An Evolutionist's Evolution, NY Times
Excerpts: It may seem that the American Museum of Natural History is cruising for controversy in presenting "Darwin," the most comprehensive exhibition any museum has offered on the naturalist's life and theories. It is a time, after all, when the theory of evolution by natural selection seems as newsworthy as it was back in the days of the Scopes trial 80 years ago.
According to a CBS News poll last month, 51 percent of Americans reject the theory of evolution, saying that God created humans in their present form.
Evolutionary Theory: Personal Effects, Nature
Excerpts: Living things from bacteria to humans change their environment, but the consequences for evolution and ecology are only now being understood, or so the 'niche constructivists' claim. Dan Jones investigates.
In the Negev Desert of Israel, small organisms can have a big impact. Take the cyanobacteria that live in the soil. Some species secrete sugary substances that form a crust of sand and soil, protecting the bacterial colonies from the effects of erosion.
Evolution Is In The Air, NY Times
Excerpts: Anyone who supposes that evolution doesn't happen, or doesn't matter, should spare a thought for H5N1, the virus causing avian flu. If we're unlucky, this virus will give us a nasty demonstration of evolution in action.
Viruses are among the simplest parasites. They are essentially tiny parcels of genes that are mailed from one organism to another, either directly, through sneezes, feces, semen and the like, or indirectly, through carriers like insects. But these tiny parcels can mean big trouble: viruses reliably feature on nature's roster of top killers.
To Fight the Flu, Change How Government Works, NY Times
Excerpts: LAST week, President Bush released plans to prepare the nation for the possibility of an outbreak of deadly influenza, calling for Congress to appropriate $7.1 billion for research and the stockpiling of vaccines and antiviral drugs. As a summary of goals and strategies, the president's plans are commendable. But drafting them was the easy part. Putting them into effect will be the challenge.
The problem with President Bush's plans is that they can't succeed in the current bureaucratic structure.
Chemical Biology: Bring Them Back Alive, Nature
Excerpts: A deep search has turned up an RNA that can carry out the chemically complex 'aldol' reaction (...). Could this be similar to an ancestral catalyst that existed billions of years ago?
According to the 'RNA world' hypothesis, life at this time consisted of macro-molecular or cellular assemblies, with RNA molecules rather than proteins catalysing chemical reactions. In support of this, a number of RNA enzymes (ribozymes) have been created, or captured from the wild, that can carry out the sorts of chemical reaction (...) necessary for such life.
The Literary Darwinists, NY Times
Excerpts: Jane Austen first published "Pride and Prejudice" in 1813. She had misgivings about the book, complaining in a letter to her sister that it was "rather too light, and bright, and sparkling." But these qualities may be what make it the most popular of her novels. It tells the story of Elizabeth Bennet, a young woman from a shabby genteel family, who meets Mr. Darcy, an aristocrat. At first, the two dislike each other.
Researchers Look To Create A Synthesis Of Art And Science For The 21st Century, NY Times
Excerpts: "Part of the artist's insight is to be able to interpret the future earlier than anybody," he said during an interview in the small hideaway conference room adjacent to his office. "We regard the artist as fully equal with any scientist at Calit2." (...)
Artist-scientist collaborations include work being done by the neuroscientist Mark H. Ellisman and Sheldon Brown, who is in charge of the New Media Arts group at Calit2. Dr. Ellisman's group was involved in the construction of a wall-size tiled computer capable of displaying 100 million pixel images of the brain, making it possible to view vastly more information than on a standard monitor.
Epistemological Perspectives on Simulation, JASSS
Abstract: This special section includes papers originally presented at a workshop on 'Epistemological Perspectives on Simulation' in July 2004 at the University of Koblenz, in which some thirty colleagues participated. It had been our impression that there was (and still is) a small, but growing number of researchers who are interested in investigating the preconditions of successfully deploying simulation as a research tool. We were convinced that discussing the epistemological status of simulation in a cross-disciplinary setting could contribute to a deeper understanding of relevant issues and so it proved.
Clamp Down On Copycats, Nature
Excerpts: Plagiarism is on the rise, thanks to the Internet. Universities and journals need to take action.
Just how prevalent is plagiarism? At a meeting devoted to the topic at New York University last month, Alan Price of the Office of Research Integrity (ORI), which primarily handles complaints in biomedicine, reported that in the past 16 years, only 5-12% of its misconduct cases each year involved plagiarism. This is defined by the ORI as "the appropriation of another person's ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit".
