Water Shortage 'A Global Problem', BBC News
Excerpts: A report from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) warns that rich countries face increasing water shortages. A combination of climate change and poor resource management is leading to water shortages in even the most developed countries, it says.
It urges water conservation on a global scale and asks rich states to set an example by repairing ageing water infrastructure and tackling pollution. (...)
Meanwhile southern Europe is becoming drier as a result of climate change and further north Alpine glaciers - a significant source of water - are shrinking
Plant Breeding: Rice In Deep Water, Nature
Excerpts: Many otherwise productive cultivars of rice suffer badly if immersed in water for long. The identification of a gene variant that confers tolerance to this threat has practical potential.
Like all crops, rice plants of course require water to grow. But you can have too much of a good thing: when excessive water results in prolonged submergence, the effects on rice production can be devastating. Hence the significance of Xu and colleagues' investigation of the genetics of submergence tolerance, described on page 705 of this issue1.
As the Seas Warm, Science
Excerpts: Researchers have a long way to go before they can pinpoint climate-change effects on oceangoing species At 400 kilograms, the leatherback turtle might seem tough enough to withstand the vagaries of the ocean. This endangered seafarer voyages annually from the Caribbean to the North Atlantic and back in search of food. Yet it takes just a few degrees' change in the ocean's temperature for it to turn off course, says Graeme Hays, a marine biologist at the University of Wales Swansea in the U.K., who has tracked this species up and down the Atlantic for 4 years.
Capturing Carbon, Nature
Excerpts: Sequestration of greenhouse gases could play an important role in capping emissions.
Fresh approaches to energy use and production are vital if serious climate change is to be averted and developing countries are to attain the standards of living to which they aspire. However, the rich nations spend a deplorably low proportion of their research funds on energy - far less, in real terms, than they were spending 25 years ago.
Bad Vibrations? Ultrasound Disturbs Mouse Brains, Science News
Excerpts: Prolonged and frequent use of fetal ultrasound might lead to abnormal brain development, a study in mice suggests. The finding sounds a cautionary note for pregnant women getting the commonplace procedure.
In that technique, an ultrasound probe sends high-frequency sound waves into the abdomen of a pregnant woman. The waves bounce back to detectors, creating images of the fetus. Doctors use the pictures to check for birth defects and to assess a fetus' size and movements. Many women also undergo ultrasounds to create collections of early baby pictures.
Ultrasound Affects Embryonic Mouse Brain Development, Innovations-report
Excerpts: The prolonged and frequent use of ultrasound on pregnant mice causes brain abnormalities in the developing mouse fetus, (...). "Proper migration of neurons during development is essential for normal development of the cerebral cortex and its function," said (...). "We have observed that a small but significant number of neurons in the mouse embryonic brain do not migrate to their proper positions in the cerebral cortex following prolonged and frequent exposure to ultrasound." Neurons in mammals multiply early in fetal development and then migrate to their final destinations following an inside-to-outside sequence. The destination defines the neurons' connectivity and function. (...)
The Shape Of Life: Research Sheds Light On How Cells Take Shape, Innovations-report
Excerpts: Brown University physicists have identified a surprising force in pattern formation - physical force. Results of their work shed important light on how life takes shape inside cells (...). How life takes shape is a mystery. Butterfly or baby, cells organize themselves into tissues, tissues form organs, organs become organisms. Over and over, patterns emerge in all living creatures. Spiders get eight legs. Leopards get spots. Every nautilus is encased in an elegant spiral shell. This phenomenon of pattern formation is critical in developmental biology. But the forces that govern it are far from clear. (...)
Silent Running: The Race To The Clinic, Nature
Excerpts: A technique for turning genes off has sparked a flurry of biotech investment. Erika Check investigates.
Silence is golden ˇX at least, that's what two US biotechnology companies are hoping. They aim to reap the rewards of bringing a method for silencing genes into the clinic, where they claim it could lead to treatments for everything from viral diseases to cancer.
