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Autonomous drones flock like birds

Autonomous drones flock like birds | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it

A Hungarian team has created the first drones that can fly as a coordinated flock. The researchers watched as the ten autonomous robots took to the air in a field outside Budapest, zipping through the open sky, flying in formation or even following a leader, all without any central control.

 

Autonomous drones flock like birds
Ed Yong

Nature doi:10.1038/nature.2014.14776

http://www.nature.com/news/autonomous-drones-flock-like-birds-1.14776


Via Complexity Digest
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I think flocking as an educational strategy deserves more study. Can a flock of birds find their way home better than a single bird? I'll bet they can, but how do they do it? How do they coordinate their knowledge and behavior?

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Blockchain-Based Digital Identity Will Disrupt Commerce and Government | Bank Innovation

Blockchain-Based Digital Identity Will Disrupt Commerce and Government | Bank Innovation | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it
Digital Identity is such a thorny problem, fraught with technical, legal, societal and political issues, because there are two different interrelated
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Reliable identity is an issue in open, complex systems. Block-chain technology may be the a-centered way to handle the issue.
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The digital revolution in higher education has already happened. No one noticed.

The digital revolution in higher education has already happened. No one noticed. | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it
The digital revolution in higher education has happened. In the fall of 2012, the most recent semester with complete dat…
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Okay, so now that it's here, maybe we should figure out what to do with it.

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[1506.04349] Rare Speed-up in Automatic Theorem Proving Reveals Tradeoff Between Computational Time and Information Value

The main theorem in this paper together with the numerical experiment---undertaken using two different automatic theorem provers AProS and Prover9 on random theorems of propositional logic---provide strong theoretical and empirical arguments for the fact that finding new useful information for solving a specific problem (theorem) is, in general, as hard as the problem (theorem) itself.
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Well, we now have the math to prove what we have long suspected of research: finding new, useful information for solving a specific problem is, in general, as hard as the problem itself. Welcome to a complex world.

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Experiment confirms quantum theory weirdness

Experiment confirms quantum theory weirdness | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it
The bizarre nature of reality as laid out by quantum theory has survived another test, with scientists performing a famous experiment and proving that reality does not exist until it is measured. Physicists have conducted John Wheeler's delayed-choice thought experiment, which involves a moving object that is given the choice to act like a particle or a wave. The group reversed Wheeler's original experiment, and used helium atoms scattered by light.
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We must always be careful of extrapolating results from the micro scale to the meso scale where humans live, but if measurement affects reality, in a real way it decides reality, then shouldn't we be more mindful of the measurements we make at the human level? Measurements become entangled in unexpected ways both with the thing, or student, measured and the thing, test or teacher, doing the measuring.

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How Networks Are Revolutionizing Scientific (and Maybe Human) Thought | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

How Networks Are Revolutionizing Scientific (and Maybe Human) Thought | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it
Modern research in sociology, psychology, neuroscience, and anthropology is showing that our world does not revolve around ourselves as individuals—contrary to Enlightenment and later claims that we are inherently self-centered creatures. Instead, what we are like as individuals critically depends on how we are linked socially and emotionally with others in relational networks reaching far and wide.

Why? We have evolved as a species to be quintessentially social creatures.
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Education needs to catch on and catch up to the complexity revolution.

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Economic complexity: A different way to look at the economy — Foundations & Frontiers — Medium

Economic complexity: A different way to look at the economy - Foundations & Frontiers - Medium
By W. Brian Arthur; External Professor, Santa Fe Institute; Visiting Researcher, Palo Alto Research Center
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We need a different way to look at education, a complex way.

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Why Some Teams Are Smarter Than Others

Why Some Teams Are Smarter Than Others | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it
It’s about listening, empathy and having more women.
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Groups in organizations, including education I suspect, are smarter and make better decisions when they listen better, empathize more, and include more women—who typically listen and empathize better than men. This works for adults, but what about children? Maybe we should teach listening/empathizing skills for group work.

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Nature

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An excerpt from the first chapter of my new book, Intertwingled. When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe. – John Muir I'm standing on an is...
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"The more we studied, the more we came to realize how poor our previous explanations had been." We teach and learn in ecosystems, but we pretend we are still in a factory. Consequently, all our explanations are impoverished.

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Only ten midges needed to make a swarm

Only ten midges needed to make a swarm | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it
High-speed cameras reveal when insects become self-organizing.
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So how many students does it take to make a swarm, a self-organizing collective? Only 10?

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The Creative Climate

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Creative tension between people and within individuals is fundamental to social evolution.

