Markets Around the World Are Marching in Lock Step, NY Times
Excerpts: Major markets around the world now tend to move more in line with one another than ever before, reflecting the dominance of global companies.
Five months after stock markets around the world were shaken by a 9 percent plunge in the value of Chinese stocks, the markets have again come under severe pressure ¡X this time made in America.
And China could not stop it.
But even after the worst week for the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index in nearly five years, the American market and most others remain higher than they were after the Feb. 27 sell-off that started in China and went around the world.
The Product Space Conditions the Development of Nations, Science
Excerpts: Network analysis of the products made by rich and poor countries show that movement toward higher-profit products may be restricted for much of the developing world.
Economies grow by upgrading the products they produce and export. The technology, capital, institutions, and skills needed to make newer products are more easily adapted from some products than from others. Here, we study this network of relatedness between products, or "product space," finding that more-sophisticated products are located in a densely connected core whereas less-sophisticated products occupy a less-connected periphery.
Scientists: Watch for Weird Life From Beyond, Space.com
Excerpts: Life as we know it on Earth is not the only kind possible in the universe, scientists reminded NASA in a report released today.
Issued by the National Academy of Sciences and sponsored by the space agency, the 116-page report reviews current research into what life is and what it needs to survive, as well as the way life might differ on other worlds. (...)
Recent research also suggests that alien life forms might use something other than DNA to encode their genetic information. DNA on Earth works through the pairing of four chemical compounds called nucleotides.
Microbiology: Life on the Thermodynamic Edge, Science
Excerpts: Microbial life can persist under physicochemical conditions that challenge the very fabric of biological structure and function. In habitats of extreme temperatures, pH's, and salinities, microbes are often the sole inhabitants. But microbial life also exists at another type of extreme: under conditions that yield barely enough free energy for cell maintenance, much less growth. In a recent study of the full genome sequence of the anaerobic bacterium Syntrophus aciditrophicus, McInerney et al. (1) reported new insights into some of the fundamental machinery required for living at life's thermodynamic edge.
Microbiology: Necessary Noise, Science
Excerpts: In the classic view of cellular biology, cells are simply a product of genetic and environmental conditions, and all differences between individual cells can be attributed to one or both of these factors. Recent work, however, suggests that when grown in the same environment, cells from genetically identical populations can exhibit very different behaviors. Even simple attributes, such as the number of proteins produced from a constitutively expressed gene, can vary greatly from cell to cell. In other cases, individual cells will make vastly different phenotypic choices seemingly at random (1-4).
Noise in Gene Expression Determines Cell Fate in Bacillus subtilis, Science
Excerpts: Bacteria that show more random fluctuations in gene expression are especially likely to switch to an alternative phenotype in which they can take up foreign genetic material.
Random cell-to-cell variations in gene expression within an isogenic population can lead to transitions between alternative states of gene expression. Little is known about how these variations (noise) in natural systems affect such transitions. In Bacillus subtilis, noise in ComK, the protein that regulates competence for DNA uptake, is thought to cause cells to transition to the competent state in which genes encoding DNA uptake proteins are expressed.
Tinkering With Humans, NY Times
To some degree, being a good parent, athlete or performer is about accepting and cherishing the raw material you've been given to work with. Strengthen your body, but respect it. Challenge your child, but love her. Celebrate nature. Don't try to control everything.
Why should we accept our lot as a gift? Because the loss of such reverence would change our moral landscape. ¡§If genetic engineering enabled us to override the results of the genetic lottery,¡¨ Sandel worries, we might lose ¡§our capacity to see ourselves as sharing a common fate.¡¨
Genetic Engineers Who Don't Just Tinker, NY Times
Excerpts: Forget genetic engineering. The new idea is synthetic biology, an effort by engineers to rewire the genetic circuitry of living organisms.
The ambitious undertaking includes genetic engineering, the now routine insertion of one or two genes into a bacterium or crop plant. But synthetic biologists aim to rearrange genes on a much wider scale, that of a genome, or an organism's entire genetic code. Their plans include microbes modified to generate cheap petroleum out of plant waste, and, further down the line, designing whole organisms from scratch.
Remembering the Subtle Differences, Science
Excerpts: Place cells are active only when the animal is at a particular position in space. These neurons could therefore identify the animal's current spatial location and, in concert with other neuronal ensembles, track the animal's movement. But beyond spatial information, hippocampal neuronal activity may provide a more complete representation of episodes or experiences.
Distinct features of hippocampal activity--its so-called neuronal code--are differentially sensitive to small and large changes in environmental or contextual features, suggesting that there are multiple mechanisms by which experiences can be differentiated.
Memory Seen In The Making - Synapses Caught In The Act Of Remembering., Nature
Excerpts: The physical changes that occur when the brain makes a new memory have been observed for the first time, say researchers, who hope to go on to map the distribution of memory across brain regions.
Excerpts: New brain scanners promise to deliver images of higher resolution than any now available from a commercial instrument. By using multiple sensors placed close to the head, the device can generate accurate images in less time, which could ultimately aid in the diagnosis of diseases such as Alzheimer's and epilepsy. Medical imaging giant Siemens is developing a commercial version of the technology.
Neurobiology: New Order For Thought Disorders, Nature
Excerpts: Can we really learn about complex human psychiatric disorders through genetic manipulations in mice? Yes, according to studies of how altering the gene encoding neuregulin 1 affects signalling in the mouse brain.
Excerpts: The enterprise is undergoing the biggest change in a century. Due to changes in technology, demographics, business, the economy and the world, we are entering a new age where people participate in the economy like never before. This new participation has reached a tipping point where new forms of mass collaboration are changing how goods and services are invented, produced, marketed, and distributed on a global basis. This change does not wreck corporate profit. If understood, it presents far-reaching opportunities for every company and for every person who gets connected.
The Scientific Research Potential of Virtual Worlds, Science
Excerpts: Online virtual worlds, electronic environments where people can work and interact in a somewhat realistic manner, have great potential as sites for research in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences, as well as in human-centered computer science. This article uses Second Life and World of Warcraft as two very different examples of current virtual worlds that foreshadow future developments, introducing a number of research methodologies that scientists are now exploring, including formal experimentation, observational ethnography, and quantitative analysis of economic markets or social networks.
Sustainability: Education for a Sustainable Future, Science
Excerpts: Sustainability is a lens through which increasing numbers of individual colleges and universities, as well as national organizations, are collectively examining and acting upon our shared world systems (1, 2). In the United States, a national trend has begun, but much more needs to be done.
India: Beyond Islands of Excellence, Science
Excerpts: Housed in the narrow by lanes of the old walled city of Delhi, where the modern Metro train and the horse-drawn cart compete for space, Nandula Raghuram's teaching laboratory provides a haven for three dozen budding biotechnologists. Hampered by inadequate supplies and equipment, the 42-year-old molecular biologist at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) here makes do. Absent the large, expensive glass columns normally used for gel filtration, students separate proteins using ordinary surgical syringes whose ends have been plugged with latex tubes and tied off with thin rubber bands.
China: 'It's Important to Ask Students To Do Some Work on Their Own', Science
Excerpts: China is in the midst of one of the most remarkable expansions of higher education ever attempted. And although Yun Ying, a semiretired professor of physics education at Southeast University in Nanjing, may be only a bit player, she's passionate about reforming science education. And she has a lifetime of experience.
her nearly 6 decades as a teacher, she's weathered the Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution and benefited from China's opening to the West. Now, the 82-year-old Yun is leading her own minirevolution.
From Conformons To Human Brains: An Informal Overview Of Nonlinear Dynamics And Its Applications In Biomedicine, Nonlinear Biomedical Physics
Excerpts: Methods of contemporary physics are increasingly important for biomedical research but, for a multitude of diverse reasons, most practitioners of biomedicine lack access to a comprehensive knowledge of these modern methodologies. This paper is an attempt to describe nonlinear dynamics and its methods in a way that could be read and understood by biomedical professionals who usually are not trained in advanced mathematics. We also present applications of nonlinear dynamics methods in biosignal analysis.
Ecology: Aspens Return to Yellowstone, With Help From Some Wolves, Science
Excerpts: To grow a healthy stand of aspen trees, you need a pack of wolves. That's the conclusion of two researchers who have been studying aspens (Populus tremuloides) in Yellowstone National Park. The trees, which are long-lived clones that endure for centuries and possibly millennia, had not regenerated in the park for more than a half-century but are now returning in some areas. Their recovery, the researchers say, is not simply because the wolves are hunting the aspens' archenemy, the elk (Cervus elaphus); it's also because the wolves have reintroduced the fear factor, making the elk too nervous to linger in an aspen grove and eat.
Stability and Diversity of Ecosystems, Science
Excerpts: Understanding the relationship between diversity and stability requires a knowledge of how species interact with each other and how each is affected by the environment. The relationship is also complex, because the concept of stability is multifaceted; different types of stability describing different properties of ecosystems lead to multiple diversity-stability relationships. A growing number of empirical studies demonstrate positive diversity-stability relationships. These studies, however, have emphasized only a few types of stability, and they rarely uncover the mechanisms responsible for stability.
