The Future Of Hurricane Science And Prediction, NPR TOTN
Excerpts: Hurricane Katrina is one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the U.S. Are we seeing more -- and more intense -- storms? Could global warming be to blame? We get a report on Hurricane Katrina, take a look at hurricane science and prediction and see what's in store for the rest of the Atlantic hurricane season.
Chris Landsea, research meteorologist at NOAA Hurricane Research Division in Miami
Kerry Emanuel, author of Divine Wind: The History and Science of Hurricanes; professor in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass.
Responding To Uncertainty, Nature
Excerpts: Some societies have been known to lobby the media publicly or discreetly to try to discourage them from allowing minority voices to be heard. Nothing could be more counter-productive. Even if a high-profile scientist is judged by peers to be lacking credibility, the media will rightly be provoked by attempts at censorship, (...). It is better to attack such claims explicitly on a scientific basis. (...)
It tutors scientists in communicating complexities such as risk with respectable but effective soundbites.
Chimps To People: Apes Show Contrasts In Genetic Makeup, Science News
Despite sharing much of their genetic identity with people, chimpanzees exhibit previously unappreciated DNA distinctions, (...).
DNA DONOR. Sequencing of the chimpanzee genome relied on DNA from a captive animal named Clint. Yerkes National Primate Research Center
The new research "dramatically narrows the search for the key biological differences between the species," (...).
(...) the roughly 3 billion base pairs in the genomes of the two species have the same sequence 96 percent of the time. (...) The new cross-species comparison identified six DNA segments in people that appear to have been strongly shaped by natural selection over just the past 250,000 years. Gene functions in these regions are largely unknown.
The Chimpanzee And Us, Nature
Excerpts: Publication of the draft DNA sequence of the chimpanzee genome is an especially notable event: the data provide a treasury of information for understanding human biology and evolution.
What genetic changes make us so different from the chimpanzee, our closest relative? Scientists have been trying to answer this challenging question for decades, and publication of the draft of the chimpanzee genome (...) is a significant step forward. The species studied is the common chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes; its only 'sister' species is the pygmy chimpanzee or bonobo, Pan paniscus (...).
- Source: The Chimpanzee And Us, Wen-Hsiung Li, Matthew A. Saunders, DOI: 10.1038/437050a, Nature 437, 50-51, 05/09/01
The Second Inheritance System Of Chimpanzees And Humans, Nature
Excerpts: Half a century of dedicated field research has brought us from ignorance of our closest relatives to the discovery that chimpanzee communities resemble human cultures in possessing suites of local traditions that uniquely identify them. The collaborative effort required to establish this picture parallels the one set up to sequence the chimpanzee genome, and has revealed a complex social inheritance system that complements the genetic picture (...).
(...) the scientific window so recently opened has already started to close as the human species inexorably exterminates its closest relatives.
Beyond The Chimpanzee Genome: The Threat Of Extinction, Science
Excerpts: Constraining our continued understanding of this wonderful animal is one annoying hurdle: our own species. (...), we may ironically face the possibility of having a detailed map of the chimpanzee genome, but no individuals to study. Illegal hunting, the bushmeat trade, and deforestation are destroying chimpanzee populations (...). If the same amount of effort that is going into genetic analyses went into chimpanzee conservation and behavioral biology, not only would we save this species from extinction, but we would write the most detailed story of our past (...).
Neocortex Evolution In Primates: The 'Social Brain' Is For Females, Biol. Lett.
Excerpts: According to the social intelligence hypothesis, relative neocortex size should be directly related to the degree of social complexity. This hypothesis has found support in a number of comparative studies of group size. The relationship between neocortex and sociality is thought to exist either because relative neocortex size limits group size or because a larger group size selects for a larger neocortex. However, research on primate social evolution has indicated that male and female group sizes evolve in relation to different demands. While females mostly group according to conditions set by the environment, males instead simply go where the females are. (...)
Coevolution Of Vocal Communication And Sociality In Primates, Biol. Lett.
Excerpts: Understanding the rules that link communication and social behaviour is an essential prerequisite for discerning how a communication system as complex as human language might have evolved. The comparative method offers a powerful tool for investigating the nature of these rules, since it provides a means to examine relationships between changes in communication abilities and changes in key aspects of social behaviour over evolutionary time. Here we present empirical evidence from phylogenetically controlled analyses indicating that evolutionary increases in the size of the vocal repertoire among non-human primate species were associated with increases in both group size and time spent grooming (...).
