Is The Universe A Fractal?, New Scientist
Excerpts: A researcher at the Meudon Observatory in Paris, Nottale set out to extend Einstein's principle of relativity - in which the laws of physics remain the same regardless of the motion of an observer - to a theory in which the laws of physics would remain the same regardless of the scale at which the universe is being observed. He found that the underlying space-time of such a theory would have to be fractal.
Searching For The Dark Side, NY Times
It would be tidier, somehow, to lose the enigmatic dark matter, and exciting to discover a successor to Einstein's relativity. As George Bernard Shaw said in 1930, ˇ§Ptolomy invented a universe and it lasted 2000 years. Newton invented a universe and it lasted 200 years. Now Dr. Einstein has invented a new universe, and no one knows how long this one is going to last.ˇ¨
Spiral Galaxy ESO 269-57. (European Southern Observatory)
Connections: Control Without Hierarchy, Nature
Excerpts: Understanding how particular natural systems operate without central control will reveal whether such systems share general properties.
Because most of the dynamic systems that we design, from machines to governments, are based on hierarchical control, it is difficult to imagine a system in which the parts use only local information and the whole thing directs itself. To explain how biological systems operate without central control ˇX embryos, brains and social-insect colonies are familiar examples ˇX we often fall back on metaphors from our own products, such as blueprints and programmes.
Design and Control of Self-organizing Systems, Cogprints
Excerpt: Complex systems are usually difficult to design and control. There are several particular methods for coping with complexity, but there is no general approach to build complex systems. In this thesis I propose a methodology to aid engineers in the design and control of complex systems. This is based on the description of systems as self-organizing.(...)
Start-Up Fervor Shifts to Energy in Silicon Valley, NY Times
Excerpts: It is no secret that venture capitalists have begun pouring billions into energy-related start-ups with names like SunPower, Nanosolar and Lilliputian Systems. (...)
The same silicon used to make computer chips converts sunlight into electricity on solar panels, while the bioscience used to make new drugs can be employed to develop better ethanol processing.
The team added a GPS sensor, a compass, and accelerometers to a Nokia smart phone. Using data from these sensors, the phone can calculate the location of just about any object its camera is aimed at. Each time the phone changes location, it retrieves the names and geographical co?rdinates of nearby landmarks from an external database. The user can then download additional information about a chosen location from the Web--say, the names of businesses in the Empire State Building, the cost of visiting the building's observatories, or hours and menus for its five eateries.
Boxes appear on the phone's screen, highlighting known businesses and landmarks, such as the Empire State Building. The user can click one of these boxes to download information about that location from the Web. In Nokia's mobile-augmented-reality prototype, a user can point a phone's camera at a nearby building; the system calculates the building's location and uses that information to identify it. Credit: Jean Probert
Animation Tool Puts You In The Frame, Or The Game, New Scientist
A 3D animation technique that could take the hard work out of acting has been developed by German researchers. It allows a high-resolution 3D scan of one person to be pasted on to another person's movements. (...)
The movements of an actor (left) can be pasted onto detailed laser scans of other people (right) (Image: Edilson de Aguiar/Max Planck Institute for Computer Science
They can directly animate 3D laser scans of people using the motion of another individual collected using motion capture or using the pre-programmed motion of another character.
The scans can be taken in less than a minute and are accurate to millimetres.
Karl Deisseroth's genetically engineered "light switch," which lets scientists turn selected parts of the brain on and off, may help improve treatments for depression and other disorders. (...)
Credit: Elaine Kurie
Intensive treatments, such as electro?convulsive therapy, can literally save such patients' lives, but often at the cost of memory loss, headaches, and other serious side effects. Deisseroth, who is both a physician and a bioengineer, thinks he has a better way: an elegant new method for controlling neural cells with flashes of light.
Odor Cues During Slow-Wave Sleep Prompt Declarative Memory Consolidation, Science
Excerpts: In humans, a new memory formed in the presence of an odor is consolidated faster when the odor is used to induce neural activity in the hippocampus during subsequent sleep.
