Navigation Links
New twist on ancient math problem could improve medicine, microelectronics
Date:5/11/2012

the pattern change size and move around, depending on how many discs are allowed, but those over the traps are always the same. Phillips suspects that if a design uses enough discs, every trap will have a disc centered over it.

In their paper, published online today in Physical Review Letters, the researchers report the rules for how to find the ideal size and spacing of the discs that fill a shape. In the future, they expect to reveal an algorithm that can take the desired shape and the number of discs, or the shape and percentage of the area to be filled, and spit out the best pattern to fill it.

Extending the approach into three dimensions, Glotzer proposes that it could decide the placement of wireless routers in a building where the signal must not be available to a potential hacker in the parking lot. Alternatively, it could help demolition workers to set off precision explosions, ensuring that the blast covers the desired region but doesn't extend beyond a building's outer walls.

Phillips expects filling solutions to be scientifically useful as well. Glotzer's team developed the new problem by trying to find a way to represent many-sided shapes for their computer models of nanoparticles. In addition to nanotechnology, biology and medicine often need models for complex shapes, such as those of proteins.

"You don't want to model every single one of the thousands of atoms that make up this protein," Phillips said. "You want a minimal model that gives the shape, allowing the proteins to interact in a lock-and-key way, as they do in nature."

The filling approach may prove a perfect fit for a variety of fields.


