A Livable Shade Of Green, NY Times
Excerpts: Newly released data show that Portland, America's environmental laboratory, has achieved stunning reductions in carbon emissions. It has reduced emissions below the levels of 1990, the benchmark for the Kyoto accord, while booming economically.
What's more, officials in Portland insist that the campaign to cut carbon emissions has entailed no significant economic price, and on the contrary has brought the city huge benefits: less tax money spent on energy, more convenient transportation, a greener city, and expertise in energy efficiency that is helping local businesses win contracts worldwide.
Profit, Not Jobs, In Silicon Valley, NY Times
Excerpts: Changes in technology and business strategy are raising fundamental questions about the future of the nation's high technology heartland. Things are looking up at Wyse Technology, a venerable maker of computer terminals. Unless, that is, you happen to want to work for the company here in Silicon ... Responding to booming demand in Asia and in Europe, Wyse is adding new development teams in India and China and expanding...
In Seeking Unocal, Chevron Ruffles An Asian Partner, NY Times
Excerpts: China National Offshore Oil Corporation's bid for Unocal has forced Chevron into a takeover battle against its largest trading partner in China.
Chevron's managers have gone into overdrive to portray Chinese government-backed offer for California-based Unocal as unfair competition and to close their deal for Unocal as quickly as possible; they have received support from many lawmakers in Washington, who have painted Chinese offer as threat to America's national security;
Africa Tackles Graft, With Billions In Aid In Play, NY Times
Excerpts: Increasingly, donors to African nations have watched their aid vanish into a sinkhole of fraud and waste.
One of Dora Nkem Akunyili's lowest moments as a corruption fighter came about two years ago when her son told her not to visit his boarding school. Obumneme Akunyili, age 13, did not want anyone to know that she was his mother.
What Do Firms Disclose And Why? Enforcing Corporate Governance And Transparency In Central And Eastern Europe, Oxford Rev. Econ. Policy
Excerpts: While specific corporate-governance rules are often controversial, most observers agree on the need to disclose who owns and controls a firm and what governance arrangements are in place. This paper examines such disclosure in a sample of 370 companies listed on stock exchanges in Central and Eastern Europe. The data show widespread non-disclosure of even the most basic elements of corporate-governance arrangements, despite existing regulation. The level of disclosure varies substantially across firms, and there is a strong country effect in what companies disclose. Overall, what is disclosed depends on the legal framework and practice in a given country, (...).
A Theory Of Corporate Scandals: Why The USA And Europe Differ, Oxford Rev. Econ. Policy
Excerpts: A wave of financial irregularity in the USA in 2001-2 culminated in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. A worldwide stockmarket bubble burst over this same period, with the actual market decline being proportionately more severe in Europe. Yet, no corresponding wave of financial scandals involving a similar level of companies occurred in Europe. Given the higher level of public and private enforcement in the USA for securities fraud, this contrast seems perplexing. This paper submits that different kinds of scandals characterize different systems of corporate governance. (...)
New Type Of Research Journal Gaining Ground, Boston Globe
Excerpts: Last month, a two-year-old scientific journal with a controversial new business model was named the top biology journal of 2004.
The recognition was the first quantitative measure of the success of Public Library of Science (PLoS) Biology -- and suggests that such free, readily accessible scientific journals are gaining on the traditional publications that have been the hallmark of scientific publishing for centuries.
The Mental Universe, Nature
Excerpts: The only reality is mind and observations, but observations are not of things. To see the Universe as it really is, we must abandon our tendency to conceptualize observations as things. (...)
With Galileo Galilei, this changed. In establishing that the Earth goes around the Sun, Galileo not only succeeded in believing the unbelievable himself, but also convinced almost everyone else to do the same. (...), with the subsequent work of Isaac Newton, physics joined religion in seeking to explain our place in the Universe.
- Source: The Mental Universe, Richard Conn Henry, DOI: 10.1038/436029a, Nature 436, 29, 05/07/07
Dynamic Predictive Coding By The Retina, Nature
Excerpts: Retinal ganglion cells convey the visual image from the eye to the brain. They generally encode local differences in space and changes in time rather than the raw image intensity. This can be seen as a strategy of predictive coding, (...). Yet animals encounter many environments with visual statistics different from the average scene. Here we show that when this happens, the retina adjusts its processing dynamically. The spatio-temporal receptive fields of retinal ganglion cells change after a few seconds in a new environment.
