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Open-data project aims to ease the way for genomic research

Open-data project aims to ease the way for genomic research | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

This one is important to us as we start testing OLAPX and BIOLAP approaches for data analysis.  The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, based in Kansas City, Missouri,  aims to “create the world’s largest pool of openly available, user-contributed data about health and genomics” in hopes of easing challenges with informed consent and data ownership that some biomedical researchers say are holding science back in the era of ‘big data’. Learn more...

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Bringing Federated Discovery and Navigation to Big Data - Smarter Analytics Blog

Bringing Federated Discovery and Navigation to Big Data - Smarter Analytics Blog | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

 IBM acquires  Vivisimo for big data. Vivisimo provide a means to federate search and rank search results across hadoop - providing a fast way to get a return on Hadoop investments. More info on Tim Powers' Smarter Analytics blog via a guest post from David Corrigan at IBM.

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Increasing Returns and Path Dependence in the Economy (Economics, Cognition, and Society): W. Brian Arthur: 9780472064960: Amazon.com: Books

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Brian Arthrur's earlier works' at the Santa Fe Institute helped establish complex systems thinking as a legitimate approach to economics. His new book "Increasing Returns and Path Dependence in the Economy (Economics, Cognition, and Society): W.Arthur" is now available

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Connecting the digital and biological worlds

Connecting the digital and biological worlds | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it
To a generation which grew up with computers, the field of synthetic biology - creating artificial life forms - is a story they can relate to, said American geneticist Craig Venter.
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Automated cities : App development & Urban OS in the UK - Programing4Us - Enterprise

Automated cities : App development & Urban OS in the UK - Programing4Us - Enterprise | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

Updated item on Smart Cities : Urban Plan IT is developing a bank of PlaceApps for Urban OS, but the company plans to publish its API so everyone from partners like Microsoft to self-taught bedroom coders can try their hand at PlaceApp development and even sell their creations...

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Magic? How INRIX Traffic Crowd-Sourcing Really Works » INRIX Traffic Blog

Magic? How INRIX Traffic Crowd-Sourcing Really Works » INRIX Traffic Blog | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

When you build traffic models and simulations of cities and economic development, you build a natural affinity to systems that use individual data contributions to define the big picture. INRIX does this for accurate traffic data  and its awesome. See  how it works...

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New Directions for Understanding Systemic Risk: A Report on a Conference Cosponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the National Academy of Sciences

New Directions for Understanding Systemic Risk: A Report on a Conference Cosponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the National Academy of Sciences | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

Complex systems such as ecologies and economies have structural, architectural and behavioral characteristics in common. The stability of the financial system and the potential for systemic events to alter its function have long been critical issues for central bankers and researchers. this publichation by the US Academy of Sciences highlights how complex systems science helps us understand systemic risk.

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Open Development

Open Development | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

Having worked with WorldBank to create and maintain data sets in the past - this is brilliant news.  The WorldBank's "Open Development," portal now provides access to data, publications and research papers from  World Bank projects and studies.  Worth bookmarking.

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L-3 Agrees to Acquire Thales’ Civil Aircraft Simulation & Training Business

L-3 Agrees to Acquire Thales’ Civil Aircraft Simulation & Training Business | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

L3 continues to build out its training capacity through acquisition.  Note both L3 and Thales are customers of ours. L-3 acquires Thales for $132 million.http://t.co/4fnfn9dD...

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Agent-Based Transport Simulations | MATSim

Agent-Based Transport Simulations | MATSim | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

We use Matsim along with our own tools for traffic modelling and simulation. MATSim provides a toolbox to implement large-scale agent-based transport simulations. The toolbox consists of severel modules which can be combined or used stand-alone.  Currently, MATSim offers a toolbox for demand-modeling, agent-based mobility-simulation (traffic flow simulation), re-planning, a controler to iteratively run simulations as well as methods to analyze the output generated by the modules. 

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Amazon.com: Sensor Networks and Configuration: Fundamentals, Standards, Platforms, and Applications (9783540373643): Nitaigour P. Mahalik: Books

Sensor networks are a major part of both the internet of things, smarter planet style intiatives and system simulation development.  A great book looking at all aspects of sensor network design, development, deployment and standards is : Sensor Networks and Configuration: Fundamentals, Standards, Platforms, and Applications (9783540373643): Nitaigour P.

