Universe 'Too Queer' To Grasp, BBC News
Excerpts: "Middle world is like the narrow range of the electromagnetic spectrum that we see," he said. "Middle world is the narrow range of reality that we judge to be normal as opposed to the queerness that we judge to be very small or very large." He mused that perhaps children should be given computer games to play with that familiarise them with quantum physics concepts. (...)
Our brains had evolved to help us survive within the scale and orders of magnitude within which we exist, said Professor Dawkins.
Big Thinkers Show The Way Forward, BBC News
How technology can help small ideas have a global impact is the big message from an influential conference. (...)
Flowers could help find landmines
Sustainable designer Bill McDonough told the audience of his plans for green cities in China, and Alex Steffen showed flowers that bloom red petals if they are growing above mines.
New Project Seeks To Simplify Complexity, IST News
Excerpts: A new EU-funded project MMCOMNET (Measuring and Modelling Complex Networks Across Domains) seeks to develop statistical techniques and software tools to analyse complex networks. Only relatively recently have scientists discovered that complex systems in all areas of life, from biology to public transport to supermarket supply chains, share certain features. Studying complexity can help shed light on the understanding of a surprisingly diverse array of systems in which agents interact, whether they be cells, people, buses or companies, interact. (...) The project will base its investigation of complex systems around three systems representing biological, socio-economic and innovation networks: (...).
Complexity Theory for Simpletons, arXiv
Abstract: In this article, we shall describe some of the most interesting topics in the subject of Complexity Theory for a general audience. Anyone with a solid foundation in high school mathematics (with some calculus) and an elementary understanding of computer programming will be able to follow this article. First, we shall describe the P versus NP problem and its significance. Next, we shall describe two other famous mathematics problems, the Collatz 3n+1 Conjecture and the Riemann Hypothesis, and show how the notion of "computational irreducibility" is important for understanding why no one has, as of yet, solved these two problems.
Measuring The Contribution Of Infoplazas To Internet Penetration And Use In Panama, Info. Tech. & Int. Dev.
Excerpts: Infoplazas arose in Panama as a means to combat the digital divide by providing Internet connectivity to the economically disadvantaged and geographically remote. Yet there is a dearth of information regarding their actual performance. (...) this study sets the ground for the development of a more rigorous measurement tool that might obtain better estimates of the dynamics of infoplazas and similar community information centers. Our research suggests that infoplazas account for approximately 7% of Panama's Internet users, that infoplazas might constitute the only connectivity option for at least 25% of users, (...).
Electronic Government And The Rural Poor: The Case Of Gyandoot, Info. Tech. & Int. Dev.
Excerpts: In the poor and drought-prone rural district of Dhar in Madhya Pradesh, India, Gyandoot (Contrib. Ed.: 'gyan' means knowledge, 'doot' messenger) has tried to make government services more accessible to villagers through information and communications technology (ICT) since January 2000. Two recent surveys of this e-government project allow us to evaluate whether the local population is benefiting. Main findings are that service satisfaction is quite high, but usage is low, and Gyandoot is not reaching the poorest people. We conclude that much of the potential benefits of e-government are not being realized. (...)
Gravity Doughnut Promises Time Machine, Nature News
Movement into the past gets one step less improbable. One of the major difficulties of travelling backwards in time has just been solved, (...). And the solution, he says, is doughnut-shaped.(...)
A doughnut: your ticket to the past?
(...) according to Einstein's theories, space can be twisted enough to create a local gravity field that looks like a doughnut of some arbitrary size. The gravitational field lines circle around this doughnut, so that space and time are both tightly curved back on themselves. Crucially, this does away with the need for any hypothetical exotic matter.
Dr. Feynman's Doodles - How One Scientist's Simple Sketches Transformed Physics, Science News
The next time you get a letter, its stamp might have printed on it examples of one the greatest conceptual tools of modern physics. The tool is a kind of line drawing, and a bunch of those drawings appear on the face of a new U.S. postage stamp honoring a legendary physicist, the late Richard P. Feynman.
STAMP OF GENIUS. The diagrams surrounding young Richard Feynman's face depict interactions between subatomic particles according to a method that Feynman came up with in the 1940s. Today, physicists rely on such pictures to understand behaviors of matter and energy and to guide complex calculations.
(c) 2004 USPS used with permission. All rights reserved.
Those drawings are ubiquitous in physics today.
Humans' Rational And Irrational Buying Behavior Is Mirrored In Monkeys, ScienceDaily
Excerpts: The basic economic theory that people work harder to avoid losing money than they do to make money is shared by monkeys, suggesting this trait has a long evolutionary history, (...). This phenomenon, known as "loss aversion," refers to the tendency for people to strongly prefer avoiding losses to acquiring gains. (...) In their studies monkeys were given a budget of disks and asked to decide how much to spend on apples, and how much to spend on the gelatin cubes, even as the prices of these goods and the size of their budgets fluctuated. Capuchins performed much like humans do. (...)
Industry Lured By The Gains Of Going Green, Nature
Excerpts: Global report highlights how ecology and the environment affect business.
Ecological conservation isn't exactly the number one priority in most corporate board rooms. But an international effort is under way to get large companies to start thinking seriously about ecosystems.
Next week, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment ¡X (...)¡X will release a 30-page report on why ecology matters in business planning.
(...) six major environmental trends ¡X water scarcity, climate change, habitat change, biodiversity loss and invasive species, ocean exploitation and nutrient overloading ¡X will each profoundly affect business.
Simple Stochastic Birth and Death Models of Genome Evolution: Was There Enough Time for Us to Evolve?, arXiv
Excerpts: We show that simple stochastic models of genome evolution lead to power law asymptotics of protein domain family size distribution. (...) The simplest, linear BDIM shows an excellent fit to the observed distributions of domain family size in diverse prokaryotic and eukaryotic genomes. However, the stochastic version of the linear BDIM explored here predicts that the actual size of large paralogous families is reached on an unrealistically long timescale. (...) introduction of non-linearity (...) allows the model to achieve genome evolution rates that are much better compatible with the current estimates of the rates of individual duplication/loss events
Simulated Society May Generate Virtual Culture, New Scientist
Virtual computer characters more accustomed to battling deranged alien monsters are about to take part in a unique social experiment.
Characters that communicate and cooperate may improve their chances of survival (Image: Ben Paechter)
A society of virtual "agents¡¨ - each with a remarkably realistic personality and the ability to learn and communicate - is being crafted by scientists from five European research institutes who hope to gain insights into the way human societies evolve.
The project, known as New and Emergent World models Through Individual, Evolutionary and Social Learning - or NEW-TIES - brings together experts in artificial intelligence, linguistics, computer science and sociology.
Why Computers Are Like The Weather, New Scientist
Excerpts: If you think the complex microchips that drive modern computers are models of deterministic precision, think again. Their behaviour is inherently unpredictable and chaotic, a property one normally associates with the weather. (...)
Berry, Daniel Perez and Olivier Temam say that chaos theory can explain the unpredictable behaviour. The team ran a standard program repeatedly (...), and found that the time taken to complete the task varied greatly from one run to the next.
But within the irregularity, the team detected a pattern, the mathematical signature of "deterministic chaos", (...).
Cellular Wave Computers For Brain-Like Spatial-Temporal Sensory Computing, Circuits and Systems Mag.
Excerpt: Present day classical computers, developed during the last sixty years are logic machines, based on binary logic and arithmetic, acting on discrete valued (binary coded) data. Its unique property is algorithmic (stored) programmability, invented by John von Neumann. The mathematical concept is based on a universal machine on integers (Turing machine). Cellular automata, introduced also by J. von Neumann, are fully parallel array processors with all discrete space, time and state values. Their beautiful properties have been recently rediscovered showing the deeper qualitative properties, if we allow the states and time to be continuous values (...).
Geophysics: Threshold Crossed On The Way To A Geodynamo In A Computer, Science
Excerpts: How do you tell whether you've got the right answer if you never get to look at the answer sheet? Geophysicists trying to conjure up the geodynamo that generates Earth's magnetic field have been grappling with that conundrum for years. Seemingly any computer model with the basic physics of the churning molten-iron core produces a reasonable-looking magnetic field as seen at Earth's surface.
As Beltway Work Begins, Traffic Jam Predictions Turn Out To Be Mirage, Washington Post
Excerpts: The anticipated mother of all traffic jams was more like the predicted blizzard that turns out to be a bunch of flurries.
Transportation officials had warned the public that this weekend's work on the construction of the new Woodrow Wilson Bridge could take 57 hours and cause 15-mile backups and 90-minute delays. Interstate 95 and the Capital Beltway would be parking lots.
Synapses May Fire Neurotransmitters Like A Shotgun
Excerpts: Researchers have constructed a new detailed map of the three-dimensional terrain of a synapse ¡X the junction between neurons which are critical for communication in the brain and nervous system. The ¡§nano-map,¡¨ which shows the tiny spines and valleys resolved at nanometer scale, or one-billionth of a meter, has already proven its worth in changing scientists' views of the synaptic landscape.
Using the map as a guide, the research team, led by Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator Terrence Sejnowski, has developed a biologically accurate computer simulation of synaptic function.(...)
Shared Cortical Anatomy For Motor Awareness And Motor Control, Science
Excerpts: In everyday life, the successful monitoring of behavior requires continuous updating of the effectiveness of motor acts; one crucial step is becoming aware of the movements one is performing. We studied the anatomical distribution of lesions in right-brain-damaged hemiplegic patients, who obstinately denied their motor impairment, claiming that they could move their paralyzed limbs. Denial was associated with lesions in areas related to the programming of motor acts, particularly Brodmann's premotor areas 6 and 44, motor area 4, and the somatosensory cortex.
- Source: Shared Cortical Anatomy For Motor Awareness And Motor Control, A. Berti, G. Bottini, M. Gandola, L. Pia, N. Smania, A. Stracciari, I. Castiglioni, G. Vallar, E. Paulesu, Science : 488-491, 05/07/15
With Some Help, Woods Refashions Greatness, NY Times
Excerpts: Through 16 months of refashioning a swing for this moment, Woods and Haney had been criticized for changing a swing that had won 7 majors in 11 tournaments from 1999 to 2002. (...)
For many years, Woods has said that he has fought a tendency to get stuck during his swing, which forced him to flip his hands to keep the club in time with his body. Although Woods's talent has often allowed him to overcome the tendency, he still addressed it.
Stem Cells May Protect Brain, Nervous System -Study, Reuters
Excerpts: Stem cells may protect the brain and nervous system against damage from tumors and conditions such as multiple sclerosis, researchers at Milan's San Raffaele Scientific Institute found.
Experiments with mice with a disease similar to multiple sclerosis showed that stem cells injected into the blood stream migrated to inflamed areas in the brain and spinal cord, killing inflammatory cells, the researchers said.
This means a single injection of stem cells could be used to treat many different areas of damage in the body, reducing the clinical signs of the disease.
Neuroscience: Brain Under Surveillance: The Microglia Patrol, Science
Excerpts: Biophysicists and biologists have long worked together to develop tools to analyze the limits of the living world--molecules and cells at one end and whole organisms at the other. In contrast, important intermediate levels of organization, namely the organs and tissues, had received little attention until very recently. For instance, we understand very little about what controls the density, shape, and size of organs, or how cells direct their movements or communicate with each other within tissues.(...)
Nonlinear Optics: To Physicists' Surprise, A Light Touch Sets Tiny Objects Aquiver, Science
Excerpts: Much as a child might make a soda bottle shake by blowing across its top and filling it with sound waves, physicists have set a tiny disk of glass vibrating by "whistling" light through it. The effect could lead to optically controlled micromachines but might also limit the sensitivity of giant gravitational- wave detectors.
Science Vs. Ethics In Creating Intelligent Primates, NPR D2D
Excerpts: What would happen if human brain cells were injected into primates. such as monkeys or apes? Scientists are now researching that question, as well as the ethics of the possibility of cognitive primates. Alex Chadwick talks with University of Delaware researcher Mark Greene, author of a new article published in the journal Science.
Mice Gang Up On Endangered Birds, Nature News
Excerpts: Such behaviour is unprecedented in mice, he says. And, oddly, the attacks only take place on some of the island's peaks, despite the fact that the mice live everywhere on the island.