Sleep facilitates memory consolidation. A widely held model assumes that this is because newly encoded memories undergo covert reactivation during sleep. We cued new memories in humans during sleep by presenting an odor that had been presented as context during prior learning, and so showed that reactivation indeed causes memory consolidation during sleep.
Neuroscience: Hunting for Meaning After Midnight, Science
Excerpts: Once the volunteers entered slow-wave sleep, the researchers gave some of them a puff of rose-scented air. They'd previously given some of the subjects a whiff of rose during their initial training session with the cards, reasoning that the odor would reactivate memories of the training session in these subjects without waking them. Indeed, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans in sleeping subjects revealed that the odor activated the hippocampus in those who had experienced it previously, even though the EEG showed no disruptions in the subjects' slumber.
Biological Basis For Teenage Mood Swings Found, Medical News Today
Excerpts: A new US study has revealed that teenage mood swings may be explained by biological changes in the adolescent brain. (...)
Mood swings and anxiety, often caused by stress, are well known characteristics of puberty.
A physiologist at the State University of New York, Sheryl Smith, and her research colleagues experimented on female adolescent mice and showed that their brains respond to stress in a different way to adults and pre-pubescent individuals.
Scriptural Violence Can Foster Aggression, Nature
Excerpts: Elements of religious texts seem to inspire bad behaviour.(...)
But for both groups = whether the students were based in the Netherlands or the United States, and believed in God or not - the trend was the same: those who were told that God had sanctioned the violence against the Israelite were more likely to act aggressively in the subsequent exercise. (...)
"People often use God as a justification for committing violent acts," (...).
To Buy Or Not To Buy: What You Decide Affects How You'll Feel Next Time, Innovations-report
Excerpts: Consumers spend substantial proportions of their expenditures on products they had not intended to buy. Correspondingly, marketers spend billions of dollars every year trying to create moments of purchase serendipity. But how do consumers feel after they've been confronted with temptation? A new article (...) investigates the mixed emotions that result from unexpected shopping opportunities - such as surprise sales - and explores whether these emotions affect our response to tempting offers in the future. (...) People felt happy and a little guilty when they bought the item. When they resisted the impulse purchase, they were proud. (...)
Subliminal Advertising Leaves Its Mark On The Brain, ScienceDaily
Excerpts: University College London researchers have found the first physiological evidence that invisible subliminal images do attract the brain's attention on a subconscious level. (...) subliminal advertising, now banned in the UK but still legal in the USA, certainly do leave their mark on the brain. Using fMRI, the study looked at whether an image you aren't aware of -- but one that reaches the retina -- has an impact on brain activity in the primary visual cortex, part of the occipital lobe. Subjects' brains did respond to the object even when they were not conscious of having seen it. (...)
Evolutionary Biology: The Elvis Paradox, Nature
Excerpts: Evidence for a universal driver of evolution across all timescales could mean that the venerable paradox of stasis is dead. (...)
Estes and Arnold1 evaluate the degree to which six evolutionary models fit the observed data. All of these models are based on 'adaptive landscapes' ˇX an analytical framework that relates mean phenotypes (mean body size, for instance) to the expected mean fitness (that is, number of offspring) of a population (Box 1). Evolution on such landscapes tends towards 'hill climbing', where the mean phenotype of the population moves towards that which maximizes population fitness (a local fitness peak)8, 9.
Evidence Of 'Mafia' Behavior In Cowbirds: "The Sopranos" Have Some Competition, Innovations-report
Excerpts: Cowbirds have long been known to lay eggs in the nests of other birds, which then raise the cowbirds' young as their own. Sneaky, perhaps, but not Scarface. Now, (...) study finds that cowbirds actually ransack and destroy the nests of warblers that don't buy into the ruse and raise their young. (...) "It's the female cowbirds who are running the mafia racket at our study site," said Hoover(...). "Our study shows many of them returned and ransacked the nest when we removed the parasitic egg." (...)
