When it comes to mass behavior, say two French scientists, atomic physics may be as helpful as psychology
Crude atomic models predict everything from financial bubbles to declining European birthrates to patterns of clapping at concerts.
(...) our inclination to imitate one another--in everything from buying houses to having children to clapping at the end of concerts--makes mass behavior prone to dramatic and seemingly inexplicable swings that echo the patterns found among the building blocks of matter. We've all heard that people are like sheep. But maybe we're more like atoms.(...)
''These natural trends," (...), ''were substantially amplified and exaggerated by peer pressure."
Excerpts: Whatever the trigger, drivers pulling up to the pump in vehicles that ostensibly require high-grade gas are wondering if they really need the more expensive fuel or whether it's okay just to fill it up with regular. As gas prices soar, car owners increasingly are going for the cheaper stuff -- no matter how fancy their wheels. And station owners and oil companies are seeing the impact: Sales of premium and mid-grade gasoline are tumbling.
Hurricane Caused 'Tallest Wave', BBC News
Hurricane Ivan generated a wave more than 90 feet (27 metres) high - thought to be the tallest and most intense ever measured - (...).
Satellite image of Hurricane Ivan south of western Cuba
It would have dwarfed a 10-storey building and had the power to snap a ship in half (...).
The waves were bigger than expected, suggesting theoretical models of waves whipped up by hurricanes may have to be revised.
"Our results suggest that waves in excess of 90 ft are not rogue waves but actually are fairly common during hurricanes," (...).
Extreme Waves Under Hurricane Ivan, Science
Excerpts: Hurricane Ivan, a category 4 storm, passed directly over six wave-tide gauges deployed by the Naval Research Laboratory on the outer continental shelf in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. Waves were observed with significant wave heights reaching 17.9 meters and maximum crest-to-trough individual wave heights of 27.7 meters (91 feet). Analysis suggests that significant wave heights likely surpassed 21 meters (69 feet) and that maximum crest-to-trough individual wave heights exceeded 40 meters (132 feet) near the eyewall.
Easy Striders - New Humanoids With Efficient Gaits Change The Robotics Landscape, Science News
(...) the robot steps forward and ambles along with a remarkably human gait.
STEPPING UP. This energy-efficient robot from Cornell University has inspired new prosthetic designs.
This graceful stride differs radically from the stiff, unnatural motion of traditional two-legged robots. Not only that, (...), but the walker uses a small fraction of the energy required by other two-legged machines, and it runs on a control system no more complex than that of a coffee machine. In fact, Ruina says, this slender, 1-meter-tall robot, simple as it looks, introduces a new class of robotics based on the theory known as passive dynamics.
Let's Have No More Monkey Trials, Time
Excerpts: There are gaps in Einstein's universe, great chasms between it and quantum theory.
Perhaps they are filled by God. Perhaps not. But it is certainly not science to merely declare it so.
To teach faith as science is to undermine the very idea of science, which is the acquisition of new knowledge through hypothesis, experimentation and evidence. (...) Faith can and should be proclaimed from every mountaintop and city square. (...) To impose it on the teaching of evolution is not just to invite ridicule but to earn it.
Intelligent Design Pushed By Anti-Science Extremists, Morning Sun
Excerpts: Right after Sept. 11, folks tut-tutted over how the Arab world had fallen. Muslims had a beautiful civilization, they said. They cherished art, women's rights and science and mathematics. Then they got religion and the whole thing fell apart.
We're rather better off than that, but, the president this week let us know which direction we're headed.
Responding to questions, he said that Intelligent Design - warmed-over creationism - should be taught in science classes alongside evolution.(...)
"The silver lining is that school is going to be a lot less stressful when the answer to every question on the midterm is "because it is God's will.' (...)¡§
Cool Is Not Enough, Nature
Excerpts: There's more to life than the second law of thermodynamics.
The level of organization in even the simplest living systems is so remarkable that many, if not most, non-scientists believe that we need to go outside science to explain it. This belief is subtly reinforced by the fact that many scientists still think the emergence of life was a fortuitous accident that required a good roll of the molecular dice, in a place where the conditions are just so, in a Universe where the laws of physics are just right. BOOK REVIEWED - Into the Cool: Energy Flow, Thermodynamics and Life by Eric D. Schneider and Dorion Sagan University of Chicago Press: 2005. 362 pp.
- Source: Cool Is Not Enough, J. Doyne Farmer, DOI: 10.1038/436627a, Nature 436, 627-628, 05/08/04
The Coming Paradigm Shift In Forensic Identification Science, Science
Excerpts: Converging legal and scientific forces are pushing the traditional forensic identification sciences toward fundamental change. The assumption of discernible uniqueness that resides at the core of these fields is weakened by evidence of errors in proficiency testing and in actual cases. Changes in the law pertaining to the admissibility of expert evidence in court, together with the emergence of DNA typing as a model for a scientifically defensible approach to questions of shared identity, are driving the older forensic sciences toward a new scientific paradigm.
Suppressing Cancer: The Importance Of Being Senescent, Science
Excerpts: Cancer is a potentially lethal disease in mammals and other complex organisms with renewable tissues. Tumors originate from cells that are actively dividing. Such cells are at much greater risk than postmitotic (nondividing) cells for acquiring mutations, a major driving force for cancer development. Cell division is extensive during development and continues during maturation and adulthood. Yet cancer is typically an age-related disease, developing primarily in older adults. Why, then, don't mammals develop cancer earlier and more frequently?
Preventing Alzheimer's: A Lifelong Commitment?, Science
Excerpts: Recent research suggests that keeping mentally and physically active when young and middle-aged can help stave off the brain degeneration of Alzheimer's. A sweating man feverishly pumping an exercise bicycle may not seem to have much in common with a chess player coolly contemplating her next move. Yet both may be protecting their brains from the ravages of Alzheimer's disease. Recent results, some from epidemiological studies and others from investigations of animal models of Alzheimer's disease, (...)
Remote-Controlled Humans, Forbes
Excerpts: Smiling nervously, the young woman walks forward in a straight line. Suddenly, she veers to the right. She stumbles and stops, attempting to regain her balance, and continues to walk forward. And then she veers off to the left. No, she's not intoxicated. The young lady's vestibular system, which controls her sense of movement and balance, has been thrown off-kilter by two weak electrical currents delivered just behind her ears.
'Thoughts Read' Via Brain Scans, BBC News
Excerpts: Scientists say they have been able to monitor people's thoughts via scans of their brains. Teams at University College London and University of California in LA could tell what images people were looking at or what sounds they were listening to. The US team say their study proves brain scans do relate to brain cell electrical activity. The UK team say such research might help paralysed people communicate, using a "thought-reading" computer.
Brain Workouts May Tone Memory, Wired
Excerpts: It's common knowledge that a proper exercise regimen can do wonders for the body. Only recently, however, have psychologists and gerontologists aggressively applied the same principle to the mind. Among people who work with older adults, the concept of "cognitive fitness" has become a buzzword to describe activities that stimulate underutilized areas of the brain and improve memory. Proponents of brain-fitness exercises say such mental conditioning can help prevent or delay memory loss and the onset of other age-related cognitive disorders.
Fatigue As A Window To The Brain, MIT Press
Excerpts: Although fatigue has been actively investigated for more than 100 years, we have progressed little in either its theoretical or practical understanding. Fatigue has been considered to be both a symptom and an illness. (...) Fatigue as a Window to the Brain gathers experts on a wide variety of disorders to consider what the presence of fatigue tells us about how the brain works -- more specifically, to identify the neural mechanisms potentially responsible for fatigue. The book looks at many of the major conditions in which fatigue is observed, with the hope that patterns may emerge that will suggest paths for future research. (...).
A Possible Unifying Principle For Mechanosensation, Nature
Excerpts: Of Aristotle's five senses, we know that sight, smell and much of taste are initiated by ligands (...); however, the mechanical sensations of touch and hearing remain without a clear understanding of their molecular basis. Recently, the relevant force-transducing molecules¡Xthe mechanosensitive ion channels¡Xhave been identified. Such channel proteins purified from bacteria sense forces from the lipid bilayer in the absence of other proteins. Recent evidence has shown that lipids are also intimately involved in opening and closing the mechanosensitive channels of fungal, plant and animal species.
Neurobiology: Getting Axons Going, Nature
Excerpts: Neurons extend one long axon, through which they transmit electrical impulses to other cells in the nervous system. Surprisingly, it seems that where the axon forms is determined entirely within the neuron.
Neurons act as electrical relays: they collect information from other neurons through multiple extensions called dendrites, and transmit this information through one long protrusion, the axon.But the mechanism that determines where the axon forms at the neuronal surface has been unclear ¡X it might be determined by an extracellular cue or by some intrinsic polarity (...).
Dramatizing Maths: What's The Plot?, Nature
Excerpts: (...) ancient Greece was where the gulf between mathematics and story-telling first opened up. "Plato approved of mathematics, but despised poetry," says Rebecca Goldstein, a philosopher and novelist based in Hartford, Connecticut, who has used mathematicians as characters in several novels. Other participants blamed Euclid for introducing the impersonal, logical style that has characterized much mathematical writing ever since. (...)
"Most mathematics papers are incomprehensible to most mathematicians," (...). "Publication has become just a formal stamp of approval ¡X it is not a means of communication anymore," he adds.
Quantum Information: Putting Certainty In The Bank, Nature
Excerpts: (...) with quantum information, it is possible not just to be certain, but to be more than certain.
To understand what such a statement could mean requires first absorbing how information theorists think about uncertainty. Most readers will be able to decipher the following English sentence:
D r _ p / e _e r _ / t h _ r d / _ e t _ e r.
As the omitted letters can be inferred with near-certainty from the others, they don't contribute to the uncertainty about the sentence (...).
Now, If My Software Only Had A Brain ..., NY Times
Excerpts: Google has also become a de facto standard-setter. Whenever it adjusts the secret formula used to determine each Web site's page rank, companies that have optimized their sites to come up near the top of Google search results must scramble to react. But because Google provides only an indirect service to these other companies, rather than supplying a part of their technical underpinning, as Microsoft does, it can change what it does with a minimum of warning to the outside world.
Social Learning Of Floral Odours Inside The Honeybee Hive, Proc. Biol. Sc.
Excerpts: A honeybee hive serves as an information centre in which communication among bees allows the colony to exploit the most profitable resources in a continuously changing environment. The best-studied communication behaviour in this context is the waggle dance performed by returning foragers, which encodes information about the distance and direction to the food source. (...) floral scents transferred within the hive, is also important for recruitment to food sources, as bee recruits are more strongly attracted to odours previously brought back by foragers in both honeybees and bumble-bees. These observations suggested that honeybees learn the odour from successful foragers before leaving the hive. (...)
Prey Attack And Predators Defend: Counterattacking Prey Trigger Parental Care In Predators, Proc. Biol. Sc.
Excerpts: That predators attack and prey defend is an oversimplified view. When size changes during development, large prey may be invulnerable to predators, and small juvenile predators vulnerable to attack by prey. This in turn may trigger a defensive response in adult predators to protect their offspring. Indeed, when sizes overlap, one may wonder 'who is the predator and who is the prey'! Experiments with 'predatory' mites and thrips 'prey' showed that young, vulnerable prey counterattack by killing young predators and adult predators respond by protective parental care, killing young prey that attack their offspring. (...)
Complex Interactions Among Mammalian Carnivores In Australia, And Their Implications For Wildlife Management, Biol. Rev.
Excerpts: Mammalian carnivore populations are often intensively managed, either because the carnivore in question is endangered, or because it is viewed as a pest and is subjected to control measures, or both. Most management programmes treat carnivore species in isolation. However, there is a large and emerging body of evidence to demonstrate that populations of different carnivores interact with each other in a variety of complex ways. Thus, the removal or introduction of predators to or from a system can often affect other species in ways that are difficult to predict. (...)
How Butterflies Fly Thousands Of Miles Without Getting Lost, ScienceDaily
Excerpts: (...) monarch butterflies have managed for millennia to navigate their way for a distance of some 3000 miles (4800 kilometers) each fall from Canada to Mexico (and vice-versa in the spring) without losing their way. The phenomenon of long-range bird migration is a well-known one, but not in the insect world. (...) The mystery (...) has been resolved by a team of scientists who did this by exploring the infinitesimal butterfly brain and eye tissues to uncover new insights into the biological machinery that directs this delicate creature on its lengthy flight path. (...)
Prediction and Predictability of Global Epidemics: The Role of the Airline Transportation Network, arXiv
Excerpt: The systematic study of large-scale networks has unveiled the ubiquitous presence of connectivity patterns characterized by large scale heterogeneities and unbounded statistical fluctuations. These features affect dramatically the behavior of the diffusion processes occurring on networks, determining the ensuing statistical properties of their evolution pattern and dynamics. In this paper, we investigate the role of the large scale properties of the airline transportation network in determining the global evolution of emerging disease.
Automatic Filters for the Detection of Coherent Structure in Spatiotemporal Systems, arXiv
Abstract: Most current methods for identifying coherent structures in spatially-extended systems rely on prior information about the form which those structures take. Here we present two new approaches to automatically filter the changing configurations of spatial dynamical systems and extract coherent structures. One, local sensitivity filtering, is a modification of the local Lyapunov exponent approach suitable to cellular automata and other discrete spatial systems. The other, local statistical complexity filtering, calculates the amount of information needed for optimal prediction of the system's behavior in the vicinity of a given point. By examining the changing spatiotemporal distributions of these quantities, we can find the coherent structures in a variety of pattern-forming cellular automata, without needing to guess or postulate the form of that structure. We apply both filters to elementary and cyclical cellular automata (ECA and CCA) and find that they readily identify particles, domains and other more complicated structures. We compare the results from ECA with earlier ones based upon the theory of formal languages, and the results from CCA with a more traditional approach based on an order parameter and free energy. While sensitivity and statistical complexity are equally adept at uncovering structure, they are based on different system properties (dynamical and probabilistic, respectively), and provide complementary information.
Food Webs: Experts Consuming Families of Experts, arXiv
Abstract: The question what determines the structure of natural food webs has been listed among the nine most important unanswered questions in ecology. It arises naturally from many problems related to ecosystem stability and resilience. The traditional view is that population-dynamical stability is crucial for understanding the observed structures. But phylogeny (evolutionary history) has also been suggested as the dominant mechanism. Here we show that observed topological features of predatory food webs can be reproduced to unprecedented accuracy by a mechanism taking into account only phylogeny, size constraints, and the heredity of the trophically relevant traits of prey and predators. The analysis reveals a tendency to avoid resource competition rather than apparent competition. In food webs with many parasites this pattern is reversed.
Selfish vs. Unselfish Optimization of Network Creation, arXiv
Abstract: We investigate several variants of a network creation model: a group of agents builds up a network between them while trying to keep the costs of this network small. The cost function consists of two addends, namely (i) a constant amount for each edge an agent buys and (ii) the minimum number of hops it takes sending messages to other agents. Despite the simplicity of this model, various complex network structures emerge depending on the weight between the two addends of the cost function and on the selfish or unselfish behaviour of the agents.
Why Exactly Is Commitment Important For Rationality?, Econ. & Phil.
Excerpts: (...) One reason why committed behavior is important is that a person can have good reason to pursue objectives other than self interest maximization (no matter how broadly it is construed). Indeed, one can also follow rules of behavior that go beyond the pursuit of one's own goals, even if the goals include non-self-interested concerns. By living in a society, one develops possible reasons for considering other people's goals as well, which takes one beyond an exclusive concentration on one's own goals, not to mention the single-minded pursuit of one's own self interest. (...)
Complex Challenges: Global Terrorist Network
Is It Treason? The 7/7 Fallout Continues.
Excerpts: In the aftermath of militant Islam's 7/7 suicide bombings ¡X followed hard by the botched conspiracy to duplicate the savagery on July 21 ¡X Great Britain has tangled itself in a thorny legal debate over the propriety of treason prosecutions against terrorists. This row, though unnecessary and doubtless destined to be short-lived, is noteworthy. Beneath its surface lie both the cause of England's tumult and an emerging dividing line in antiterror strategy.
(...) intelligence officials now acknowledge the existence in England itself of a homegrown insurgency. It is comprised of thousands of Islamists, many of whom have received paramilitary training in al Qaeda camps and all of whom are being urged to jihad against their host country by firebrand preachers.
Links & Snippets
- Crick's Last Stand, 05/07/28, The Economist. Francis Crick suggests where to find the seat of consciousness
- Bacteria Froze The Earth, Researchers Say, 05/08/02, CNET News.com
- From Famine, Schizophrenia: Starvation Gives Birth To Personality Disorder, 05/08/04, Science News, Women who go severely hungry during early pregnancy face twice the normal risk of having a child who develops schizophrenia in adulthood.
- Speed Reader: Gene Sequencing Gets A Boost, 05/08/04, Science News, The first lab-ready technology to challenge the dominant gene-sequencing technique known as the Sanger method taps miniaturization and parallel reading of hundreds of thousands of DNA stretches to boost speed and slash cost.
- Virus Attack On Cancer: Heat Makes Neglected Technology Work Better, 05/08/04, Science News, Adding heat sensitizes tumor cells to the effects of a genetically modified virus, which then can kill them.
- The Human Wave, 05/08/04, Science News, Anatomically modern people evolved in small groups of ancient Homo sapiens that never traveled too far but continually interbred with nearby groups, including other Homo species, creating a genetic wave that moved from Africa across Asia, a new model suggests.
- Bacteria Feed On Stinky Breath, 05/08/04, Science News, Scientists have isolated mouth bacteria that consume the chemicals that cause bad breath.
- King George III Should Have Sued, 05/08/04, Science News, The madness of England's King George III may have been partly due to arsenic poisoning.
- Hurricanes Get Boost From Ocean Spray, 05/08/04, Science News, A new model that describes airflow across the ocean's surface suggests that tiny droplets whipped from the tops of waves increase wind speeds well above what they'd be if the ocean spray wasn't there.
- Hemodynamic Signals Correlate Tightly with Synchronized Gamma Oscillations, J?rn Niessing, Boris Ebisch, Kerstin E. Schmidt, Michael Niessing, Wolf Singer, Ralf A. W. Galuske, 05/08/05, Science : 948-951.
