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enFeeling tense about healing wounds?
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<p>Squeamish about cuts and scrapes? Maths can help you feel better.</p>
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Being squeamish I've never really liked to think about how exactly wounds heal. But I now have the courage to ponder this miracle of biology, because I can now think about it using maths.
Researchers from the <a href="http://www.pitt.edu/">University of Pittsburgh</a> have just published a new mathematical model of how some wounds heal.
</p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/feeling-tense-about-healing-wounds" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/feeling-tense-about-healing-wounds#commentsmathematical modellingmedicine and healthstefan problemThu, 10 Feb 2011 15:11:25 +0000Rachel5419 at http://plus.maths.org/contentMaths and climate change: the melting Arctic
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The Arctic ice cap is melting fast and the consequences are grim. Mathematical modelling is key to predicting how much longer the ice will be around and assessing the impact of an ice free Arctic on the rest of the planet. <i>Plus</i> spoke to <b>Peter Wadhams</b> from the Polar Ocean Physics Group at the University of Cambridge to get a glimpse of the group's work. </div>
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<p>The Arctic ice cap is in trouble. Due to global warming, summer sea ice cover has been disappearing at approximately 70,000 km<sup>2</sup> per year, an area the size of Scotland. Measurements from submarines indicate that the ice has grown thinner by at least 40% over the last two decades. Predictions of if and when the permanent ice will disappear from the Arctic vary widely, but few models
give it longer than 100 years and many predict that a total melt-down of the Arctic will occur within our lifetimes.</p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/maths-and-climate-change-melting-arctic" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/maths-and-climate-change-melting-arctic#comments46accelerationCMSCoriolis forcedifferential equationmathematical modellingmathematics and climate changemathematics and the environmentNewtonian mechanicsstefan problemvectorSat, 01 Mar 2008 00:00:00 +0000plusadmin2326 at http://plus.maths.org/content