Excerpts: You've likely heard stories about the birth of the PC: of Xerox PARC as the Mecca of computing; of its creation of the Alto, Ethernet, and the laser printer; of the Homebrew Computer Club, the MITS Altair, Bill Gates and the theft of his Micro-soft Basic; of Steve Jobs and Stephen Wozniak, the founding of Apple, and the Jobs visit to PARC that inspired the Macintosh.
U.S. Seeks To Keep Role On Internet, NY Times
Excerpts: Amid appeals from several countries for a new international governing body for the Internet, the Bush administration has called for the United States to retain - and perhaps enhance - its long-standing role in Internet management.
A statement published Thursday on the Web site of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (www.ntia.doc.gov), part of the Commerce Department, says the United States "intends to preserve the security and stability" (...)
The Next Wave In Computing Is Embedded, IST News
Excerpts: Research investment in embedded systems needs to grow according to a report (...) says, investment in pre-competitive research in 'embedded computing' technology, the electronics and software in everything from televisions and mobile phones to cars and planes, needs to grow over 40 per cent by 2010 to keep Europe in the forefront of the digital economy. Today, 90 per cent of all computing chips or microprocessors are 'embedded'. The sector is growing at 10 per cent per annum, (...).
U.S. Dominance In Science And Engineering Slipping, AOL News
Excerpts: New Study Says More Graduates Come from Europe, China and India
More than half a century of U.S. dominance in science and engineering may be slipping as America's share of graduates in these fields falls relative to Europe and developing nations such as China and India, a study released on Friday says.
The study, written by Richard Freeman at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Washington, warned that changes in the global science and engineering job market may require a long period of adjustment for U.S. workers.
Complexity In Strongly Correlated Electronic Systems, Science
Excerpts: The spontaneous emergence of electronic nanometer-scale structures (...), and the existence of many competing states, are properties often associated with complex matter where nonlinearities dominate, such as soft materials and biological systems. This electronic complexity could have potential consequences for applications of correlated electronic materials, because not only charge (semiconducting electronic), or charge and spin (spintronics) are of relevance, but in addition the lattice and orbital degrees of freedom are active, leading to giant responses to small perturbations. Moreover, several metallic and insulating phases compete, increasing the potential for novel behavior.
Nonlinear Dynamics: When Instability Makes Sense, Nature
Excerpts: Mathematical models that use instabilities to describe changes of weather patterns or spacecraft trajectories are well established. Could such principles apply to the sense of smell, and to other aspects of neural computation?
(...) in mathematical models of the sense of smell, switching among unstable saddle states - and not stable-state dynamics - may be responsible for the generation of characteristic patterns of neural activity, (...). In creating their models, they have been inspired by experimental findings in the olfactory systems of zebrafish and locusts that exhibit reproducible odour-dependent patterns.
Night Of The Crusher, The Waking Nightmare Of Sleep Paralysis Propels People Into A Spirit World, Science
Curiously, although the word nightmare originally described sleep paralysis, it now refers to a fearful or disturbing dream, (...). Several hundred years ago, the English referred to nighttime sensations of chest pressure from witches or other supernatural beings as the "mare," from the Anglo-Saxon merran, meaning to crush. The term eventually morphed into nightmare¡Xthe crusher who comes in the night.
The Nightmare, 1781, Henry Fuseli. Founders Society purchase, with funds from Mr. and Mrs. Bert L. Smokler and Mrs. Lawrence A. Fleischman. Photograph ? 1997 The Detroit Institute of Arts
Sleep paralysis embodies a universal, biologically based explanation for pervasive beliefs in spirits and supernatural beings, even in the United States, Hufford argues.
Neuroscience: Deep In Thought, Nature
Excerpts: Electrodes implanted in the brain could transform the lives of psychiatric patients. Alison Abbott watched an operation to release a man from his obsessive thoughts.(...)
Surgeons are still not agreed about where best to strike with their electrodes. They realize that targeting one point will affect an entire circuit - and one modified circuit is likely to affect information flow through others. No one knows exactly how these various circuits, with their positive and negative feedback components, might weave through different anatomical structures.
Dealing With ADHD As An Adult, NPR TOTN
Excerpts: These days, teachers and parents are on the lookout for attention deficit disorders in kids. But what happens if you're an adult with ADHD?
These days, teachers and parents are on the lookout for attention deficit disorders in kids.
But what happens if you're an adult with ADHD? Until recently, little information was available about adults who grew up with the disorder and continue to live with it.
Distractibility and a tendency to make the same mistake repeatedly are just some of the challenges that people with ADHD face throughout their lives.