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Researchers Turn Big Data Problems into Advanced Biology and Drug Discoveries | BioPortfolio.com

Researchers Turn Big Data Problems into Advanced Biology and Drug Discoveries | BioPortfolio.com | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it
From BioPortfolio: SGI (NASDAQ:SGI), the trusted leader in technical computing, today announced that researchers in the compute-intensive field of biotechnology research are conti...
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Between the Poles: Geospatial World Forum: How GDF Suez built a gas distribution asset management system in 10 months

Between the Poles: Geospatial World Forum: How GDF Suez built a gas distribution asset management system in 10 months | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

How do you build a major  location aware asset management system in 10 months? GDF Suez Energy Romania, gave a fascinating overview of how GDF Suez did exactly that at the Geospatial World Forum in Amsterdam in a presentation by  Radu Negoita, GIS Manager. Learn more...

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Darwinian chemistry: towards the synthesis of a ... [Mol Biosyst. 2009] - PubMed - NCBI

8 years back one of the papers that blew my mind was J.W.Szostak  et al's  paper on the total synthesis of cellular mechanisms of a simple cell. This paper by Loakes and Holliger gives a great update on the fascinating field of synthetic biology.

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Big Data: Is it more than just a business intelligence rebrand?

Big Data: Is it more than just a business intelligence rebrand? | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

We get asked about Big Data a lot. It is hyped and hot -  But is there any substance to it or is it just a fancy rebranding of business intelligence. This overview artile from Mycustomer.com gives a great introduction

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Evolution finds shelter in small spaces. [Chem Biol. 2012] - PubMed - NCBI

One for the commute reading pile: When RNA is replicated in cell-free systems, a ubiquitous problem is the hijacking of the system by short parasitic RNA sequences. In this issue of Chemistry & Biology, Bansho et al. show that compartmentalization into water-in-oil droplets can ameliorate this problem, but only if the droplets are small. This result helps to both recapitulate abiogenesis and optimize synthetic biology.

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Smart cities to get their own OS

Smart cities to get their own OS | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

Smart Cities - older report by the BBC on  Urban OS and the rise of sensor networks and devops for cities.

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Harvard University says it can't afford journal publishers' prices

Harvard University says it can't afford journal publishers' prices | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it
University wants scientists to make their research open access and resign from publications that keep articles behind paywalls (Will others follow suit = important question MT @GozdeZorlu Harvard Uni says it can't afford journal publishers' prices...
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2012 USA Science & Engineering Festival Begins | Inspiring Discoveries | Science | Epoch Times

Inspire someone about science : the USA Science & Engineering Festival is the country’s largest organized celebration of science and engineering.

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Amazon.com: Natural Language Generation in Artificial Intelligence and Computational Linguistics (The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science) (9780792390985): Cecile L. P...

Adding this one to the future reading list. After experimenting with NLP in Python in recent weeks to improve possibility space search interfaces the cutting endge of natural language generation is of interest.  This looks like it is worth reading: Amazon.com: Natural Language Generation in Artificial Intelligence and Computational Linguistics (The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science) (9780792390985): Cecile L. Paris, William R.

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Automated science, deep data and the paradox of information - O'Reilly Radar

Automated science, deep data and the paradox of information - O'Reilly Radar | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

Good column by Bradley Voytek at O'Reilly Radar on the reality behind for Big Data stories. In the article he breaks down the importance of deep data analysis: what can be learnt from the statistical outliers and asking, "What's different here?  If you want to understand some of the Big Data techniques and good data analysis practises - worth reading.

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Analysis of the Emergent Properties

Analysis of the Emergent Properties | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

This paper illustrates the use of the nonparametric Wald-Wolfowitz test to detect stationarity and ergodicity in agent-based models. A nonparametric test is needed due to the practical impossibility to understand how the random component influences the emergent properties of the model in many agent-based models. Nonparametric tests on real data often lack power and this problem is addressed by applying the Wald-Wolfowitz test to the simulated data. The performance of the tests is evaluated using Monte Carlo simulations of a stochastic process with known properties. It is shown that with appropriate settings the tests can detect non-stationarity and non-ergodicity. Knowing whether a model is ergodic and stationary is essential in order to understand its behavior and the real system it is intended to represent; quantitative analysis of the artificial data helps to acquire such knowledge.

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BioPortfolio - the Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Life-Science and Healthcare Portal

BioPortfolio - the Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Life-Science and Healthcare Portal | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it
BioPortfolio.com - the life science and healthcare portal BioPortfolio brings our visitors continuously updated biotechnology, pharmaceutical and healthcare n...
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