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EAIS 2014 - IEEE Conference on Evolving and Adaptive Intelligent Systems 2014 - ResearchBib

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EAIS 2014 - IEEE Conference on Evolving and Adaptive Intelligent Systems 2014 (IEEE Conference on Evolving and Adaptive Intelligent Systems 2014 http://t.co/52ckdYUtS2 ReseachBib)...
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Finding communities in networks with R and igraph @sixhat

Finding communities in networks is often a common task under the paradigm of complex systems. Doing it in R is very easy and there are several ways to do
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Using computational simulations to confront students' mental models - Abstract - Physics Education - IOPscience

In this paper we show an example of how to use a computational simulation to obtain visual feedback for students’ mental models, and compare their predictions with the simulated system’s behaviour.
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The Essential Posthuman Science Fiction Reading List

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Science fiction has always asked what comes after Homo sapiens. A superhuman version of our species, or a dying planet devoid of intelligent life? This list of 35 essential posthuman novels will get you started answering the big questions too.
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Scientists successfully test code that models neutrons in reactor core - R & D Magazine

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R & D Magazine Scientists successfully test code that models neutrons in reactor core R & D Magazine “CASL has been using modern high-performance computing platforms such as ORNL's Titan, working in concert with the INL Fission computer system, for...
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Common scaling laws for city highway systems and the mammalian neocortex - Changizi - 2009 - Complexity - Wiley Online Library

Common scaling laws for city highway systems and the mammalian neocortex - Changizi - 2009 - Complexity - Wiley Online Library | Philosophy and Complexity | Scoop.it

Changizi, M. A. and Destefano, M. (2010), Common scaling laws for city highway systems and the mammalian neocortex. Complexity, 15: 11–18. doi: 10.1002/cplx.20288


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Eli Levine's curator insight, February 19, 4:01 PM

Could you imagine if we're able to mimic our social/constructed systems upon our natural/organic systems?  Imagine if we could discover the natural laws that shape our world and then make our world be in conformity with these natural, discovered laws (as opposed to our abstracted, imaginatively created laws.

 

Think about it!

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The Singularity Is Further Than It Appears - Charlie's Diary - Antipope!

The Singularity Is Further Than It Appears - Charlie's Diary - Antipope! | Philosophy and Complexity | Scoop.it
If you want to model atoms and molecules exactly you need to solve the Schrodinger equation, which is so computationally intractable for systems with more than a few electrons that no one bothers. Molecular ...
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I love Stross' fiction. Really happy to find his blog.  This is a guest post by Ramez Naam

 

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Interdisciplinary Symposium on Complex Systems

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António F Fonseca's curator insight, January 31, 4:50 AM

Just before ECCS2014 in September and also in Italy.

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Review of Deffuant, Guillaume and Gilbert, Nige...

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Review of Deffuant, Guillaume and Gilbert, Nigel (eds.): Viability and Resilience of Complex Systems: Concepts, Methods and Case Studies from Ecology and Society (Understanding Complex Systems) on Complex Systems and X-Events curated by Roger D.
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Should physicists stop looking for fundamental laws? | The Curious Wavefunction, Scientific American Blog Network

Should physicists stop looking for fundamental laws? | The Curious Wavefunction, Scientific American Blog Network | Philosophy and Complexity | Scoop.it
Physics, unlike biology or geology, was not considered to be a historical science until now. Physicists have prided themselves on being able to derive the vast ...
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A New Thermodynamics Theory of the Origin of Life | Simons Foundation

A New Thermodynamics Theory of the Origin of Life | Simons Foundation | Philosophy and Complexity | Scoop.it
An MIT physicist has proposed the provocative idea that life exists because the law of increasing entropy drives matter to acquire lifelike physical properties.
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Research sheds light on how patterns form in bird feathers

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Research sheds light on how patterns form in bird feathers Enlarge. Feathers exhibit complex pigment patterns and can be a great model to learn how morphogenesis patterns stem cells into organized tissues.