The technique, known as RNA interference or RNAi, could offer a safe and effective way of turning off a gene. And, although it is early days, many see it as a likely moneyspinner for the biotechnology industry.
Going East: New Genetic and Archaeological Perspectives on the Modern Human Colonization of Eurasia, Science
Excerpts: The pattern of dispersal of biologically and behaviorally modern human populations from their African origins to the rest of the occupied world between 60,000 and 40,000 years ago is at present a topic of lively debate, centering principally on the issue of single versus multiple dispersals. Here I argue that the archaeological and genetic evidence points to a single successful dispersal event, which took genetically and culturally modern populations fairly rapidly across southern and southeastern Asia into Australasia, and with only a secondary and later dispersal into Europe.
Does Mobility Decrease Cooperation?, arXiv
Abstract: We explore the minimal conditions for sustainable cooperation on a spatially distributed population of memoryless, unconditional strategies (cooperators and defectors) in presence of unbiased, non contingent mobility. We found that cooperative behavior is not only possible but may even be enhanced by such an ``always-move'' rule, when compared with the strongly viscous (``never-move'') case. In addition, mobility also increases the capability of cooperation to emerge and invade a population of defectors, what may have a fundamental role in the problem of the onset of cooperation.
Sound Sightings, Science
Excerpts: Scientists know much less about the lifestyles and travel habits of ocean dwellers than they do about most land animals. But newly developed systems based on acoustic sensing--one to track tagged fish and another to locate fish populations--promise to lay bare many secrets of the deep.
In late June, ocean scientists from about a dozen countries announced plans to set up a worldwide network of seafloor acoustic sensors, laid on continental shelves, to follow thousands of tagged fish. Another technology, soon to be tried out in the Gulf of Maine, relies on the acoustic properties of the relatively shallow coastal ocean to observe shoals of fish in real time.
Inching Toward Movement Ecology, Science
Excerpts: With ever more data coming out on migration, dispersal, and other movements, a few researchers say it's time for some synthesis
For centuries, researchers have sought to understand when, why, and how various species crawl, swim, fly, float, or hoof it to new locales. That work has led to maps of migration routes and details about dispersals. But few biologists have tried to fit these data into a big picture of movement in general, (...).
Long-Distance Dispersal of Plants, Science
Excerpts: Long-distance dispersal (LDD) of plants poses challenges to research because it involves rare events driven by complex and highly stochastic processes. The current surge of renewed interest in LDD, motivated by growing recognition of its critical importance for natural populations and communities and for humanity, promises an improved, quantitatively derived understanding of LDD. To gain deep insights into the patterns, mechanisms, causes, and consequences of LDD, we must look beyond the standard dispersal vectors and the mean trend of the distribution of dispersal distances.
Conflicting Evidence About Long-Distance Animal Navigation, Science
Excerpts: Because of conflicting evidence about several fundamental issues, long-distance animal navigation has yet to be satisfactorily explained. Among the unsolved problems are the nature of genetic spatial control of migration and the relationships between celestial and magnetic compass mechanisms and between different map-related cues in orientation and homing, respectively. In addition, navigation is expected to differ between animal groups depending on sensory capabilities and ecological conditions.
How and Why Do Insects Migrate?, Science
Excerpts: Countless numbers of insects migrate within and between continents every year, and yet we know very little about the ultimate reasons and proximate mechanisms that would explain these mass movements. Here we suggest that perhaps the most important reason for insects to migrate is to hedge their reproductive bets. By spreading their breeding efforts in space and time, insects distribute their offspring over a range of environmental conditions. We show how the study of individual long-distance movements of insects may contribute to a better understanding of migration. In the future, advances in tracking methods may enable the global surveillance of large insects such as desert locusts.