Excerpts: Apical organs are a well-known structure in almost all ciliated eumetazoan larvae, although their function is poorly known. A review of the literature indicates that this small ganglion is the "brain" of the early larva, (...). This early brain is lost before or at metamorphosis in all groups. Protostomes (excluding phoronids and brachiopods) appear to have brains of dual origin. Their larvae develop a pair of cephalic ganglia at the episphere lateral to the apical organ, and these two ganglia become an important part of the adult brain. (...)
- Source: Larval And Adult Brains, C. Nielsena - cnielsensnm.ku.dk, DOI: 10.1111/j.1525-142X.2005.05051.x, Evolution & Development, Sep. 2005
- Contributed by Pritha Das - prithadas01yahoo.com
Flower Choice Copying In Bumblebees, Biol. Lett.
Abstract: We tested a hypothesis originating with Darwin that bees outside the nest exhibit social learning in flower choices. Naive bumblebees, Bombus impatiens, were allowed to observe trained bees or artificial bees forage from orange or green flowers. Subsequently, observers of bees on green flowers landed more often on green flowers than non-observing controls or observers of models on orange flowers. These results demonstrate that bumblebees can change flower choice by observations of non-nest mates, a novel form of social learning in insects that could provide unique benefits to the colony.
Excerpt: Research on a new metaheuristic for optimization is often initially focused on proof-of-concept applications. It is only after experimental work has shown the practical interest of the method that researchers try to deepen their understanding of the method's functioning not only through more and more sophisticated experiments but also by means of an effort to build a theory. Tackling questions such as "how and why the method works'' is important, because finding an answer may help in improving its applicability. Ant colony optimization, which was introduced in the early 1990s as a novel technique for solving hard combinatorial optimization problems, finds itself currently at this point of its life cycle. (...)
Parasites Brainwash Grasshoppers Into Death Dive, New Scientist
The parasitic Nematomorph hairworm (Spinochordodes tellinii) develops inside land-dwelling grasshoppers and crickets until the time comes for the worm to transform into an aquatic adult. Somehow mature hairworms brainwash their hosts into behaving in way they never usually would - causing them to seek out and plunge into water.Once in the water the mature hairworms - which are three to four times longer that their hosts when extended - emerge and swim away to find a mate, leaving their host dead or dying in the water.
The parasitic hairworm persuades its grasshopper host to leave its forest home and plunge into water, so the worm can emerge and find a mate (Image: VB Films/CNRS/OPM)
Palaeontology: Between Water And Land, Nature
Excerpts: The most informative examples of large-scale evolution are provided by major transitions between environments. Fresh research on an ancient amphibian shows how it adapted to locomotion both in water and on land.
One of the defining events in the history of life was the emergence of terrestrial vertebrates from early fish. (...) This 360-million-year-old amphibian resembled fish in many features of its skeleton, but possessed pelvic (hip) and pectoral (shoulder) girdles and limbs capable of supporting the body and allowing movement on land.
Molecular Insights Into Human Brain Evolution, Nature
Excerpts: Rapidly advancing knowledge of genome structure and sequence enables new means for the analysis of specific DNA changes associated with the differences between the human brain and that of other mammals. Recent studies implicate evolutionary changes in messenger RNA and protein expression levels, (...). We can anticipate having a systematic catalogue of DNA changes in the lineage leading to humans, but an ongoing challenge will be relating these changes to the anatomical and functional differences between our brain and that of our ancient and more recent ancestors.
Neuroscience: Finding The Missing Fundamental, Nature
Excerpts: The whole orchestra tunes up to an A note from the oboe - but how do our brains tell that all the different sounds are the same pitch? The discovery of pitch-sensitive neurons provides some clues.
(...) problem of perceptual constancy: essentially, how do we perceive the environment as remaining stable despite huge variability in the inputs reaching our senses?
(...)neurons in this region that respond in essentially the same way to a variety of sounds that all have the same fundamental but do not share any frequencies.
Excerpts: The experimental animal is unique among mammals in its ability to regrow its heart, toes, joints and tail. The researchers have also found that when cells from the test mouse are injected into ordinary mice, they too acquire the ability to regenerate. The discoveries raise the prospect that humans could one day be given the ability to regenerate lost or damaged organs, opening up a new era in medicine. (?)
The only organ that did not grow back was the brain.
