Wind turbines could be installed under some of the biggest bridges on the road network to produce electricity. So it is confirmed by calculations carried out by a European researchers team, that have taken a viaduct in the Canary Islands as a reference. This concept could be applied in heavily built-up territories or natural areas with new constructions limitations.
A new method for calculating the exact time of death, even after as much as 10 days, has been developed by a group of researchers at the University of Salzburg. Currently, there are no reliable ways to determine the time since death after approximately 36 hours. Initial results suggest that this method can be applied in forensics to estimate the time elapsed since death in humans.
A team of researchers examined databases on past high-profile mass killings and school shootings in the US and fit a contagion model to the data to determine that these tragedies create a period of contagion lasting an average of 13 days, that roughly 20 to 30 percent of such occurrences arise from contagion and that the incidence of these events is significantly higher in states with a high prevalence of gun ownership.
A newly discovered equation is expected to greatly improve the reliability and functionality for hundreds of important water models used by everyone from irrigators and city planners to climate scientists and botanists -- and trigger a new surge in data collection.
At the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, MIT researchers showed that a dropout-prediction model trained on data from one offering of a course can help predict which students will stop out of the next offering.
From a hodgepodge to well-tuned networks -- Freiburg researchers develop a computer model to explain how nerve cell connections form in the visual cortex.
Vanderbilt University mathematician Marcelo Disconzi, working with physicists Robert Scherrer and Tom Kephart, has come up with a new approach to calculate cosmic viscosity and the formulation favors the 'Big Rip' scenario for the end of the universe.
The larvae of some species of reef fish appear to survive better depending on the timing of when they were spawned, according to new research from the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis.
Weizmann Institute Scientists develop an 'olfactory fingerprint' test that may do more than just identify individuals.
Vermont scientists have invented a new technique for discovering potentially dangerous drug interactions and unknown side-effects -- before they show up in medical databases like PubMed -- by searching millions of tweets on Twitter.