When Pinochet's military overthrew the Chilean government 30 years ago, they discovered a revolutionary communication system, a 'socialist internet' connecting the whole country. Its creator? An eccentric scientist from Surrey.
Researchers cannot "beam" humans or objects through space yet, a feat sometimes alluded to in science fiction movies. They managed, however, to teleport information from A to B -- for the first time in an electronic circuit.
There's a tide of unstructured data coming - start swimming Register While we focus on the relative merits of transactional versus analytical databases, the unstructured data that fails to fall within the general purview of either these systems is...
The first decade or so of synthetic biology can be viewed as an artisanal exploration of subcellular material. Much as in the early days of other engineering disciplines, the field’s focus has been on identifying the building blocks that may be useful for constructing synthetic biological circuits—and determining the practical rules for connecting them into functional systems. This artisanal tinkering with cells is necessary for arriving at a rigorous understanding of subcellular construction material and for determining the extent to which it can be manipulated.
Schrodinger's 'Kitten'? Large-Scale Quantum Entanglement Achieved By Two ... PlanetSave.com There is a decided lack of large-scale systems or objects (“cats” if you will) that exhibit this curious property observed in the quantum realm.
Fields that study the general properties of systems include systems science, systems theory, systems engineering, cybernetics, dynamical systems, thermodynamics, and complex systems. They investigate the abstract ...
You’re walking home alone on a quiet street. You hear footsteps approaching quickly from behind. It’s nighttime. Your senses scramble to help your brain figure out what to do. You listen for signs of threat or glance backward.
This is a complete version of a ‘long-blog’ written by Al Kennedy on behalf of ‘The Nature of Business’ blog and BCI: Biomimicry for Creative Innovation www.businessinspiredbynature.com
I hope you enjoy this ‘long-blog’, as it covers important issues for today’s business paradigm shift and looks at the alignment of digitisation, organisational evolution and ecological thinking (and has useful links throughout for further information).
Fritjof Capra, in his book ‘The Hidden Connections’ applies aspects of complexity theory, particularly the analysis of networks, to global capitalism and the state of the world; and eloquently argues the case that social systems such as organisations and networks are not just like living systems – they are living systems. The concept and theory of living systems (technically known as autopoiesis) was introduced in 1972 by Chilean biologists Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela.
Quantum teleportation: Transfer of flying quantum bits at the touch of a button Space Daily As a theoretical physicist, van Loock advised the experimental physicists in the research team headed by Professor Akira Furusawa of the University of Tokyo...
Black Holes + Wormholes = Quantum Answers OPB News But for all their efforts, Einstein's Theory of General Relativity — which describes the Universe at large scales — simply won't play nice with quantum physics — the all-encompassing vision of the...
Philosopher John Searle lays out the case for studying human consciousness -- and systematically shoots down some of the common objections to taking it seriously. As we learn more about the brain processes that cause awareness, accepting that consciousness is a biological phenomenon is an important first step. And no, he says, consciousness is not a massive computer simulation.
The Age of Context demands that contextual data be applied to everyday situations in useful ways. How do we make use of this data? Since we’ve gotten good at collecting data, now it’s all about putting it into context and making sense out of it – mining for the nuggets of insights that answer the “So What?” question. Data is meaningless and even cumbersome without context – the key holistic and interpretive lens through which data is filtered and turned into real information.
The Story of Energy: The Physics of an Atom – Part 1 Scientific American (blog) There was the idea of the atom as a particle in ancient Greece (but I think most of you reading this know that), and, between the 18th and 19th century, there was also...
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