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Amazon: From Crisis to Growth in Africa (Routledge Studies in Development Economics): editor Mats Lundahl, Mats Lundahl:

From Crisis to Growth in Africa: This book is concerned with the problem of  achieving sustained economic growth in thirteen African countries. 

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GraphicSpeak » New Modo Power SubD-Nurbs reverses the CAD pipeline

GraphicSpeak » New Modo Power SubD-Nurbs reverses the CAD pipeline | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

Modo is a leading 3D modeling and rendering tool got a new market this week. A new Plug-in allows designers to start in Modo and pass a model to 3D CAD enabling Modo to migrate upstream as a concept design tool. Learn more...

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The age of predictive biology « Florida Biotechnology News

A collaboration between Iowa State University and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies has uncovered the function of three plant proteins, a discovery that could help plant scientists boost seed oil production in crops, ...
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Engineering and Control of Biological Systems: A N... [FEBS Lett. 2012] - PubMed - NCBI

Via PubMed. In Engineering and Control of Biological Systems messrs Meolascina, Siciliano and di Bernardo  review the latest progress in synthetic biology and the most significant developments achieved so far, both in unicellular and multicellular organisms, with emphasis to human health. Promises to be an interesting read... Learn more.

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An Agent Based Model of the English Housing Market

Audio recording with accompanying slide presentation of Nigel Gilbert’s invited talk on “An Agent-Based Model of the English Housing Market ” at the AAAI 2009 Spring Symposium Series: Technosocial Predictive Analytics, March 23 – 25, 2009, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA (one hour). Worth watching. Learn more..

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nltk 2.0.1 : Python Package Index

Python's NLTK - Natural Language Toolkit - is an essential piece of kit for data mining and natural language parsing. (For those getting into language parsing there is also a brilliant book from oreilly on using NLTK and Python). The NLTK libs just got a point release with 2.0.1 coming out. Very Cool. Learn more.

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Artefact

Artefact | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

Artefact are one of the US's leading product design agencies. In the age of the i-everything they have a great blog discussing, examples and portfolio of where design fits with 21st century product development.

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Symposier - The Origin of Life

Symposier - The Origin of Life | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

Uploaded and shared in Youtube by: YaleUniversity — Sidney Altman, Sterling Professor of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University and Nobel Laureate in Chemistry (1989), delivers the Tetelman Fellowship Lecture on the origin of life. The Teleman lecture is the most prestigious science lecture at Yale. Worth watching on a couple of tea breaks (69 mins).  Learn more...

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Scientists see solution to critical barrier to fusion

Scientists see solution to critical barrier to fusion | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

Physicists have discovered a possible solution to a mystery that has long baffled researchers working to harness fusion. Good article and interesting discussion and implications on why it took so long to discover - the seed ideas were never widely published. 

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Programming Python, Android, HTML5 Applications 05/12 | Codersky Magazine | Software Developer's Journal

Programming Python, Android, HTML5 Applications 05/12 | Codersky Magazine | Software Developer's Journal | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

Codersky zine  has a good intro article on python and  a couple of useful articles on using sqlite and webviews on android. Learn more...

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A Very Short History of Data Science

A Very Short History of Data Science | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

Want to know where data science comes from?

 

A great, useful and concise history can be found on the Whatsthebigdata.com blog. Learn more...

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Complexity and Information: Measuring Emergence, Self-organization, and Homeostasis at Multiple Scales

Concepts used in the scientific study of complex systems have become so widespread that their use and abuse has led to ambiguity and confusion in their meaning. In this paper we use information theory to provide abstract and concise measures of complexity, emergence, self-organization, and homeostasis. The purpose is to clarify the meaning of these concepts with the aid of the proposed formal measures. In a simplified version of the measures (focussing on the information produced by a system), emergence becomes the opposite of self-organization, while complexity represents their balance. We use computational experiments on random Boolean networks and elementary cellular automata to illustrate our measures at multiple scales.