The research duo chose two sites for further inspection that had radically different death rates for chicks. They found the same vegetation, altitude, slope, numbers of mice and albatross nests at each site. But one group of mice attacked chicks and the other did not. From this the team infers that the attack is a learned behaviour.
New Hope For Locust Pest Control, BBC News
Scientists discover how migrating locusts boost their chances of survival by avoiding flying over the sea. Experiments show the insect is capable of detecting the polarised reflections of large bodies of water.
The locust: A pest all over the world
This means it can switch flight paths when it encounters water, boosting its chances of survival.
The research could lead to novel deterrents for locusts, which can devastate large areas of farmland.
Common Mechanisms Of Nerve And Blood Vessel Wiring, Nature
Excerpts: Blood vessels and nerve fibres course throughout the body in an orderly pattern, often alongside one another. Although superficially distinct, the mechanisms involved in wiring neural and vascular networks seem to share some deep similarities. The discovery of key axon guidance molecules over the past decade has shown that axons are guided to their targets by finely tuned codes of attractive and repulsive cues, and recent studies reveal that these cues also help blood vessels to navigate to their targets.
Developmental Biology: Tiny Brakes For A Growing Heart, Nature
Excerpts: The discovery of microRNAs has revolutionized many areas of biology. The latest news is that these RNAs seem to regulate the crucial balance between growth and specialization of cardiac cells.
(...) How these miRNAs are restricted to, say, the heart or the brain is not known, nor is it clear what they are doing there. (...) implicate miRNAs in controlling heart development in mouse embryos. The work places miRNAs both upstream and downstream of known cardiac gene-regulation cascades, and provides an exciting basis for understanding the regulation of organ formation.
Cancer Biology: Sleeping Beauty Awakens, Nature
Excerpts: Ancient jumping DNA found napping in fish has been revived and is being used to identify cancer genes in mice. But the benefits of this aptly named 'Sleeping Beauty' system could reach far beyond cancer.
Transposable elements are discrete pieces of DNA that can jump around in the genome of a living organism. (...) Sleeping Beauty (SB), was found latent in the genome of salmonid fish. Its DNA sequence had mutated to the point where it no longer jumped, but rather slumbered as inactive 'junk DNA'.
Evolutionary Biology: Relativity For Molecular Clocks, Nature
Excerpts: An analysis of genetic data sets from primates and birds provides firm evidence that molecular evolution is faster on shorter than on longer timescales. The estimated times of various evolutionary events require a rethink.
Here I'll consider four questions. Is the short-term acceleration of molecular evolution real? If so, is it explainable? If so, why wasn't it detected earlier? Finally, what are the consequences? (...)
(...) at times less than about 1_2 million years there is an increasing acceleration, with the highest rates at the shortest times.
Caveman DNA Hints At Map Of Migration, Nature
Excerpts: The oldest sample of human DNA ever isolated in the Americas is providing a glimpse of how people spread across the land masses.
The DNA was extracted from teeth, more than 10,000 years old, found in a cave (...), off southern Alaska. Researchers compared the pattern of mutations in the DNA against those in thousands of samples. They found matches with 47 Native Americans from tribes living in areas ranging from North America to Tierra del Fuego, showing how the caveman's descendants must have spread.
Let A Thousand Licensed Poppies Bloom, NY Times
Excerpts: Even as Afghanistan's immense opium harvest feeds lawlessness and instability, finances terrorism and fuels heroin addiction, the developing world is experiencing a severe shortage of opium-derived pain medications, according to the World Health Organization. (...)
(...), purchasing their poppies at competitive rates should be possible. But even if we paid exactly what the drug lords do, the entire crop would cost only about $600 million - less than the $780 million the United States planned to spend on eradication in Afghanistan this year.
Karl Rove's America, NY Times
Excerpts: A less insightful political strategist might have hesitated right after 9/11 before using it to cast the Democrats as weak on national security. After all, there were no facts to support that accusation.
But Mr. Rove understood that the facts were irrelevant. For one thing, he knew he could count on the administration's supporters to obediently accept a changing story line. Read the before-and-after columns by pro-administration pundits about Iraq: before the war they castigated the C.I.A. for understating the threat posed by Saddam's W.M.D.; after the war they castigated the C.I.A. for exaggerating the very same threat.
