Business Simulations Spark Rapid Workplace Renovations, Science News
Over the past decade, staff members at nearly 30 firms of various sizes have negotiated simulated enterprises devised by DiBello, who is affiliated with the City University of New York, and her coworkers. Participants routinely begin as vocal skeptics of the approach and end up using the experience as a framework to revitalize their workplaces. In the three-firm project, the "financial benefits [of the simulation exercises] were shockingly great for each company," DiBello says. "We think we're tapping into basic principles of cognitive acceleration and learning."
Change Makers. Foundry workers fill a mold after revising their operation to meet standards developed in a simulation exercise. E. Chamberlain
The Adaptive Markets Hypothesis: Market Efficiency From An Evolutionary Perspective, Journal of Portfolio Management 30
Excerpts: One of the most influential ideas in the past 30 years of the Journal of Portfolio Management is the Efficient Markets Hypothesis, the idea that market prices incorporate all information rationally and instantaneously. However, the emerging discipline of behavioral economics and finance has challenged this hypothesis, arguing that markets are not rational, but are driven by fear and greed instead. Recent research in the cognitive neurosciences suggests that these two perspectives are opposite sides of the same coin. In this article I propose a new framework that reconciles market efficiency with behavioral alternatives by applying the principles of evolution---competition, adaptation, and natural selection---to financial interactions.
Systems Biology and New Technologies Enable Predictive and Preventative Medicine, Science
Excerpts: Systems approaches to disease are grounded in the idea that disease-perturbed protein and gene regulatory networks differ from their normal counterparts; we have been pursuing the possibility that these differences may be reflected by multiparameter measurements of the blood. Such concepts are transforming current diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to medicine and, together with new technologies, will enable a predictive and preventive medicine that will lead to personalized medicine.
Biological information is divided into the digital information of the genome and the environmental cues that arise outside the genome.
All Bio Systems Are Go, Wired
Excerpts: The next advances in biology may rely on networked systems research, but will have little to do with computers (...).
Instead, (...), techniques used to analyze interconnected systems will provide a better understanding of the most complex network of all: the human body.
That's the ambition of scientists in systems biology, a burgeoning field which aims to understand the workings of the nuts and bolts of living organisms through the interactions of the thousands of pieces of DNA, RNA and proteins that network together in each cell of our body.
Systems Biology And The Molecular Circuits Of Cancer, ChemBioChem
Excerpt: Proliferative disorders are a major challenge for human health. The understanding of the organization of cell-cycle events is of the utmost importance to devise effective therapeutic strategies for cancer. The awareness that cells and organisms are complex, modular, hierarchical systems and the availability of genome-wide gene expression and protein analyses, should make it feasible to elucidate human diseases in terms of dysfunctions of molecular systems. Here we review evidence in support of a systems model of the cell cycle, in which two sequential growth-sensitive thresholds control entry into S-phase. The putative molecular determinants that set the threshold for entry into S-phase (...).
Preliminary Studies On The In Silico Evolution Of Biochemical Networks, ChemBioChem
Excerpts: Due to the variety and importance of roles performed by signalling networks, understanding their function and evolution is of great interest. Signalling networks allow organisms to process and react to changes in their internal and external environment. (...) two to three percent of all genomes code for proteins involved in signalling networks. The study of signalling networks is hindered by the complexities of the networks and difficulties in ascribing function to form. For example, a very complex dense network might comprise eighty or more densely connected proteins. In the majority of cases there is very little understanding of how these networks process signals. (...)
Computational Design Of Reduced Metabolic Networks, ChemBioChem
Excerpt: Cellular functions are based on thousands of chemical reactions and transport processes, most of them being catalysed and regulated by specific proteins. Systematic gene knockouts have provided evidence that this complex reaction network possesses considerable redundancy, that is, alternative routes exist along which signals and metabolic fluxes may be directed to accomplish an identical output behaviour. This property is of particular importance in cases where parts of the reaction network are transiently or permanently impaired, for example, due to an infection or genetic alterations. Here we present a computational concept to determine enzyme-reduced metabolic networks (...).
Mice Do Fine Without 'Junk DNA', Nature News
Deleting non-coding regions from the genome has no apparent effect. (...) deleting large sections of non-coding DNA from mice appears not to affect their development, longevity or reproduction. The team created mice with more than a million base pairs of non-coding DNA missing - equivalent to about 1% of their genome. The animals' organs looked perfectly normal. (...) The group has now created mice missing three million base pairs. (...) "Survival in the laboratory for a generation or two is not the same as successful competition in the wild for millions of years," he argues.
Mice seemed normal even when 3% of their genome had been deleted. c Getty
A newly published draft sequence of a puffer fish genome suggests that the vertebrate ancestor shared by bony fishes and humans had just 12 pairs of chromosomes, but the fishes doubled up after their lineage split from our own. (...)
Seeing double. The genome of the tiny puffer fish reveals that its ancestors duplicated their genome sometime after diverging from the lineage of humans and other vertebrates. Credit: Oliver Jaillon
The spotted green puffer fish Tetraodon nigroviridis is one of about 20,000 kinds of ray-finned fishes, (...). About 450 million years ago, the ancestor of ray-finned fishes went on its own evolutionary tangent, splitting off from the vertebrate lineage that includes lobe-finned fishes, frogs, chickens, and humans.
Solving Gene Expression, Science
Excerpts: Words are static images on a page unless you know what they mean, how their meanings change depending on the context, and what the rules are for using them. Similarly, a complex regulatory code is buried within the genome, and researchers will need to decipher it to understand how genes are expressed, what their functions are, and how normal instructions are altered in disease.(...)
As we begin to understand biological systems through carefully designed experiments and analyses, the complexity we are seeing now may begin to resolve into simpler principles.
Gene Order and Dynamic Domains, Science
Excerpts: When considering the daunting complexity of eukaryotic genomes, some comfort can be found in the fact that the human genome may contain only 30,000 to 40,000 genes. Moreover, growing evidence suggests that genomes may be organized in such a way as to take advantage of space. A gene's location in the linear DNA sequence and its position in the three-dimensional nucleus can both be important in its regulation. (...) paragon of simplicity, may still have a few things to teach us with respect to these facets of nonrandom genomes.
Searching for the Genome's Second Code, Science
Excerpts: The genome has more than one code for specifying life. The hunt for the various types of noncoding DNA that control gene expression is heating up.
(...) it's going to take molecular cryptographers to crack its complex code. (...) The same genes have turned up in organisms as different as, say, mice and jellyfish. Instead, new findings from a variety of researchers have made clear that it's the genome's exquisite control of each gene's activity--and not the genes per se--that matters most.
A Fast and Furious Hunt for Gene Regulators, Science
Excerpts: Genes may be essential, but researchers increasingly recognize the pivotal role that another element of the genome--regulatory DNA--plays in human disease, speciation, and evolution. In many labs, the search to find where these regions are buried is intensifying. (...) others are experimenting with high-speed methods to detect regulatory regions, such as enhancers, en masse and determine what each one does.
(...) Compare two or more sequenced genomes to identify those places where DNA outside genes is highly similar and presumably functional.
Obtaining Multiple Separate Food Sources: Behavioural Intelligence In The Physarum Plasmodium, Alphagalileo & Proc. B
Abstract: In order to evaluate an amoeba's performance in a complex survival task, we studied the morphology of the Physarum plasmodium transportation network when presented with multiple separate food sources. The plasmodium comprises a network of tubular elements through which chemical nutrient, intracellular signals and the viscous body are transported and circulated. We report the evidence that the tube network is reformed as well-designed with short total length and fault tolerance, in response to locations of food sources. This implies that this unicellular organism has high computational ability to solve some optimization problem, difficult even for human.
Interactivity, Dynamic Symbol Processing, And The Emergence Of Content In Human Communication, The Info. Soc.
Excerpt: A major step in resolving conceptual ambiguity surrounding interactivity involves making a distinction between micro-level psychological processes and the macro-level societal effects that emerge from them. The proposition cuts against the epistemological grain of social sciences, such as psychology and sociology (...). The position advanced here suggests theories where processes operate at one level and generate effects that emerge at a higher level. Further, it is argued that the best place to begin looking at the process of interaction is at the level of the neural circuit, a realm far below discussions that center at the interpersonal or cultural levels.
Palaeontology: Leg Feathers In An Early Cretaceous Bird, Nature
Excerpts: Here we describe a fossil of an enantiornithine bird from the Early Cretaceous period in China that has substantial plumage feathers attached to its upper leg (tibiotarsus). The discovery could be important in view of the relative length and aerodynamic features of these leg feathers compared with those of the small 'four-winged' gliding dinosaur Microraptor and of the earliest known bird, Archaeopteryx. They may be remnants of earlier long, aerodynamic leg feathers, in keeping with the hypothesis that birds went through a four-winged stage during the evolution of flight.
Early Bird: Fossil Features Hint At Go-Get-'Em Hatchlings, Science News
Excerpt: A well-preserved, 121-million-year-old fossilized bird embryo has several features that suggest that the species' young could move about and feed themselves very soon after they hatched.
'Brain' In A Dish Acts As Autopilot, Living Computer, ScienceDaily
Excerpts: (...) has grown a living "brain" that can fly a simulated plane, giving scientists a novel way to observe how brain cells function as a network. (...) holds a glass dish on October 12, 2004, containing a "brain" -- a living network of 25,000 rat brain cells connected to an array of 60 electrodes that can interact with a computer to fly a simulated F-22 fighter plane. During this interaction, scientists can observe how the neurons communicate as a network, and send and respond to signals from the computer and each other, in an effort to understand and model the computational power of the brain. (...)
Chips Coming to a Brain Near You, Wired News
Excerpts: (...) creating a silicon chip implant that mimics the hippocampus, an area of the brain known for creating memories. If successful, the artificial brain prosthesis could replace its biological counterpart, enabling people who suffer from memory disorders to regain the ability to store new memories.
And it's no longer a question of "if" but "when." The six teams involved in the multi-laboratory effort, including USC, the University of Kentucky and Wake Forest University, have been working together on different components of the neural prosthetic for nearly a decade.
Auras May Be Generated In The Brain, Nature News
Synaesthesia most probably comes from a cross-wiring in the brain. Psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen of the University of Cambridge, UK, has suggested that it comes about when the densely connected infant brain does not prune itself rigorously enough as it grows. Ward suggests that the cross-wired areas in this case are the retrosplenial cortex, which is associated with emotion, and the V4 area, which has been shown to be involved in colour perception. The two areas are close together in the brain.
Synaesthesia can cause people to see coloured auras around friends or loved ones. c Punchstock
Can Computers Untangle the Neural Net?, The Scientist
Excerpts: Computational neuroscientists are not to be confused with scientists who treat the brain as a biological blueprint for computer prototypes (...) For the computational neuroscientist, the computer is not a goal, but a tool to create predictive models constrained by biology.
The result of such thinking is a field in which dozens of labs work to blend data and theory into working models of the brain, or at least of small areas of the brains of everything from leeches to humans.
On The Trail Of An Odor Map - Nobel Winning Work Has A Way To Go, The Scientist
Excerpt: A smell can conjure intimate memories and even change behaviors. Scent is primal, so closely related to territoriality, predation, food, and sex in many animals, yet to most humans it seems an accessory, like a dab of perfume. People devote much more conscious attention to vision and taste, which have three and five receptor types, respectively. The human genome, however, has 350 intact odorant receptor genes, and other mammals have many times that amount suggesting that olfaction plays a more profound role.
Malaria: A Complex New Vaccine Shows Promise, Science
Excerpts: It uses several techniques to boost the immune system's fight against the malaria parasite. Its designers engineered a hybrid protein that combines a protein fragment from the parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, with a piece of a protein from the hepatitis B virus. (...) The hepatitis B protein is included because it is particularly effective at prompting an immune response. The vaccine also contains a powerful new adjuvant, developed by GSK Biologicals, that increases the body's production of antibodies and T cells.
Antibiotics: A Shot In The Arm, Nature
Excerpts: But just as we need them most, the antimicrobial drug pipeline is running dry. Until ten years ago, all major drug companies ran antibacterial research programmes. Today, these programmes have been drastically pruned, and many have been cut altogether as companies pursue more lucrative areas, such as chronic illnesses and mood disorders.
This all makes for a potential healthcare calamity. Although the number of hospital-acquired infections has been gradually declining in the United States, a greater proportion of them - now about 70% - are resistant to at least one antibiotic.
Editor's Note: This looks like the flu vaccine debacle was only the tip of an ice-berg.
Experts: Only a current composed of entangled electrons in the superconductor can achieve this [Meissner, Ed.] effect, Vedral says. The current halts the photons of the magnetic field after they have travelled only a short distance through the superconductor. For the normally massless photons it is as if they have suddenly entered treacle, effectively giving them a mass.
Vedral also claims that a similar mechanism may be behind the mass of all particles. (...) various forces in the universe, (...), act through ¡§mediator¡¨ particles such as the gluon.
Bridging Light and Matter, Science Now
Excerpts: (...) reliably transfer quantum information from matter to light. The procedure may soon enable scientists to exploit the advantages of both matter and light in building systems for quantum communications.
Quantum bits stored on particles of light travel well--they can zip for kilometers down a fiber-optic cable--but they are tricky to store. Quantum bits stored on matter "keep" for milliseconds or longer, but they're usually confined to a trap and can't be transmitted from place to place. Now scientists have found a way to bridge the two.
Researchers Build Quantum Info Bank By Writing on the Clouds, Science
Excerpts: (...) describe how they store a quantum bit in a cloud of rubidium atoms and induce the cloud to inscribe that information, undamaged, upon a photon. The researchers start with two clouds of rubidium gas. By shooting a laser through both clouds simultaneously, they force the clouds to emit a single photon that is quantum-mechanically entangled with both of the clouds simultaneously. (...) The entanglement links the fates of the photon and the clouds; tweaking the photon's polarization alters the quantum state of the clouds.
Printers Betray Document Secrets, BBC
That staple of crime novels - solving a case by identifying the typewriter used to write a ransom note - is being updated for the modern day.
The source of fake cash can now be spotted
US scientists have discovered that every desktop printer has a signature style that it invisibly leaves on all the documents it produces.
They have now found a way to use this to identify individual laser printers.
The work will help track down printers used to make bogus bank notes, fake passports and other important papers.
Planet Formation Is Violent, Slow And Messy, New Scientist
Excerpt: The collisions that spawn planets are bigger and take place over longer periods of time than previously thought, say astronomers who studied nearly 300 stars with NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The new cache of data gives astronomers fresh hope that Earth-like planets might be common in the universe.
Planets are thought to grow as dust collides and sometimes sticks together in the discs around young stars. Until now, most theorists suspected the process was relatively smooth, with dust clumps building up gradually through successive collisions.
Messy Findings: Planets Encounter A Violent World, Science News
Summary: Some young planets continue to take a beating hundreds of millions of years after they've formed.
Almost all the stars in the Milky Way's disk were thought to orbit in orderly, nearly circular paths around the galaxy's core, but now astronomers find that many of the sun's neighbors have strayed from this course. (...)
Spinning out. Rebel stars are flung out by the galaxy's spiral arms into streams stretching 1000 or more light-years across the Milky Way. Credit: S. Kerroudj, B. Famaey, and A. Jorissen
For decades, astronomers have known that a tiny percentage of stars, dubbed "superclusters," go against the flow. These clumps of stars appeared young, as they mainly included short-lived blue stars. (...) But in 1998, investigators discovered evidence of far older supercluster stars that could not have formed at the same time
- Source: Rebel Stars, Charles Choi, Science Now, 04/10/22
Living Planet Report, p2pnet
Excerpt: Humans currently consume 20% more natural resources than the earth can produce, says a new report that examines the ecological effect of modern consumption patterns on natural resources.
The 'ecological footprint' of a North American is eight times the size of the average African's, and an average European draws about four times as much of the earth's resources as the average Asian, states the WWF's 'Living Planet Report 2004' launched in Brussels yesterday.
See Also: WWF's Living Planet Report 2004
Water Scarcity: A Looming Crisis?, BBC News
Excerpt: A third of the world's population lives in water-stressed countries now. By 2025, this is expected to rise to two-thirds.
Appreciating Ecological Complexity: Habitat Contours As A Conceptual Landscape Model, Conserv. Biol.
Excerpts: Organisms respond to their surroundings at multiple spatial scales, and different organisms respond differently to the same environment. Existing landscape models (...) can be limited in their ability to explain complex patterns for different species and across multiple scales. An alternative approach is to conceptualize landscapes as overlaid species-specific habitat contour maps. Key characteristics of this approach are that different species may respond differently to the same environmental conditions and at different spatial scales.(...) A conceptual model of habitat contours may also help to communicate ecological complexity to land managers. (...)
Aid Agencies' Warning On Climate, BBC News
The greenhouse effect could wreck attempts to lift the world's poorest people out of poverty and reverse human progress, campaigners say.
The effects of global warming have been "critically overlooked"
A report by a coalition of environment and aid agencies calls for urgent action to avert the threat.
The Working Group on Climate Change and Development says industrialised countries must cut carbon emissions massively by mid-century.
They must also help developing nations adapt to climate change, it argues.
The impacts of climate change will fall disproportionately upon developing countries and the poor
Animated guide , Find out why the Gulf Stream might slow and how the greenhouse effect works
Life-Giving Dead Wood 'At Risk', BBC News
Many forest species are in deep trouble because of the removal of the dead and dying trees they need, campaigners say.
Decaying trees mean life (Image: WWF-Canon/Hartmut Jungius)
WWF, the global environment group, says insects, plants, birds and mammals are all suffering because of an increasing tendency to remove decaying timber.
It says old and dead trees mean forests are often in much better shape and more able to resist pests and other perils.
WWF wants landowners to increase the amount of dead wood they leave in their forests to help to sustain wildlife.
From a Physicist and New Nobel Winner, Some Food for Thought, NY Times
Excerpts: "The most important product of knowledge is ignorance," (...) most enticing items that physics had learned enough to be ignorant about in 25 different areas.(...)
What is the dark matter that enfolds the visible galaxies? What is the dark energy that seems to be accelerating the expansion of the universe? Was there a time before the Big Bang that started the universe, or is time itself an "emergent concept" deriving from something more fundamental that we don't know yet? Can physicists make room-temperature superconductors?
Excerpts: But Google Desktop Search wasn't the first of its kind. Nor is Google the only company trying to make information easier to find. Many other firms have released new search services in the past year, with names like Blinkx, Snap, Jux2 and Info.com. Each offers its own innovative wrinkle: Info.com lets people run queries directly from the address line of their Web browser; Jux2 lets anyone simultaneously search two or three search services and compare results; Snap allows sorting of results by user "popularity" and "satisfaction" ratings, (...).
Estimates by U.S. See More Rebels With More Funds, NY Times
Excerpts: The core Iraqi resistance numbers between 8,000 and 12,000 people, with many more sympathizers, (...).
"What makes it more difficult is that you're dealing with an insurgency without a single face," said a senior Army intelligence officer with nearly a year's experience in Iraq. "It's not just one group of insurgents rallying under one cause. It's multiple groups with different causes loosely tied together by the threads of anti-U.S. sentiment, some sort of Iraqi nationalism, Muslim-Arab unity or greed."
(...) "Insurgents don't show up in satellite imagery very well."
Inside Election Science, NPR TOTN
Experts: With the presidential election less than two weeks away, we get an update on the science of elections. From paper trails for touch-screen machines to optical scans and butterfly ballots, how will technology affect the election results? And amid charges from both sides that pollsters are manipulating the data, we take a look at how polls are constructed, and what their results tell us about Election Day.
