Math can improve flu vaccine, experts say

Credit: 123RF.com/Rice University Mathematical modeling can improve the flu vaccine’s effectiveness, according to experts at Rice University—where one such model has existed for more than 15 years—and its Baker Institute for Public Policy. Michael Deem, the John W. Cox Professor of Biochemical and Genetic Engineering at Rice; Melia Bonomo, a Ph.D. candidate in physics and…

New stats apps show a virtual reality

A snapshot of two apps developed to visualize and compare climate model output and output from a statistical model (emulator). The statistical emulator app reproduces annual three-dimensional temperature from 1850 to 2100 (a) and reproduces daily winds over the Arabian peninsula from 1920 to 2100 (b). Credit: KAUST The latest advances in computing and virtual…

Can maths solve the fake news voting conundrum?

Credit: CC0 Public Domain With the American midterm elections around the corner, rumours of a UK general election in the winter, and a potential second referendum on Brexit, mathematicians from the University of Surrey and AXA Switzerland have produced a mathematical model that details the impact of fake news on voting behaviour. In a paper…