Embryonic Stem Cells Found to Acquire Mutations, The Washington Post
Excerpts: Human embryonic stem cells, treasured by researchers because of their potential to help rejuvenate ailing organs, do not remain as ageless and perpetually unblemished as scientists once thought, according to a new research report.
Like ordinary cells, stem cells accumulate significant numbers of mutations over time, including several that could cause them to become tumors.
The findings, reported by an international team of scientists yesterday, could bolster those who have been calling upon President Bush to allow the use of federal money to create fresh stem cell colonies.
Computer Analysis Provides Incan String Theory, New Scientist
The mystery surrounding a cryptic string-based communication system used by ancient Incan administrators may at last be unravelling, thanks to computer analysis of hundreds of different knotted bundles.
Computer analysis reveals that information is collated from some Khipu into high level ones (Image: Gary Urton)
The discovery provides a tantalising glimpse of bureaucracy in the Andean empire and may, for the first time, also reveal an Incan word written in string.
Woven from cotton, llama or alpaca wool, the mysterious string bundles - known as Khipu - consist of a single strand from which dangle up to thousands of subsidiary strings, each featuring a bewildering array of knots.
Declining Importance Of Books: Get Over It, IT Professional
Excerpt: Despite a continuing decline in book readership and the use of libraries among younger generations, the author wonders why so many of his colleagues persist in taking these trends as a sure sign that civilization is coming to an end. The article points out that learning and teaching will inevitably continue, albeit through varying mediums, and that there's really no overwhelming reason to worry about the declining importance of books. Just as the printing press revolutionized the way people received their information, so too has the Internet upped the ante in terms of accessibility. (...)
Website Gives Email Senders A Reputation, CNET News.com
Excerpts: A new website aims to help determine whether a specific computer has been sending legitimate email or spam. The TrustedSource website uses data from reputation filters, which are billed as the next big thing in email security. Makers of spam-fighting tools collect data on email senders and use that to assign 'reputations' to email sending computers and Internet domains. Those who send a lot of spam get a negative rating and their messages are more likely to be filtered out. The website is designed to be a reference tool. (...)
Abstract: The phenomenal growth of Internet users is slowing down and we expect to approach a world limit in the next decade of about 14% of the world population. On the basis of a historical analysis this basic innovation is placed in the context of the Kondratieff cycles (K-waves) and the associated Generational-Learning model. A quantitative analysis using logistic growth curves allows us to evaluate its growth dynamics and to assert that the Internet is coming to the end of the 4th K-wave downswing or innovation structural phase and will then embark on the 5th K-wave upswing or consolidation structural phase. The debate about the future of the K-wave pattern is considered, specifically the factors bearing on the continuation or alteration of the pattern and the trajectory.
Complexity Estimation Of The H.264 Coded Video Bitstreams, Computer J.
Excerpts: The emerging H.264 video coding standard offers a flexible coding algorithm for use in a range of applications from broadcast TV to low bitrate mobile applications. The flexibility comes with complexity. The H.264 video coding algorithm is complex and requires substantial amount of resources for encoding and decoding. The resources required to decode an H.264 video varies depending upon the encoding options used. Understanding the resources required to play the video at the receiver is especially important for mobile devices with limited amount of resources. In this paper, we present an overview of the H.264 video coding standard, complexity analysis (...).
Fog Be Gone: Nanocoating Clarifies The View, Science News
A new coating that prevents fogging and reflection could one day clear the world of misty mirrors, glaring glasses, and cloudy camera lenses. (...) innovation, which relies on porous layers of nanoscale particles.
HIT AND MIST. Nanocoated glass slide (left) shows lotus flower clearly, while untreated slide (right) fogs the view. Bars at top mark widths of vertical slides. Rubner
(...) this foray into fog busting was inspired by the lotus plant. Lotus leaves are so water repelling, or superhydrophobic, that when raindrops hit their surface, the drops remain spherical. (...) investigated the opposite extreme: coatings that are extremely water loving, or superhydrophilic.
(...), the resulting film of water can't scatter light.
The Quest For Dark Energy: High Road Or Low?, Science
Excerpts: Yet researchers still don't know what the mysterious stuff [dark energy, Ed.] is. They believe the answer lies in observing thousands of supernovae and millions of galaxies. Sometime in the next decade, NASA and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are expected to launch a $600-million space telescope designed to measure dark energy, the Joint Dark Energy Mission (JDEM). (...)