'/>"/>
Contact: Katherine McAlpine
kmca@umich.edu
734-763-4386

Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Researchers ID gene behind primary cervical dystonia, a neck-twisting disorder
2. New twist in diabetes drugs could reduce life-threatening side effects
3. Experts Call for Twist on Football Helmet Design
4. Tumor metastasis with a twist
5. MIT researchers discover an unexpected twist in cancer metabolism
6. Innovative Twist 'n Shake Jar Mixes Probiotics and Prebiotics
7. Shape matters: The corkscrew twist of H. pylori enables it to set up shop in the stomach
8. eMindful Provides a New Twist on Chocolate for Members of Boston's Beacon Hill Village
9. New twist on potential malaria drug target acts by trapping parasites in cells
10. A New Twist On Convert to Purchase
11. Analysis reveals malaria, other diseases as ancient, adaptive and persistent foes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/13/2014)... OH (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 Wright ... bellwether trial has been scheduled in July of 2015, ... Lipitor lawsuits are in the discovery process ... Richard M. Gergel is presiding over the multidistrict litigation ... filed on behalf of individuals who allege that they ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... If Dr. Lawrence Power has his way, the innovative ... http://www.HealthYourself101.com will expand people’s understanding of the causes, consequences, ... out to provide a health education platform on this modern ... say it? – entertaining to dig into and learn from. ... remote learner – the solitary individual signing on from a ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 Recently, Fadhits.com, a ... collection of elegant long graduation dresses to its ... promotion for its loyal clients. It wants to bring more ... items are now offered at discounted prices, up to 72% ... company is always working hard. Its online shop is a ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... The rise in the number of mobility ... network architectures to suit the upsurge. Virtualization has become ... cloud storage technologies. The data traffic has increased by ... This has resulted in larger and more complex networks. ... the SDN market. , The North American (NA) region ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... Demand Response Management Systems is a ... reducing the imbalance between energy supply and demand. With ... rolled out (due to increasing pressure on the grid) ... in controlling residential appliances and thermostats for load reduction. ... American region, and with government mandates and benefits for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Lipitor Lawsuits Move Forward With Scheduling Of First Bellwether Trial 2Health News:Lipitor Lawsuits Move Forward With Scheduling Of First Bellwether Trial 3Health News:Lipitor Lawsuits Move Forward With Scheduling Of First Bellwether Trial 4Health News:Retired Ann Arbor Physician and Professor Wields New Media to Teach Health Science 2Health News:Retired Ann Arbor Physician and Professor Wields New Media to Teach Health Science 3Health News:Retired Ann Arbor Physician and Professor Wields New Media to Teach Health Science 4Health News:New Collection of Long Graduation Dresses Revealed by Fadhits.com 2Health News:North America Software Defined Network (SDN) Market Worth $1,443.8 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North America Software Defined Network (SDN) Market Worth $1,443.8 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:North America Software Defined Network (SDN) Market Worth $1,443.8 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4Health News:North America Software Defined Network (SDN) Market Worth $1,443.8 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 5Health News:North America Demand Response Management System Worth $12,522.4 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North America Demand Response Management System Worth $12,522.4 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:North America Demand Response Management System Worth $12,522.4 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4
... A genomic study of chronic blood cancer - a precursor ... diagnosis using only a blood test, avoiding the need for ... the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute identified the SF3B1 gene as ... forms of blood cancer. Myelodysplasia is particularly prevalent among people ...
... Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, Sept. 26 ... Dinora Rodriguez. "It was a nightmare." Rodriguez had woken ... not move her arms or even close her eyes. And ... case involving breast implants and a facial scar, gone terribly ...
... Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, Sept. 26 ... half of U.S. primary care physicians believe their own patients ... randomly selected from the American Medical Association Physician Masterfile showed ... too much medical care, while 52 percent think the amount ...
... A large-scale data review by researchers in China of ... the endoscopic procedure to be safe and effective for ... a pooled detection rate of 68.1 percent for all ... be the most common indication, with a relatively high ...
... HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, Sept. 26 (HealthDay News) ... and radiation, can seriously disrupt a couple,s sex life. ... and women figure out what sorts of treatments for erectile ... during sex. In doing so, they returned some luster to ...
... DiabetesIQ, released this week, challenges people to test their ... as they learn about the complexities of the disease, ... million Californians. Developed as a free download by ... Center and QuantiaMD, a company headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Researchers uncover gene associated with blood cancers 2Health News:Researchers uncover gene associated with blood cancers 3Health News:Check Plastic Surgeon's Credentials or Risk Tragic Results, Experts Warn 2Health News:Check Plastic Surgeon's Credentials or Risk Tragic Results, Experts Warn 3Health News:Check Plastic Surgeon's Credentials or Risk Tragic Results, Experts Warn 4Health News:Many Doctors Think Patients Get Over-Treated, Study Says 2Health News:Many Doctors Think Patients Get Over-Treated, Study Says 3Health News:Study examining large-scale data of double balloon enteroscopy shows it is safe and effective 2Health News:Study examining large-scale data of double balloon enteroscopy shows it is safe and effective 3Health News:Study examining large-scale data of double balloon enteroscopy shows it is safe and effective 4Health News:Couples Counseling Boosts Sex Lives After Prostate Cancer 2Health News:Couples Counseling Boosts Sex Lives After Prostate Cancer 3Health News:Couples Counseling Boosts Sex Lives After Prostate Cancer 4Health News:Interactive mobile app from UCSF and QuantiaMD teaches people how to manage diabetes 2Health News:Interactive mobile app from UCSF and QuantiaMD teaches people how to manage diabetes 3
(Date:7/11/2014)... According to a new market ... (Endoscopes, Endoscopic Operative Devices, and Visualization Systems) - Global ... the global endoscopy devices market was valued at USD ... at a CAGR of 6.8% from 2013 to 2019, ... in 2019. Browse the full Endoscopy Devices Market ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... , July 11, 2014  Major advances ... of cancer are being highlighted in a three-day ... from 10-12 July, 2014.  Renowned national and ... share best practices and exchange knowledge on modern ... accurate and efficient. The Summit ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 2014  RESMED INC. (NYSE: RMD ) today ... year ended June 30, 2014 results on Thursday, July 31, ... press release with ResMed,s results will be issued after 1:00 ... webcast to discuss operating results and future outlook. ... US Pacific Time and the live webcast of the call ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research 2Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research 3Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research 4Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research 5Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research 6Improving quality and access to advanced cancer care in India and South Asia 2Improving quality and access to advanced cancer care in India and South Asia 3Improving quality and access to advanced cancer care in India and South Asia 4Improving quality and access to advanced cancer care in India and South Asia 5ResMed To Announce Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year-End 2014 Results 2
... 19 CareFusion (NYSE: CFN ), a leading, global ... 3,900 CareFusion LTV® 1200 ventilators ordered by the Centers for ... strategic national stockpile. , The CDC ordered a total of ... is the nation,s reserve of medical products used in the ...
... Annual Convention -- Mirixa Corporation, ... announced the launch of MirixaEdge(SM). Previewed to independent pharmacists ... enables pharmacists to design their own patient care programs ... employer, or age. , MirixaEdge capitalizes on the nation,s ...
Cached Medicine Technology:CareFusion Shipping Ventilators to CDC for National Emergency Preparedness 2Mirixa Corporation Announces MirixaEdge(SM) 2
... simplified focusing guidance system has ... to use of its type. Technicians ... LM-770 with a minimum of instruction. ... target lines to focus first. A ...
... is the newest generation of electronic refractors. The ... control the refractor from a keypad that is small ... controls the CP-670 Automatic Chart Projector. The TRS is ... all the lenses are moved for you, taking you ...
The Electric H-Base Table is for heavier instruments, or for those who prefer electric elevation. The electric table easily accepts a slit lamp, a single tabletop, or a double tabletop, just as the M...
The Manual Table Base is elevated with an easy to reach elevating wheel for smooth operation. The table base will accept a slit lamp, a single table top, or a double tabletop for more than one instru...
Medicine Products: