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2012-12-08 05:03:35

Research Center to Focus on Improving Enterprise Decision Making in Healthcare, Finance, Energy, and Security Sectors sponsored by Lockheed Martin Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) December 07, 2012 Stevens Institute of Technology announces the launch of the Center for Complex Systems and Enterprises (CCSE), an interdisciplinary initiative designed to foster research and education in systems science and engineering and to create innovative solutions to manage complexity. The CCSE is made possible through...

Genetic Mixing, Not Extinction, Led To Neanderthals' Demise
2012-02-08 06:07:35

Rather than being physically wiped out, a new study suggests that Neanderthals were likely integrated into the gene pool of early humans after the two groups crossed paths and began interbreeding. The new study, published in the journal Advances in Complex Systems (ACS), was written by C. Michael Barton of Arizona State University (ASU) and Julien Riel-Salvatore of the University of Colorado Denver, and "builds on work published last year in the journal Human Ecology and on recent genetic...

2011-06-21 12:27:50

Analysis verifies safety of distributed car control system Driver assistance technologies, such as adaptive cruise control and automatic braking, promise to someday ease traffic on crowded routes and prevent accidents. Proving that these automated systems will work as intended is a daunting task, but computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University have now demonstrated it is possible to verify the safety of these highly complex systems. To do so, the researchers first developed a model of a...

2011-04-20 20:00:10

The combination of simple codes and Captchas, which are even more encrypted using a chaotic process, produces effective password protection The passwords of the future could become more secure and, at the same time, simpler to use. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden have been inspired by the physics of critical phenomena in their attempts to significantly improve password protection. The researchers split a password into two sections. With...

2010-09-17 13:56:41

Terrorist networks are complex. Now, a mathematical analysis of their properties published this month in the International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations, suggests that the best way to fight them is to isolate the hubs within the network rather than trying to destroy the network as a whole through short-term battles. According to Philip Vos Fellman a Lecturer at Suffolk University, Boston, and member of the New England Complex Systems Institute, USA, tools used to analyze...

2010-09-14 18:35:25

Some disasters and crises are related to each other by more than just the common negative social value we assign to them. For example, earthquakes, homicide surges, magnetic storms, and the U.S. economic recession are all kindred of a sort, according to a theoretical framework presented in the journal CHAOS, which is published by the American Institute of Physics. The researchers who developed this framework contend that these four types of events share a precursory development pattern -- a...

2010-07-29 09:11:45

Study of quantum phase changes reveals surprising relationship between magnetism and electricity U.S., German and Austrian physicists studying the perplexing class of materials that includes high-temperature superconductors are reporting this week the unexpected discovery of a simple "scaling" behavior in the electronic excitations measured in a related material. The experiments, which were conducted on magnetic heavy-fermion metals, offer direct evidence of the large-scale electronic...

2009-08-19 08:23:00

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A multidisciplinary team led by Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist Edmund M. Clarke has received a five-year, $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation's Expeditions in Computing program to create revolutionary computational tools that will advance science on a broad array of fronts, from discovering new cancer treatments to designing safer aircraft. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO ) The researchers...

2008-11-07 00:00:22

SANTA FE, N.M., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- In a time of economic turmoil, philanthropic giving seems to be the last thing on people's agenda. The Santa Fe Institute (SFI), a scientific research institute founded in 1984 sees this as an opportunity to link their innovative research in complex systems to real-world phenomena. Dedicated to understanding complex systems in order to address key environmental, technological, biological, economic, and political challenges, the Santa Fe Institute...

2008-08-30 09:00:24

By Resnicow, Kenneth Page, Scott E Public health research and practice have been guided by a cognitive, rational paradigm where inputs produce linear, predictable changes in outputs. However, the conceptual and statistical assumptions underlying this paradigm may be flawed. In particular, this perspective does not adequately account for nonlinear and quantum influences on human behavior. We propose that health behavior change is better understood through the lens of chaos theory and complex...


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