"We don't know what dark energy is, and there are different ways to measure it and different aspects to measure," Bennett says. "There are unknowns in all directions."
Dark Matter Highlights Extra Dimensions, Nature
Excerpts: Three new 'directions' could explain astronomical puzzle.
(...) extra spatial dimensions can be inferred from the perplexing behaviour of dark matter. This mysterious stuff cannot be seen, but its presence in galaxies is betrayed by the gravitational tug that it exerts on visible stars. (...)
In a spin: the twirling of galaxies reveals a mystery. Dark matter seems to be attracted to itself, and more so in smaller galaxies. ? NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSC
One explanation, (...), is that three extra dimensions, in addition to the three spatial ones to which we are accustomed, are altering the effects of gravity over very short distances of about a nanometre.
(...) such astronomical observations of dark matter provide the first potential evidence for extra dimensions.
In The Forests Of RNA Dark Matter, Science
Excerpts: For a long time, RNA has lived in the shadow of its more famous chemical cousin DNA and of the proteins that supposedly took over RNA's functions in the transition from the "RNA world" to the modern one. The shadow cast has been so deep that a whole universe (or so it seems) of RNA--predominantly of the noncoding variety--has remained hidden from view, until recently.
Nor is RNA quite so inert or structurally constrained as its cousin; (...).
From Birth to Death: The Complex Lives of Eukaryotic mRNAs, Science
Excerpts: Recent work indicates that the posttranscriptional control of eukaryotic gene expression is much more elaborate and extensive than previously thought, with essentially every step of messenger RNA (mRNA) metabolism being subject to regulation in an mRNA-specific manner. Thus, a comprehensive understanding of eukaryotic gene expression requires an appreciation for how the lives of mRNAs are influenced by a wide array of diverse regulatory mechanisms.
Do Talk To Strangers: Encouraging Performative Ties To Create Competitive Advantage, Knowledge@Wharton
Excerpts: Levine has found that often, what gives firms competitive advantage isn't just their repository of sheer knowledge, but their use and encouragement of so-called "performative ties" -- those impromptu communications made by colleagues who are strangers in which critical knowledge is transferred with no expectation of a quid pro quo. (...) "They think it's just friends helping friends. But it's not. Usually, people will reach out and connect with colleagues whom they have never met or talked to before. It's not dependent on prior or future favors."
Offshoring: Individual Short-Term Gain Versus Collective Long-Term Loss?, IT Professional
Abstract: As a hot button issue here in the US, offshoring continues incite controversy. In an effort to look at the practice from a more objective perspective, the author borrows notions from various disparate fields like philosophy and cognitive science to help shed light on the question of whether offshoring ultimately makes sense for US-based companies. The article delves into the basic premise behind offshoring, its moral and nonlegal boundaries, and uses a well-known philosophical paradox, the Prisoner's Dilemma, to explore how group behavior affects offshoring. The article concludes with several potential ideas for future research.
Intl J Emergence: Complexity And Organization, Current Content, emergence.org
Excerpts: Robust Policy Analysis for Complex Open Systems by Steven C. Bankes The Complexity of Concept Mapping for Policy Analysis by William M. K. Trochim & Derek Cabrera Facilitating Resource Decision Making in Public Organizations Drawing Upon Insights from Complexity Theory by David P. Kernick From Worst Slum to Best Example of Regeneration: Complexity in the Regeneration of Hulme, Manchester by Cletus Moobela Questioning Cultural Orthodoxy: Policy Implications for Ireland as an Innovative Knowledge-Based Economy by Dermot Casey & Cathal M. Brugha Using Complexity Science in Organization Studies: A Case for Loose Application by Jacco van Uden Futurology and the Future of Systems Analysis (originally published in 1972) by Ida R. Hoos (with an introduction by Graham Mathieson)
Complex Challenges: Global Terrorist Network
Excerpts: After the recent horrific terrorist attacks in London, the British model of counter-terrorism has revealed some of its limits. Nonetheless, one has to acknowledge that the system prevented some attacks in the past. Also the quickness of catching the perpetrators of the failed July 21 attacks is a victory for the most advanced constant electronic surveillance in the world. But unfortunately, some flaws, especially in terms of human intelligence are noticeable. Thus, the British are presently reevaluating their approach and looking closer at the French model.