Amazon Creates Artificial Artificial Intelligence, Seattle Post
Excerpts: With Amazon Mechanical Turk, Amazon plans to supply "artificial artificial intelligence" that connect programs needing the human touch with humans, such as the simple task of identifying objects in photographs (which humans can do better than computers). Examples of what humans can do for computers? Evaluate beauty, translate text and find specific objects in photos.
"Today, we build complex software applications based on the things computers do well, such as storing and retrieving large amounts of information or rapidly performing calculations," the company said. "However, humans still significantly outperform the most powerful computers at completing such simple tasks as identifying objects in photographs -- something children can do even before they learn to speak.
Pushing The Limit - Digital Communications Experts Are Zeroing In On The Perfect Code, Science News
A pair of French engineers¡Xoutsiders to the world of coding theory¡Xastonished the insiders with their invention of what they called turbo codes, which come within a hair's breadth of Shannon's limit.
SMART TALKER. The European Space Agency's SMART-1 mission to the moon, depicted in this drawing, is testing a solar-electric-propulsion technology. The bigger news for mathematicians is that the craft is sending those data to Earth via a digital code that's exceptionally efficient. European Space Agency
Later in the decade, coding theorists realized that a long-forgotten method called low-density parity-check (LDPC) coding could edge even closer to the limit.
Turbo codes and LDPC codes are now coming into play. In addition to being aboard the SMART-1 mission, turbo-code technology is on its way to Mercury on NASA's Messenger mission, launched last year. In the past couple of years, turbo codes have also found their way into millions of mobile phones, enabling users to send audio and video clips and to surf the Internet.
From Gunpowder To The Next Big Bang, NY Times
Excerpts: There is a techie adage that goes like this: In China or Japan the nail that stands up gets hammered, while in Silicon Valley the nail that stands up drives a Ferrari and has stock options. Underlying that adage is a certain American confidence that whatever we lack in preparing our kids with strong fundamentals in math and science, we make up for by encouraging our best students to be independent, creative thinkers. (...)
In 1998, Microsoft gave IQ tests to some 2,000 top Chinese engineers and scientists and hired 20. Today it has 200 full-time Chinese researchers.
In Calcutta, Rickshaw Drivers Approach The End Of The Road, Boston.com
Excerpts: The state's top politician calls it inhumane. Others call it a lingering symbol of colonial oppression. But Mukundlal Shah calls it an honest day's work." For half his life, Shah, a wiry 60-year-old, has pulled a rickshaw through the noisy, dirty streets of Calcutta. For his pains, and his many aches, Shah receives about $2.50 a day. ''What's wrong with it?" he said, relaxing for a few minutes on a warm recent evening with some of his fellow rickshaw ''wallahs." ''We're not robbing anyone. We're not thieves. We're not committing any crime," Shah said. At the moment he isn't. But by the end of the year, if the state government has its way, Shah's job will be outlawed. The time has come, officials say, to close a chapter on a disgraceful practice that flourished when the British lorded over the people of this land as subjects of an empire.
Neural Oscillations ... Still Make Waves, The Scientist
Excerpts: Eighty years and the debate continues. Are these waves an extra dimension of neuronal coding, or just noise? When an oscilloscope's audio monitor starts to screech rhythmically in a neurophysiology lab, its waves hint at one of the most puzzling patterns in biology. Sometimes multiple neurons will simply fire synchronously, multiplying the strength of a signal. But what has intrigued researchers since the 1920s, when Hans Berger first started describing EEG patterns, is that often these synchronous neurons produce oscillatory rhythms, detectable as waves of distinct frequencies.
Scientists Show How Thinking Can Harm Brain Cells, ScienceDaily
Excerpts: Scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center have targeted a new culprit and method of attack on neurologic functions in diseases such as Alzheimer's and dementia associated with HIV. (...) describe a new mechanism by which brain cells -- like the one shown above -- can be damaged during chronic neurodegenerative diseases. When inflammation occurs in the brain, nerve impulses that are passed between cells during routine activities like learning and memory can become toxic. Instead of triggering the formation of memories, these impulses can inflict injury on neurons and disrupt neurologic function. (...)
How Brain Pathways Control Body Weight, Innovations-report
Excerpts: A study (...) provides another important step in our understanding of the critical role that the brain's molecular pathways play in the development of obesity and related disorders. The findings (...) demonstrate for the first time that the neuronal pathways that help to keep body weight stable diverge at the melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) to regulate either food intake or energy expenditure. This unexpected discovery helps to extend the understanding of the complex neurocircuitry behind body weight control, an endeavor that began more than a decade ago with the identification of the leptin hormone and which has been growing steadily ever since. (...)