Prey Synchronize Their Vigilant Behaviour With Other Group Members, Proc. Biol. Sc.
Excerpt: It is generally assumed that an individual of a prey species can benefit from an increase in the number of its group's members by reducing its own investment in vigilance. But what behaviour should group members adopt in relation to both the risk of being preyed upon and the individual investment in vigilance? Most models assume that individuals scan independently of one another. (...) Our results confirmed that the proportion of time an individual spent in vigilance decreased with group size. However, the time during which at least one individual in the group scanned the environment (collective vigilance) increased. (...)
Social Tolerance Allows Bonobos To Outperform Chimpanzees On A Cooperative Task, ScienceDaily
Excerpts: In experiments designed to deepen our understanding of how cooperative behavior evolves, researchers have found that bonobos, a particularly sociable relative of the chimpanzee, are more successful than chimpanzees at cooperating to retrieve food, even though chimpanzees exhibit strong cooperative hunting behavior in the wild. The work suggests that some social tendencies or emotions that are adaptive under certain circumstances--such as aggression during competition for mates--can hinder the potential for problem solving under other circumstances, such as sharing of a food resource. (...)
Evolution of Robustness to Noise and Mutation in Gene Expression Dynamics, arXiv
Excerpt: Phenotype of biological systems needs to be robust against mutation in order to sustain themselves between generations. On the other hand, phenotype of an individual also needs to be robust against fluctuations of both internal and external origins that are encountered during growth and development. Is there a relationship between these two types of robustness, one during a single generation and the other during evolution? Could stochasticity in gene expression have any relevance to the evolution of these robustness? (...)
Yacht Voyage Yields Array Of New Genes, Boston.com
Excerpts: A yacht voyage that genome pioneer Craig Venter took around the world has turned up a startling array of new genes and new gene families, his team reported yesterday.
They have found genes that help microbes use the sun's energy in new ways, genes that help them use nitrogen, and genes that protect organisms from ultraviolet light, they reported. Writing in the Public Library of Science Journal PLoS Biology, Venter's team said they had identified more than 6 million new proteins.
Evolution: Robot Suggests How The First Land Animals Got Walking, Science
Excerpts: Salamandra robotica is a triathlete. She walks. She crawls. She swims. One of very few robots capable of multiple modes of locomotion, this salamanderlike machine has demonstrated that it may have been relatively easy for early animals to take their first steps on land. From a neurological perspective, inducing a transition from swimming to walking is unexpectedly straightforward, explains Auke Ijspeert, a physicist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne.
Robo-salamander Goes Swimming, News@Nature
Auke Jan Ijspeert (...) and his team made the robot to help test their theories on the evolution of walking: that famous moment when the first 'fish' scurried up onto land. The robotic creature helps to confirm their notion that the transition between swimming and walking can be quite simple.
A. Herzog / Biologically Inspired Robotics Group, EPFL
From Swimming To Walking With A Salamander Robot Driven By A Spinal Cord Model, Science
Excerpts: Ijspeert's group developed a mathematical model of this transition, from which they concluded that the limbs' central pattern generator interfered with the other neural network's ability to set up the S-waves. This interference produced the slower body bending necessary for walking. Only when the limb's central pattern generator was shut down was the salamander's other network of nerve cells free to fire as fast as needed to generate swimming or, on land, crawling.
Robot That Roams The Body To Seek And Destroy Cancer, Daily Mail
The idea of a beetle moving around inside your body may be the stuff of horror films. But scientists believe an insect-shaped robot could be a major weapon in the fight against cancer.
The robot measures 2cm in length by 1cm in diameter and can deliver drugs, collect data and treat affected body parts with a range of different attachments
The device, just under an inch long, is designed to be inserted into the body through a small incision.
Once inside, doctors can control its movements and direct it to areas where investigations are needed.
Living Long On Less? Mouse And Human Cells Respond To Slim Diets, Science News
Excerpts: Scientists have known since the 1930s that mice and other animals live 30 to 50 percent longer when placed on a diet that's low in calories yet nutritionally complete. (...)