 

Complexity and Information: Measuring Emergence, Self-organization, and Homeostasis at Multiple Scales

Carlos Gershenson, Nelson Fernandez

http://arxiv.org/abs/1205.2026


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Scientists lift lid on turtle evolution

Scientists lift lid on turtle evolution | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

if you ever wondered where turtles come from... It appears that the turtle is a closer relative of crocodiles and birds than of lizards and snakes, according to researchers who claim to have solved an age-old riddle in animal evolution. Learn more...

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GraphicSpeak » Autodesk Labs Factory.Modz() brings gameware physics to factory layout.

GraphicSpeak » Autodesk Labs Factory.Modz() brings gameware physics to factory layout. | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

Autodesk apply game AI technology to factory simulation.  I suspect we will see more of this in the coming months for city visualisation and other applications as well. Learn more..

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How Pixar almost deleted Toy Story 2

How Pixar almost deleted Toy Story 2 | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

Ever accidently deleted something - and didnt mean to... Yup you are not alone.. Taken from the Studio Stories series included on the Blu-ray versions of Toy Story 1 & 2, here's a short story about how they accidently deleted and recovered Toy Story 2. Worth watching..

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Wireless sensor networks, energy harvesting and standardization - Energy Harvesting Journal

Wireless sensor networks, energy harvesting and standardization - Energy Harvesting Journal | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

In April this year, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) ratified a new standard for wireless applications with ultra-low power consumption...


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GEN | Application Notes: Accelerating 3D Microtissue Production

GEN | Application Notes: Accelerating 3D Microtissue Production | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

Preclinical drug development relies on advanced in vitro models with a high degree of standardization to achieve maximal predictivity for an efficient compound de-risking strategy. in Integra Biosciences AG (Switzerland) white paper the authors describe how scaffold-free organotypic three-dimensional (3D) microtissue spheroids fulfil these requirements as they can be produced and assayed by standard automated liquid handling systems. Results are shown demonstrating how the Integra Viaflo 96 Channel Electronic Hand-Held Pipette can be used to produce 3D microtissues in InSphero's GravityPLUS™ hanging drop plate and to further culture and process them in the GravityTRAP™ platform. Learn more..

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Big data answers for your industry and your role

Big data answers for your industry and your role | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

Great set  of links to articles on big data by industry including banking, retail, health care, telco, CIO's and IT, analysts, executives, marketing etc.

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Dynamic Interaction Models for Web Enabled Wireless Sensor Networks

Abstract—Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) are a funda-mental technology for science in many domains, and their inclu-sion in Web environments, e.g. through Web services, allows for their open/standa...
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A Nonhomogeneous Agent-Based Simulation Approach to Modeling the Spread of Disease in a Pandemic Outbreak

The Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (OAHPP) uses agent based models for pandemic planning for the Greater Toronto area in Ontario, Canada. Many agent based models of disease make simplistic assumptions about transmission and infection rates and assume that each member of the population is identical or homogeneous. This paper by Aleman, Wibisono and Schwartz describes an agent-based simulation model that treats each individual as unique, with nonhomogeneous transmission and infection rates correlated to demographic information and behavior. The results of the model are output to geographic information system software to provide a map of the estimated disease spread area, which can be used as a policy-making tool for determining a suitable mitigation strategy.  Worth reading for a great application of realistic agent based models to real world issues. Learn more...

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Economics professor in London: 'They aren't here to learn, they're here to pass'

Economics professor in London: 'They aren't here to learn, they're here to pass' | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

Voices of finance: Joris Luyendijk talks to an academic about the pressure on students, the social skills of quants and the problem with financial models... Interesting article. learn more...

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python-wordpress-xmlrpc 2.1 : Python Package Index

If you ever have to integrate WordPress which is written in PHP and Python scripts - then the Python-Wordpress XML-RPC API Integration Library is the very thing you need... 

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CNN transcript collection, 2000-2012

CNN transcript collection, 2000-2012 | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

Interesting corpus for news and information analysis and machine learning - 13 years of CNN transcripts available for download! Let the data mining begin! - 


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