Biodiversity And Ecosystem Multifunctionality, Nature
Excerpts: Biodiversity loss can affect ecosystem functions and services. Individual ecosystem functions generally show a positive asymptotic relationship with increasing biodiversity, suggesting that some species are redundant. However, ecosystems are managed and conserved for multiple functions, which may require greater biodiversity. Here we present an analysis of published data from grassland biodiversity experiments, and show that ecosystem multifunctionality does require greater numbers of species. We analysed each ecosystem function alone to identify species with desirable effects.
Meteorology: Order From Chaos, Power From Dissipation in Planetary Flows, Science
Excerpts: Meteorologists have long believed that almost every narrow, high-speed fluid flow in nature--from Earth's writhing jet streams to Jupiter's banded winds--arises from turbulent churnings. Now comes the hard part: How could that possibly work?
How Much More Rain Will Global Warming Bring?, Science
Excerpts: Humidity and precipitation unexpectedly increased at the same rate in response to global warming during the past 20 years, yielding more rainfall than predicted by models. Climate models and satellite observations both indicate that the total amount of water in the atmosphere will increase at a rate of 7% per kelvin of surface warming. However, the climate models predict that global precipitation will increase at a much slower rate of 1 to 3% per kelvin. A recent analysis of satellite observations does not support this prediction of a muted response of precipitation to global warming. Rather, the observations suggest that precipitation and total atmospheric water have increased at about the same rate over the past two decades.
Meat Is Murder On The Environment, New Scientist
Excerpts: A kilogram of beef is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions and other pollution than driving for 3 hours while leaving all the lights on back home.
This is among the conclusions of a study by Akifumi Ogino of the National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science in Tsukuba, Japan, and colleagues, which has assessed the effects of beef production on global warming, water acidification and eutrophication, and energy consumption. The team looked at calf production, focusing on animal management and the effects of producing and transporting feed.
I Love Paris on a Bus, a Bike, a Train and in Anything but a Car, NY Times
Excerpts: Now that Michael Moore has broken a taboo by holding up France as a model for national health care, maybe it's safe to point out other things France seems to do right. Like how Paris is trying to manage traffic and auto pollution.
What Paris has done right is to make it awful to get around by car and awfully easy to get around by public transportation or by bike. Any tourist in a rent-a-car who's circumnavigated the Arc de Triomphe most likely will never drive in Paris again.
Climate Change: A Changing Climate for Prediction, Science
Excerpts: The latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) makes it clear that recent global warming is significant in the context of natural climate variations, and that human activities are very likely to be the cause of this climate change. As a result, businesses, policy-makers, and members of the public are seeking the advice of climate scientists on what they should do to prepare for the inevitable further climate change over the next few decades (adaptation) and how they can help to avoid dangerous climate change in the longer term (mitigation).
The Effect Of Ancient Population Bottlenecks On Human Phenotypic Variation, Nature
Excerpts: The origin and patterns of dispersal of anatomically modern humans are the focus of considerable debate. Global genetic analyses have argued for one single origin, placed somewhere in Africa. This scenario implies a rapid expansion, with a series of bottlenecks of small amplitude, which would have led to the observed smooth loss of genetic diversity with increasing distance from Africa. Analyses of cranial data, on the other hand, have given mixed results and have been argued to support multiple origins of modern humans.
A Late Triassic Dinosauromorph Assemblage from New Mexico and the Rise of Dinosaurs, Science
Excerpts: It has generally been thought that the first dinosaurs quickly replaced more archaic Late Triassic faunas, either by outcompeting them or when the more archaic faunas suddenly became extinct. Fossils from the Hayden Quarry, in the Upper Triassic Chinle Formation of New Mexico, and an analysis of other regional Upper Triassic assemblages instead imply that the transition was gradual. Some dinosaur relatives preserved in this Chinle assemblage belong to groups previously known only from the Middle and lowermost Upper Triassic outside North America. Thus, the transition may have extended for 15 to 20 million years and was probably diachronous at different paleolatitudes.
- Source: A Late Triassic Dinosauromorph Assemblage from New Mexico and the Rise of Dinosaurs, Randall B. Irmis, Sterling J. Nesbitt, Kevin Padian, Nathan D. Smith, Alan H. Turner, Daniel Woody, Alex Downs, DOI: 10.1126/science.1143325, Science : Vol. 317. no. 5836, pp. 358 - 361, 07/07/20
Genomics: Sea Anemone Provides a New View of Animal Evolution, Science
Excerpts: Genome sequencers have just jumped down to a lower branch on the tree of life, and the view has given them a new perspective on animal evolution. The newly decoded DNA of a few-centimeter-tall sea anemone looks surprisingly similar to our own, a team led by Nicholas Putnam and Daniel Rokhsar from the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute in Walnut Creek, California, reports on page 86. This implies that even very ancient genomes were quite complex and contained most of the genes necessary to build today's most sophisticated multicellular creatures.