Big Questions In Science, NPR TOTN
Excerpts: What is the universe made of? How did life on Earth arise? How long can humans live... and how did cooperative behavior evolve? Joe Palca leads a discussion on the big questions facing science today.
Editor's Note: See also the 125 questions in the special anniversar issue of Science
"What Don't We Know?".
Teaching Qubits New Tricks, Science
Excerpts: A novel approach to storing information could give computers with near-magic powers a boost toward reality
Quantum computers will shatter the encryption that makes Internet commerce safe, search databases at unthinkable speeds, and crank out ciphers that nature itself guarantees secure--if they can be built. For years, scientists thought that would never happen because the same laws of physics that make quantum computers so powerful seemed to make a practical prototype impossible.
Probing Question: Does My Dog Really Love Me?, Research Penn State
The idea that Fido's love could be easily transferred to the family next door may seem unsettling, considering the amount of time and emotion most people invest in their canine counterparts. However, Leslie Burgard, a certified pet dog trainer in State College, does not think the subject of puppy love is quite so simple.
Parasite or pal?
"Their loyalty is unconditional¡Xmuch like that between a parent and child," Burgard says. "For the most part, our dogs would go to bat for us, even on our worst and most intolerable day.
How Earth-Scale Engineering Can Save The Planet, Popular Mechanics
Maybe we can have our fossil fuels and burn 'em too. These scientists have come up with a plan to end global warming. One idea: A 600,000-square-mile space mirror
John MacNeill Stationed between the Earth and sun at a point where the gravitational forces nearly cancel each other out, a 600,000-square-mile space "mirror" scatters sunlight with a mesh woven of fine metal wires.
Trees, Vines And Nets -- Microbial Evolution Changes Its Face, ScienceDaily
Excerpts: (...) researchers have changed our view of 4 billion years of microbial evolution. Christos Ouzounis and colleagues have gained intriguing quantitative insights into how gene families are transferred, not only 'vertically' through passage from one organism to its progeny, but also 'horizontally' through the exchange of genetic material between distantly related organisms. This new view of the tree of life could help us to better understand how disease-causing bacteria manage to stay one step ahead of us in our battle to tackle antibiotic resistance. (...)
'Fires Wiped Out' Ancient Mammals, BBC
Excerpts: The first humans to arrive in Australia destroyed the pristine landscape, probably by lighting huge fires, the latest research suggests.
The evidence, published in Science magazine, comes from ancient eggshells.
These show birds changed their diets drastically when humans came on the scene, switching from grass to the type of plants that thrive on scrubland.
The study supports others that have blamed humans for mass extinctions across the world 10-50,000 years ago.
Conservation Biology: Is This Any Way To Save A Species?, Nature
Excerpts: But a scientific initiative to determine why the Aleutian population of Stellers has plunged over the past three decades is making them a wilderness legend for another reason. For some biologists, the Steller has become a symbol of how not to conduct complex ecosystems research. (...).
Over the past four years, the US government has poured more than $120 million into Steller research (...). Yet this highly politicized programme has so far failed to resolve a key question whether fishing is responsible for the Steller's decline.
Where Slugs May Safely Graze, Nature
Excerpts: Grazing animals mow meadows to useful effect. From the results of experiments on newly established grassland, one such grazer, the little-considered slug, evidently has a big and beneficial influence on plant diversity.
Large mammalian grazers are allies of the conservation biologist. Sharp incisors, grinding molars and selectiveness in their choice of vegetation have made sheep, cattle and horses invaluable for grassland managers concerned with enhancing diversity or encouraging particular plant species.
But what of invertebrate grazers? Grasslands support large populations of small herbivores, from aphids to grasshoppers (...).
Same Difference: Twins' Gene Regulation Isn't Identical, Science News
Excerpts: Although identical twins have identical DNA, they often harbor clear-cut differences: slight variations in appearance or stark distinctions in disease susceptibility, for example. Scientists have suggested that the interplay between nature and nurture could explain such differences, but the mechanism has been poorly understood.
A new study suggests that as identical twins go through life, environmental influences differently affect which genes are turned on and which are switched off.
Are Humans Still Evolving?, Science
Excerpts: The goal of much of modern medicine and culture is effectively to stop evolution. Is that happening?
The news made headlines around the world: Blonds were going extinct. According to CNN and other media, a World Health Organization (WHO) study concluded that the gene for blond hair, which was described as recessive to dominant genes for dark hair, would disappear in 200 years.
