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Complexity Digest 2004.34

Archive: http://www.comdig.org, European Mirror: http://www.comdig.de Asian
Mirror: http://www.phil.pku.edu.cn/resguide/comdig/ (Chinese GB-Code) "I think
the next century will be the century of complexity." Stephen Hawking

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Content:

01. Repercussions of Complex Adaptive Systems on Product Design Management,
Technovation
02. Making the Right Mistakes, Darwin Magazine
02.01. There Is A Free Lunch After All, Math. Social Sc.
02.02. Nation's Charter Schools Lagging Behind, U.S. Test Scores Reveal, NY
Times
02.03. Raising Europe's Game, Nature
03. News Analysis: Google Keeps Wall Street At Bay, International Herald
Tribune
03.01. Internet Heading to Light Speed, Wired
03.02. DNA Technique Protects Against 'Evil' Emails, New Scientist
04. Do Women Really Have More Bilateral Language Representation Than Men?,
Brain
04.01. First Solid Evidence That The Study Of Music Promotes Intellectual
Development, ScienceDaily
04.02. Partner's Stress Status Influences Social Buffering Effects In Rats,
Behav. Neurosc.
05. Secessionism In Multicultural States: Does Sharing Power Prevent Or
Encourage It?, Ameri. Polit. Sc. Rev.
06. Listening In On The Whispering Heart, ScienceDaily
06.01. Heart 'Repair Kit' - Stem Cells Regenerate Injured Muscle, ScienceDaily
07. A First-Draft Human Protein-Interaction Map
07.01. Structural Biology: Anthrax Hijacks Host Receptor, Nature
07.02. Cell Division: Timing The Machine, Nature
08. Firm Sets Sights On Gene Silencing To Protect Vision, Nature
08.01. Demo: Artificial Retina, Technology Review
08.02. The Blind Leading The Sighted, Nature
09. Putting Muscles to the Acid Test, Science Now
09.01. Lactic Acid May Not Cause Muscle Fatigue, NPR ME
09.02. Marathon Mouse' Doubles Stamina, BBC
09.03. GM 'Marathon' Mice Break Distance Records, New Scientist
10. Medicinal Chemistry: A Worthy Adversary For Malaria, Nature
10.01. Less Sleep, Less Stress With Peptide S, Science Now
11. How Language Shapes Math, Science Now
11.01. Numerical Cognition Without Words: Evidence from Amazonia, Science
Express Reports
11.02. Life Without Googol, NPR TOTN
11.03. Math and the Mona Lisa, NPR TOTN
12. Self-assembling Peptides and Proteins for Nanotechnological Applications,
Current Opinion in Structural Biology
12.01. How to Assemble Building Blocks for Nanotechnology, U. Michiga News
Release
13. Biomechanics: Hydrodynamic Function Of The Shark's Tail, Nature
14. Hurricane Intensified Unexpectedly Near Florida, NY Times
14.01. Predicting Hurricanes, NPR TOTN
14.02. The Dirt on Rain Forecasting, Science
14.03. Sewage Waters A Tenth Of World's Irrigated Crops, New Scientist
14.04. Palaeoclimatology: Fresh Angle On The Polar Seesaw, Nature
15. Stars Reveal The Milky Way's Age, BBC News
16. Condensed-Matter Physics: Vortices Weave A Tangled Web, Nature
17. Bridging The Gap Between Dynamical Systems Theory And Communication Theory,
The British J. for the Phil. of Sc.
18. The Army and the Halliburton Contract, NPR WE
18.01. Voting While Black, NY Times
18.02. Retracing the 'Bladensburg Races', NPR WE
18.03. $1bn To Build Unmanned Fighter, BBC
18.04. Rumsfeld Waits for 'Go' on Missile Defense, Washington Post
19. Complex Challenges: Global Terroist Networks
19.01. Sen. Kennedy Flagged by No-Fly List, Washington Post
19.02. Al-Qaeda Still Finds Funding, New24.com
19.03. 9/11 Commission Co-Chair Defends Finding On Saudis, Staten Island
Advance
19.04. Treasury Moving To Disrupt Terrorist Financing, GCN
19.05. West Africa Investigation of 9/11 Attacks Challenged, Voice of America
20. Links & Snippets
20.01. Other Publications
20.02. Webcast Announcements
20.03. Conference & Call for Papers Announcements

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01. Repercussions of Complex Adaptive Systems on Product Design Management ,
Technovation

Abstract: Product design management is becoming an increasingly important
concept. However, there is no generally accepted agreement as to exactly what
activities this management involves. We therefore put forward the need to link
design management with other convergent theoretical approaches that clarify and
improve an understanding of the concept. In this study, we look at the
implications of the ideas involved in complex adaptive systems, steeped in the
new science of complexity, for product design management. Following on from
this, we highlight four product design management activities: strengthening the
relationships between firm members and the outside, fostering relationships
between areas or people within the process of product design, increasing
information flow to a maximum, and promoting a balanced heterogeneous
participation in design decision making.

* Repercussions of Complex Adaptive Systems on Product Design Management, R.
Chiva-Gomez , 2004/09, DOI: 10.1016/S0166-4972(02)00155-4, Technovation
24(9):707-711
* Contributed by Carlos Gershenson


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02. Making the Right Mistakes , Darwin Magazine

Excerpt: We think of the cost of small mistakes as "tuition" on the way to
learning more about how to make the business better. We even have an annual
SureChoice Award that we give to the employee who made the best NEW mistake.
This fosters a culture of learning from our mistakes since mistakes are
inevitable in a growing business. We have a culture where it is okay to make a
new mistake but not okay to make the same mistake twice.

* Making the Right Mistakes, Ben Bradley , Michael Alter , 04/08/17, Darwin
Magazine


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02.01. There Is A Free Lunch After All , Math. Social Sc.

Abstract: This paper shows that there is a simple way for a financial
institution to make a positive profit, free of risk, under imperfect
competition. The institution plays a very limited role. It offers firms in the
industry a per-unit subsidy in return for a predetermined upfront fee. It
neither produces its own output nor sells the products of the subsidized firms.
In equilibrium, firms accept the offer although they end up with lower net
profits. The institution makes a positive profit as it collects upfront fees
which exceed its subsidy payments. The resulting outcome in a Cournot industry
is welfare improvement.