Complex Challenges: Global Terrorist Networks
September 11 And The Adaptation Failure Of U.S. Intelligence Agencies, International Security
Excerpts: In January 2000, al-Qaida operatives gathered secretly in Malaysia for a planning meeting. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was watching. Among the participants was Khalid al-Mihdhar, one of the hijackers who would later help to crash American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon. By the time the meeting disbanded, the CIA had taken a photograph of al-Mihdhar, learned his full name, obtained his passport number, and uncovered (...) al-Mihdhar held a multiple-entry visa to the United States. (...) al-Mihdhar had entered the country, obtained a California motor vehicle photo identification card (using his real name), and started taking flying lessons
Guantanamo `Dog Tricks' Defended As Valid Interrogation Tactic, Bloomberg
Excerpts: U.S. military investigators told senators today that forcing a top male detainee to wear lingerie and perform dog tricks was ``no evidence of inhumane treatment'' at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, prison for terror suspects.(...)
Schmidt called the tactics legitimate for the ``high value'' detainee. (...)
`Saying that degrading and abusive treatment isn't the same as inhumane treatment is, frankly, truly a head-scratcher,''(...).
``It is clear from the report that detainee mistreatment was not simply the product of a few rogue military police on a night shift,'(...).
Links & Snippets
- Purdue Findings Support Earlier Nuclear Fusion Experiments, 05/07/12, Purdue Univ News, A key component (...) deuterated acetone, (...). The researchers exposed the test chamber to (...) neutrons and then bombarded the liquid with a specific frequency of ultrasound (...).
- Top 5 Cosmic Threats To Life On Earth, Kate Ravilious, 05/07/15, New Scientist, Most serious cosmic hazards for life on Earth are a result of the sun's regular passage through the Milky Way's spiral arms.
- Study Lends Weight To Racing Equations, Tom Simonite, 05/07/15, Nature News. Before setting your sights on a marathon, hop on to the scales., DOI: 10.1038/news050711-14
- Simulations Of A Quasi-Taylor State Geomagnetic Field Including Polarity Reversals On The Earth Simulator, Futoshi Takahashi, Masaki Matsushima, Yoshimori Honkura, 05/07/15, Science: 459-461
- Neuroscience: Monte Carlo Places Strong Odds on Ectopic Release, Vladan Lucic, Wolfgang Baumeister, 05/07/15, Science: 387-388
- Applied Physics: Where Do the Dopants Go?, Scott Roy, Asen Asenov, 05/07/15, Science : 388-390
- Brain-Chilling Chip To Switch Off Seizures, Daniel Pendick, 05/07/16, New Scientist, (...) implant a small chip in the skull that detects the start of a seizure and quickly cools the misfiring cells
- Astronomy: The First Generations of Stars, Timothy C. Beers, 05/17/15, Science: 390-391
- Twins Grow Apart as They Age, Roxanne Khamsi, 2005/07/04, News@Nature, DOI: 10.1038/news050704-3
- Power Laws of Complex Systems from Extreme Physical Information, B. Roy Frieden, Robert A. Gatenby, 2005/07/07, arXiv, DOI: q-bio.CB/0507011
- The Rich Die Differently From You And Me, Study Shows, 2005/07/10, ScienceDaily & University of Michigan
- Epigenetic Differences Arise During the Lifetime of Monozygotic Twins, Mario F. Fraga et al., 2005/07/11, PNAS, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0500398102
- Human Locomotion On Snow: Determinants Of Economy And Speed Of Skiing Across The Ages, F. Formenti, L. P. Ardigò, A. E. Minetti, 2005/07/11, Proceedings: Biological Sciences, DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2005.3121
- Relatedness And Helping In Fish: Examining The Theoretical Predictions, K. A. Stiver, P. Dierkes, M. Taborsky, H. L. Gibbs, S. Balshine, 2005/07/11, Proceedings: Biological Sciences, DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2005.3123
- Discovery Helps Scientists Understand The Complex Nature Of Earthquakes, 2005/07/11, ScienceDaily & Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
