Econophysics: Culture Crash, Nature
Excerpts: Some economists had hoped that physicists might shake up the rigid theories typical of mainstream economics. But so far, they're unimpressed by physicists' handling of the markets. Philip Ball reports.
For the past two decades, some physicists have been trying to apply their ideas and tools to an area that seems a long way from traditional physics. They are exploring the notion that there might be a kind of physics of the economy ¡X an 'econophysics', as it has been dubbed1. Last year, some of these econophysicists even went as far as to suggest that economics might be "the next physical science"2.
Econophysicists Matter, Nature
Excerpts: Economics and physics are two disciplines that, contrary to widespread perceptions, have significant common agendas. Shame, then, that the professionals don't do more to recognize the fact.
After hearing a talk on the application of physics to the social sciences, a physicist in a notoriously traditional department was heard to mutter that it was all very well but it wasn't 'real physics'. It was an article of faith to him that many-body theories in physics could not be applied to animate objects.
Foreign Aid Has Flaws. So What?, NY Times
Excerpts: It's well-known that the countries that have succeeded best in lifting people out of poverty (China, Singapore, Malaysia) have received minimal aid, while many that have been flooded with aid (Niger, Togo, Zambia) have ended up poorer. (...)
(...) "aid inflows have systematic adverse effects on a country's competitiveness." One problem is that aid pushes up the local exchange rate, discouraging local manufacturing. " (...)
And whatever the impact on economic growth rates, aid definitely does something far more important: it saves lives.
Editor's Note: This is an example of unintended consequences of attempts to control a complex system. It also shows the problematics of setting acceptable goals: If women are encouraged to have more children, more lives can be saved, but economical, social, and environmental conditions can deteriorate.
Hiding in Plain Sight, Google Seeks More Power, NY Times
(...), Google has lashed together a global network of computers ¡X known in the industry as the Googleplex ¡X that is a singular achievement. "Google has constructed the biggest computer in the world, and it's a hidden asset," said Danny Hillis, (...).
Melanie Conner for The New York Times
Google is building two computing centers, top and left, each the size of a football field, in The Dalles, Ore
(...) Google now has more than 450,000 servers spread over at least 25 locations around the world. (...)
Google has found that for search engines, every millisecond longer it takes to give users their results leads to lower satisfaction. So the speed of light ends up being a constraint, (...).
Online Methods Share Insider Tricks, Nature
Excerpts: Wiki-style website allows tinkering with lab protocols.
Replicating controversial lab results or tricky methods could become easier, thanks to a new breed of websites where scientists share and edit each other's laboratory techniques.
Peer Review On Trial, Nature
Excerpts: Introducing two Nature initiatives.
This publication champions the value of editorially driven or editorially selected content. But we are always keen to try new things, and we are now experimenting around the edges of that principle, to make the most of online interactivity.
In recent months we have started attaching blogs to every daily news item on our email@example.com website; see, for example, a debate on the 'missing link' Tiktaalik roseae (http://blogs.nature.com/news/blog/2006/04/ the_fish_that_crawled_out_of_t.html).
Scientific Misconduct: Crime Scene Investigation: How to Handle Misconduct, Science
Excerpts: Chinese scientists aren't the only ones who may find misconduct investigations a murky business (see main text): Confusion is the norm in much of the world, according to experts who are trying to raise global standards.
Most countries have taken an "ad hoc approach" to probing misconduct allegations, says Chris Pascal, director of the Office of Research Integrity (ORI), the overseer of investigations at biomedical labs and other facilities funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Scandals Shake Chinese Science, Science
Excerpts: For more than a decade, the Chinese government has been heaping money and prestige on its academic community in a bid to gain ground in a global technological race. In this scientific Wild East, an unprecedented number of researchers stand accused of cheating--from fudging résumés to fabricating data--to gain fame or plum positions. Buffeted by scandals and an urgent appeal for action from expatriate scientists, top scientific leaders now acknowledge the need for change in a system notorious for its high expectations and scant oversight.
Stolen Laptops Phone Home: Cyberangel Location Software Tells Police Where To Look, vnunet.com
Excerpts: (...) In March, a representative of Workforce Solutions of Tarrant County reported the loss of a laptop computer, while a salesman from Argyle in Texas had his business laptop stolen during a burglary. Both companies use The CyberAngel Security Software on the devices. Last month, both computers covertly contacted The CyberAngel Security Monitoring Centre to report their location. CyberAngel alerted local law enforcement authorities and provided them with the information to be able to secure search warrants. The respective police departments responded quickly, and in both cases had retrieved the victim's computer within a few days. (...)