Statins Aid Slow Learners, Nature news
Cholesterol-busting drugs help mice with learning disability.
Statins can sharpen the mind of a slow learning mouse.
Credit Weidong Li / David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
There's a new lesson to be learned about statins, a class of widely prescribed drugs that lower cholesterol. A study in mice suggests that this type of medication could reverse a learning disorder known as neurofibromatosis.
The disorder, also called NF1, affects about 1 in every 4,000 children and can cause learning disabilities, coordination problems and benign tumours that grow on nerve tissue. Researchers have found that mutations in a single gene are to blame for NF1.
Money And Monkey Business, New Scientist
Excerpts: The capuchin monkeys working with economist Keith Chen and psychologist Laurie Santos know a good bargain when they see one. They use metal chips as money, buying bits of apple or cucumber from humans, and they seem to know what they're doing. When the researchers make apple cheaper than cucumber - offering more food for the same number of chips - the capuchins opt for the better-value food, as any savvy shopper would. Yet it is not the monkeys' good economic sense that Chen and Santos find most interesting. Rather, it is their tendency, on occasion, to make an irrational deal - and to do so in a distinctively human way.
Beyond Falsetto: Do Mice Sing At Ultrasonic Frequencies?, Science News
This "mouse song" is comparable in complexity to the sequences of tones that songbirds and some whales make, say Timothy E. Holy and Zhongsheng Guo of Washington University in St. Louis.
SCIENTIFIC IDOL. Mice string "chirplike" ultrasonic noises (shown graphically in yellow) into song, according to a new report. Holy and Guo
Other researchers remain guarded about labeling mouse vocalizations as song. Nevertheless, says neurophysiologist Xiaoqin Wang of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, the discovery that mice emit richly patterned ultrasonic noises could have important implications for the study of communication.
When A Mouse Loves A Woman, Science Now
Excerpts: Mating songs aren't just for the birds. The first detailed ultrasonic recordings of pheromone smitten male mice indicate that the rodents are capable of the complex, rhythmic songs once thought limited to humans, whales, and some flying Casanovas.
Mice produce a variety of vocalizations. Pups removed from the nest emit isolation calls, and fighting adults make distress squeaks. In addition, after sensing the pheromones in female urine, adult male mice have been known to emit an ultrasonic sound that can't be heard by humans.
New Turbine May Boost Wind Power, Associated Press
Excerpts: Company officials said traditional propeller-driven turbines are able to convert 25 percent to 40 percent of wind power into transmittable energy. But TMA's design is 43 percent to 45 percent efficient, creating up to 80 percent more power from the same wind. That power is generated even though the blades are moving slower than on traditional propeller models, meaning the turbines are less noisy and less dangerous to birds, the company said. And since they stand no taller than 96 feet, the turbines can be used in industrial areas where taller propeller-driven models are not allowed.
Meteorology: Winds Of Change, Nature
Excerpts: Hurricanes can grow more intense in a matter of hours, but exactly why remains a mystery. Mark Schrope flies into the eye of a storm to investigate.
In the space of one October day, Hurricane Wilma escalated from a tropical storm to become the strongest hurricane from the Atlantic basin on record. It was a shift that no one saw coming, and Mexico's Yucat?n Peninsula bore the unexpectedly strong brunt of the storm.
Nanoscale Hydrodynamics: Enhanced Flow In Carbon Nanotubes, Nature
Excerpts: Nanoscale structures that could mimic the selective transport and extraordinarily fast flow possible in biological cellular channels would have a wide range of potential applications. Here we show that liquid flow through a membrane composed of an array of aligned carbon nanotubes is four to five orders of magnitude faster than would be predicted from conventional fluid-flow theory. This high fluid velocity results from an almost frictionless interface at the carbon-nanotube wall.
Active Control Of Slow Light On A Chip With Photonic Crystal Waveguides, Nature
Excerpts: It is known that light can be slowed down in dispersive materials near resonances. (...) even bringing light pulses to a complete halt (...). Exploitation of slow light phenomena has potential for applications ranging from all-optical storage to all-optical switching. Existing schemes, however, are restricted to the narrow frequency range of the material resonance, (...). Here we experimentally demonstrate an over 300-fold reduction of the group velocity on a silicon chip via an ultra-compact photonic integrated circuit using low-loss silicon photonic crystal waveguides (...).
Editor's Note: If one asks what really causes light to slow down then one can view it as a complex interaction of the photons from the light beam and the virtual photons from the electrical fields in the material. This discovery shows that we are still far from understanding all the implications of these dynamics especially in regards to quantum information processing.