* There Is A Free Lunch After All, C.-H. Liao chliao@mail.ncku.edu.tw , Y.
Tauman tauman@post.tau.ac.il , Sep. 2004, DOI:
10.1016/j.mathsocsci.2004.02.002, Mathematical Social Sciences
* Contributed by Pritha Das


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02.02. Nation's Charter Schools Lagging Behind, U.S. Test Scores Reveal , NY
Times

Excerpt: The first national comparison of test scores among children in charter
schools and regular public schools shows charter school students often doing
worse than comparable students in regular public ... The findings, buried in
mountains of data the Education Department released without public
announcement, dealt a blow to supporters of...

* Nation's Charter Schools Lagging Behind, U.S. Test Scores Reveal, Diana Jean
Schemo , 04/08/17, NYTimes


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02.03. Raising Europe's Game , Nature

Excerpt: Many advocates of an ERC [European Research Council, Ed.] lament the
gap in research and development spending, as a percentage of national wealth,
between the United States and the established EU members (EU15). But look more
closely at the data (...) it is clear that almost all (96%) of the EU15 funding
shortfall is due to lack of spending by business and industry, which focus more
on development than research. (...) but whether or not this improbable ambition
is fulfilled lies entirely in the hands of industry, not government.

* Raising Europe's Game, Robert M. May , 04/08/19, DOI: 10.1038/430831a, Nature
430, 831 - 832


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03. News Analysis: Google Keeps Wall Street At Bay , International Herald
Tribune

Excerpt: But the fact is that Google managed to go public at a very attractive
valuation - many times what Microsoft received when it went public a generation
ago - and to give Wall Street a surprisingly small piece of the action in doing
so. It was not just that the fees paid to the investment bankers were lower
than normal, (...). It was that being a friend of the underwriter was not any
help in getting in on the initial profit from the new offering.

* News Analysis: Google Keeps Wall Street At Bay, Floyd Norris , 04/08/23,
International Herald Tribune


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03.01. Internet Heading to Light Speed , Wired

Excerpt: A new nanotechnology that eliminates network bottlenecks could help
create a web surfers' paradise that is 100 times faster than today's Internet.
Fiber-optic networks capable of sending information at 10 Gbps or 40 Gbps are
being rolled out around the world and under the oceans to connect everyone to
everything. But getting information to pass from one high-speed network to
another can be slowed by electronic switching technology. The new technology,
(...), uses buckyballs  glued together by a custom polymer, providing a way to
create an optical switch.

* Internet Heading to Light Speed, John Gartner , 04/08/17, Wired


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03.02. DNA Technique Protects Against 'Evil' Emails , New Scientist

Excerpt: A technique originally designed to analyse DNA sequences is the latest
weapon in the war against spam. An algorithm named Chung-Kwei (after a
feng-shui talisman that protects the home against evil spirits) can catch
nearly 97 per cent of spam. Chung-Kwei is based on the Teiresias algorithm,
developed by the bioinformatics research group at IBM's Thomas J Watson
Research Center in New York, US. Teiresias was designed to search different DNA
and amino acid sequences for recurring patterns, which often indicate genetic
structures that have an important role.

* DNA Technique Protects Against 'Evil' Emails, Danny O'Brien , 04/08/19, New
Scientist


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04. Do Women Really Have More Bilateral Language Representation Than Men? ,
Brain

Excerpts: Sex differences in cognition are consistently reported, men excelling
in most visuospatial tasks and women in certain verbal tasks. It has been
hypothesized that these sex differences in cognition results from a more
bilateral pattern of language representation in women than in men. This
bilateral pattern of language representation in women is thought to interfere
with visuospatial functions in the right hemisphere. To test whether language
representation is indeed more bilateral in the female than in the male brain, a
meta-analysis was performed (...). It is therefore not likely that differences
in language lateralization underlie the general sex differences in cognitive
performance (...).

* Do Women Really Have More Bilateral Language Representation Than Men? A
Meta-Analysis Of Functional Imaging Studies, I. E. C. Sommer I.Sommer@azu.nl ,
A. Aleman  , A. Bouma  , R. S. Kahn , Aug. 2004, online 2004/07/07, DOI:
10.1093/brain/awh207, Brain
* Contributed by Pritha Das


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04.01. First Solid Evidence That The Study Of Music Promotes Intellectual
Development , ScienceDaily

Excerpts: The idea that studying music improves the intellect is not a new one,
but at last there is incontrovertible evidence from a study (...) examined the
effect of extra-curricular activities on the intellectual and social
development of six-year-old children. A group of 144 children were (...)
assigned randomly to one of four activities: keyboard lessons, voice lessons,
drama lessons, or no lessons. (...) The activities were provided for one year.
The participating children were given IQ tests before and after the lessons.
The results of this study revealed that increases in IQ from pre- to post-test
were larger in the music groups (...).

* New Research Provides The First Solid Evidence That The Study Of Music
Promotes Intellectual Development, 2004/08/10, ScienceDaily & American
Psychological Society
* Contributed by Atin Das


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04.02. Partner's Stress Status Influences Social Buffering Effects In Rats ,
Behav. Neurosc.

Excerpts: The relationship between a social partner's stress status and the
social buffering effect was examined in adult male Wistar rats.
Fear-conditioned rats were exposed to the same context along with either a
shocked or nonshocked conspecific partner. Changes in body temperature and
behavioral responses were monitored in order to compare the effects of social
buffering (...). The presence of the partner rat attenuated stress-induced
hyperthermia, as well as behavioral responses (...) were more effective than
shocked partners. These findings suggest that the social buffering effect
depends on the stress status of the accompanying conspecific animal.

* Partner's Stress Status Influences Social Buffering Effects In Rats, Y.
Kiyokawa akikus@mail.ecc.u-tokyo.ac.jp , T. Kikusui  , Y. Takeuchi  , Y. Mori ,
Aug. 2004, online 2004/07/30, Behavioral Neuroscience
* Contributed by Atin Das


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05. Secessionism In Multicultural States: Does Sharing Power Prevent Or
Encourage It? , Ameri. Polit. Sc. Rev.

