Latest Self-organization Stories
-The construction of complex man-made objects--a car, for example, or even a pizza--almost invariably entails what are known as "top-down" processes, in which the structure and order of the thing being built is imposed from the outside (say, by an automobile assembly line, or the hands of the pizza maker).
Contest will fuel new ideas and drive social media innovation SEATTLE, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- JellyBarn, a leading provider of applications, widgets, and games, is pleased to kick off it's social media contest - Social Mastermind 2009.
REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Asemblon, Inc.
A team of Princeton University scientists has discovered that chains of proteins found in most living organisms act like adaptive machines, possessing the ability to control their own evolution.
By Greer, John About 15 years ago, the topic of emerging technologies came up at a Human Resources Systems Professionals chapter roundtable I was attending. I, working in higher education at the time, spoke up and touted the value of the then newly popular Internet to everyone in the room.
By Cooke-Davies, Terry Cicmil, Svetlana; Crawford, Lynn; Richardson, Kurt [ABSTRACT] Both practitioners and researchers in the field of project management have referred to problems caused by complexity or problems of particular significance to complex projects.
Chemistry and biology researchers at Virginia Tech have enhanced the abilities of the molecules they are creating to deliver killing blows to cancer cells. The man-made molecular complexes enter cancer cells and, when signaled, deliver killing medicine or cause the cell to change. The new supermolecules have more units that will absorb light â€“ providing more control over the range of light frequencies that can be included and excluded as signals and the responses.
A team of chemists at Penn State has developed a new type of ultrathin film, which has unusual properties that could improve the fabrication of increasingly smaller and more intricate electronic and sensing devices. The material, a single layer made from spherical cages of carbon atoms, could enable more precise patterning of such devices with a wider range of molecular components than now is possible with conventional self-assembled monolayers.
In the time it takes to read this sentence, your fingernail will have grown one nanometer. That's one-billionth of a meter and it represents the scale at which electronics must be built if the march toward miniaturization is to continue.
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