Ancient 'Reef' Stirs Debate Over Early Signs of Life in Australian Rocks, Science
Excerpts: When paleontologists seek the roots of life, they head to rocks of the Archaean Eon, which range from 3.8 billion to 2.5 billion years old. (...) an exception was a familiar-looking structure called a stromatolite, which has a modern analog formed by cyanobacteria. But when computer models suggested that simple chemical reactions and physical forces can mimic stromatolites, those fossils too were cast in doubt.
(...) evidence that bacteria were indeed thriving 3.4 billion years ago and created an enormous reef. (...) stromatolites were so diverse and complex that they must have been alive.
Noise-Resistant And Synchronized Oscillation Of The Segmentation Clock, Nature
Excerpts: Periodic somite segmentation in vertebrate embryos is controlled by the 'segmentation clock', which consists of numerous cellular oscillators. Although the properties of a single oscillator, driven by a hairy negative-feedback loop, have been investigated, the system-level properties of the segmentation clock remain largely unknown. To explore these characteristics, we have examined the response of a normally oscillating clock in zebrafish to experimental stimuli using in vivo mosaic experiments and mathematical simulation. We demonstrate that the segmentation clock behaves as a coupled oscillator, (...).
Diabetes Research Takes Wing Thanks To Long-Lived Fruit Fly, Innovations-report
Excerpts: The creation of an extraordinarily long-lived fruit fly by genetics researchers at the University of Rochester has led scientists down an unexpected new path in the fight against diabetes. The mutant fly is serving as a portal for understanding the factors that determine how nutrition and stress set the foundation for metabolic syndrome and diabetes, why diabetes occurs more frequently as people age, and indeed why people live as long as they do. (...) are focusing on a cell signaling system that responds to stress and works in tandem with the insulin receptor that is central to diabetes. (...)
Fly's Courtship Sheds Light On The Formation Of Innate Behaviors, ScienceDaily
Excerpts: By studying how genes influence the development and use of neural circuits that control a specific set of mating behaviors in the fruit fly, researchers have provided new insight into how instinctual behaviors -- those that are not based on prior experience -- arise in the developing nervous system. (...) Instinctual behaviors, such as suckling in newborns, or the flight-fight response, are generally seen as subconscious drives underlying the actions of humans and other animals. Yet the manner by which these innate behaviours are hard-wired into our brains remains obscure. (...)
Einstein Researchers Take The Pulse Of A Gene In Living Cells, ScienceDaily
Excerpts: Scientists (...) observed for the first time that gene expression can occur in the form of discrete "pulses" of gene activity. The researchers used pioneering microscopy techniques (...) that for the first time allow scientists to directly watch the behavior of a single gene in real time. (...) When a gene is expressed or "turned on," genetic information is transferred from DNA into RNA. This process, known as transcription, is crucial for translating the gene's message into a functional protein. Diseases such as cancer can result when genes turn on at the improper time or in the wrong part of the body. (...)
Virology: The Gene Weavers, Nature
Viruses are often thought of as simple creatures. But their staggering diversity and genetic promiscuity could make them the most creative force in evolution, says Garry Hamilton.
When high-school students Joe Gross and Jake Falbo walked into Graham Hatfull's lab at the University of Pittsburgh five years ago, they had no idea what they were getting into. Hoping for a little hands-on scientific experience, the two were instead invited to participate in a mission that would have excited the likes of Linnaeus or Darwin. "I said to them, 'Sure you can do a project'," recalls Hatfull. "'Why don't you go out and discover some new viruses?'"
Ecological And Evolutionary Principles In Immunology, Ecol. Lett.
Excerpt: Experimental immunology has given rise to detailed insights into how immune cells react to infectious agents and fight pathogens. At the same time, however, the interplay between infectious agents and immune responses can be viewed as an ecological system in vivo. This is characterized by complex interactions between species of immune cells and populations of pathogens. This review discusses how an understanding of the immune system can be aided by the application of ecological and evolutionary principles: competition, predation, and the evolution of viruses in vivo. These concepts can shed light onto important immunological concepts (...).
Earthquakes: A Hand On The Aftershock Trigger, Nature
Excerpts: Received wisdom relates that static stress change associated with an earthquake mainshock is the prime mover of its aftershocks. But a fresh look at the data points the finger at wave-surfing dynamic stress.