Excerpts: Institutional frameworks powerfully determine the goals, violence,
and trajectories of identitarian movements-including secessionist movements.
(...) researchers disagree on the question of whether "power-sharing"
arrangements, instead of repression, are more or less likely to mitigate
threats of secessionist mobilizations by disaffected, regionally concentrated
minority groups. (...) used to create a virtual country "Beita," containing
within it a disaffected, partially controlled, regionally concentrated
minority. Drawing on constructivist identity theory to determine behaviors by
individual agents in Beita, the most popular theoretical positions on this
issue were tested. (...) Power-sharing can be more effective, but it also tends
to encourage larger minority identitarian movements.

* Secessionism In Multicultural States: Does Sharing Power Prevent Or Encourage
It?, I. S. Lustick ilustick@sas.upenn.edu , D. Miodownik danm@sas.upenn.edu ,
R. J. Eidelson royeidel@psych.upenn.edu , May 2004, Online 2004/06/24, DOI:
10.1017/S0003055404001108, American Political Science Review
* Contributed by Pritha Das


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06. Listening In On The Whispering Heart , ScienceDaily

Excerpts: A new implantable device that could send an early-warning signal to
your doctor before heart rhythm problems arise, may now be possible (...). More
than five million people worldwide have been diagnosed with the heart disorder
atrial fibrillation (AF). In AF, the upper chambers of the heart, the atria,
quiver and beat rapidly: a condition that can often lead to heart failure and
stroke, making AF a major cause of hospital admission. (...) have now developed
an implantable electronic device that could help doctors listen in to the
whispering heart, and prevent serious attacks of AF before it happens.

* Listening In On The Whispering Heart, 2004/08/16, ScienceDaily & Institute Of
Physics
* Contributed by Atin Das


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06.01. Heart 'Repair Kit' - Stem Cells Regenerate Injured Muscle , ScienceDaily

Excerpts: (...) demonstrated that stem cell therapy repairs damaged heart
tissue and aids recovery after heart attack. (...) Most conventional therapies
for myocardial infarction -- heart attack caused by suspension of blood flow --
help ensure damage to the heart doesn't progress or recur, but don't repair
damage already done. Because embryonic stem cells can generate diverse cell
types in the body, including heart cells, the Mayo Clinic researchers
investigated whether transplantation of such stem cells could repopulate heart
muscle (...). "The heart has a limited capacity for self-repair, (...)
embryonic stem cells present an opportunity for reparative therapy with stable
benefit in myocardial infarction."

* Heart 'Repair Kit' - Stem Cells Regenerate Injured Muscle, 2004/08/19,
ScienceDaily & Mayo Clinic
* Contributed by Atin Das


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07. A First-Draft Human Protein-Interaction Map

Abstract: Background :
Protein-interaction maps are powerful tools for suggesting the cellular
functions of genes. Although large-scale protein-interaction maps have been
generated for several invertebrate species, projects of a similar scale have
not yet been described for any mammal. Because many physical interactions are
conserved between species, it should be possible to infer information about
human protein interactions (and hence protein function) using model organism
protein-interaction datasets.
Results: Here we describe a network of over 70,000 predicted physical
interactions between around 6,200 human proteins generated using the data from
lower eukaryotic protein-interaction maps. The physiological relevance of this
network is supported by its ability to preferentially connect human proteins
that share the same functional annotations, and we show how the network can be
used to successfully predict the functions of human proteins. We find that
combining interaction datasets from a single organism (but generated using
independent assays) and combining interaction datasets from two organisms (but
generated using the same assay) are both very effective ways of further
improving the accuracy of protein-interaction maps.
Conclusions: The complete network predicts interactions for a third of human
genes, including 448 human disease genes and 1,482 genes of unknown function,
and so provides a rich framework for biomedical research.

* A First-Draft Human Protein-Interaction Map, Ben Lehner ,  Andrew G Fraser
agf@sanger.ac.uk , 04/08/13, DOI: 10.1186/gb-2004-5-9-r63, Genome Biology 2004,
5:R63


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07.01. Structural Biology: Anthrax Hijacks Host Receptor , Nature

Excerpt: An atomic picture of how anthrax toxin binds to its host's cells
reveals that the toxin commandeers a host receptor protein and tricks it into
helping the toxin enter the cell. (...) Once exposed to B. anthracis, the only
treatment available involves a 60-day course of antibiotics that have
unpleasant side-effects. The race to develop more palatable alternatives that
will work at any stage of infection is now focusing on anthrax toxin, the
protein complex responsible for the bacterium's lethal effects.

* Structural Biology: Anthrax Hijacks Host Receptor, JAMES G. BANN , SCOTT J.
HULTGREN , 04/08/19, DOI: 10.1038/430843a, Nature 430, 843 - 844


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07.02. Cell Division: Timing The Machine , Nature

Excerpt: During cell division everything must happen at the right time, or
errors occur. A common cellular control device, protein phosphorylation, is now
shown to time the assembly of a key part of the division machinery. This
attention has led to the discovery and analysis of a cycle of events that
influences key regulatory proteins, but the mechanisms by which these proteins
in turn influence the machinery of mitosis are less well understood. (...)
describing direct links between cell-cycle regulators and the cell-division
machinery.

* Cell Division: Timing The Machine, Bruce Bowerman, , 04/08/19, DOI:
10.1038/430840a, Nature 430, 840 - 842


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08. Firm Sets Sights On Gene Silencing To Protect Vision , Nature

Excerpt: Acuity hopes to use a small interfering RNA to treat patients with wet
age-related macular degeneration. The condition is caused by extended growth of
blood vessels in the retina - a problem that Acuity thinks can be tackled by
silencing the gene that triggers the growth. The company says that the
condition affects more than 1.65 million people in the United States. Dale
Pfost, Acuity's chief executive, says his firm has applied for a patent on the
RNA molecule involved, but the intellectual-properties issues are not
straightforward.

* Firm Sets Sights On Gene Silencing To Protect Vision, Erika Check, ,
04/08/19, DOI: 10.1038/430819b, Nature 430, 819


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08.01. Demo: Artificial Retina , Technology Review

Excerpt:     (,,,) A flexible, whitish polymer that molds to the eye forms its
base. The electronics sit on the pentagon at the top.(...)    One day, removing
a lab animal's retina, a tissue-thin membrane that lines the back of the
eyeball's interior, he had an epiphany. (E).The retina's light-sensing cells
die off in retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration, (E); but
the nearby neurons that ferry the signals from those cells to the brain remain
intact. So Rizzo conceived of a retinal prosthesis-an implant that would take a
wireless signal from a video camera, bypass the light receptors, and stimulate
the healthy nerve cells directly to feed the image to the brain.