Crouching Scientist, Hidden Dragonfly - Monitoring Insect Lifestyles In The Air And The Mud, Science News
The group followed the individual dragonflies for an average of 6 days, in which the insects covered about 60 kilometers.
WINGED MIGRATION. Biologist Mike May of Rutgers University checks a common green darner that's in the middle of a long journey. Ziegler
On any given day, the insects either made one long flight of up to 6 hours or stayed in one area. "They behave like birds," says Wikelski.
They also stayed put on days when wind speeds topped 25 km per hour, even if the gusts would have swept them along their way.
In an upcoming Biology Letters, Wikelski's group describes radio tracking individual dragonflies. Now, the team is calling for a bigger effort, including a satellite dedicated to tracking small animals.
Resilience: The Emergence of a Perspective for Socialâ€"ecological Systems Analyses, Global Environmental Change
Excerpt: The resilience perspective is increasingly used as an approach for understanding the dynamics of socialâ€"ecological systems. This article presents the origin of the resilience perspective and provides an overview of its development to date. With roots in one branch of ecology and the discovery of multiple basins of attraction in ecosystems in the 1960â€"1970s, it inspired social and environmental scientists to challenge the dominant stable equilibrium view. The resilience approach emphasizes non-linear dynamics, thresholds, uncertainty and surprise, how periods of gradual change interplay with periods of rapid change and how such dynamics interact across temporal and spatial scales. (...)
Order To Chaos And Vice Versa In An Aquatic Ecosystem, Ecol. Modelling
Excerpts: Chaotic situation may arise from equilibrium state for different reasons in any ecosystem. But to overcome this chaotic situation sometimes system itself has some mechanism and self-adaptability. (...) toxins are produced by many phytoplankton and these toxins may turn the ecosystem in to ordered state from chaos by reducing the grazing pressure of zooplankton. In this paper a three species (phytoplankton, zooplankton and fish) model is proposed. The model is run in two different conditions. First, it has been considered that there is no toxin production (...). When the system is in chaos, a toxin production parameter is introduced (...).
Evolution: Native Mussel Quickly Evolves Fear of Invasive Crab, Science
Excerpts: When an invasive species arrives, many ecologists fear the worst: a new creature running amok through an ecosystem and driving native species extinct. "People have the idea that it's a bloodbath," says Geoffrey Trussell, an evolutionary ecologist at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. "The assumption has been that prey just passively submit to their fate on the dinner plate."
Some species refuse to roll over, however, and even improve their defenses. (...) describe how a native mussel of New England has rapidly evolved the ability to shield itself from an invasive crab.
Molecular Imaging: New Optics Strategies Cut Through Diffraction Barrier, Science
Excerpts: Optical microscopes gave birth to cell biology, revealing a Lilliputian world of mitochondria, chromosomes, and much more. Yet as biologists grew more adept at illuminating the cell's interior, light's physical properties stopped their progress dead in its tracks. The so-called diffraction barrier limits resolution to 200 nanometers in the case of visible light, or half the wavelength used to make an image. To see more detail, scientists had to turn to the shorter wavelengths of electron microscopes.
Systems Interface Biology, Interface
Excerpts: The field of systems biology has attracted the attention of biologists, engineers, mathematicians, physicists, chemists and others in an endeavour to create systems-level understanding of complex biological networks. In particular, systems engineering methods are finding unique opportunities in characterizing the rich behaviour exhibited by biological systems. In the same manner, these new classes of biological problems are motivating novel developments in theoretical systems approaches. Hence, the interface between systems and biology is of mutual benefit to both disciplines.
- Source: Systems Interface Biology, F. J. Doyle, J. Stelling, DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2006.0143, Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 2006/08/09
- Contributed by Atin Das - dasatinyahoo.co.in
Theoretical Physics: A 'Landscape' Too Far?, Science
Excerpts: A radical new interpretation of string theory raises the prospect of untold numbers of separate universes with different physical laws--an idea that some physicists say threatens the foundation of their science (...)
