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History Of Culture Transformed Into Visual Representation
2014-08-04 03:09:11

University of Miami University of Miami Physicist on Multidisciplinary Team That Explored Cultural Migration Through Big Data Visualization Quantifying and transforming the history of culture into visual representation isn’t easy. There are thousands of individual stories, across thousands of years, to consider, and some historical conditions are nearly impossible to measure. Addressing this challenge, Dr. Maximilian Schich, associate professor of arts and technology at The...

2014-01-03 15:13:57

Press release from PLOS Computational Biology Scientists have demonstrated that organisms with greater complexity are more likely to evolve in complex environments, according to research published this week in PLOS Computational Biology. The researchers, based at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and University of Vermont, created a programme that simulated the evolution of virtual creatures in a variety of landscapes. Each virtual organism was made using a particular form of...

2013-06-21 13:03:32

A mathematical framework for understanding cities Cities have long been likened to organisms, ant colonies, and river networks. But these and other analogies fail to capture the essence of how cities really function. New research by Santa Fe Institute Professor Luis Bettencourt suggests a city is something new in nature – a sort of social reactor that is part star and part network, he says. "It's an entirely new kind of complex system that we humans have created," he says. "We have...

2013-04-12 16:03:19

Evolution skeptics argue that some biological structures, like the brain or the eye, are simply too complex for natural selection to explain. Biologists have proposed various ways that so-called 'irreducibly complex' structures could emerge incrementally over time, bit by bit. But a new study proposes an alternative route. Instead of starting from simpler precursors and becoming more intricate, say authors Dan McShea and Wim Hordijk, some structures could have evolved from complex...

2013-02-15 23:01:13

Andrew will be focusing on creating and developing new client relationships in key vertical markets where Prime has a demonstrated capability and history of adding significant value as a supply partner. Suwanee, Georgia (PRWEB) February 15, 2013 Prime Technological Services, a leading contract manufacturer of high mix, high complexity, printed circuit boards and electronic assemblies, is pleased to announce our new business development relationship with Andrew Williams and Williams 6...

2011-09-02 16:45:03

Taking land-use models out of the lab for a test drive with the people who live the models gives scientists a new way to develop possible future scenarios. James Millington, a former post-doctoral researcher at Michigan State University's Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS) and now a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at King's College in London, has paired the relatively new use of agent-based land-use modeling with follow-up interviews with the stakeholders in those...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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