Neuroscience: Brainwashing, Honeybee Style, Science
Excerpts: Within the animal kingdom, social insects have evolved the most stable caste societies. Many ant species have a wide range of castes, from workers to foragers, from groomers to soldiers (3). Individuals all develop from eggs laid by the same mother--the colony's queen. Generally, the food supplied to each egg is the biological signal that leads the embryo to develop into one caste or another, a situation reminiscent of Huxley's fictional world. Thus, if we take as an example the leaf-cutter ant Atta texana, small individuals tend to the fungus garden within the nest, intermediate-sized individuals search and collect leaves from the forest to feed the fungus, and large individuals with strong mandibles defend the colony.
Excerpts: A life-size, robotic fly has taken flight at Harvard University. Weighing only 60 milligrams, with a wingspan of three centimeters, the tiny robot's movements are modeled on those of a real fly. While much work remains to be done on the mechanical insect, the researchers say that such small flying machines could one day be used as spies, or for detecting harmful chemicals.
Animal-Like 'Instinct' Keeps Robot Marching, New Scientist
Excerpts: A newly improved two-legged robot can adapt to unfamiliar terrain in an "instinctive" way, by exploiting processes thought to explain how animals move.
The 23-centimetre-tall robot, called Runbot, is little more than a pair of metal legs beneath a few bulky circuits and motors. It marches - and occasionally stumbles - in a circle around Florentin W?rg?tter's lab at the University of G?ttingen, Germany, attached to a central point by a boom.
Miniature Robots Play Nano-Soccer, Associated Press
"If you take an ant and leave it on its own, it can't do much. But many ants can do incredible things," said Michael Gaitan, the leader of the agency's microrobots project. "We think the same way with microrobots. We'll have to see where it takes us. For now, it's soccer."
Miniature Robots Play Nano-Soccer Rahel Straessle, of the robotics team from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, makes adjustments to the team's entry in the Nano Cup robotics competition Saturday, July 7, 2007. Associated Press photo by John Bazemore
(...) A two-millimeter dash and a challenging slalom, where the robot must reach a goal that is blocked by stationary defenders that look like running men but are about the diameter of two hairs.
(...) Two high-powered microscopes project the action to the big screen(...).
Researchers Reinvent the Wheel, Epoch Times
Excerpts: "We have taken the wheel, given it brains and the ability to think and learn. It's a huge breakthrough," (...)
The team believe that the technology will mean tighter control, a smoother and safer ride while still allowing the driver to have control of the car.
The artificial intelligence will control the suspension, steering and breaking systems of the car and will teach itself to adapt to bends in the road, potholes and other potential hazards, and compensating by adjusting the car's reactions. The information is retained in the computer's memory and used the next time the car encounters similar road conditions.
Racing to Capture Darkness, Science
Excerpts: Their gravity holds galaxies together. Their identity has fueled decades of theoretical speculation. Now particle physicist are vying to drag dark-matter particles into the light. (...)
Ultimately, all three methods--direct detectors, telescopes, and colliders--may have to strike pay dirt before scientists can say what dark matter is. "It's really going to require that we detect the particles in our galaxy and produce them in the lab, and that we convince ourselves that they are the same thing," says Edward Baltz, a theorist at Stanford University. In the race to spot dark matter, he says, "You don't win until everybody finishes."
- Source: Racing to Capture Darkness, Adrian Cho, Richard Stone, DOI: 10.1126/science.317.5834.32, Science: Vol. 317. no. 5834, pp. 32 - 34, 07/07/06
Chemistry: Shining Light on the Rapidly Evolving Structure of Water, Science
Excerpts: The molecular origins of the physical properties of water continue to puzzle scientists. Each tool provides only a limited perspective, revealing certain aspects of the hydrogen-bonding structure or of the ultrafast time scales over which the structure changes. Now, a new generation of time-resolved vibrational spectroscopies is providing detailed insights into how the structure of water evolves. The results raise questions about the nature of hydrogen bonding.
Theoretical Physics: Walk The Planck, Nature
Abstract: Where relativity and quantum mechanics clash, new laws of physics should emerge.