In the landscape scenario, life can exist only where the mix of properties leads to a hospitable environment--precisely the sort of reasoning long used by advocates of the anthropic principle. So the string landscape has emboldened many supporters and even converted some skeptics into saying the a-word aloud--much to the dismay of its die-hard opponents.
Computer Science: Enhanced: Creating a Science of the Web, Science
Excerpts: Since its inception, the World Wide Web has changed the ways scientists communicate, collaborate, and educate. There is, however, a growing realization among many researchers that a clear research agenda aimed at understanding the current, evolving, and potential Web is needed. If we want to model the Web; if we want to understand the architectural principles that have provided for its growth; and if we want to be sure that it supports the basic social values of trustworthiness, privacy, and respect for social boundaries, then we must chart out a research agenda that targets the Web as a primary focus of attention.
An Experimental Study of the Coloring Problem on Human Subject Networks, Science
Excerpts: Theoretical work suggests that structural properties of naturally occurring networks are important in shaping behavior and dynamics. However, the relationships between structure and behavior are difficult to establish through empirical studies, because the networks in such studies are typically fixed. We studied networks of human subjects attempting to solve the graph or network coloring problem, which models settings in which it is desirable to distinguish one's behavior from that of one's network neighbors.
The Best Model Is Not Always The Correct Model, Chaos
Abstract: There are a number of good techniques for finding, in some sense, the best model of a deterministic system given a time series of observations. We examine a problem called model degeneracy, which has the consequence that even when a perfect model of a system exists, one does not find it using the best techniques currently available. The problem is illustrated using global polynomial models and the theory of Gröbner bases.
Neuroscience: An Extra Dimension To Olfaction, Nature
Excerpts: The sense of smell is triggered by receptors in the olfactory epithelium that lines the nose. In mice at least, that lining is also responsible for receiving chemosensory cues involved in mating and other social behaviours. (...)
Recent studies have highlighted how both the main olfactory epithelium and the vomero-nasal organ operate in receiving pheromonal cues. Liberles and Buck's results underscore the importance of the main olfactory system in this process and provide the molecular tools to tackle questions about the pathways subserving olfactory-mediated behaviours.
Neuroscience: Making Faces In The Brain, Nature
Excerpts: Artificially activating the right neurons at the right time causes visual perception of a face. This new result shows that such neurons directly underlie the recognition of complex objects. (...)
Together, these exciting results show that targeted microstimulation of IT induces face perception - probably through the activation of groups of face-selective IT neurons. Because neuronal activity is almost universally believed to underlie conscious perception, it is at one level not surprising that artificial neuronal activation leads to perceptual changes, and this has been shown in other visual areas.
Editor's Note: One can expect that these results also explain drug induced hallucinations, where electrical stimulation of the "face" neurons is replaced by chemical stimulation.
Abstract: Embodied agents use bodily actions and environmental interventions to make the world a better place to think in. Where does language fit into this emerging picture of the embodied, ecologically efficient agent? One useful way to approach this question is to consider language itself as a cognition-enhancing animal-built structure. To take this perspective is to view language as a kind of self-constructed cognitive niche: a persisting but never stationary material scaffolding whose crucial role in promoting thought and reason remains surprisingly poorly understood. It is the very materiality of this linguistic scaffolding, I suggest, that gives it some key benefits. By materializing thought in words, we create structures that are themselves proper objects of perception, manipulation, and (further) thought.
How The Adrenal 'Clock' Keeps The Body In Synch, ScienceDaily
Excerpts: In mammals, including humans, a master clock in the brain and subordinate clocks found in organs throughout the body coordinate daily, or circadian, rhythms of behavior and physiology. Now, researchers (...) have elucidated the role of clocks of the adrenal glands in keeping those physiologic and metabolic rhythms in synchrony. The adrenal glands sit atop each kidney, where they discharge steroid hormones known as corticoids--including the stress-related hormones adrenaline and cortisol. Corticoids influence stress response, metabolism, mineral balance, and reproduction. In a study of mice, (...) found that the adrenal clock acts as a "gate," (...).
