- Births and deaths in fluid chaos
... range from the use of microfluids in nanotechnology, to understanding the flow of blood, the formation of tears in our eyes, ... progressively inaccurate as time passes. In fact, the uncertainty increases exponentially with time. This behaviour is complex, but ...
Article - plusadmin - 21 Dec 2012 - 11:08 - 0 comments
- From restaurants to climate change
... anything from investigating diners' tipping behaviour to understanding climate change and genetics. December ... is represented by the line, and the grey band indicates uncertainty about the line. Because size takes integer values, and we are ...
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- The best medicine?
... shows a 95% "confidence interval", which expresses the uncertainty about where the true risk lies. For most of the individual studies, ... a particular patient asking this question requires careful understanding of how individual characteristics help predict outcome. We really ...
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- From neurobiology to online gaming
... by recognising statistical patterns and quantifying uncertainty using probabilities. The NNM programme grew out of the recognition ... is David Spiegelhalter , Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk and Senior Scientist at the Biostatistics Unit in the ...
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- Coincidence, correlation and chance
... pattern rather than randomness, certainty rather than uncertainty, existence rather than nonexistence, predator in the bushes rather ... is one way we're easily misled when it comes to our understanding of probability. The thing to remember is that rare things happen ...
Article - plusadmin - 18 May 2011 - 13:12 - 0 comments
- Plus leaves the classroom
... the unwary — how to communicate and evaluate risk and uncertainty, how to explain seeming paradoxes, how to avoid the common pitfalls ... choice of where to have their treatment (which meant understanding the perverse incentives caused by performance monitoring and just ...
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- Nobel mathematics
... a controlled process called programmed cell death . Understanding this process has great biological and medical importance - cancer ... work on how people make decisions in the face of uncertainty and risk. The other winner, Vernon Smith of George Mason ...
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- New GCE AS/A-level Cores
... However, the existing section on the "Mathematics of Uncertainty" has been removed. This was a controversial section in 1993. It ... of the total A-level marks) which tests the candidates' understanding of the connections between different elements of mathematics. ...
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