After London: Reassessing Africa's Role In The War On Terror, AEI Online
Excerpts: Whether our current war is "on terrorism?or "against violent extremism,?it is unquestionably global. While centered in the greater Middle East, the fighting occurs from North America to Southeast Asia. One of the key theaters in this struggle is Africa--not just the Arab lands of North Africa, but much of the rest of the continent. No U.S. strategy for this war that fails to reckon with Africa's role can be truly successful. The Bush administration and its allies are coming to realize this but have yet to address the full implications of the problem.
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- Olives Alive: Extra-Virgin Oil Has Anti-Inflammatory Properties, 05/09/03, Science News, A molecule isolated from extra-virgin olive oil has anti-inflammatory properties similar to those of ibuprofen.
- Class Acts From New Pesticides: Chemicals Have Little Effect On Mammals, 05/09/03, Science News, Two new classes of selective pesticides immobilize and eventually kill many crop-damaging insects by interfering with a cell receptor unique to those pests.
- A New Role For Statin Drugs? Cholesterol Fighters May Reduce Deaths Soon After Heart Attacks, 05/09/03, Science News, Statin drugs given within 24 hours of a heart attack improve a patient's chance of surviving. References & Sources
- Bumblebee 007: Bees Can Spy On Others' Flower Choices, 05/09/03, Science News, Bumblebees that watched their neighbors feast on unusual flowers often later checked out the same kinds of blossoms themselves, a behavior that amounts to social learning.
- Armor-Plated Puzzle, 05/09/03, Science News,Behind the beautiful patterns of many viral shells lie principles of pure physics and mathematics that scientists have illuminated in recent theoretical studies.
- Food Fix - Neurobiology Highlights Similarities Between Obesity And Drug Addiction, Christen Brownlee, 05/09/03, Science News
- Placebo Reins In Pain In Brain, 05/09/03, Science News,Pain relief provided by inert medications may reflect increased transmission of a brain chemical involved in regulating stress and suppressing pain.
- People With Malaria Attract More Mosquitoes, 05/09/03, Science News, The protozoan causing malaria may facilitate its own spread by making people more alluring to mosquitoes.
- Can Polluted Air Cause Birth Defects?, 05/09/03, Science News, For the second time, scientists have found evidence suggesting that prenatal exposure to air pollution may cause certain birth defects.
- Chimps Ape Others To Learn Tool Use, 05/09/03, Science News, Chimpanzees appear to develop traditions of tool use by copying one another's behavior and conforming to a successful approach.
- Stability and Diversity in Collective Adaptation, Yuzuru Sato, Eizo Akiyama, James P. Crutchfield, 2005/08/08, Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, Article in Press, Corrected Proof, DOI: 10.1016/j.physd.2005.06.031
- Euro Boffins Increase Speed Of Light: Breakthrough Has Applications In Optical Networking, R. Jaques, 2005/08/22, IST News & vnunet.com
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- Should You Believe That This Coin is Fair?, William Bialek, 2005/08/30, arXiv, DOI: q-bio.NC/0508044
- Phone Virus Spreads Through Scandinavian Company: F-Secure Says Viruses Are Becoming More Common In Mobile Phones, S. Lawson, 2005/08/31, IST News & IDG News Service
- Most Published Research Findings May Be False, 2005/08/31, ScienceDaily & Public Library of Science
- Improving Security Of Handheld IT Devices, 2005/08/31, ScienceDaily & National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
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- Computer Program Learns Language Rules And Composes Sentences, All Without Outside Help, 2005/09/01, ScienceDaily & Cornell University
- 'Nanospheres' That Block Pain Of Sensitive Teeth, 2005/09/02, ScienceDaily & Institute of Physics
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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
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- Understanding Complex Systems - Computational Complexity and Bioinformatics, Virtual Conference Network, Urbana-Champaign, Il, UIUC, 05/05/16-19
- Nonlinearity, Fluctuations, and Complexity, with a celebration of the 65th birthday of Gregoire Nicolis. , Complexity Session, Universite' Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, 05/03/16
- World Economic Forum , Davos, Switzerland, 05/01/26-30
1st European Conference on Complex Systems, Torino, Italy, 04/12/5-7
From Autopoiesis to Neurophenomenology: A Tribute to Francisco Varela (1946-2001), Paris, France, 2004/06/18-20
Evolutionary Epistemology, Language, and Culture, Brussels, Belgium, 04/05/26-28
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A General Overview On Complex Adaptive Systems, Santa Clara, CA, 05/09/15-16
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