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Can we design the ideal city or must it evolve organically? – Jared Keller

In 1970, Paolo Soleri set out to build a utopia in the barren desert of Arizona. The Italian architect’s sojourn in the wilderness was an unusual …

‘Urban Complexity’ Lecture by Prof. Peter Sloot

• <b>Start:</b> 15 January 2015• <b><br>End:</b> 15 January 2015• <b><br>Time:</b> 16:00 - 18:00• <b><br>Location:</b> AMS home• <b><br>Address:</b> Mauritskade 62 · 1092 AD · Amsterdam<p>Let’s Talk Solutions …

Quantum weirdness is everywhere in the living world – Johnjoe McFadden

The point of the most famous thought-experiment in quantum physics is that the quantum world is <i>different</i> from our familiar one. Imagine, suggested …

Is Civilization Natural?

So, there's the city and then there's the country, the built environment and the wilderness, nature and civilization. Whatever name the dichotomy goes by, we usually think of the world humans create and the world outside their creations as separate and unequal.<p>But as we enter the Anthropocene — an …

The feedback loop is a better symbol of life than the helix – Jamie Davies

Here is a remarkable fact about identical twins: they have the same DNA, and therefore the same ‘genetic fingerprint’, yet their actual fingerprints …

How Information Theory Could Hold the Key to Quantifying Nature

The Western Ghats in India rise like a wall between the Arabian Sea and the heart of the subcontinent to the east. The 1,000-mile-long chain of …

Is A Simulated Brain Conscious?

Scott Aaronson's answer has implications for C-3PO, the universe and the odds that you are a Boltzmann Brain.<p>Imagine standing in an open field with a bucket of water balloons and a couple of friends. You've decided to play a game called "Mind." Each of you has your own set of rules. Maybe Molly …

Singularity

How the zebra got its stripes, with Alan Turing

Where do a zebra’s stripes, a leopard’s spots and our fingers come from? The key was found years ago – by the man who cracked the Enigma code, writes …

Volkskrant.nl maakt gebruik van cookies<p>Volkskrant.nl en krant.nl gebruiken cookies en vergelijkbare technologieën (cookies) onder andere om u een …

Cities thrive most when they are a tangled mess – Will Wiles

Whitechapel Underground Station in the East End of London is a long, wide trench, an unexpected burst of sunlight that comes just a couple of minutes …

Minority Rules: Scientists Discover Tipping Point for the Spread of Ideas

July 25, 2011<p>Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found that when just 10 percent of the population holds an unshakable belief, their …

Homni: The new superorganism taking over Earth

Is our species evolving into something new? Gaia Vince makes the provocative argument that humanity is transforming, and it is already having a huge effect on life on our planet.<p>In Ancient Greek mythology, the Earth Goddess Gaia had nine titan sons, who attempted to control not just the Earth, but …

Biologists Find New Rules for Life at the Edge of Chaos

Author: Brandon Keim. Brandon Keim Science<p>Date of Publication: 05.27.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>In the space between order and chaos, a …

Alexandre Bonvin (Universiteit Utrecht): "We brengen het sociale leven van een molecuul in kaart"

<b>Alexandre Bonvin is hoogleraar computationele structuurbiologie aan de Universiteit Utrecht. Zijn afdeling gebruikt chemische en fysische methoden om</b> …

Physicists come together to explore mechanics of collective motion

Despite what management gurus may say, it is not always necessary for a group to have a leader. Acting almost like a single body, a group may very well do without one.<p>Indeed, there are plenty of examples in nature. Shoals of sardines swim, tightly bunched, in the same direction and are quick to …

Environment: News & features

Chaos at fifty

In classical physics, one is taught that given the initial state of asystem,all of its future states can be calculated. In the celebrated words of …

Mathematics

The Fiftieth Anniversary of Chaos

Several decades ago, Edward Lorenz noticed something seemingly minor: his computational weather models yielded very different results if he changed …

Using Chaos Theory to Predict and Prevent Catastrophic 'Dragon King' Events

Stop a stock trade and avoid a catastrophic global financial crash. Seal a microscopic crack and prevent a rocket explosion. Push a button to avert a …

These Bacteria Are Wired to Hunt Like a Tiny Wolf Pack

You wouldn’t know it, but there is an elaborate stealth communication network in the Earth beneath your feet. This smart web acts like a …

The Future Of Flight: Swarms Will Dominate The Sky

Coordinated swarms of drones could pollinate crops, monitor traffic, and more.<p>Last year, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Grasp (General Robotics, Automation, Sensing & Perception) Lab gathered a dozen or so quadrotor unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), programmed them to work in concert, …

Singularity University’s Salim Ismail on the age of technological disruption | Kurzweil

<i>Reason</i> — May 9, 2013 | Tracy Oppenheimer<p>“All of the structures that we use to run the world today — our civics, our politics, our legal systems, …