* Demo: Artificial Retina, Erika Jonietz , 04/09, Technology Review


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08.02. The Blind Leading The Sighted , Nature

Excerpt: "Suppose a man born blind, and now adult, and taught by his touch to
distinguish between a cube and a sphere... [Then suppose] the blind man be made
to see: query, whether by his sight, before he touched them, could he
distinguish and tell which was the globe and which the sphere? To which the
acute and judicious proposer answers, 'Not. (...)" (...) visual learning is
important and slow - it was only knowledge acquired from touch that enabled
Bradford to interpret an artificial stimulus, such as a clock face, correctly.

* The Blind Leading The Sighted, Richard Gregory , 04/0//19, DOI:
10.1038/430836a, Nature 430, 836


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09. Putting Muscles to the Acid Test , Science Now

Excerpt:     Acid aid. Lactic acid may help rather than hamper muscle
performance, a study suggests. CREDIT: TIM DE WAELE/CORBIS    Olympic athletes
competing in Athens this week will be painfully aware of the "burn" caused by
lactic acid buildup in their muscles. But how many of them realize that lactic
acid is helping, not hindering, their performance? This shocking discovery was
made 3 years ago; now, researchers have figured out what's going on. The
electrical signals that make our muscles contract are controlled by the balance
of sodium, potassium, and chloride ions inside and outside muscle cells.

* Putting Muscles to the Acid Test, Fiona Profitt , 04/08/20, Science Now


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09.01. Lactic Acid May Not Cause Muscle Fatigue , NPR ME

Excerpt: Lactic acid traditionally has had the ill reputation of being a
substance that slows down athletes. The acid is thought to weaken muscles when
athletes need them the most. But a new study suggests lactic acid isn't the
problem.

* Lactic Acid May Not Cause Muscle Fatigue, 04/08/20, NPR ME


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09.02. Marathon Mouse' Doubles Stamina , BBC

Excerpt: Scientists find genetically-modified mice can run twice as far, in a
development that could help human stamina. Scientists in the United States have
genetically engineered mice which can run twice as far as normal before
becoming exhausted.  The researchers say their finding could lead to drugs or
gene treatments to improve the stamina of human athletes.  Scientists add an
additional active copy of a normal mouse gene.  Humans have the same gene,
called PPAR-delta, and two major pharmaceutical companies are already
developing drugs which boost its activity.  Somewhat inevitably in Olympic
season, it been dubbed "the marathon mouse".

* Marathon Mouse' Doubles Stamina, Richard Black , 04/08/24, BBC


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09.03. GM 'Marathon' Mice Break Distance Records , New Scientist

Excerpts: "This is the first animal engineered for increased endurance,"
(...).

Pills that mimic the benefit of exercise could also help patients whose
conditions prevent them from exercising and building muscle, such as people
suffering from obesity. In fact, it was while studying genes involved in
obesity and fat metabolism that Evans's team stumbled across how to make mice
long distance runners.

The focus of their work was a protein called PPARdelta, known to play a role in
promoting the burning of fat and fighting obesity.

* GM 'Marathon' Mice Break Distance Records, Philip Cohen , 04/08/23, New
Scientist


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10. Medicinal Chemistry: A Worthy Adversary For Malaria , Nature

Excerpt: A remarkable set of antimalarial drug candidates has been developed by
an international collaboration of scientists, using the age-old Chinese herbal
medicine artemisinin as a template.  Nearly two billion people live in areas
where malaria is endemic, and the incidence of this disease is increasing
dramatically, mainly because many malaria-parasite strains have become
resistant to the available drugs. (...) development of a new class of synthetic
drug related to the natural antimalarial product artemisinin. Artemisinin has
been used in traditional Chinese herbal fever remedies for more than 1,500
years (...).

* Medicinal Chemistry: A Worthy Adversary For Malaria, Paul M. O'Neill ,
04/08/19, DOI: 10.1038/430838a, Nature 430, 838 - 839


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10.01. Less Sleep, Less Stress With Peptide S , Science Now

Excerpt: The new work is an important contribution to understanding an old area
of the brain,(...). And the protein is a good candidate for treating a number
of ills, from depression to narcolepsy.(...)  They found that rats injected
with the neuropeptide were less anxious about exploring brightly lit areas of
their cages than were normal rats, which preferred the safer, enclosed
areas.(...) In addition to calming nerves, a jab of neuropeptide S kicked the
rats in high gear. Those injected with the protein stayed awake for almost
twice as long as normal rats.

* Less Sleep, Less Stress With Peptide S, Rachel Ehrenberg , 04/08/20, Science
Now


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11. How Language Shapes Math , Science Now

Excerpt: (...) the men saw a piece of candy being put into a box with a picture
of several fish on the lid. They were then shown the box with the candy and
another box that had either one more or one fewer fish on its lid and asked to
choose a box. Even though a correct guess meant a candy reward, subjects did no
better than chance, (...). Although some linguists have hypothesized that
humans have an innate number sense, Gordon contends that his results cast doubt
on this theory.

* How Language Shapes Math, 04/08/19, Science Now


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11.01. Numerical Cognition Without Words: Evidence from Amazonia , Science
Express Reports

Excerpt: Members of the Piraha tribe use a "one-two-many" system of counting. I
ask whether speakers of this innumerate language can appreciate larger
numerosities without the benefit of words to encode them. This addresses the
classic Whorfian question about whether language can determine thought. Results
of numerical tasks with varying cognitive demands show that numerical cognition
is clearly affected by the lack of a counting system in the language.
Performance with quantities greater than 3 was remarkably poor, but showed a
constant coefficient of variation, which is suggestive of an analog estimation
process.

* Numerical Cognition Without Words: Evidence from Amazonia, Peter Gordon
pgordon@tc.columbia.edu , 04/08/19, Science Express Reports


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11.02. Life Without Googol , NPR TOTN

Excerpt: In a report published this week in the journal Science, researchers
describe a group of indigenous peoples in Brazil called the Pirahc tribe. The
scientists found that the Pirahc seem to have fewer concepts for numbers than
most other cultures. Members of the Pirahc culture have words for one and two
-- but one, according to the study, can sometimes mean "around one." Larger
numbers are "many."