A Self-Organized Vortex Array Of Hydrodynamically Entrained Sperm Cells, Science
Excerpts: Many patterns in biological systems depend on the exchange of chemical signals between cells. We report a spatiotemporal pattern mediated by hydrodynamic interactions. At planar surfaces, spermatozoa self-organized into dynamic vortices resembling quantized rotating waves. These vortices formed an array with local hexagonal order. Introducing an order parameter that quantifies cooperativity, we found that the array appeared only above a critical sperm density. Using a model, we estimated the hydrodynamic interaction force between spermatozoa to be ?0.03 piconewtons.
Birdbrains Could Teach Basal Ganglia Research A New Song, Trends in Neurosc.
Excerpts: Recent advances in anatomical, physiological and histochemical characterization of avian basal ganglia neurons and circuitry have revealed remarkable similarities to mammalian basal ganglia. A modern revision of the avian anatomical nomenclature has now provided a common language for studying the function of the cortical-basal-ganglia-cortical loop, enabling neuroscientists to take advantage of the specialization of basal ganglia areas in various avian species. For instance, songbirds, which learn their vocal motor behavior using sensory feedback, have specialized a portion of their cortical-basal ganglia circuitry for song learning and production. (...)
Genetic Link Confirmed Between Polynesians And Indigenous Taiwanese, ScienceDaily
Excerpts: According to folklore, Polynesians originated from a mythical homeland called Hawaiki. (...) provide the first direct evidence for the common ancestry of Polynesians and indigenous Taiwanese. Genetic techniques involving mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) have been used to try and determine whether there is a link between Polynesians and other Southeast Asian populations by estimating how much mtDNA different populations have in common. (...) These results indicate that Taiwanese aboriginal populations have been genetically isolated from mainland Chinese for 10,000 to 20,000 years, and that Polynesian migration probably originated from people identical to the aboriginal Taiwanese. (...)
Mental Concerts: Musical Imagery And Auditory Cortex, Neuron
Abstract: Most people intuitively understand what it means to "hear a tune in your head." Converging evidence now indicates that auditory cortical areas can be recruited even in the absence of sound and that this corresponds to the phenomenological experience of imagining music. We discuss these findings as well as some methodological challenges. We also consider the role of core versus belt areas in musical imagery, the relation between auditory and motor systems during imagery of music performance, and practical implications of this research.
Music: The International Language?, New Scientist
Excerpts: Not if you really listen, it seems. The music of different nationalities may simply be an extension of their distinct style of speech THE Proms, London's annual classical music festival, invariably concludes with Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance march, which concert-goers accompany with a lusty rendition of the anthem Land of Hope and Glory. It is a champagne-fuelled, teary-eyed orgy of patriotism. There seems to be something distinctly English about that tune. But why?
Modelling the Dynamics of Youth Subcultures, JASSS
Abstract: What are the dynamics behind youth subcultures such as punk, hippie, or hip-hop cultures? How does the global dynamics of these subcultures relate to the individual's search for a personal identity? We propose a simple dynamical model to address these questions and find that only a few assumptions of the individual's behaviour are necessary to regenerate known features of youth culture.
Appearances Can Be Deceiving: Lessons Learned Re-Implementing Axelrod's 'Evolutionary Approach to Norms', JASSS
Abstract: In this paper we try to replicate the simulation results reported by Axelrod (1986) in an influential paper on the evolution of social norms. Our study shows that Axelrod's results are not as reliable as one would desire. We can obtain the opposite results by running the model for longer, by slightly modifying some of the parameters, or by changing some arbitrary assumptions in the model. This re-implementation exercise illustrates the importance of running stochastic simulations several times for many periods, exploring the parameter space adequately, complementing simulation with analytical work, and being aware of the scope of our simulation models.
Excerpts: View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. Then move through space towards the Earth in successive orders of magnitude until you reach a tall oak tree just outside the buildings of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida. After that, begin to move from the actual size of a leaf into a microscopic world that reveals leaf cell walls, the cell nucleus, chromatin, DNA and finally, into the subatomic universe of electrons and protons.
Surf's Up, Down At The Swimming Pool, New Scientist
Excerpts: The powerful, curling waves that draw surfers to the beaches of Hawaii, California and Australia will soon be breaking inland, thanks to a novel shape-shifting rubber reef that can be fitted to the floor of a swimming pool.
Wave machines, which make small, regularly shaped waves, already make pool games more fun. But until now, creating waves big enough for people to learn to surf on has been out of the question.
Nanotubes Inspire New Technique For Healing Broken Bones, EurekAlert
Excerpts: Scientists have shown for the first time that carbon nanotubes make an ideal scaffold for the growth of bone tissue. The new technique could change the way doctors treat broken bones, allowing them to simply inject a solution of nanotubes into a fracture to promote healing.(...)
