes in the brains of patients with epilepsy
Scientists describe the advancements in scientifically based earthquake research, which today relies on detailed simulations of ground movements using some of the world's largest and most capable supercomputers
What is the future of deep learning? Charles Cadieu, co-Founder and CEO of Bay Labs, answers the question in this edition of Ask a Scientist
MapLite -- a framework that allows self-driving cars to drive on roads they've never been on before without 3-D maps -- combines simple GPS data that can be found on Google Maps with a series of sensors that observe road conditions
Someday self-driving cars could react to hazards before a passenger even sees them, thanks to a laser-based imaging technology being developed by Stanford University researchers
A team funded by the National Science Foundation demonstrated that -- if controlled effectively - driverless cars are able to reduce stop-and-go waves that can arise in normal traffic patterns
San Diego Supercomputer Center's chief data science officer Ilkay Altintas describes a National Science Foundation-funded project that uses data-driven knowledge and predictive tools to battle wildfires, such as those that destroyed thousands of homes and businesses in 2017
A novel approach to connecting everyday appliances via the Internet manages to wirelessly link objects without the use of batteries or electronics