Assembly Dynamics Of Microtubules At Molecular Resolution, Nature
Excerpts: Microtubules are highly dynamic protein polymers1 that form a crucial part of the cytoskeleton in all eukaryotic cells. Although microtubules are known to self-assemble (...), information on the assembly dynamics of microtubules has been limited, (...) to measurements of average growth and shrinkage rates over several thousands of tubulin subunits. As a result there is a lack of information on the sequence of molecular events that leads to the growth and shrinkage of microtubule ends. Here we use optical tweezers to observe the assembly dynamics of individual microtubules at molecular resolution.
- Source: Assembly Dynamics Of Microtubules At Molecular Resolution, Jacob W. J. Kerssemakers, E. Laura Munteanu, Liedewij Laan, Tim L. Noetzel, Marcel E. Janson, Marileen Dogterom, DOI: 10.1038/nature04928, Nature 442, 709-712, 06/08/10
Self-Replication and Self-Assembly for Manufacturing, arXiv
Excerpt: It has been argued that a central objective of nanotechnology is to make products inexpensively, and that self-replication is an effective approach to very low-cost manufacturing. The research presented here is intended to be a step towards this vision. We describe a computational simulation of nanoscale machines floating in a virtual liquid. The machines can bond together to form strands (chains) that self-replicate and self-assemble into user-specified meshes. (...)
Materials Science: Organosilica The Conciliator, Nature
Excerpts: Acidic and basic molecules are antagonistic, and keeping them in their place is no easy job - unless, it seems, one unites them under the tutelage of ordered, nanoporous materials known as organosilicas.
(...) allows two mutually antagonistic molecular groups - one acidic, one basic - to coexist peacefully.
Silica nanostructures can be easily prepared by allowing a silicate precursor material to self-assemble on an organic template gel. When the template is removed or combusted, channel-like or cage-like pores are left behind, and other molecular groups can be attached or immobilized here .
Complex Challenges: Global Terrorist Network
No Terror Ties Reported In Cellphone Arrests, Boston Globe/AP
Excerpts: The FBI said yesterday that it had no information to indicate that the three Texas men arrested with about 1,000 cell phones in their van had any direct connection to known terrorist groups. (...)
Local authorities didn't say what they believed the men intended to do with the phones, most of which were prepaid TracFones, but Caro's police chief noted that cell phones can be untraceable and used as detonators. (...)
Kowalski said there was nothing illegal about buying cell phones in bulk, but that profits from that kind of activity can be suspicious.
Watching Lebanon - Washington's Interests In Israel's War, The New Yorker
Excerpts: (...), Israel had devised a plan for attacking HezbollahˇXand shared it with Bush Administration officialsˇXwell before the July 12th kidnappings. (...). (...), ˇ§The White House was more focussed on stripping Hezbollah of its missiles, because, if there was to be a military option against Iran's nuclear facilities, it had to get rid of the weapons that Hezbollah could use in a potential retaliation at Israel. (...). Bush was going after Iran, as part of the Axis of Evil, and its nuclear sites, and he was interested in going after Hezbollah, (...).ˇ¨
Links & Snippets
- Insurgent Bombs Directed at G.I.'s Increase in Iraq, Michael R. Gordon, Mark Mazzetti, Thom Shanker, NY Times. New assessments by the U.S. military and the intelligence community provide evidence that violence in Iraq is at its
- Cosmology: Where All The Lithium Went, Corinne Charbonnel, 06/08/10, Nature 442, 636-637. For some years, astronomers have been trying to track down all the lithium predicted by standard cosmological models. Spectroscopic dissection of globular clusters reveals that the answer might lie in the stars., DOI: 10.1038/442636a
- Polarized Light Cues Underlie Compass Calibration in Migratory Songbirds, Rachel Muheim, John B. Phillips, Susanne ?kesson, 06/08/11, Science : 837-839. Migrating songbirds use polarized light at sunrise and sunset as signals to unify the calibration of their multiple compass systemsˇXthe Sun, stars, polarized light, and geomagnetism.