During the 6-month study, participants in both calorie-restricted groups showed a 20 to 35 percent increase in the number of mitochondria in their muscle cells and a 60 percent decrease in DNA damage. The mitochondria appeared to become more youthful and efficient.
Cocoa Nutrient For 'Lethal Ills', BBC News
A nutrient in cocoa called epicatechin appears to lower the risk of four common killer diseases, work suggests. (...)
Natural cocoa has a bitter taste
Epicatechin, a type of flavonoid, is also found in teas, wine, chocolate and some fruit and vegetables.
One of its actions is thought to be through elevating levels of nitric oxide in the blood, which helps relax the blood vessels and improves blood flow.
Far More Mutations Than Thought Involved In Cancer, Scientific American
"This is a lot larger number of cancer genes than we really expected to find," added the Sanger Institute's Dr. Andrew Futreal, who also worked on the study, published in this week's issue of the journal Nature.
Far more mutations than thought involved in cancer A magnified (20x) stained section of a clear cell renal cancer. A painstaking scan of the DNA of tumor cells shows hundreds of previously unsuspected genes are involved in cancer, researchers said on Wednesday in a finding that offers new ways to fight the disease. REUTERS/Dr Bin Teh, Van Andel Research Institute/Handout
"I would have guessed it would have been no more than 10, probably, given what we knew."
The researchers chose a family of genes that are known to be involved in cancer, the kinases. Kinases are the basis of some of the new targeted cancer therapies that have had stunning results in a small number of patients.
Meteorology: A Dose Of Dust That Quieted An Entire Hurricane Season?, Science
Excerpts: The 2006 season was normal, and no hurricanes came anywhere near the United States or the Caribbean.
Now two climatologists are suggesting that dust blown across the Atlantic from the Sahara was pivotal in the busted forecasts. The dust seems to have suppressed storm activity over the southwestern North Atlantic and Caribbean by blocking some energizing sunlight, they say. (...)
But, unremarked by forecasters, an unusually heavy surge of dust began blowing off North Africa and into the western Atlantic at the 1 June beginning of the official hurricane season.
Inverse Relations Between Amounts Of Air Pollution And Orographic Precipitation, Science
Excerpts: Measurements over several decades in central China show that air pollution has dramatically reduced precipitation from ascending air masses in hilly regions.
Particulate air pollution has been suggested as the cause of the recently observed decreasing trends of 10 to 25% in the ratio between hilly and upwind lowland precipitation, downwind of urban and industrial areas. We quantified the dependence of this ratio of the orographic-precipitation enhancement factor on the amounts of aerosols composed mostly of pollution in the free troposphere, based on measurements at Mt. Hua near Xi'an, in central China.
Not-So-Perma Frost - Warming Climate Is Taking Its Toll On Subterranean Ice, Science News
Permafrost serves as a stable foundation for much of the Arctic's infrastructure, including pipelines, roads, buildings, and bridges. In many areas, that frozen ground also contains huge amounts of organic material, which could readily decompose and send carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere if the permafrost thaws (...)
TOP VIEW. Permafrost, depicted in various shades of purple, underlies about one-fourth of the Northern Hemisphere's land area. The darker the purple, the greater the percentage of local landscape that permafrost underlies. Intl. Permafrost Assn. and P. Rekacewicz/UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Whatever the rate of permafrost loss, Earth's rapidly warming climate will continue to gnaw at the long-frozen soil that serves as the bedrock of the Arctic. The carbon dioxide that will probably be released in the process will only tend to accelerate the permafrost's disappearance.
Superconductivity Two Decades On, Nature
Excerpts: And the scientific field has also slowed. Although more than 100 superconducting cuprate materials have been discovered, the record for superconductivity remains at 164 K, about halfway between absolute zero and room temperature. The theoretical understanding of the material is incomplete as well, says physicist Douglas Scalapino of the University of California, Santa Barbara. Although many researchers believe that electrons pairs underlie superconductivity even in these new materials, no one knows how the electrons bind together. "We don't understand what causes it," he says.