Complexity In Design, Computer
Excerpts: At its most basic, what engineers do is pit their intellect, training, experience, and intuition-and that of their design teams-against an implacable, relentless adversary: nature itself. (...) Students of engineering are first taught to "follow the rules"-guidelines for design that have proven over time to result in systems that behave as intended. Civil engineers learn about traffic patterns and human driving behaviors so they can design better roads. They study strengths of materials so that their bridges will be economical and reliable. When a bridge collapses, the rules are changed to incorporate the hard-won learning. (...)
- Source: Complexity In Design, B. Colwell, Computer, IEEE, Oct. 2005
- Contributed by Atin Das - dasatinyahoo.co.in
Theoretical Mechanics: Crowd Synchrony On The Millennium Bridge, Nature
Excerpts: Footbridges start to sway when packed with pedestrians falling into step with their vibrations.
Soon after the crowd streamed on to London's Millennium Bridge on the day it opened, the bridge started to sway from side to side: many pedestrians fell spontaneously into step with the bridge's vibrations, inadvertently amplifying them. Here we model this unexpected and now notorious phenomenon - (...)t - by adapting ideas originally developed to describe the collective synchronization of biological oscillators such as neurons and fireflies.
Cosmology: The Infrared Dawn Of Starlight, Nature
Excerpts: The modest-sized but successful Spitzer Space Telescope has detected fluctuations in cosmic light at infrared frequencies. Is this the signature of the first population of stars that formed in the Universe?
On page 45 of this issue, Kashlinsky et al.1 present observations that reveal clustering in the distribution of cosmic infrared light over and above that expected from the combined effect of known galaxies. This excess signal could conceivably be light from stars that switched on when the Universe was just a tiny fraction of its present age. The authors do not detect any individual sources, nor can they pinpoint precisely when in cosmic history these signals were produced. Nevertheless, their result is likely to provoke much discussion among cosmologists.
Intergalactic Attraction Creates Bumper Star Crop, New Scientist
Excerpts: Hundreds of new stars are igniting in the wake of intense gravitational interactions between four galaxies, new observations reveal.
The four galaxies - called Robert's Quartet - lie about 160 million light years from Earth in the southern constellation Phoenix. They are crowded into a space just 150,000 light years across - only 1.5 times the width of our galaxy, the Milky Way.
That proximity makes them one of the best known examples of a compact group of galaxies, whose members gravitationally disturb each other.
Out of Food? Try Eating Light, Science Now
Excerpts: When the going gets tough, the tough may feed on light. New research indicates that the most abundant bacteria in the ocean possess a gene that could let them harness light to generate energy in the absence of food. Such light-harvesting microbes could answer a long-standing puzzle about how some bacteria thrive in nutrient-poor ocean "deserts."
Bacteria in the oceans generally get energy by munching on organic carbon. However, some bacteria mysteriously thrive in nutrient-poor parts of the ocean, where little food is available. Or is it?(...)
Excerpts: Astronomers have detected the collective glow from the universe's first stars, providing the first direct observation of a class of stars that hasn't existed for billions of years.
The earliest generation of stars, called population III, formed a few hundred million years after the big bang out of gas that was essentially only hydrogen and helium. Simulations have shown that the lack of heavier elements such as carbon and oxygen required these first stars to be huge--more than 100 times the mass of our sun.
Complex Challenges: Global Terrorist Network
Justice Dept. Mulls Probe Into Cia Leak, The Associated Press
Excerpts: If the Post story is accurate, "such an egregious disclosure could have long-term and far-reaching damaging and dangerous consequences, and will imperil our efforts to protect the American people and our homeland from terrorist attacks," (...).
The newspaper's story said the CIA has been hiding and interrogating some of its most important al-Qaida captives at a Soviet-era compound in Eastern Europe, (...).
The allegations prompted denials from governments in the former Soviet bloc. Such prisons, European officials say, would violate the continent's human rights principles.
Editor's Note: See also Complexity Digest 05-44
The Truth About The Somali Pirate Attacks, Voices Magazin
Excerpts: Since 2003, Somalia has witnessed the growth of a brutal network of Jihad with strong ties to Al-Qaeda. (...)
Somalia has been without a functioning national government for 14 years, when they received their independence from Italy.? The transitional parliament created in 2004, but has failed to end the devastating anarchy. (...)
In an incident that gained American press attention, Somali-based terrorists armed with rocket-propelled grenades launched an unsuccessful attack on Seabourn Spirit as it rounded the Horn of Africa with American, British and Australian tourists on board. For unexplained reasons, the attack is being treated as an isolated incident and the terrorism link is being all but ignored by journalists.