* Life Without Googol, 04/08/20, NPR TOTN


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11.03. Math and the Mona Lisa , NPR TOTN

Excerpt: How did Leonardo da Vinci use math to influence the way we see the
Mona Lisa? And how does our visual system affect our perception of that, and
other, works of art? A look at math, biology and the science of viewing art.

* Math and the Mona Lisa, 04/08/20, NPR TOTN


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12. Self-assembling Peptides and Proteins for Nanotechnological Applications ,
Current Opinion in Structural Biology

Abstract: Photolithography enables the precise construction of nanodevices in
two-dimensional formats. However, self-assembly of designed molecules serves as
an alternative for the construction of three-dimensional nanoscale systems and
is particularly appealing in that material properties can potentially be
engineered at the molecular level. Peptides and proteins hold promise as
building blocks for self-assembled systems because of their exquisite
three-dimensional structures and evolutionarily fine-tuned functions.

* Self-assembling Peptides and Proteins for Nanotechnological Applications,
Karthikan Rajagopal , Joel P Schneider , 2004/08, DOI:
10.1016/j.sbi.2004.06.006, Current Opinion in Structural Biology 14(4):480-486
* Contributed by Carlos Gershenson


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12.01. How to Assemble Building Blocks for Nanotechnology , U. Michiga News
Release

Excerpt: Using computer simulation of model particles, (E), studied the
self-assembly of particles with sticky molecular "patches" on their
surfaces---discrete interaction sites that cause particles to stick together at
just the right places to make the grouping organized. (E) The results of the
simulations showed that if surfaces of particles could be patterned with
patches of molecules, they could make the particles assemble into different
shapes. The trick, according to the researchers, is using patches that are
strongly directional and attract and repel specific parts of other particles,
much like proteins do.

* How to Assemble Building Blocks for Nanotechnology, 04/08/18, U. Michiga News
Release


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13. Biomechanics: Hydrodynamic Function Of The Shark's Tail , Nature

Excerpt: The tail of most sharks has an elongated upper lobe that differs from
the externally symmetrical tail structure common among bony fishes, but the
hydrodynamic purpose of this asymmetric tail shape is unclear. Here we quantify
water flow patterns in the wakes of freely swimming dogfish sharks and find
that they have a ring-within-a-ring vortex structure, in contrast to the single
rings shed by symmetrical fish tails. The branched-ring vortex is generated by
the inclined angle of the tail's trailing (...), which may increase the shark's
vertical manoeuvrability.

* Biomechanics: Hydrodynamic Function Of The Shark's Tail, C. D. Wilga  , G. V.
Lauder , 04/08/19, DOI: 10.1038/430850a, Nature 430, 850


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14. Hurricane Intensified Unexpectedly Near Florida , NY Times

Excerpt: In spinning up from a relatively unremarkable Category 2 storm to the
extreme Category 4 level in just five hours yesterday, Hurricane Charley
illustrated the limits that still dog hurricane (... ). John L. Beven, a
hurricane specialist at the national Hurricane Center in Miami, said the
storm's explosive development was (...).

* Hurricane Intensified Unexpectedly Near Florida, Andrew C. Revk , 04/08/14,
NYTimes


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14.01. Predicting Hurricanes , NPR TOTN

Excerpt: As residents of Florida continue to deal with the aftermath of
Hurricane Charley, NPR's Ira Flatow and guests talk about how to predict the
path of hurricanes. Why do severe storms sometimes take sudden, unpredictable
turns?

* Predicting Hurricanes, 04/08/20, NPR TOTN


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14.02. The Dirt on Rain Forecasting , Science

Excerpt: One of the most important controls on precipitation is soil moisture,
because the water in soils is eventually returned to the atmosphere by
evaporation, thereby providing water that once more will fall as rain. Koster
et al. (p. 1138) describe the results of a multimodel intercomparison project
designed to identify regions in which precipitation is most affected by soil
moisture during summer in the Northern Hemisphere. They construct a global map
of the strength of the distribution of land-atmosphere coupling, an essential
step for producing better seasonal rainfall forecasts.

* The Dirt on Rain Forecasting, Science


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14.03. Sewage Waters A Tenth Of World's Irrigated Crops , New Scientist

Excerpt: A tenth of the world's irrigated crops (E) are watered by sewage. And
much of that sewage is raw and untreated, gushing direct from sewer pipes into
fields at the fringes of the developing world's great megacities, reveals the
first global survey of the hidden practice of waste-water irrigation. (E)
OWastewater irrigation is in an institutional no-man's land,O said Chris Scott
of the Sri Lanka-based International Water Management Institute, (E). OWater,
health and agriculture ministries in many countries outlaw the practice, but
refuse to recognise that it is widespread.O

* Sewage Waters A Tenth Of World's Irrigated Crops, Fred Pearce , 04/08/18, New
Scientist


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14.04. Palaeoclimatology: Fresh Angle On The Polar Seesaw , Nature

Excerpt: During the last glacial period, climatic variation in the Northern and
Southern Hemispheres was evidently linked. Modelling work points to freshwater
discharge into the North Atlantic as a driving factor.

* Palaeoclimatology: Fresh Angle On The Polar Seesaw, Trond M. Dokken  , Kerim
H. Nisancioglu , 04/08/19, DOI: 10.1038/430842a, Nature 430, 842 - 843


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15. Stars Reveal The Milky Way's Age , BBC News

Excerpt:     The Milky Way is one of many spiral galaxies in the Universe    A
team working with the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile report that our
galaxy is 13.6 billion years old, give or take 800 million years. This was
determined by measuring the amount of the element beryllium in two stars in a
so-called globular cluster.  The beryllium content of stars rises with time, so
it can be used as a "cosmic clock" to calculate their ages.   (...) time
interval between the formation of the Milky Way's first generation of stars and
those in the cluster.  They arrived at a val

* Stars Reveal The Milky Way's Age, Paul Rincon , 04/08/17, BBC News


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16. Condensed-Matter Physics: Vortices Weave A Tangled Web , Nature

Excerpt: In high-temperature superconductors, quantized vortex filaments can be
twisted up into a DNA-like double helix. An experiment is proposed to test how
easily these vortex lines cut through each other.  (...) quantized, thread-like
vortices of charge that swirl like miniature tornadoes around lines of magnetic
field. Last year, Alexei Abrikosov shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for his
brilliant 1957 prediction (...) that, in a class of materials called 'type II'
superconductors, a regular lattice of parallel vortex filaments, aligned with
an external magnetic field, would form.

