Latest Self-organization Stories

2014-08-27 23:16:16

E. M. Elsheik explains biotic evolution, development through grand quantum biological revolution. Khartoum, Sudan (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 After decades of research, author and scholar E. M. Elsheik presents his answers to the question, “What is man?” in his philosophical new book, “Discovery of the Life-Organizing Principle: In Search of the Fundamental Laws of Life” (published by iUniverse). Since 1970, Elsheik has been searching – almost obsessively, he admits – to transform...

2014-06-09 08:33:23

LONDON, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise social networking is the buzz topic in technology circles. The evolution of functions and features that people have been using to communicate for their own benefit are now being brought in to solve business problems. But is Enterprise Social Networking a load of hot air generated by the industry to sell services? Or a technology that big business need to sit up and take notice of? International SharePoint Consultancy...

Self-Organization Most Likely Cause Of Namibian Fairy Circles: Study
2014-05-21 07:09:14

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study of mysterious bare “fairy circles” of ground dotting the landscape in the Namibian grasslands have been determined to not be the work of sand termites as had been previously suggested, but rather self-organization. Scientists have been researching these crop circle-style, bare patches of ground for decades trying to come up with a reasonable explanation for why these formations occur. Research published last March...

Researchers Create First Soluble 2D Supramolecular Organic Frameworks
2013-12-16 14:20:48

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Supramolecular chemistry, aka chemistry beyond the molecule, in which molecules and molecular complexes are held together by non-covalent bonds, is just beginning to come into its own with the emergence of nanotechnology. Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are commanding much of the attention because of their appetite for greenhouse gases, but a new player has joined the field – supramolecular organic frameworks (SOFs). Researchers with the U.S....

Animal Behavior Study Provides Novel Thinking In Robot Control
2013-10-01 06:39:47

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Animals deposit marks wherever they go to show their presence, according to a new study from the University of Bristol and Princeton University. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, this study also shows that animals will retreat from marks left by a member of the same species more quickly if the mark they encounter is recent. This study has important implications for animal sociality and how epidemic...

Advanced Ink-jet Technology Prints Nanostructures With Self-assembling Material
2013-09-17 08:45:54

The University of Chicago A multi-institutional team of engineers has developed a new approach to the fabrication of nanostructures for the semiconductor and magnetic storage industries. This approach combines top-down advanced ink-jet printing technology with a bottom-up approach that involves self-assembling block copolymers, a type of material that can spontaneously form ultrafine structures. The team, consisting of nine researchers from the University of Illinois at...

Social Networks Were Still Alive 800 Years Ago
2013-03-26 18:16:54

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers wrote in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences about the growth, collapse and change of social networks in the late pre-Hispanic Southwest. The team studied 800,000 painted ceramic and 4,800 obsidian artifacts from AD 1200 to 1450 that were uncovered from over 700 sites in the western Southwest. Their study sheds light on the transformation of social networks in the late pre-Hispanic American Southwest,...

2012-10-24 23:50:34

"In our current paper we present new computational results that explore how membranes may influence crucial biological processes", explains Richard Matthews, Lise-Meitner-Fellow at the University of Vienna and first author of the study. The focus of the investigation is the self-assembly of microscopic particles, the formation of structures or patterns without human intervention. More specifically, the effect of the interactions between membranes and proteins, which can influence the...

2012-07-11 23:03:24

Proximity-Based Social Media Site Zipdeeloo Encourages Members to Save Time and Money by Connecting People in the Same Zip Code Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 11, 2012 zipdeeloo.com creates convenience and benefits for members living in the same area. This new national website wants members to use local resources and neighbors to make everyday life easier. Through shared calendars, a marketplace, discussion forums and networking capabilities, members can organize car pools, kids activities, ride...

Social Networks Influence Personal Health Decisions
2012-07-06 12:09:33

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest are just a few of the social media networks that have become popular in the past few years. Social media networks allow individuals to share photos, stories, video, and other forms of communication with friends and family. Investigators have studied how social media has become integrated in people´s daily lives. In particular, researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) recently...

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