- Source: Inside Election Science, Ira Flatow, Michael Alvarez, Annalee Newitz, Cliff Zukin, Scott Keeter, NPR TOTN, 04/10/22
Excerpt: As the U.S. presidential election approaches in early November, speculation runs high on whether President George W. Bush will win or lose to John Kerry. In addition to that big question, though, the election presents several other issues, which we examine in this special report. First, Knowledge@Wharton looks at the credibility and methodology of polls - a subject that could have implications for politics, but also for business forecasting, according to Wharton faculty.
Campaign Column: Make Or Break, BBC
Excerpt: It is hard to imagine a political race with greater significance than this one. As one of my colleagues in the American press said to me recently, "it's only going to decide the future of the free world."
It is the first election of the post-9/11 United States. It is a referendum on America's biggest military engagement since Vietnam and America's role in the world.
But for the two political parties, the result is critical to their survival.
Excerpts: Because Bush lost the popular vote in 2000, his advisers launched an effort to register millions of new GOP voters, calculating that, by raising the overall GOP percentage a point or two, they could go a long way toward ensuring the president's reelection. The Bush team concentrated efforts in heavily Republican precincts, particularly in fast-growing exurban counties, (...) announced that the party had achieved its goal of 3 million new registrants.
The GOP efforts, however, produced a counter effort among Democrats, fueled by strong anti-Bush sentiment.
Complex Challenges: Global Terroist Networks
Iraq Called 'Springboard' for Insurgency Figure, Washington Post
Excerpts: Abu Musab Zarqawi, the Jordanian militant who has become a leader in the Iraq insurgency, is using his role to become a major figure in the broader Islamic jihad movement, according to senior counterterrorist and intelligence experts (...).
Although Zarqawi earlier this week pledged his loyalty and that of his organization to Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda, "he doesn't see himself in a subordinate role," (...). "He is using Iraq as a springboard, and he now wants to look beyond Iraq and the region."
After Terror, a Secret Rewriting of Military Law, NY Times
Excerpts: The plan was considered so sensitive that senior White House officials kept its final details hidden from the president's national security adviser, (...). It was so urgent, some of those involved said, that they hardly thought of consulting Congress.
(...) use of extraordinary powers would allow the Pentagon to collect crucial intelligence and mete out swift, unmerciful justice. "We think it guarantees that we'll have the kind of treatment of these individuals that we believe they deserve," said Vice President Dick Cheney, who was a driving force behind the policy.
Memo Lets CIA Take Detainees Out of Iraq, Washington Post
Excerpts: At the request of the CIA, the Justice Department drafted a confidential memo that authorizes the agency to transfer detainees out of Iraq for interrogation -- a practice that international legal specialists say contravenes the Geneva Conventions.
(...) the CIA has used the March draft memo as legal support for secretly transporting as many as a dozen detainees out of Iraq in the last six months. The agency has concealed the detainees from the International Committee of the Red Cross and other authorities, the official said.
Huge Cache of Explosives Vanished From Site in Iraq, NY Times
The International Atomic Energy Agency publicly warned about the danger of these explosives before the war, and after the invasion it specifically told United States officials about the need to keep the explosives secured, European diplomats said in interviews last week. Administration officials say they cannot explain why the explosives were not safeguarded, beyond the fact that the occupation force was overwhelmed by the amount of munitions they found throughout the country.
A 1996 photograph of a bunker where high-density explosives were stored at Al Qaqaa, an Iraqi military facility south of Baghdad.
What Happened to Missing Iraq Explosives, Guardian
Excerpts: Q. Aren't there caches of these kinds of explosives throughout the country? Why all the fuss about this particular site?
A. Al-Qaqaa was considered the pre-eminent site in Iraq for high explosive stockpiles. When Iraq declared the HMX, RDX and PETN after the 1991 Gulf War, nuclear agency experts concentrated the high explosives at Al-Qaqaa so they could be monitored, according to a nuclear agency official. However, U.S. troops on the ground found high explosives throughout the country.