When a door is jammed, there are various things you can do to dislodge it ¡X that is, to overcome the frictional resistance between it and its frame. You can nonchalantly push a bit harder (apply a static stress). Less elegantly, you can take a run at it and barge it open (apply a dynamic stress).
Rare Counting Ability Induced By Temporarily Switching Off Brain Region, BPS-Research-Digest
Excerpts: For example, before the TMS, one participant had 20 goes at estimating the number of blobs onscreen, and each time she was more than 5 away from the true figure. Yet immediately after receiving the TMS, she made 6 out of 20 guesses that were within 5 blobs of the true figure. Before TMS, another participant scored 3 estimates out of 20 that were within 5 of the true figure, compared with 10 out of 20 immediately after the TMS.
Savant-Like Numerosity Skills Revealed In Normal People By Magnetic Pulses, Perception 2006
Excerpts: Oliver Sacks observed autistic twins who instantly guessed the exact number of matchsticks that had just fallen on the floor, saying in unison "111". To test the suggestion that normal individuals have the capacity for savant numerosity, we temporarily simulated the savant condition in normal people by inhibiting the left anterior temporal lobe of twelve participants with repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS). This site has been implicated in the savant condition. Ten participants improved their ability to accurately guess the number of discrete items immediately following rTMS and, of these, eight became worse at guessing as the effects of the pulses receded. The probability of as many as eight out of twelve people doing best just after rTMS and not after sham stimulation by chance alone is less than one in one thousand.
- Source: Savant-Like Numerosity Skills Revealed In Normal People By Magnetic Pulses, Allan Snyder, Homayoun Bahramali, Tobias Hawker, D John Mitchell, DOI: 10.1068/p5539, Perception 2006, volume 35, number 6, pages 837 - 845, 06/05/03
Independent Robots Team Up For Search Task, New Scientist
A team of autonomous flying and ground-based robots have successfully cooperated to search for and locate targets in the streets of an urban warfare training ground in the US. The system could help in search and rescue efforts and military operations - (...).
A Clodbuster robot like this teamed up with three friends and a robot plane to find targets hidden in between buildings (Image: UPenn/Ben Grocholsky)
They hid bright orange boxes in the streets between buildings. An autonomous robot aircraft with a wingspan of 2.5 metres, and four autonomous ground vehicles in the form of modified model monster trucks, called Clodbusters, then set out to pinpoint the boxes' locations.
Robot Device Mimics Human Touch, BBC News
A device which may pave the way for robotic hands that can replicate the human sense of touch has been unveiled. US scientists have created a sensor that can "feel" the texture of objects to the same degree of sensitivity as a human fingertip. (...)
Particles in the device emit light to show changes in texture
"If you look at the current status of these tactile sensors, the frustration has been that the resolution of all these devices is in the range of millimetres," explained Professor Ravi Saraf, an engineer from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, US, and a co-author of the paper. "Whereas the resolution of a human fingertip is about 40 microns, about half the diameter of a human hair, and this has affected the performance of these devices."
A Sixth Sense for a Wired World, Wired
According to Huffman, the magnet works by moving very slightly, or with a noticeable oscillation, in response to EM fields. This stimulates the somatosensory receptors in the fingertip, the same nerves that are responsible for perceiving pressure, temperature and pain. Huffman and other recipients found they could locate electric stovetops and motors, and pick out live electrical cables. Appliance cords in the United States give off a 60-Hz field, a sensation with which Huffman has become intimately familiar. "It is a light, rapid buzz," he says.
Steve Haworth places the magnetic implant in Norton's left ring finger in September 2005.
Neurobiology: Extending Influence, Nature
Excerpts: Rather than merely firing in a digital on-off fashion, vertebrate neurons may have an analogue aspect to their signalling too ¡X a finding that will not surprise many who have worked on invertebrate neurons.
Much of what we know about electrical signalling in the brain comes from extracellular recordings that detect when a neuron is firing action potentials. These recordings do not, however, provide continuous monitoring of the fluctuations of membrane potential, and do not capture sub-threshold changes in membrane potential such as those caused by individual synaptic events.
A Ring Tone Meant to Fall on Deaf Ears, NY Times
Excerpts: In that old battle of the wills between young people and their keepers, the young have found a new weapon that could change the balance of power on the cellphone front: a ring tone that many adults cannot hear.
In settings where cellphone use is forbidden ¡X in class, for example - it is perfect for signaling the arrival of a text message without being detected by an elder of the species. (...)