Al-Qaeda's Battle For Hearts And Minds, Asia Times Online
Excerpts: In this regard, one has to consider Zawahiri's recent appeal for aid for the victims of the massive earthquake in South Asia, and in particular Pakistan-administered Kashmir. (?)
The poor response of the international community to the greatest human tragedy in Pakistan's history is quite apparent. What is even more tragic is the tepid response of the Middle Eastern oil monarchies, whose treasuries are brimming. (?) Saudi Arabia offered $133 million. Kuwait went to the extent of publicizing its $500 million aid to Hurricane Katrina victims in the US, but comes up with a relatively measly $100 million for the victims of Kashmir.
Links & Snippets
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- How New Orleans Levees Buckled, 05/11/02, Science Now, Experts present surprising new data at Senate hearing
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A new policy statement on evidence-based practice from the American Psychological Association illustrates the intense struggle among researchers and clinicians over how best to study the effectiveness of psychotherapy in its many forms.
Analyzing Therapy: A new report from the American Psychological Association advises psychotherapists to adjust their practices according to the latest research findings. However, researchers and clinicians disagree about how best to measure treatment effectiveness. (Keith Skeen)
- New Study Suggests The Stomach -- Not The Heart -- Offers Greater Lie Detection Accuracy, 2005/10/31, ScienceDaily & American College of Gastroenterology
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- Microsoft Antitrust Flap 'Boosts Linux' In Far East: Software Giant Renews Threat To Quit Korea, S. Burns, 2005/11/03, vnunet.com
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Illuminating the Shadow of the Future, Ann Arbor, Mi 05/09/23-25
Open Network of Centres of Excellence in Complex Systems - Brainstorming Meeting, Paris, France 05/09/19-23
Complexity, Science & Society Conference 2005, U. Liverpool, UK 2005/09/11-14
ECAL 2005 - VIIIth European Conference on Artificial Life,
Canterbury, Kent, UK 2005/09/5-9
T. Irene Sanders, Executive Director and Founder, The Washington Center for Complexity & Public Policy, 05/08/27, QuickTime video (10:38 min), Podcast
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1st European Conference on Complex Systems, Torino, Italy, 04/12/5-7
From Autopoiesis to Neurophenomenology: A Tribute to Francisco Varela (1946-2001), Paris, France, 2004/06/18-20
Evolutionary Epistemology, Language, and Culture, Brussels, Belgium, 04/05/26-28
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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)
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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
- Jack Cohen "The Appearance of Design", London, 05/11/28
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
- One-Week Intensive Course: Complex Physical, Biological and Social Systems, Cambridge, MA, 06/01/09-13
The Second International Workshop on Biologically Inspired
Approaches to Advanced Information Technology , Senri Life Science Center, Osaka, Japan, 06/01/26-27
Intl Wkshp and Sem, Dynamics on Complex Networks and Applications, Dresden, Germany, 06/02/06-03/03
- FRACTAL 2006 Complexity and Fractals in Nature, 9th Intl Multidisciplinary Conf, Vienna, Austria, 06/02/12-15
2nd Intl Nonlinear Science Conf, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 06/03/10-12
- 18th European Meetings on Cybernetics and Systems Research (EMCSR), Vienna, Austria, 06/04/18-21
5th Intl Joint Conf on Autonomous Agents And Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2006)
Future University, Hakodate, Japan, )6/05/08-12
- Alife X - The 10th Intl Conf on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems,Bloomington, Indiana, 06/06/03-07
Intl. Conference on Complex Systems Boston, MA, 06/06/25-30
NKS 2006: The Wolfram Science Conference, Washington, D.C., 06/06/15-18
Intl Conf on Complex Systems (ICCS)
Boston, Ma, 06/06/25-30
2006 Genetic And Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2006),
Seattle, Washington, USA, 06/07/08-12
50th Anniversary Summit of AI, Monte Verita, Switzerland, 06/07/09-14
World Conference on Social Simulation (WCSS-06) , Kyoto, Japan, 06/08/21-25
Call for Papers - Book Announcements
- The Editorial Board of
Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences
is pleased to announce the first of two special issues on nonlinear methodology. Part 1, Broad Issues, will appear in October, 2005
Kinematic Self-Replicating Machines, © 2004 Robert A. Freitas Jr. and Ralph C. Merkle. All Rights Reserved. This book is now available for free on the Internet, 05/10
- Special Issue of
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Submit an abstract (< 1000 words) to Ken Baskin (email@example.com), David Boje (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Kurt Richardson (email@example.com), 05/09/21