- Coupling Between Neuronal Firing, Field Potentials, and fMRI in Human Auditory Cortex, Roy Mukamel, Hagar Gelbard, Amos Arieli, Uri Hasson, Itzhak Fried, Rafael Malach, 05/08/05, Science : 951-954
- Computers Learn A New Language, 05/08/06, New Scientist
- Complexity in Nature and Society: Complexity Management in the Age of Globalization, K. Mainzer, 12-15 Feb. 2006, Invited Talk, Fractal 2006- Complexity and Fractals in Nature, 9th International Multidisciplinary Conference, Vienna, Austria
- Synergetics As An Approach To Complexity In The Humanities, H. Haken, 12-15 Feb. 2006, Invited Talk, Fractal 2006- Complexity and Fractals in Nature, 9th International Multidisciplinary Conference, Vienna, Austria
- Phenomenology of Glider Collisions in Cellular Automaton Rule 54 and Associated Logical Gates, Genaro Juárez Martínez, Andrew Adamatzky and Harold V. McIntosh, 2005/07/11, Chaos, Solitons & Fractals, Article in Press, Corrected Proof, DOI: 10.1016/j.chaos.2005.05.013
- Seeking the Foundations of Cognition in Bacteria: From Schrödinger's Negative Entropy to Latent Information, Eshel Ben Jacob, Yoash Shapira, Alfred I. Tauber, 2005/07/12, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Article in Press, Uncorrected Proof, DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2005.05.096
- Experimenting with Phenomenology, Shaun Gallagher and Jesper Brøsted Sørensen, 2005/07/12, Consciousness and Cognition, Article in Press, Corrected Proof, DOI: 10.1016/j.concog.2005.03.002
- Simulation of Rapoport's Rule for Latitudinal Species Spread, Dietrich Stauffer, Klaus Rohde, 2005/07/22, arXiv, DOI: q-bio.PE/0507033
- Pharmacogenetics In Drug Development, 2005/07/28, Philosophical Transactions: Biological Sciences, DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2005.1688
- Single Molecule Is In Driver's Seat Of Molecular Machine, 2005/07/31, ScienceDaily & Northwestern University
- Metamimetic Games Modeling Metadynamics in Social Cognition, David Chavalarias, 2005/08/01, arXiv, DOI: nlin.AO/0508006
- Modelling Predation As A Capped Rate Stochastic Process, With Applications To Fish Recruitment, A. James, P. D. Baxter, J. W. Pitchford, 2005/08/02, Journal of The Royal Society Interface, DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2005.0063
- China Emerging As Chip Design Centre, 2005/08/03, Information Society Technologies News & ZDNet
- Ears Recommended For Biometrics, 2005/08/03, Information Society Technologies News & BBC
- Complex Gene Interactions Account For Autism Risk, 2005/08/03, ScienceDaily & Duke University Medical Center
- Grasshopper Love Songs Give Insight Into Sensory Tuning, 2005/08/04, ScienceDaily & Cell Press
- Net Criminals 'Customise' Attacks, 2005/08/05, Information Society Technologies News & BBC
- Toward A Quantification Of Self-Similarity In Plants, P. Ferraro - pascal.ferrarolabri.fr, C. Godin - christophe.godincirad.fr, P. Prusinkiewicz - pwpcpsc.ucalgary.ca, Jun. 2005, Fractals [Complex Geometry, Patterns, and Scaling in Nature and Society], DOI: 10.1142/S0218348X05002805
- A Conceptualisation Of The Relationship Between Organisational Culture And Knowledge Management, W. Zheng - zhen0045umn.edu, June 2005, Journal of Information & Knowledge Management, DOI: 10.1142/S0219649205001110
- Evolution In Four Dimensions: Genetic, Epigenetic, Behavioral, and Symbolic Variation in the History of Life, E. Jablonk, M. J. Lamb, May 2005, Book Announcement, MIT Press
- Low-Wage Employment In America: Results From A Set Of Recent Industry Case Studies, E. Appelbaum, A. Bernhardt, R. J. Murnane, J. A. Weinberg - jeremyrsage.org, May 2005, Socio-Economic Review, DOI: 10.1093/SER/mwi012
- Are Political Orientations Genetically Transmitted?, J. R. Alford - jrarice.edu, C. L. Funk, J. R. Hibbing, May 2005, Online 2005/06/08, American Political Science Review, DOI: 10.1017/S0003055405051579
- Flexing Muscle: Corporate Political Expenditures As Signals To The Bureaucracy, S. C. Gordon - sanford.gordonnyu.edu, C. Hafer - catherine.hafernyu.edu, May 2005, Online 2005/06/08, American Political Science Review, DOI: 10.1017/S0003055405051634
- 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
- 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
- Alife X - The 10th International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems,Bloomington, Indiana, 06/06/03-07
Call for Papers
- IEEE Intelligent Systems, Special Issue on Self-Management through Self-Organization in Information Systems, Submissions due 05/09/02
- Art & Artificial Life International Competition
VIDA 8.0 , Submissions due 05/09/01