 

Color patterns of bird plumage affect animal behavior and speciation. Diverse patterns are present in different species and within the individual. Here, we study the cellular and molecular basis of feather pigment pattern formation. Melanocyte progenitors are distributed as a horizontal ring in the proximal follicle, sending melanocytes vertically up into the epithelial cylinder which gradually emerges as feathers grow. Different pigment patterns form by modulating the presence, arrangement, or differentiation of melanocytes
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Logic of Statistical Mechanics - David Wallace

Lecture 3: Logic of Statistical Mechanics - David Wallace (University of Oxford) Rotman Institute of Philosophy, Western University Rotman Summer Institute o...

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Learning molecular models from data - Phys.Org

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Learning molecular models from data
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I see the major bottleneck not in compute power but in the current number of unknowns in our molecular computational models.
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Towards a Computational Model of a Methane Producing Archaeum

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While systems biology studies have long used E. coli as a model organism in understanding the response of cellular networks to changes in various environmental conditions or gene knock-outs, computational models of ...
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Cybernetics and Information Theory in the United States, France and the Soviet Union

Mindell et al. (2003) «Cybernetics and Information Theory in the United States, France and the Soviet Union» http://t.co/WxxvghtyUz

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António F Fonseca's curator insight, March 1, 7:58 AM

Very interesting document!

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Let There be Light: Simulations Re-create X-rays Emerging from the ... - Scientific Computing

Let There be Light: Simulations Re-create X-rays Emerging from the ... - Scientific Computing | Philosophy and Complexity | Scoop.it
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CodeX | Toward Integrating Computational Models and Legal Texts

On February 6, 2014, CodeX: The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics welcomed Kevin D. Ashley to the law school campus to participate in the CodeX Speaker S...
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▶ Alessandro Vespignani on theoretical developm...

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This interview with Alessandro Vespignani is about the future of modelling and forecasting of epidemics and is part of the Futurium Talking Futures interview...
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SFI: notes for the history of Complex Systems Science

This is the first in a series of articles recounting the history of the Santa Fe Institute drawn from primary and, in a few cases, secondary sources. 

By John German

 

In George Cowan's telling, the notion for a Santa Fe Institute began to form in the summer of 1956. He had been invited to the Aspen Institute, where prominent intellectuals from the arts, science, and culture gathered for free-form philosophical exchanges. He had just participated as the lone scientist in a discussion of literature. (...)


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What kind of science is computational science? A rebuttal.

What kind of science is computational science? A rebuttal. | Philosophy and Complexity | Scoop.it
Tamara Kolda (Sandia National Laboratories) writes:  Recently, physicist Rhett Allain posted a Wired Science blog entry entitled, What kind of science is computational science?.
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Tamara Kolda makes some excellent and important points about computational science here

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Every Thing Must Go - Metaphysics Naturalised: James Ladyman - YouTube

Every Thing Must Go - Metaphysics Naturalised: James Ladyman PhysPhil conference 2012, The University of St Andrews http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~qoi/physphil...
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Ladyman gives a fantastic presentation of a sensible way to think about ontology, interaction, and individuation.  Respecting physics in the right way without the usual fundamentalist/reductionist missteps.  I'd quarrel with the details, esp. with respect to emergent causation and what we mean by "downward" causal powers, but overall, this is the right way to go.

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On the Nature of Causality in Complex Systems...

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Big Bang cosmology, chemical and biological evolutionary theory, and associated sciences have been extraordinarily successful in revealing and enabling us to understand the development of the universe from the Planck era to the present, as well as...


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Syllabus for PHIL 870: Emergence | John Symons

Philosophy 870 Syllabus This is a course on emergence at the University of Kansas (Spring 2014)
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Mimosa Plants Have Long Term Memory, Can Learn, Biologists Say | Biology | Sci-News.com

Mimosa Plants Have Long Term Memory, Can Learn, Biologists Say | Biology | Sci-News.com | Philosophy and Complexity | Scoop.it
Biologists have demonstrated that an exotic herb known as Mimosa pudica can learn and remember just as well as it would be expected of animals.
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What Kind of Science is Computational Science? - Wired

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What Kind of Science is Computational Science?
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For a computational model, we look at Δt in the limit that Δt gets small enough so that the output of the code agrees with real life.
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