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Fish-hunting cone snail uses unique mechanism to capture prey. Science Now
Quick draw. The fish-hunting cone snail fires a harpoon-shaped tooth from its proboscis (inset) to capture prey. Credit: Joseph Schulz
- Spinning Earth twists space, Mark Peplow, 04/10/20,
Laser measurements confirm Einstein's general theory of relativity. Nature News
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Bees react to alcohol in a similar way to humans
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- Einstein's Warp Effect Measured, 2004/10/21, BBC News
- Latin America Shows Rapid Rise In Published Science And Engineering Articles, 2004/10/22, ScienceDaily & National Science Foundation
- Researcher Show How False Memories Are Formed, 2004/10/22, ScienceDaily & Northwestern University
- Property Rights And Free Speech: Allies Or Enemies?, J. W. Ely Jr., Jul. 2004, Online 2004/06/04, Social Philosophy and Policy, DOI: 10.1017/S0265052504212079
- North-South Trade In Intellectual Property: Can It Be Fair?, C. Cannady, Jul. 2004, Online 2004/08/24, World Trade Review, DOI: 10.1017/S1474745604001843
- Explaining The Commercialization Of The Internet, J. Dolmas, G. W. Huffman, Mar. 2004, Information, Communication & Society, DOI: 10.1080/1369118042000208898
- Agent-Based Web Services Framework And Development Environment, Y. Li, W. Shen, H. Ghenniw, Nov. 2004, Computational Intelligence, DOI: 10.1111/j.0824-7935.2004.00260.x
- International Differences In Information Privacy Concerns: A Global Survey Of Consumers, S. Bellman, E. Johnson, S. Kobrin, G. Lohse, Nov.-Dec. 2004, The Information Society, DOI: 10.1080/01972240490507956
- The Affective Costs Of Overconfidence, A. P. McGraw - peter.mcgrawcolorado.edu, B. A. Mellers, I. Ritov, Oct. 04, Online 2004/09/30, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, DOI: 10.1002/bdm.472
- Trust, commitment and team working: the paradox of virtual organizations, Alf Crossman; Liz Lee-Kelley, October 2004, Global Networks: A Journal of Transnational Affairs October 2004, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 375-390(16, DOI: DOI (article): 10.1111/j.1471-0374.2004.00099.x
- Synchronization of Kuramoto oscillators in scale-free networks , Y. Moreno and A. F. Pacheco
Departamento de Física Teórica, Universidad de Zaragoza - Zaragoza 50009, Spain, and Instituto de Biocomputación y Física de Sistemas Complejos (BIFI) Universidad de Zaragoza - Zaragoza 50009, Spain, published online 20 October 2004, Europhys. Lett. (2004) , DOI: DOI: 10.1209/epl/i2004-10238-x
- Replication And Evolution Of Quantum Species, A. K. Pati, Sep. 2004, Fluctuation and Noise Letters, DOI: 10.1142/S0219477504002014
- Modelling Low Income Transitions, L. Cappellari - lorenzo.cappellarieco.unipmn.it, S. P. Jenkins, Sep.-Oct. 2004, Online 2004/09/28, Journal of Applied Econometrics, DOI: 10.1002/jae.778
- ALife 9: Ninth International Conference on Artificial Life, Boston, MA, 04/09/12-15
The 4th Intl Workshop on Meta-synthesis and Complex System, Beijing, China, 04/07/22-23
Intl Conf on Complex Networks: Structure, Function and Processes, Kolkata, India, 04/06/27-30
From Autopoiesis to Neurophenomenology: A Tribute to Francisco Varela (1946-2001), Paris, France, 2004/06/18-20
ECC8 Experimental Chaos Conference, Florence, Italy,
Evolutionary Epistemology, Language, and Culture, Brussels, Belgium, 04/05/26-28
International Conference on Complex Systems 2004, Boston, 04/05/16-21
Life, a Nobel Story, Brussels, Belgium, 04/04/28
Nonlinear Dynamics and Statistical Mechanics Days, Brussels, Belgium, 04/04/26-27