- Measuring Generalized Preferential Attachment in Dynamic Social Networks, Camille Roth, 2005/07/12, arXiv, DOI: nlin.AO/0507021
- Siemens, Airbus Develop In-Flight Mobile-Phone Gear, 2005/07/12, Information Society Technologies News
- The Ferrier Lecture 1995 Behind The Seen: The Functional Specialization Of The Brain In Space And Time, S. Zeki, 2005/07/13, Philosophical Transactions: Biological Sciences, DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2005.1666
- The Medawar Lecture 2001 Knowledge For Vision: Vision For Knowledge, R. L. Gregory, 2005/07/13, Philosophical Transactions: Biological Sciences, DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2005.1662
- New Office To Promote Open Source In Europe, 2005/07/14, Information Society Technologies News
- OHSU Researchers Help Develop 'iPod-like' Portable Device To Assist Those Combating Balance Disorders, 2005/07/14, ScienceDaily & Oregon Health & Science University
- How Close Are We To Understanding V1?, B. A. Olshausen, D. J. Field, Aug. 2005, Neural Computation
- Observing The Evolution Of Neural Networks Learning To Play The Game Of Othello, Chong, S.Y., Tan, M.K., White, J. D., Jun. 2005, online 2005/06/06, Evolutionary Computation, IEEE Transactions on, DOI: 10.1109/TEVC.2005.843750
- Network-Centric Music Performance: Practice And Experiments, X. G. Dick, M. Kurtisi, Z. Noyer, U. Wolf, L., Jun. 2005, online 2005/06/20, Communications Magazine, IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/MCOM.2005.1452835
- Low Volume Viruses: New Tools For Criminals, J. Kay, Jun. 2005, online 2005/06/29, Network Security, DOI: 10.1016/S1353-4858(05)70249-X
- Ownership And Control In Outsourcing To China: Estimating The Property-Rights Theory Of The Firm, R. C. Feenstra, G. H. Hanson, May 2005, The Quarterly Journal of Economics
- From Science To Multiculturalism: Postmodern Trends In Environmental Organizations, G. Ignatow, May 2005, Global Environmental Politics
- Leveraging The Open Source Software Movement For Development Of China's Software Industry, M. Li, Z. Lin, M. Xia, Spring 2005, Information Technologies and International Development
- North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity 2005 Conference, Virtual Conference Network, St. Pete's Beach, Florida, 05/06/09-11
- Understanding Complex Systems - Computational Complexity and Bioinformatics, Virtual Conference Network, Urbana-Champaign, Il, UIUC, 05/05/16-19
- Changing Habitats...Vanishing Species , Harvard University Science Center, 04/11/12
- Symposium : Energy For The Future, Taipei, Taiwan, 05/04/08
- Nonlinearity, Fluctuations, and Complexity, with a celebration of the 65th birthday of Gregoire Nicolis. , Complexity Session, Universite' Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, 05/03/16
- World Economic Forum , Davos, Switzerland, 05/01/26-30
1st European Conference on Complex Systems, Torino, Italy, 04/12/5-7
Neurobiological Foundation For The Meaning Of Information, Kolkata, India, Conference Webcast, 04/11/22-25
- ALife 9: Ninth International Conference on Artificial Life, Boston, MA, 04/09/12-15
The 4th Intl Workshop on Meta-synthesis and Complex System, Beijing, China, 04/07/22-23
Intl Conf on Complex Networks: Structure, Function and Processes, Kolkata, India, 04/06/27-30
From Autopoiesis to Neurophenomenology: A Tribute to Francisco Varela (1946-2001), Paris, France, 2004/06/18-20
ECC8 Experimental Chaos Conference, Florence, Italy,
Evolutionary Epistemology, Language, and Culture, Brussels, Belgium, 04/05/26-28
International Conference on Complex Systems 2004, Boston, 04/05/16-21
Life, a Nobel Story, Brussels, Belgium, 04/04/28
Nonlinear Dynamics and Statistical Mechanics Days, Brussels, Belgium, 04/04/26-27
Science Education Forum for Chinese Language Culture, Panel Discussion, Taipei, Taiwan, 04/05/01
Biologically Inspired Approaches to Advanced Information Technology, , Lausanne,Switzerland, 04/01/29-30