It was marketed as an ultrasonic teenager repellent, an ear-splitting 17-kilohertz buzzer designed to help shopkeepers disperse young people (...).
Wheelchairs Given Design Makeover, BBC News
Mr Spindle compares the tubular chassis used by most wheelchairs to the one found on vintage cars.
The umbrella is the most conventional thing about the K2
"In fields of engineering such as F1, they have dispensed with the chassis idea and gone to what they call a monocoque," he explained. "With a car you now have a very strong basic shell and you bolt all the components to that. With this, we've made the seat a sculptured shape to suit the user's body and we've made it out of carbon fibre which is extremely strong."
The K2 is consequently extremely light - with the quick-release wheels removed it weighs about 9kg.
Weather-proofing is by means of a golfing umbrella which attaches to the base of the seat.
Error-Check Breakthrough In Quantum Computing, NewScientist
(...), a qubit is created using a circuit including two superconducting metals separated by an insulating barrier. Passing a current through this component produces a qubit in the form of two energy levels in superposition, or both states simultaneously.
Tomographic scans show two of the qubit's quantum states (Image: Science) ]]
(...) lower the energy barrier to a point just above the highest of the two energy levels, only partially collapsing the waveform. This is called a partial measurement.
(...) In a functional quantum computer this could be used to inform error-correction measures on connected qubits in the same device.
Intel Considers 3D Transistors For 32 nm Processors, TGDaily
Excerpts: Intel is going to great lengths to get a better handle on the power consumption of its semiconductors. On step closer to reality is the "tri-gate" transistor, which enables the company to gain more flexibility in adjusting, processor performance and power consumption. The technology could be available by 2009 and drop a chip's total power by 35%, Intel said.
Photonics: Transparency On An Optical Chip, Nature
Excerpts: A two-laser trick that renders opaque media transparent can be achieved in systems of tiny optical resonators - with potentially profound consequences for optical communication and information processing.
The discovery of electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) - an unusual effect that occurs when two laser beams interact within an optical material - and the use of novel techniques to fabricate ever smaller structures to control light have been recent exciting developments in optical physics. (...), offering prospects of smaller, more efficient devices for the manipulation and transmission of light.
Physicists Create Great Balls Of Fire, NewScientist
Ball lightning - the mysterious slow-moving spheres of light occasionally seen during thunderstorms - has been created in the lab.
Despite the bright glow, the balls also appear to be rather cold, much like neon lights (Image: Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics)
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics and the Humboldt University, both in Berlin, have used underwater electrical discharges to generate luminous plasma clouds resembling ball lightning that last for nearly half a second and are up to 20 centimetres across.
Is Space-Time Actually A Superfluid?, New Scientist
Excerpts: It's a radical suggestion, but it would certainly solve one of cosmology's greatest mysteries - the problem of establishing a universal time
LOOK up at the sky. Almost everything out there is spinning around: stars, galaxies, planets, moons - they are all rotating. Yet physicists believe that the universe itself is not revolving. Why?
It's a question that Pawel Mazur can't answer. Mazur, a physicist at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, is one of a number who think it is entirely possible that our universe is spinning on an axis.
Springfield Theory - Mathematical References Abound On The Simpsons, Science News
(...), Springfield Elementary School Principal Skinner is ousted after casually remarking that girls aren't much good at math. Skinner's female replacement divides the boys and girls into separate schools since, she says, girls can't learn math around "aggressive, obnoxious" boys.
Prof. Frink - Discoverer of the Frinkahedron, or cube. Fox Broadcasting Company
Brainy 8-year-old Lisa Simpson is delighted until she attends the girls' math class. "How do numbers make you feel?" the teacher begins. "What does a plus sign smell like? Is the number 7 odd or just different?" Aghast, Lisa poses as a boy to attend the ghettolike boys' school, where real math is being taught.
Complex Challenges: Global Terrorist Network
After al-Zarqawi: What Next in Iraq?, Gather.com
Excerpts: Al-Qaeda, like an ant colony or the stock market, is a complex adaptive system, an organization made up of diverse and multiple interconnected parts that has the ability to change and learn from experience. The loss of a leader such as Zarqawi is surely a setback to the organization in Iraq, but not a definitive one. Someone will fill the vacuum created by his death.
As Gather member Kurt Michael Friese and others have noted, Al-Qaeda is something of a hydra-headed monster -- chop off one of its many heads and two more sprout in its place.
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