Room-Temperature Quantum Hall Effect In Graphene, Science
Excerpts: The quantum Hall effect, usually seen near 0 degrees kelvin, occurs at room temperature within single graphene sheets, in which the charge carriers behave as massive relativistic particles. (...)
This is due to the highly unusual nature of charge carriers in graphene, which behave as massless relativistic particles (Dirac fermions) and move with little scattering under ambient conditions (5, 6).
- Source: Room-Temperature Quantum Hall Effect In Graphene, K. S. Novoselov, Z. Jiang, Y. Zhang, S. V. Morozov, H. L. Stormer, U. Zeitler, J. C. Maan, G. S. Boebinger, P. Kim, A. K. Geim, DOI: 10.1126/science.1137201, Science : 1379., 07/03/09
Materials Science: Silicon Life Forms, Nature
Excerpts: A simple chemical reduction process has been used to replicate intricate natural networks of silica at a relatively low temperature. The equally elaborate product is made of silicon = electronics' golden boy.
On page 172 of this issue, Bao et al.5 provide a powerful new tool for modifying biologically derived or inspired materials. They show how intricate glass skeletons, obtained from common algae, can be converted into silicon while maintaining their complex structure. Silicon is arguably the 'gold standard' among electronic materials, and this approach is akin to the magic touch of a modern Midas.
Applied Physics: Oxide Electronics Emerge, Science
Excerpts: Emergent phenomena (2, 3) in condensed matter cannot be understood in terms of simple interactions between pairs of particles. Examples of such phenomena are magnetic excitations in low-dimensional materials, superconductivity in "heavy electron" magnets, and fractionally charged particles in a two-dimensional electron gas. A traditional route to understanding these kinds of emergent states is to create them in new materials. In this way, one can study states with different characteristics and either test theoretical descriptions of such states or realize entirely new states of matter.
Gold Nanorods Assemble Themselves Into Rings, EurekAlert
Excerpts: Rice University chemists have discovered that tiny building blocks known as gold nanorods spontaneously assemble themselves into ring-like superstructures.
This finding, which will be published as the inside cover article of the March 19 international edition of the chemistry journal Angewandte Chemie, could potentially lead to the development of novel nanodevices like highly sensitive optical sensors, superlenses, and even invisible objects for use in the military.
Excerpts: Already, these techniques are helping developers stitch together complex applications or bring once- inaccessible data sources online. Semantic Web tools now in use improve and automate database searches, helping people choose vacation destinations or sort through complicated financial data more efficiently. It may be years before the Web is populated by truly intelligent software agents automatically doing our bidding, but their precursors are helping people find better answers to questions today.(...)
Excerpts: In P2P networks, by contrast, there are no central servers: each user's PC exchanges data with many others in an ever-shifting mesh. This means that servers and their overtaxed network connections bear less of a burden; data is instead provided by peers, saving bandwidth in the Internet's core. If one user leaves the mesh, others can easily fill the gap. And adding users actually increases a P2P network's power.
Complex Challenges: Global Terrorist Networks
US Struggles To Ensure Funds Aid Fight Against Bioterrorism, Boston.com
Excerpts: More than five years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the government cannot show how the $5 billion given to public health departments has better prepared the country for a bioterrorism attack or flu pandemic.
Congress responded to the 2001 strikes and anthrax-tainted letters sent to lawmakers by putting much more money toward emergency preparedness. State health departments typically get tens of millions of dollars per year to prepare for bioterrorism; it was in the hundreds of thousands before Sept. 11, 2001.
Governing Terror: The State Of Emergency Of Biopolitical Emergence, Int. Poli. Sociol.
Excerpt: This paper argues that western security practices are as biopolitical as they are geopolitical. Explaining that biopolitical security practices revolve around "life" as species existence, the paper explores how biopoliticized security practices secure by instantiating a general economy of the contingent throughout all the processes of reproductive circulation that impinge upon species existence. For this reason, "Governing Terror" does not merely reference the massive global security effort that is now devoted to governing terror. It observes how western security practices are themselves now also governed by a widespread fear of terror. (...)
