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    Mathematics yields techniques for more accurate weather predictions

    Original @ – latest science and technology news stories Weather forecasting is one of the most computationally challenging problems in science. Forecasts are produced by simulating a numerical model of the Earth’s weather patterns and then predicting its future behaviours. For such simulations to correctly … [...]

    Laying the foundation for new energy technology

    Original @ MIT News – Energy Theoretical chemist Troy Van Voorhis probes big energy-related questions, scrutinizing electrons and chemical bonds to improve sustainable energy solutions. [...]

    Is anyone home? A way to find out if AI has become self-aware

    Original @ KurzweilAI » News By Susan Schneider, PhD, and Edwin Turner, PhD Every moment of your waking life and whenever you dream, you have the distinct inner feeling of being “you.” When you see the warm hues of a sunrise, smell the aroma of morning coffee or mull over a new idea, you are having conscious experience. But could [...] [...]

    Why XPRIZE Is Asking Writers to Take Us Through a Wormhole to 2037

    Original @ Singularity Hub In a world of accelerating change, educating the public about the implications of technological advancements is extremely important. We can continue to write informative articles and speculate about the kind of future that lies ahead. Or instead, we can take readers on an immersive journey by using science fiction to paint vivid images of the […] [...]

    Study: Preschoolers learn from math games — to a point

    Original @ MIT News – Economics Games found to improve conceptual math skills, but gains may not carry over to primary school. [...]

    Sorting complicated knots

    Original @ – latest science and technology news stories From bow ties and shoelaces to sailing boats and climbing ropes, knots are not only very useful for our daily lives, but for mathematics too. IBS researchers from the Center for Geometry and Physics, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) reporte… [...]

    Pickett’s Charge—what modern mathematics teaches us about Civil War battle

    Original @ – latest science and technology news stories The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the American Civil War, and Gen. George Pickett’s infantry charge on July 3, 1863, was the battle’s climax. Had the Confederate Army won, it could have continued its invasion of Union territory. Instead, … [...]

    Investigating the trap of unemployment

    Original @ MIT News – Economics PhD student Aicha Ben Dhia studies France’s labor market from the perspective of local job-seekers. [...]

    Apes only provide food to conspecifics that have previously assisted them

    Original @ – latest science and technology news stories For us humans, it goes without saying that we reward others as an indication of the gratitude we feel towards them. Scientists from the Max Planck Institutes for Evolutionary Anthropology and for Mathematics in the Sciences in Leipzig have now demonstr… [...]

    Stereotypes still affect females’ career aspirations in STEM topics

    Original @ – latest science and technology news stories Masculine stereotypes of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects corrupt the self-concept of female students and their career aspirations in such areas. [...]