* Condensed-Matter Physics: Vortices Weave A Tangled Web, David R. Nelson ,
04/08/19, DOI: 10.1038/430839a, Nature 430, 839 - 840


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17. Bridging The Gap Between Dynamical Systems Theory And Communication Theory
, The British J. for the Phil. of Sc.

Abstract: On an influential account, chaos is explained in terms of random
behaviour; and random behaviour in turn is explained in terms of having
positive Kolmogorov-Sinai entropy (KSE). Though intuitively plausible, the
association of the KSE with random behaviour needs justification since the
definition of the KSE does not make reference to any notion that is connected
to randomness. I provide this justification for the case of Hamiltonian systems
by proving that the KSE is equivalent to a generalized version of Shannon's
communication-theoretic entropy under certain plausible assumptions. I then
discuss consequences of this equivalence for randomness in chaotic dynamical
systems.

* In What Sense Is The Kolmogorov-Sinai Entropy A Measure For Chaotic
Behaviour?-Bridging The Gap Between Dynamical Systems Theory And Communication
Theory, R. Frigg r.p.frigg@lse.ac.uk , Sep. 2004, The British Journal for the
Philosophy of Science
* Contributed by Pritha Das


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18. The Army and the Halliburton Contract , NPR WE

Excerpt: The U.S. Army has decided to pay Halliburton and its subsidiary
Kellogg, Brown and Root for all of its future work in Iraq -- rather than the
customary 85 percent. Hear NPR's Scott Simon, Steven Schooner of the Government
Procurement Law Program at George Washington University and Dan Guttman of the
Center for the Study of American Government at Johns Hopkins University.
Editor's Note: Halliburton "only" has a 2% profit margin "above cost".
Halliburton declares what are the costs and therefore has an incentive to
maximize costs, e.g. destroying or abandoning a truck instead of fixing a its
flat tire.

* The Army and the Halliburton Contract, 04/08/21, NPR WE,


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18.01. Voting While Black , NY Times

Excerpt: And department officials said yesterday that the letter sent out in
May was never meant to indicate that the "entire" investigation was closed.
Since the letter went out, state troopers have gone into the homes of 40 or 50
black voters, most of them elderly, in what the department describes as a
criminal investigation. Many longtime Florida observers have said the use of
state troopers for this type of investigation is extremely unusual, and it has
caused a storm of controversy.

* Voting While Black, Bob Herbert , 04/08/20, NYTimes


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18.02. Retracing the 'Bladensburg Races' , NPR WE

Excerpt: On August 24, 1814, the U.S. defeat at the Battle of Bladensburg
allowed the British to enter Washington and burn the White House. NPR's Liane
Hansen talks with historian Anthony Pitch about the infamous clash.
Anthony Pitch (11:53): "I think that the lesson to be learned from 1812 or 1814
when the invasion actually took place: Do not invest enormous power in a few
people! The secretary of war had this enormous power in 1814. And with all that
intelligence that was not available to other people he refused to believe that
the British army was going to take Washington, until the last minute he thought
it was going to be Baltimore. Had there been a diffusion of power there would
have been questions asked and different analyses made. This is exactly history
repeating itself today in my opinion. This whole debate now about whether to
have somebody at the top of all the intelligence organizations really harks
back to 1814 because in both cases you had the threat of something terrible
happening to the people in the capital of this great nation and you are relying
on a few people at the top to get you out of the mess."

* Retracing the 'Bladensburg Races', 04/08/22, NPR WE


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18.03. $1bn To Build Unmanned Fighter , BBC

Excerpt:     The X-47B will be designed with "network-centric" warfare in mind
   A US company has received more than $1bn in funding to build prototype
unmanned fighter aircraft for the American military. It is hoped that many
unmanned fighters would be networked and controlled from land or from an
aircraft carrier. Key missions envisaged for the vehicle include suppression of
enemy air defences, precision strike, electronic attack and surveillance deep
into enemy airspace.  Boeing is already developing another drone called the
X-45C under the same operational assessment phase of the Joint Unmanned Combat
Air System (J-UCAS) demonstration programme, led by Darpa.  J-UCAS aims to find
a stealthy, unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) with integrated sensors,
navigation and communications that can operate in the network-centric
battlefield of tomorrow.

* $1bn To Build Unmanned Fighter, 04/08/23, BBC


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18.04. Rumsfeld Waits for 'Go' on Missile Defense , Washington Post

Excerpt: Administration officials have said the initial system will serve a
dual purpose: It will provide a rudimentary defense against a potential North
Korean missile attack, and it will enable the Pentagon to conduct more rigorous
and diverse testing. How defense officials plan to balance the demands of
keeping the system on alert while also conducting tests has remained in
question. Rumsfeld said Wednesday that if he had to choose between maintaining
the alert status or running tests, he would opt for testing -- provided there
was no missile crisis at the time.

* Rumsfeld Waits for 'Go' on Missile Defense, Bradley Graham , 04/08/19,
Washington Post


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19. Complex Challenges: Global Terroist Networks

Excerpt:



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19.01. Sen. Kennedy Flagged by No-Fly List , Washington Post

Excerpt: Federal air security officials said the initial error that led to
scrutiny of the Massachusetts Democrat should not have happened even though
they recognize that the no-fly list is imperfect. But privately they
acknowledged being embarrassed that it took the senator and his staff more than
three weeks to get his name removed.

A senior administration official, who spoke on condition he not be identified,
said Kennedy was stopped because the name "T. Kennedy" has been used as an
alias by someone on the list of terrorist suspects.

* Sen. Kennedy Flagged by No-Fly List, Sara Kehaulani Goo , 04/08/20,
Washington Post


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19.02. Al-Qaeda Still Finds Funding , New24.com

Excerpt: Prosecuting al-Qaeda fundraisers remains difficult, as US authorities
have been unable to acquire financial records from other countries and have
struggled to link funding sources to the extremist group, he added. Although
al-Qaeda's budget has "decreased significantly" since the fall of Afghanistan's
Taliban regime, US authorities still do not know "with any precision" how much
money the group raises, where it comes from or how it is spent, Hamilton said.