Via Erika Harrison
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OpEd about the dialogical tension that creates creativity.

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Erika Harrison's curator insight, July 21, 2014 4:40 PM

"the Lennon-McCartney story also illustrates the key feature of creativity; it is the joining of the unlike to create harmony. Creativity rarely flows out of an act of complete originality. It is rarely a virgin birth. It is usually the clash of two value systems or traditions, which, in collision, create a transcendent third thing".

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Complexity%20Aware%20Monitoring%202013-12-11%20FINAL.pdf

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Overview of strategies for monitoring complex processes. Useful for monitoring cMOOCs, I think.

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People Are Not Billiard Balls | Synthesis

People Are Not Billiard Balls | Synthesis | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it
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Argues that agents in complex networks have semi-permeable boundaries.

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The Complexity Of Learning – 2 | The Upside Learning Blog

The Complexity Of Learning – 2 | The Upside Learning Blog | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it
Some other aspects of the complexity theory I found interesting: Even if the agents comprising the population of the system are complicated and
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The science of complexity offers a different type of lens to view learning.

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The physics of life

The physics of life | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it
From flocking birds to swarming molecules, physicists are seeking to understand 'active matter' — and looking for a fundamental theory of the living world.
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As class sizes increase, I'm optimistic that the behavior of smart swarms can provide teachers with new ways of engaging their classes in productive learning.

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In social networks, group boundaries promote the spread of ideas, study finds

In social networks, group boundaries promote the spread of ideas, study finds | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it
Social networks affect every aspect of our lives, from the jobs we get and the technologies we adopt to the partners we choose and the healthiness of our lifestyles. But where do they come from?
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Boundaries are critical for the movement of information. They enable the flow of information.

 

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#OpenBadges for Holographic Identities

#OpenBadges for Holographic Identities | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it
Issues of citizenship: coming-into-presence and preserving the difference
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The issue for me is how to help students cultivate their holographic identities through cooperative, ethical trajectories through open, online spaces.

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Sean Sturm TEXT Vol 16 No 2

Sean Sturm TEXT Vol 16 No 2 | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it
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Something that takes a step toward rhizomatic writing by allowing for point last rather than point first, exploration and mapping rather than tracing.

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Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain

Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it
If we are going to move forward, we will have to admit that a one-size-fits-all model of education is doomed to fail the majority of students and teachers.
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The brain is complex—it's education must be complex.

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Parental olfactory experience influences behavior and neural structure in subsequent generations : Nature Neuroscience : Nature Publishing Group

Parental olfactory experience influences behavior and neural structure in subsequent generations : Nature Neuroscience : Nature Publishing Group | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it
This study demonstrates an epigenetic inheritance of a learned behavior that is transmitted across generations via the gametes whereby learning about a specific olfactory stimulus changes brain structure and the behavior of future generations. Specifically, Dias and Ressler show that behavioral response to olfactory fear conditioning in male parents is transmitted to their offspring via DNA methylation changes in the corresponding odorant receptor gene in the sperm, which is accompanied by the changes to the corresponding neuroanatomical structure that mediates olfactory perception.
Keith Hamon's insight:

Teachers, schools, and society cannot assume that learning is the direct result of the curriculum or teacher behavior. Learning is an exceedingly complex activity.

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Millions of Sources: the disruption of history and the humanities? - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Millions of Sources: the disruption of history and the humanities? - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it
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Adding complexity to the mix—and millions of data points are always complex—changes not only the ways we teach and learn but also the ways we conduct our scholarship.

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Computational Linguistics of Twitter Reveals the Existence of Global Superdialects | MIT Technology Review

Computational Linguistics of Twitter Reveals the Existence of Global Superdialects | MIT Technology Review | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it
The first study of dialects on Twitter reveals global patterns that have never been observed before.
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A study of the emergence of swarm voice, enabled by electronic communications.

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The Power of Two

The Power of Two | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it
Despite the mythology around the idea of the lone genius, the famous partnership of John Lennon and Paul McCartney demonstrates the brilliance of creative pairs.
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Insight into how creativity emerges from dialogic tension.

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A fine article that explores complexity thought as the basis for education and educational study.

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Complicated or complex - knowing the difference is important

Complicated or complex - knowing the difference is important | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it
Understanding the difference between complex and complicated systems is becoming important for many aspects of management and policy. With complicated problems or issues one can define the problem ...
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Discusses management & policy implications for dealing with complex issues rather than complicated issues.

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Chaos Versus Complexity | Synthesis

Chaos Versus Complexity | Synthesis | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it
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Explores differences between Chaos Theory and Complexity Theory.

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