- As Glaciers Shrink, The Alps Get Taller, 06/08/12, Science News, The melting of massive glaciers in the Alps is removing weight from those peaks and causing them to gain altitude.
- Fish As Farmers: Reef Residents Tend An Algal Crop, 06/08/12, Science News, A damselfish cultivates underwater gardens of an algal species that researchers haven't found growing on its own.
- Need For Speed: Faster-Acting Tuberculosis Drugs Now In Testing Would Limit Deaths, 06/08/12, Science News, Drugs that take only 2 months to cure tuberculosis instead of the usual 6 months could prevent millions of TB
- The Effect of Finite Population Size On the Evolutionary Dynamics in Multi-person Prisoner's Dilemma, Anders Eriksson, Kristian Lindgren, 2005/08/07, arXiv, DOI: q-bio.PE/0608014
- Brain Chemical Plays Critical Role In Drinking And Anxiety, 2006/08/02, Innovations-report
- AOL Lays Off 5,000 Workers: Provider Axes Positions In Its Quest For Profits, T. Sanders, 2006/08/04, vnunet.com
- The Influence Of Social Affiliation On Individual Vocal Signatures Of Northern Resident Killer Whales (Orcinus Orca), A. E. Nousek, P. J. B. Slater, C. Wang, P. J. O. Miller, 2006/08/08, Biology Letters, DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2006.0517
- Scientists Learn How The Brain 'Boots Up' To Process Information From The Senses, 2006/08/08, ScienceDaily & Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
- Infants, As Early As Six Months, Do See Errors In Arithmetic, 2006/08/08, ScienceDaily & University of Oregon
- Researcher Reports Jitterbugs Could Turn Your Keyboard Against You, Steal Data, 2006/08/09, Innovations-report
- Texts To Reveal 'Whodunnit', 2006/08/10, ScienceDaily & University of Leicester
- Spatial Dynamics Of Nonlinear Prey-Predator Models With Prey Migration And Predator Switching, R. Bhattacharyy, B. Mukhopadhyay - banibrat001yahoo.co.in, Jun. 2006, online 2006/05/18, Ecological Complexity, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecocom.2006.01.001
- Complex Spatiotemporal Dynamics In Lotka-Volterra Ring Systems, J.C. Wildenberg - jcwildenbergwisc.edu, J. A. Vano - jvanomath.wisc.edu, J. C. Sprott - sprottphysics.wisc.edu, Jun. 2006, online 2006/05/18, Ecological Complexity, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecocom.2005.12.001
- Disturbance Patterns In A Socio-Ecological System At Multiple Scales, G. Zurlini - giovanni.zurliniunile.it, K. Riitters, N. Zaccarelli, I. Petrosillo, K. B. Jones, L. Rossi, Jun. 2006, online 2006/05/18, Ecological Complexity, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecocom.2005.11.002
Artificial Life X,
10th Intl Conf on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems, Bloomington, IN, USA. 2006/06/03-07
6th Understanding Complex Systems Symposium, Urbana-Champaign, Il, 06/05/15-18
Ralph Abraham on Complexity Digest, , Calcutta, India, 05/12/27
- An Afternoon with Michael Crichton, Washington, 05/11/06
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
- 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
- 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
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
International Conference on Complex Systems 2004, Boston, 04/05/16-21
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
FIAS Summer School - Theoretical Neuroscience & Complex Systems, Frankfurt/Main, Germany, 06/08/05-27
Symmetry Festival 2006, Symmetry in Art and Science Education, Budapest, Hungary, 06/08/12-18
6th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, Marina Del Rey, Ca, U.S.A., 06/08/21-23
- World Conference on Social Simulation (WCSS-06) , Kyoto, Japan, 06/08/21-25
- Nonlinear Dynamical Methods and Time Series Analysis, Udine, Italy, 06/08/30-09/01
- Workshop on New Directions in Complex Systems, Istanbul, Turkey, 06/09/03-09
- Mathematica Zurich Conference 2006,, Zurich, Switzerland, 06/09/06
- Intl Conf on Parallel Problem Solving From Nature (PPSN), Reykjavik, Iceland, 06/09/09-13
- The World Knowledge Dialogue Symposium 2006, Crans-Montana, Switzerland, 06/09/14-16
7th Intl Symposium on Knowledge and Systems
Sciences (KSS'2006), Beijing, 06/09/22-25.