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A new test offers the best evidence yet that cowbirds retaliate against birds that resist their egg scams.
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Potentials of Complexity Science for Business, Governments, and the Media 2006, Budapest, Hungary, 06/08/03-05
- 6th Intl Conf on Complex Systems (ICCS), Boston, MA, 06/06/25-30
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
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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
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- 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
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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NEXUS for Change, Bowling Green, Ohio, 07/03/22-23
Intl Conf on Morphological Computation, Venice, Italy, 07/03/26-28
Narrative Techniques for Business, Seattle, 07/03/26, Boston, 07/03/29
American Society for Cybernetics (ASC) 2007 Conference,
Urbana IL, 07/03/29-04/01
Storytelling and Complexity in Human Systems, Las Vegas, NV, USA, 07/03/31-04/01
4th Lake Arrowhead Conference on Human Complex Systems,
Lake Arrowhead, CA, 07/04/25-29
Intl Conf on Morphological Computation, Venice Italy, 07/03/26-28
Capturing Business Complexity with Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation
Useful, Usable, and Used Techniques - A Course on Business Applications, Argonne Natl Lab, Woodridge, IL, 07/04/16-20
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9th GEF -The World Festival of Creativity in Schools, Sanremo ITALY, 07/05/02-06
UCS 2007 - Understanding Complex Systems, Urbana-Champaign, Ill, 07/05/14-17
Intl Conf On Network Science, 2007 (NetSCi07),
New York City, 07/05/20-25
- 2nd Intl Conf on Built Environment Complexity - Embracing complexity thinking in built environments, Cape Town South Africa, 07/05/21-25
ECO 2007 Summit: Ecological Complexity and Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities for 21st-Century Ecology, Beijing, China, 07/05/22-27
2007 IEEE/ICME Intl Conf on Complex Medical Engineering-CME2007, Beijing, China, 07/05/23-27
Analysis and Control of Complex Networks, Milan, Italy, 07/05/24-26
The 7th Intl Workshop on Meta-Synthesis and Complex Systems, Beijing, 07/05/27-30
2nd Intl Wkshp on Engineering Emergence in Decentralised Autonomic Systems EEDAS 2007, Jacksonville, Fl, 07/06/11-15
SYMMETRY IN NONLINEAR MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS, Kiev, Ukraine, 07/06/24-30
Summer School In Complexity Science, London, UK, 07/07/08-17
2007 Genetic And Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2007), London, UK, 07/07/07-11
22nd European Conference on Operational Research
EURO XXII, Prague, Czech Republic, 07/07/08-11
SASO 2007 - First IEEE Intl Conf Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems
, Boston, Mass., USA, 07/07/09-11
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Burlington, VT, 07/07/13-15
Complex Change Webinar: Planning in the Midst of Chaos, 07/07/17
Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences
17th Annual Intl Conf,
Orange, Ca, USA, 07/07/27-29
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Natural Complexity: Data and Theory in Dialogue, Cambridge, UK, 07/08/13-17
ECAL 2oo7 - 9th European Conference on Artificial Life
, Lisbon, Portugal, 07/09/10-14
European Conference on Complex Systems 2007 (ECCS'07) , Dresden, Germany, 07/10/01-05
Processes Of Emergence Of Systems And Systemic Properties.
Towards A General Theory Of Emergence.
, Castel Ivano (Trento), 07/10/18-20
2007 IEEE/WIC/ACM Intl Joint Conf on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology (WI-IAT'07), Silicon Valley, USA, 07/11/02-05
Theory In Cognitive Neuroscience,
Wildbad Kreuth (Bavaria), Germany, 07/11/04-07
7th Intl Conf on Epigenetic Robotics:
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, Piscataway, NJ, 07/11/05-07
KSS 2007 - 8th Intl Symposium on Knowledge and Systems Sciences, Ishikawa prefecture, Japan, 07/11/05-07
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