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'Multiscale Modeling of Complex Biological Systems and Processes'

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How megacities are changing the map of the world

How megacities are changing the map of the world | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it
"I want you to reimagine how life is organized on earth," says global strategist Parag Khanna. As our expanding cities grow ever more connected through transportation, energy and communications networks, we evolve from geography to what he calls "connectography." This emerging global network civilization holds the promise of reducing pollution and inequality -- and even overcoming geopolitical rivalries. In this talk, Khanna asks us to embrace a new maxim for the future: "Connectivity is destiny."
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The Big Bang that Fizzled or, Hell no! No Big Bang

The Big Bang that Fizzled or, Hell no! No Big Bang | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it
Cosmologist Sean Carroll gave a TED talk Distant time and the hint of a multiverse. He said “The universe is really big. We live in a galaxy, the Milky Way Galaxy. There are about a hundred billion stars in the Milky Way Galaxy. Every one of these (little blobs) is a galaxy roughly the size…
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Our society has become more polarized. Here's how to survive this new normal.

Our society has become more polarized. Here's how to survive this new normal. | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it
SURVIVING AND THRIVING IN THE 85% WORLD

Here’s how I explain it to my clients: You could cure cancer and 85% of the world will name hospitals after you, give you a Nobel prize, throw ticker tape parades and name you TIME magazine’s, ‘Person of the Year.’

But watch out for the other 15%—they’ll come after you. You’re the bad guy who put pharmaceutical companies out of business, emptied hospital beds, took away business from respected oncologists and put compassionate cancer nurses on the unemployment line.

In other words, 85% is the new 100%.

Via David Hain
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Clinical Trials in the Era of Personalized Medicine

Clinical Trials in the Era of Personalized Medicine | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it
Roger D. Jones, PhD December 30, 2012 The cost of sequencing an individual human genome is rapidly dropping below $1000. Much of the population can now easily access the details of their susceptibility and response to various disease states and conditions. Since a person’s genome is as individual as a fingerprint and every person’s response…
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Quantum Entanglement Redux

Quantum Entanglement Redux | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it
The notes below from Wired Magazine (Jan. 2011) shed light on how BREAKING THE LIGHT images are made through an interaction with light photons called quantum entanglement. Each image is made during a single time exposure with a hand held camera. While the shutter is closed I am "blind" to the multi-colored lights where I…
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Rancho de Taos Church

Rancho de Taos Church | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it
This immense block of church masonry and metaphysical undercurrents stands like a monolith at the approach to Taos, a guardian angel strangely looming out of the road, Ayers rock in miniature, but not in any way inferior to the gigantic red monolith in the Australian desert. A titan's block, immoveable and immeasurable, an omniscient god…
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Goats, Cars, and Personalized Medicine

Goats, Cars, and Personalized Medicine | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it
Personalized medicine will change the way physicians diagnose. With every person able to map his or her own gene, the complication in personalized diagnosis will increase beyond normal human mental capabilities. How will physicians of the future cope? The solution to the problem may start with something as incongruous as goats, cars, and game shows.
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Population Explosion and the Demographic Transition

Population Explosion and the Demographic Transition | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it
A mathematical model (Core Model) is presented that describes the gross dynamic behavior of the demographic transition—falling death rates lead to population increase, temporarily rising birth rates, temporarily increased population growth, decreased fertility, aging of the population, and finally a steady population size higher than the initial population. Core Model captures these features. The model…
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HARVEY LLOYD’S “BREAKING THE LIGHT”

HARVEY LLOYD’S “BREAKING THE LIGHT” | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it
It has been remarked that with the invention of photography by Niepce and others almost two hundred years ago, painting was finally freed from the bonds of realism. Painters set out on the path to modernist abstraction, which became one of the medium's finest achievements. Because the photographer could produce an image that more closely…
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Wabi Sabi, Ikebana & Zen

Wabi Sabi, Ikebana & Zen | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it
Wabi Sabi represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete." It is a concept derived from the Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence specifically impermanence, the other two being suffering…
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Unstable at Any Speed

Unstable at Any Speed | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it
The Wright brothers studied birds. This proved largely futile until they discovered the principle of the curved airfoil, because birds are inherently unstable and must constantly trim their wings. Aircraft are designed, with a few exceptions, to be inherently stable. That is, once they are "trimmed” (in level, stable flight) air currents acting on their…
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Quantum Meetings