Science Education Forum for Chinese Language Culture, Panel Discussion, Taipei, Taiwan, 04/05/01
Biologically Inspired Approaches to Advanced Information Technology, , Lausanne,Switzerland, 04/01/29-30
Nonlinear Dynamics And Chaos: Lab Demonstrations, Strogatz, Steven H., Internet-First University Press, 1994
- World Economic Forum 2004, Davos, Switzerland
- Riding the Next Democratic Wave, Al-Thani, Khan, Vike-Freiberga, Wade, Soros, Zakaria, World Economic Forum, 04/01/25
- The Future of Global Interdependence, Kharrazi, Held, Owens, Shourie, Annan, Martin, Schwab, World Economic Forum, 04/01/25
- Why Victory Against Terrorism Demands Shared Values
- CODIS 2004, International Conference On Communications, Devices And Intelligent Systems, 2004 Calcutta, India, 04/01/09-10
- EVOLVABILITY & INTERACTION: Evolutionary Substrates of Communication, Signaling, and Perception in the Dynamics of Social Complexity, London, UK, 03/10/08-10
- The Semantic Web and Language Technology - Its Po tential and Practicalities, Bucharest, Romania, 03/07/28-08/08
- ECAL 2003, 7th European Conference on Artificial Life, Dortmund, Germany, 03/09/14-17
- New Santa Fe Institute President About His Vision for SFI's Future Role, (Video, Santa Fe, NM, 03/06/04)
- SPIE's 1st Intl Symp on Fluctuations and Noise, Santa Fe, NM, 2003/06/01-04
- NAS Sackler Colloquium on Mapping Knowledge Domains, Video/Audio Report, 03/05/11
- 13th Ann Intl Conf, Soc f Chaos Theory in Psych & Life Sciences, Boston, MA, USA, 2003/08/08-10
- 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
Conference & Call for Papers Announcements
- Social and Organizational Innovation, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 04/10/25-27
- 6th Intl Conf on Electronic Commerce
ICEC'2004: Towards A New Services Landscape, Delft, The Netherlands, 04/10/25-27
- Complexity and Philosophy Workshop - 2-Day Conference , Rio de Janeiro, 04/11
ICDM '04: The Fourth IEEE Intl Conf on Data Mining, Brighton, UK, 04/11/01-04
International Congress of Nanotechnology and Nano World Expo,San Francisco, CA, 04/11/07-11
- Denaturing Darwin: International Conference on Evolution and Organization
, Amersfoort, The Netherlands, 04/11/12-14
An Introduction to Complexity Science, Rockville, MD USA, 04/12/06
Improving Health of the Chronically Ill: Insights from Complexity Science, Rockville, MD USA, 04/12/07-08
- The 7th Asia-Pacific Complex Systems Conference, Queensland, Australia, 04/12/06-10
- 17th Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Queensland, Australia, 04/12/06-10
- Cellular Computing Symposium, U Warwick
- International Conference On Computational Intelligence (Icci 2004) , Istanbul, Turkey, 04/12/15-17
- Kondratieff Waves, Warfare And World Security, NATO Advanced Research Workshop
, Covilh? Portugal, 05/02/14-17
- 2005 Meeting Arbeitskreis
Physik sozio-ökonomischer Systeme, AKSOE (Socio-Economic-Physics), Physik seit Einstein,
Berlin, Germany, 05/03/04-09
5th Creativity And Cognition Conference, London.UK, 05/04/12-15
Social Intelligence and Interaction in Animals, Robots and Agents, Hatfield, UK, 05/04/12-15
- 2ndShanghai Intl Symposium on Nonlinear Science and Applications, Shanghai, 05/06/03-07
IEEE Swarm Intelligence Symposium
Pasadena, California, USA, 05/06/08-10
- Powders & Grains 2005, Stuttgart, Germany, 05/06/18-22
- Workshop on Complexity and Policy Analysis, Cork, Ireland, 05/06/22-24
- ECAL 2005 - VIIIth European Conference on Artificial Life, Canterbury, Kent, UK, 05/09/05-09
Complexity, Science and Society Conf 2005, Liverpool, UK, 05/09/11-14
18th International Conference on Noise and Fluctuations (ICNF 2005), Salamanca, Spain, 05/09/19-23