A new research replication project, involving 24 labs and over 2,100 participants, failed to reproduce findings from a previous study that suggested that self-control is a depletable resource. The findings are published as part of a Registered Replication Report in Perspectives on Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
Learning how to look inside a body without having to cut it open is still an important part of medical research. One of the great challenges in imaging remains the visualization of oxygen in tissue. A team led by Professor Vasilis Ntziachristos, Chair for Biological Imaging at the Technical University of Munich and Director of the Institute for Biological and Medical Imaging at the Helmholtz Zentrum München, has developed a new approach to this task.
After analyzing years of Monday Night Football viewership, University of Iowa researchers have developed an optimization model using data analytics that shows how the NFL and ESPN can improve the game's schedules.
Scientists use mathematical modeling to simulate human mesenchymal stem cell delivery to a damaged heart and found that using one sub-set of these stem cells minimises the risks associated with this therapy. The study, published in PLOS Computational Biology, represents a development in novel strategies to repair and regenerate heart muscle and could improve stem cell treatments for heart attack patients.
Time to smash the beaker when thinking about oxygen concentrations in water, at the time when animal life first evolved. Oceans stacked O2 here and deplete it there, as this novel model demonstrates. It may well toss a wrench into the way we have dated the evolution of the earliest animals.
Researchers at Kyoto University have used computer simulations and robotics to uncover a surprising insight into the mechanics of locomotion, namely that taming instability -- a factor that might be a disadvantage -- is a key to the centipede's success.
A new Carnegie Mellon University neuroimaging study reveals the mental stages people go through as they are solving challenging math problems. Insights from this new work may eventually be applied to the design of more effective classroom instruction -- particularly in the form of improving cognitive tutors by creating models that match the brain activation and thinking patterns used to solve these problems.
Children under the age of 6 are four times as likely to end up in hospital after contact with laundry pod detergent as children exposed to other types of detergent, finds research published online in the journal Injury Prevention.
An international team of researchers has successfully demonstrated the self-organizing pattern formation in active materials at microscale with computer simulations.
Physicists have discovered that the timing of electronic orders on the stock market can be mathematically described in the same way as the lifetime of a light bulb.