The Planck scale is where general relativity and quantum mechanics should clash. It is the realm of the unfeasibly energetic and the unimaginably tiny. It is where the laws of nature are expected to achieve their highest level of elegance and simplicity - and where speculation abounds.
Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity follows a completely different logic from quantum mechanics. In relativity, observables evolve smoothly and deterministically. Quantum mechanics, in contrast, relies on quanta and probabilistic predictions.
Quantum Mechanics: Interference In The Matter, Nature
Excerpts: Like any particle, electrons are also waves that can interfere with each other. Remarkably, this interference can even happen between electrons from different sources that have never physically interacted.
Photonics: Light In Chains, Nature
Excerpts: Diffraction places a fundamental limit on the smallest scales at which light can be controlled. A nanoscale silver array not only circumvents the barrier, but steers different-coloured light to different places. Is it possible to control the concentration of light energy on the nanometre scale? This 'nanofocusing challenge' has implications for a whole host of areas, including small-scale sensing and lasing techniques, high-resolution optical imaging, super-compact photonic circuitry and ultra-sensitive biochemical analysis. It is no surprise, therefore, that it lies at the heart of a lively body of research.
Mathematics: Some Assembly Needed, Nature
Excerpts: Origami, the ancient Japanese art of paper folding, is mathematically deeper than it looks. Delving into its complexities allows the construction of elaborate and useful structures from simple, flat templates.
The God particle et al., Nature
Excerpts: And then there is the question of the extra space dimensions predicted by string theory - that herculean attempt to unify quantum theory and gravitation. For these new dimensions to exist, yet for us to be unaware of them, they must be 'curled up' incredibly small. Theoretically, some might be just big enough to be detected at the LHC through the escape of (gravitational) energy into them.
To me, these three factors - the Higgs particles, supersymmetric particles and new dimensions - are the discoveries most likely to emerge (...).
Complex Challenges: Global Terrorist Networks
The Unexpected Profile Of The Modern Terrorist, The Times
Excerpts: We expect suicide bombers to be uneducated social outcasts who have been twisted by fanatics. But the reality can be very different. (...)
What makes people like engineers or physicians try to work for the good of the whole society is also the very same impulse which makes people sacrifice their lives for the sake of a community, albeit [in this case] an imaginary community like the ummah [the global community of Muslims].
Links & Snippets
Reseau Nationale des Systemes Complexes , (in French), 2007
- World Economic Forum , Davos, Switzerland, 07/01/24-28
TED Talks, TED Conferences LLC , since 2006
Talking Robots: The PodCast on Robotics and AI, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland, 06/11/03
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
- 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
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
ICS PIF Summer School 2007 - First French Complex Systems Summer School, Paris, 07/07/30-08/26
2nd Summer school
"Achievements and Applications of contemporary
Mathematics, Informatics and Physics",
2007 Intl Joint Conf on Neural Networks,
Orlando, Fl, 07/08/12-17
Natural Complexity: Data and Theory in Dialogue, Cambridge, UK, 07/08/13-17
Stochastic Resonance 2008, Perugia, Italy, 07/08/17-21
2nd Intl Summer School on Collective Intelligence and Evolution, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 07/08/20-24
ECAL 2oo7 - 9th European Conference on Artificial Life
, Lisbon, Portugal, 07/09/10-14
Itl. Conf. on Applications in Nonlinear Dynamics, Poipu Beach, Koloa (Kauai), Hawaii, 07/09/24-27
3rd Edition of the Econophysics Colloquium, Ancona, 07/09/27-29
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:
Modeling Cognitive Development in Robotic Systems
, Piscataway, NJ, 07/11/05-07
KSS 2007 - 8th Intl Symposium on Knowledge and Systems Sciences, Ishikawa prefecture, Japan, 07/11/05-07
Australia New Zealand Systems Conference 2007
"Systemic development: Local solutions in a global environment", Auckland, New Zealand, 07/12/02-05
The 3rd Indian Intl Conf on Artificial Intelligence
(IICAI-07), Pune, INDIA, 07/12/17-19
19th European Meeting On Cybernetics And Systems Research, (EMCSR 2008), Vienna, Austria, 08/03/25-28
- News notes on
Agent-based Computational Economics (ACE)
for July 2007 are now available on-line, 07/08/04
National Humanities Center Launches Humanities/Sciences Website, 07/04, As part of its ongoing "Autonomy, Singularity, Creativity: The Human & The Humanities" project (ASC), the National Humanities Center makes public a new website for the initiative which significantly expands the potential pool of humanists and scientists engaged in the exploration and examination of topics surrounding the question of human being.