* Al-Qaeda Still Finds Funding, 04/08/24, News24.com


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19.03. 9/11 Commission Co-Chair Defends Finding On Saudis , Staten Island
Advance

Excerpt: They did not provide financial backing for Osama bin Laden, Lee
Hamilton tells House committee (...) Relatives of Sept. 11 victims and the
lawyers (...) accusing rich Saudis of bankrolling bin Laden also rejected the
commission finding. Attorney John D'Amato, who represents over 700 Staten
Island plaintiffs in the $1 trillion lawsuit, said he found it incredible the
commission could not establish a connection. In reports issued last month and
over the weekend, the commission said al-Qaida depended financially on Islamic
charities throughout the Middle East, especially in Saudi Arabia.

* 9/11 Commission Co-Chair Defends Finding On Saudis, Terence J. Kivlan ,
04/08/24, Staten Island Advance


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19.04. Treasury Moving To Disrupt Terrorist Financing , GCN

Excerpt: Hamilton urged the United States to increase its technical assistance
to other countries, which it does now through the Financial Action Task Force.
For some countries, such as Pakistan, a major U.S. ally in the war on terror,
their financial systems are not as sophisticated and have few money-laundering
or terrorist-financing tracking laws, he said. Another, the government of Saudi
Arabia, did little to stem the flow of terrorist funds from its country until
last year when it came under terrorist attack twice and started cooperating.

* Treasury Moving To Disrupt Terrorist Financing, Mary Mosquera , 04/08/24, GCN


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19.05. West Africa Investigation of 9/11 Attacks Challenged , Voice of America

Excerpt: "The sentence is: We have seen no persuasive evidence that al-Qaida
funded itself by trading in African conflict diamonds."(...) Ms. Kelly listed a
number of sources that have documented a link between al Qaida and diamonds
from Sierra Leone. They include the U.S. and United Nations-backed Special
Court for Sierra Leone and former Washington Post journalist Doug Farah, who
wrote "Blood from Stones: The Secret Financial Network of Terror." (...) Ms.
Kelly asked why two witnesses offered by the Sierra Leone special court in June
were not interviewed.

* West Africa Investigation of 9/11 Attacks Challenged, Cindy Shiner ,
04/08/24, Voice of America


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20. Links & Snippets

Excerpt:



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20.01. Other Publications

Excerpt:

- Introduction to Random Boolean Networks, Carlos Gershenson
http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~cgershen/, 2004/08/12, arXiv [Tutorial @ ALife IX],
DOI: nlin.AO/0408006
- Inferring Network Mechanisms: The Drosophila melanogaster Protein Interaction
Network, Manuel Middendorf , Etay Ziv , Chris Wiggins , 2004/08/15, arXiv, DOI:
q-bio.QM/0408010
- Dynamic Localization Protocols for Mobile Sensor Networks, Sameer Tilak ,
Vinay Kolar , Nael B. Abu-Ghazaleh , Kyoung-Don Kang , 2004/08/18, arXiv, DOI:
cs.NI/0408042
- Becoming-forest, Becoming-local: Transformations of a Protected Area in
Honduras, Mark Bonta , 2004/08/12, Geoforum, Article in Press, Corrected Proof,
DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2004.03.011
- Egg Marking Pheromones Of Anarchistic Worker Honeybees (Apis Mellifera), S.
J. Martina s.j.martin@sheffield.ac.uk , N. Ch inea  , B. P. Oldroydb  , G. R.
Jonesc  , F. L. W. Ratnieksa , online 2004/06/16, Behavioral Ecology, DOI:
10.1093/beheco/arh089
- Kinship And Sociality In Coastal River Otters: Are They Related?, G. M.
Blundell  , M. B.-David bendavid@uwyo.edu , P. Groves  , R. T. Bowyer  , E.
Geffend , online 2004/06/11, Behavioral Ecology
- An Evaluation Of An Adaptive Automation System Using A Cognitive Vigilance
Task, F. G. Freeman ffreeman@odu.edu , P. J. Mikulka  , M. W. Scerbo  , L.
Scott , Nov. 2004, online 2004/04/24, Biological Psychology, DOI:
10.1016/j.biopsycho.2004.01.002
- Inferring Dynamic Architecture Of Cellular Networks Using Time Series Of Gene
Expression, Protein And Metabolite Data, E. Sontag  , A. Kiyatkin  , B. N.
Kholodenko boris.kholodenko@jefferson.edu , Aug. 2004, Bioinformatics
- Feelings And Emotions: Roles For Electrophysiological Markers, J. T. Cacioppo
cacioppo@uchicago.edu , Oct. 2004, Biological Psychology, DOI:
10.1016/j.biopsycho.2004.03.009
- One Size Fits All? Accession To The Internal Market; An Industry-Level
Assessment Of EU Enlargement, R. Nahuis Nahuis@cpb.nl , Jul. 2004, online
2004/04/25, Journal of Policy Modeling, DOI: 10.1016/j.jpolmod.2004.04.013
- Defence Expenditure And Economic Growth In The European Union- A Causality
Analysis, C. Kollias kollias@uth.gr , G. Manolas  , S.-M. Paleologou , Jul.
2004, online 2004/05/25, Journal of Policy Modeling, DOI:
10.1016/j.jpolmod.2004.04.013
- Age And Growth Dynamics Of Tyrannosaurus Rex, K. Padian  , J. R. Horner ,
2004/08/16, Alphagalileo & Proceedings B (Biological Sciences)
- Differences In The Timing Of Reproduction Between Urban And Forest European
Blackbirds (Turdus Merula): Result Of Phenotypic Flexibility Or Genetic
Differences?, J. Partecke  , T. J. Van't Hof  , E. Gwinner , 2004/08/16,
Alphagalileo & Proceedings B (Biological Sciences)
- Evolutionary Trade-Off Between Defence Against Grazing And Competitive
Ability In A Simple Unicellular Alga, Chlorella Vulgaris, T. Yoshida  , N. G.
Hairston  , S. P. Ellner , 2004/08/16, Alphagalileo & Proceedings B (Biological
Sciences)
- Modelling Non-Additive And Non-Linear Signals From Climatic Noise In
Ecological Time Series: Soay Sheep As An Example, N. C. Stenseth  , K.-S. Chan
, G. Tavecchia  , T. N. Coulson  , A. Mysterud  , T. H. C.-Brock FRS  , B. T.
Grenfell , 2004/08/16, Alphagalileo & Proceedings B (Biological Sciences)
- The Insect Police: Why Social Insects Punish Cheating Comrades, M. Patterson
mpatterson@plos.org , 2004/08/17, Alphagalileo
- On-Line Motor Control In Patients With Parkinson's Disease, M. Desmurget
Desmurget@lyon.inserm.fr , V. Gaveau  , P. Vindras  , R. S. Turner  , E.
Broussolle  , S. Thobois , Aug. 2004, online 2004/06/23, Brain, DOI:
10.1093/brain/awh206
- Asymptotics, Reduction And Emergence, R. J. Davidson , Sep. 2004, The British
Journal for the Philosophy of Science
- Tribe Without Names for Numbers Cannot Count, Helen Pearson , 2004/08/19,
Nature Publishing Groups
- Epson Announces Advanced Model of the World's Lightest Micro-Flying Robot,
2004/08/18, Epson news
- The Economy and the Election, 04/08/21, NPR WE, NPR's Scott Simon talks with
Joe Nocera, executive editor of Fortune magazine, about the point at which the
health of the nation's economy affects the presidential election.
- Combat Robots Wow Crowds, Will Knight , 04/08/16, New Scientist
- Sexy Males Make Bird Mothers Better, Gaia Vince , 04/08/18, New Scientist
- New York Set For Citywide Wireless, 04/08/21, BBC, New York is on the verge
of becoming a wireless city, but not everyone is happy about the prospect.
- Newton's Religious Screeds Get Online Airing, Geoff Brumfiel , 04/08/19,
Nature 430, 819 Biblical musings reveal another side of the father of modern
science, DOI: 10.1038/430819a
- New Fla. Ballot Called Confusing, 04/08/22, The Washington Post
- Going Negative: When It Works, Jim Rutenberg , Kate Zerni , 04/08/22, NYTimes
- Video Game Makers Go Hollywood. Uh-Oh., Evelyn Nussenbaum , 04/08/22, NYTimes
- On Iraq's Border, Sailors of the Desert Smuggle Subsidized Gasoline, Erik
Eckholm , 04/08/21, NYTimes
- Generalized Synchronization of Spatiotemporal Chaos in a Liquid Crystal
Spatial Light Modulator, Elizabeth A. Rogers , Rita Kalra , Robert D. Schroll ,
Atsushi Uchida , Daniel P. Lathrop , Rajarshi Roy , 04/08/17, Phys. Rev. Lett.
93, 084101. We demonstrate generalized synchronization in a spatiotemporal
chaotic system, a liquid crystal spatial light modulator with optoelectronic
feedback.
- Connectivities and Synchronous Firing in Cortical Neuronal Networks, L. C.
Jia , M. Sano , Pik-Yin Lai , C. K. Chan , 04/08/20, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93,
088101
- Dust 'Is Hidden Climate Problem', 04/08/19, BBC, He said advances in
satellite imagery had made it easier to monitor dust storms and locate the
world's primary dust source, the Bodele depression in Chad, in central west
Africa. In parts of North Africa, annual dust production had increased tenfold
in the last 50 years, Professor Goudie said. (...) The deposition of dust can
affect the environment in several ways, including climate change, soil
salinisation, disease transmission, ocean fertilisation, changes in ice cap
albedo (reflectivity), air pollution and the neutralization of acid rain.
- New Bird Spotted In Philippines, Alex Kirby , 04/08/16,     Unlike most
rails, this is a forest bird    BBC, A bird species new to science is found by
researchers on a remote island in the Philippines