Quantum Meetings | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it
As an artist and a sometimes curmudgeon. I’d love to meet Monet, Picasso, Matisse, Klee, Van Gogh, Moore, Rodin, Calder, De Kooning, Pollock. Mitchell, Frankenthaler, Mendieta, Bourgeoise, Basquiat and Dubuffet to name just a few. Add Weston, Newton, Avedon, Munkasi, Steiglitz and O’Keeffe, La Chappelle, Watson (Cyclops) and Adams. Add the doyen of the fashion…
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David Smucker on Breaking the Light

David Smucker on Breaking the Light | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it
Lloyd takes long, complex exposures in New York City's streets at night with his handheld 35 mm Canon digital camera. Far from static and serene cityscapes, his photographs exuberantly embrace the energy of the city and its inhabitants. The word embrace, though, doesn't fully cover what's going on in these photos. These works are a…
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Ads and Myths About Quick Alzheimer Cures

Ads and Myths About Quick Alzheimer Cures | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it
Prevention, of course, is vital early in life. In my book SECRETS OF ETERNAL YOUTH, we study the newest information about brain plasticity. In 1995 it was discovered that our brains, contrary to previous beliefs, can grow new neurons all of our lives. The major factors that keep are brains young and even make them…
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How does healthcare economics in the U.S. differ from traditional economics?

How does healthcare economics in the U.S. differ from traditional economics? | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it
The concept of supply and demand is the cornerstone of economic theory. For simple commodities, the theory predicts that the demand for a product decreases as the price of the product increases and consumers are unwilling to pay the higher price. The supply increases as the price increases and suppliers increase production to capture increased…
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The Patient-Driven Drug Pipeline

The Patient-Driven Drug Pipeline | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it
The new-drug pipeline is a mere shadow of its former blockbusting self. Despite the fact that R&D expenditures have been increasing over the last several years, the number of drugs in the pipeline has been decreasing. There have been many proposed explanations for this:
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Healthcare Patents and Hot-Dog Vendors

Healthcare Patents and Hot-Dog Vendors | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it
While patents on medical devices seem normal, patents on drugs and chemical entities may seem like a stretch. I am not sure that the law makers in Venice in 1474, who invented the legal concept of a patent, envisioned the need to patent molecules. In fact, molecules were not even envisioned at that time. We…
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Traces: Ants and Urban Design

Traces: Ants and Urban Design | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it
An individual ant is not very interesting. Its level of intelligence is minimal; its problem solving skills miniscule. But even these limitations allow for rule based behavior. Paired with asynchronous forms of communication such as pheromones in scent markers or trails, or the ability to categorize and count other ants, complex behaviors emerge. Those behaviors…
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A Tutorial on the Regulation of the Pharmaceutical Industry

A Tutorial on the Regulation of the Pharmaceutical Industry | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it
The pharmaceutical market place is not entirely a free market. The extreme demand for lifesaving products can make standard economic assumptions inoperable. Therefore, regulatory mechanisms have emerged to protect patients and to provide patients access to affordable medications. There are three aspects of pharmaceutical operations in the U.S. that are regulated by the government:
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Quantum Entanglement

Quantum Entanglement | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it
"European robins may maintain quantum entanglement in their eyes a full 20 microseconds longer than the best laboratory systems, say physicists investigating how birds may use quantum effects to “see” Earth’s magnetic field. "Quantum entanglement is a state where electrons are spatially separated, but able to affect one another. It’s been proposed that birds’ eyes…
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Population Explosion and the Demographic Transition

Population Explosion and the Demographic Transition | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it
A mathematical model (Core Model) is presented that describes the gross dynamic behavior of the demographic transition—falling death rates lead to population increase, temporarily rising birth rates, temporarily increased population growth, decreased fertility, aging of the population, and finally a steady population size higher than the initial population. Core Model captures these features. The model…
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Quantum Foam & Consciousness

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The quantum age opened a new and enigmatic window on the hidden workings of the universe and our connection to its “machinery.” It is a virtual cosmic quantum computer, a omniscient machine made of simultaneous superposition of infinite probabilistic waves of light. Upon observation the light waves collapse into matter or inhabit an infinity of…
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The End Is Always Behind You

The End Is Always Behind You | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it
When you are ready to “die” for your honor like a samurai, or for your art, like an artist, you triumph and live. The samurai who goes to battle already “dead” comes back. The cowardly samurai who wants to live does not. Only those who hesitate die. Risk all and live! Just do it like…
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