Artificial bone scaffolds have (...) a number of drawbacks, including low strength and the potential for rejection in the body.
"Compared with these scaffolds, the high mechanical strength, excellent flexibility and low density of carbon nanotubes make them ideal for the production of lightweight, high-strength materials such as bone," (...).
Excerpts: In a sweeping change the Santa Fe Institute has placed three new people in top offices, including a president and vice president who were closely associated with Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Geoffrey West, until recently a theoretical physicist and Senior Fellow at the lab, was named president. The vice president is C. Chris Wood, previously leader of LANL's biological and quantum physics group.
Bill Miller, a renowned financial manager and CEO of Legg Mason Capital Management, was elected chairman of SFI at a board meeting on May 15.
Complex Challenges: Global Terroist Networks
The Surprise We Expected, NY Times
Excerpts: London has been savagely woken from a pleasant dream.
The mood of a city has never swung so sharply. On Wednesday there was no better place on earth. After the victory of the Olympic decision in Singapore, Londoners were celebrating the prospect of an explosion of new energy and creativity; those computer-generated images of futuristic wonderlands rising out of derelict quarters and poisoned industrial wastelands were actually going to be built.
Our Ally, Our Problem, NY Times
Excerpts: As the shock waves from yesterday's terrorist attacks in London - which seem to be the work of jihadist militants - reverberate across the Atlantic, a grim truth should become increasingly clear: one of the greatest terrorist threats to the United States emanates not from domestic sleeper cells or, as is popularly imagined, from the graduates of Middle Eastern madrassas, but from some of the citizens of its closest ally, Britain.
Pentagon Weighs Strategy Change To Deter Terror, NY Times
Excerpts: The Pentagon's most senior planners are challenging the longstanding strategy that requires the armed forces to be prepared to fight two major wars at a time.
Pentagon considers whether to shape military to mount one, rather than two major wars at same time, freeing more resources for anti-terrorism efforts; profound change is being considered during top-to-bottom review of Pentagon strategy, as ordered by Congress every four years;(...)
Washington's Deadly Bridge, NY Times
Excerpts: If the Bush administration and Congress are serious about homeland security, they will get a chemical transportation law passed at once.
The weakest point in America's defense against terrorism may be an inconspicuous little bridge a few blocks from the Capitol. Rail tanker cars filled with deadly chemicals pass over the bridge, at Second Street and E Street SW, on their journeys up and down the East Coast.
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- If It's a Muslim Problem, It Needs a Muslim Solution, Thomas L. Friedman, 05/07/08, NYTimes, It is essential that the Muslim world wake up to the fact that it has a jihadist death cult in its midst.
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- Growth Slumps: Melting Permafrost Shapes Alaskan Lakes, 05/07/09, Science news, A new model suggests that some fast-growing, egg-shaped lakes in Alaska expand when their permafrost banks melt and slump in tiny landslides.
- More Junk Makes For Better Dads, 05/07/09, Science news, A new analysis links dutiful fatherhood in prairie voles to a stretch of DNA once dismissed as meaningless.
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Adaptive And Resilient Computing Security Workshop, Santa Fe, NM, 05/11/02-03
5th Intl Workshop on Meta-synthesis and Complex System,
(MCS'05 is also as a symposium of
the 1st World Congress of International Federation for Systems Research)
- European Conference on Complex Systems, Paris, France, 05/11/14-18
Econophysics Colloquium, Canberra (ANU), 05/11/14-18
3rd International Complexity Science and Educational Research Conference, Robert, Louisiana, 05/11/20-22, see also: Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, Inaugural issue - Free Online Access
Systems Thinking and Complexity Science: Insights for Action, , 11th Ann ANZSYS Conf/Managing the Complex V
Christchurch, New Zealand, 05/12/05-07
- 2005 International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Security (CIS'2005), Hong Kong, China, 05/12/15-19
3rd Biennial Seminar on the Philosophical, Methodological, and Epistemological Implications of Complexity Theory, Havana, Cuba, 06/01/09-12
The Second International Workshop on Biologically Inspired
Approaches to Advanced Information Technology , Senri Life Science Center, Osaka, Japan, 06/01/26-27
- FRACTAL 2006 Complexity and Fractals in Nature, 9th Intl Multidisciplinary Conf, Vienna, Austria, 06/02/12-15
Call for Papers
- IEEE Intelligent Systems, Special Issue on Self-Management through Self-Organization in Information Systems, , Submissions due 05/09/02