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20.02. Webcast Announcements




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,
  04/06/14-17



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




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20.03. Conference & Call for Papers Announcements

Gabriele Leidloff, Ugly Casting 1.4 , Berlin, Germany, 04/08/19-10/08


   Fractals and Natural Hazards at
32nd Intl Geological Congress (IGC), Florence, Italy, 04/08/20-28


Intl Conf on Science of Complex Networks: from Biology
to the Internet and WWW (CNET2004), Aveiro
(Portugal), 04/08/29-09/02

ICCC 2004, IEEE International Conference on Computational Cybernetics,
s
Vienna, Austria, 04/08/30-09/01

  ANTS
  2004, 4th International Workshop on Ant Colony
  Optimization and Swarm Intelligence, Brussels, Belgium,
  04/09/05-08

  Dynamic
  Ontology,
An Inquiry into Systems, Emergence, Levels of Reality,
  and Forms of Causality, Trento, Italy,
  04/09/08-11

  9th
  Intl Conf on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems
  (ALIFE9), Boston, Massachusetts, 04/09/12-15

  Dynamics Days 2004, XXIV Annual Conf
,
Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 04/09/13-17

   II. Socrates Workshop on Chaotic Systems,
Maribor, Slovenia, 04/09/13-17

   Inquiries, Indices and Incommensurabilities: Managing Emergence, Complexity
and Organization,
Washington, DC, 04/09/18-19

  Neuroeconomics 2004, Charleston, SC, 04/09/16-19

  New Economic Windows 2004: Complexity Hints for Economic Policy, Salerno,
Italy, 04/09/16-18

  The
Verhulst 200 on Chaos, Brussels, BELGIUM, 04/09/16-18

  The
  8th Intl Conf on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature
  (PPSN VIII), Birmingham, UK, 04/09/18-22

  The
  Nonlinear Waves in Fluids: Recent Advances and Modern Applications, Udine,
Italy, 04/09/18-22

  XVII Brazilian
  Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Sao Luis, Maranhao -
  Brazil, 04/09/22-24

  3rd Natll Conf on Systems Science ,
Trento (Italy), 04/10/07-09

   TEDMED Conference ,
Charleston SC, 04/10/12-15

  Intl Workshop On Bifurcations In Nonsmooth And Hybrid Dynamical Systems  ,
Milano (Italy), 04/10/21-22

  Wolfram
  Technology Conference, Champaign, Illinois,
  04/10/21-23

  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

Denaturing Darwin: International Conference on Evolution and Organization
, Amersfoort, The Netherlands, 04/11/12-14


  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
(UK), 04/12/09-10

  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



5th Creativity And Cognition Conference, London.UK, 05/04/12-15

  Powders & Grains 2005, Stuttgart, Germany, 05/06/18-22

  Workshop on Complexity and Policy Analysis, Cork, Ireland, 05/06/22-24


18th International Conference on Noise and Fluctuations (ICNF 2005), Salamanca,
Spain, 05/09/19-23

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