European Conference on Complex Systems 2006 (ECCS'06), Oxford, England, 06/09/25-29
FROM ANIMALS TO ANIMATS 9, The Ninth Intl Conf on the SIMULATION OF ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR (SAB'06), Roma, Italy, 06/09/25-30
ECCS 06 - Complexity and Dynamics: Volatility & Stability in City & Regional Systems, Oxford, UK, 06/09/28
13th Herbstakademie COGNITION AND EMBODIMENT, Monte Veritŕ, Switzerland, 06/10/05-08
Weaving Smart Networks: Building Capacity for Positive Change in Organizations and Communities, Washington, DC USA, 06/10/12-13
- 2006 Wolfram Technology
Conference,Champaign, Illinois, 06/10/12-14
6th Intl Conf on Simulated Evolution and Learning , Hefei, China, 06/10/15-18
Regulomics Symposium: Focus on Systems Biology, Boston, MA, 06/10/23-26
- 8th Annual International Leadership Association Conference: Leadership at the Crossroads,
Chicago, IIinois, USA, 06/11/01-05
Creating Interdisciplinary Cultures: Insights from Complexity Science and Relationship Centered Care, Indiana USA, 06/11/17-19
- Japan Mathematica Conference 2006, Tokyo, Japan, 06/12/12
- 2006 IEEE/WIC/ACM Intl Workshop on
Interaction between Agents and Data Mining (IADM-06), Hongkong, China, 06/12/18
- Logic, Computability and Randomness 2007 , Buenos Aires, Argentina, 07/01/10-13
3rd International Workshop on Complexity and Philisophy, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 07/02/22-23
- Complexity and Organizational Resilience
The Village, Pohnpei, Micronesia, 07/05
- 2nd Intl Conf on Built Environment Complexity - Embracing complexity thinking in built environments, Cape Town South Africa, 07/05/21-25
Summer School In Complexity Science, London, UK, 07/07/08-17
Call for Papers - Course/Book Announcements
Special Issue of the Artificial Life journal on the Evolution of Complexity,
Call for Papers
Digital Graphics for Quantitative Finance,
Lineplot Productions, 2006
Why create movies of financial models? Because key stakeholders often don't understand them. The mathematical, data-intensive sphere of quantitative financial analysis can be a black box even for many in the industry. It is vital for users of this analysis to appreciate, understand and buy into, often literally, these difficult and important concepts.
Life: An Introduction to Complex Systems Biology, Kunihiko Kaneko, Springer Series: Understanding Complex Systems, 2006
What is life? Has molecular biology given us a satisfactory answer to this question? And if not, why, and how to carry on from there? This book examines life not from the reductionist point of view, but rather asks the question: what are the universal properties of living systems and how can one construct from there a phenomenological theory of life that leads naturally to complex processes such as reproductive cellular systems, evolution and differentiation? The presentation has been deliberately kept fairly non-technical so as to address a broad spectrum of students and researchers from the natural sciences and informatics.
- Chaos and Complexity
Resources for Students and Teachers, 06/03/01