Nonlinear Dynamics And Chaos: Lab Demonstrations, Strogatz, Steven H., Internet-First University Press, 1994
- CERN Webcast Service, Streamed videos of Archived Lectures and Live Events
- Dean LeBaron's Archive of Daily Video Commentary, Ongoing Since February 1998
- Edge Videos
- 2005 World Exposition
"Nature's Wisdom", Aichi, Japan, 05/03/25-09/25
Summer Graduate Workshop In Computational Social Science Modeling And
Complexity, Santa Fe, NM, 05/07/10-23
First Summer School on Aspects of Complexity, Bertinoro (Forlì), Italy, 05/07/18-28
4th International Workshop on Computational Intelligence in Economics and Finance (CIEF'2005), Salt Lake City, 05/07/21-26
- Epigenetic Robotics, Nara, Japan 05/07/22-24
5th Gathering on Biosemiotics, Urbino, Italy, 05/07/22-24
- Soc for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences
15th Annual Intl Conf, Denver, CO, USA, 05/08/04-06
North American Computing and Philosophy conference, Corvallis, Oregon, USA, 05/08/04-06
2005 Intl Conf on Natural Computation (ICNC'05), Intl Conf on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery (FSKD'05), Changsha, China, 05/08/27-29
Projected Perception. At the Edge of Natural and Artificial Reality and Abstraction, Bolzano, Italy, 05/09/01-03
- Summer School on Econophysics and Complexity, Romania, 05/09/02-09
- ECAL 2005 - VIIIth European Conference on Artificial Life, Canterbury, Kent, UK, 05/09/05-09
- 4th Intl School "Topics in Nonlinear Dynamics: Synchronization of Dynamical Systems and Complex Networks", Florence, Italy, 05/09/08-10
Complexity, Science and Society Conf 2005, Liverpool, UK, 05/09/11-14
- 2005 Plexus Annual Summit: On the Verge: Changing Lives, Organizations and Minds-Complexity Science in a Changing World, Delray Beach, Florida, 05/09/11-13
A General Overview On Complex Adaptive Systems, Santa Clara, CA, 05/09/15-16
- Dynamics Of Socio-Economic Systems: A Physics Perspective,
Physics Center Bad Honnef, Germany, 05/09/18-24
18th International Conference on Noise and Fluctuations (ICNF 2005), Salamanca, Spain, 05/09/19-23
Genomics in Context,
University of Exeter, UK, 05/09/28-30
Intl Master of Science in Complexity And Its Interdisciplinary Applications, Academic Year 2005-2006 deadline for applications 05/09/30
CSDS-2005 Intl Conf on Control And Synchronization Of Dynamical Systems , Leon, Guanajuato, MEXICO, 05/10/04-07
Traffic and Granular Flow, Berlin, Germany, 05/10/10-12
- Intl Congress of Nanotechnology 2005, San Francisco, USA, 05/10/31-11/04
Adaptive And Resilient Computing Security Workshop, Santa Fe, NM, 05/11/02-03
5th Intl Workshop on Meta-synthesis and Complex System,
(MCS'05 is also as a symposium of
the 1st World Congress of International Federation for Systems Research)
- European Conference on Complex Systems, Paris, France, 05/11/14-18
Econophysics Colloquium, Canberra (ANU), 05/11/14-18
3rd International Complexity Science and Educational Research Conference, Robert, Louisiana, 05/11/20-22, see also: Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, Inaugural issue - Free Online Access
Systems Thinking and Complexity Science: Insights for Action, , 11th Ann ANZSYS Conf/Managing the Complex V
Christchurch, New Zealand, 05/12/05-07
- 2005 International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Security (CIS'2005), Hong Kong, China, 05/12/15-19
3rd Biennial Seminar on the Philosophical, Methodological, and Epistemological Implications of Complexity Theory, Havana, Cuba, 06/01/09-12
The Second International Workshop on Biologically Inspired
Approaches to Advanced Information Technology , Senri Life Science Center, Osaka, Japan, 06/01/26-27
- FRACTAL 2006 Complexity and Fractals in Nature, 9th Intl Multidisciplinary Conf, Vienna, Austria, 06/02/12-15
- 18th European Meetings on Cybernetics and Systems Research (EMCSR), Vienna, Austria, 06/04/18-21
Call for Papers
- IEEE Intelligent Systems, Special Issue on Self-Management through Self-Organization in Information Systems, , Submissions due 05/09/02