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Bejan Named 2018 Franklin Institute Award Laureate | Duke Pratt School of Engineering

Bejan Named 2018 Franklin Institute Award Laureate | Duke Pratt School of Engineering | Constructal Law of Design in Nature | Scoop.it

Awards have recognized accomplishments in science and technology since 1824

Adrian Bejan, the J.A. Jones Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Duke University, has been named a recipient of the 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering. Bejan was cited for “his pioneering interdisciplinary contributions in thermodynamics and convection heat transfer that have improved the performance of engineering systems, and for constructal theory, which predicts natural design and its evolution in engineering, scientific, and social systems.” Bejan joins seven other recipients of the prestigious Franklin Institute Awards, who join a long list of great men and women whose revolutionary discoveries and innovations have significantly transformed our world. These scientists and engineers have made enormous strides in their fields, improving the lives of billions of people across the world, and paving the way for a better future.

https://www.fi.edu/franklin-institute-awards

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As Constructal Law finds its way of spreading, it receives recognition of prestigious institution and groups such as The Franklin Institute. 

This new milestone in turn will push forward the spreading of Constructal Law.

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Qualified Citations of 'constructal' publications, rising on their constructal S-curve

Qualified Citations of 'constructal' publications,     rising on their constructal S-curve | Constructal Law of Design in Nature | Scoop.it

The updated indices of constructal related works in

qualified peer-review publications. The chart shows the number of citations per year.

 

h-index: 55

(excerpt from Thomson-Reuters® web of science with "constructal" as topic)

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 The accumulated qualified citations since 1996 surpassed the 15,000 barrier. 


 The number of citing Articles without self-citations is approaching the total number of citing articles. Newer researchers in newer fronts as the field takes its natural course of spreading. (updated in October 27, 2017)


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Power Laws: How Nonlinear Relationships Amplify Results

Power Laws: How Nonlinear Relationships Amplify Results | Constructal Law of Design in Nature | Scoop.it
This brief guide on power laws covers what they are and how we can use them to expand our understanding of the world and get better results.

Via Jürgen Kanz, june holley
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Often the power law is just result from data regression or models that already assume organization. It's mathematical modelling, and it's useful because allow predictions. For most of the phenomena we observed it was a major breakthrough. It turns out we are past that. We now have a physics principle that underlies the very origin of most power-law relations and "s-shaped" relations as well. It shows when and why such relations will take place.

The constructal law literature has provided predictions (the physics, explanations) for power-law and S-shaped curves behavior for many phenomena.

The non-linearity in scales that emerges from organization (or complexity) is result of constructal law that predicts "few large and many smalls", "two flow regimes: diffusive (slow) and convective (fast)" and rank. Those designs we observe are in continuous process of evolution: some are in early stages, others are more consolidated. It's the Physics of life.


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Bejan Named 2018 Franklin Institute Award Laureate | Duke Pratt School of Engineering

Bejan Named 2018 Franklin Institute Award Laureate | Duke Pratt School of Engineering | Constructal Law of Design in Nature | Scoop.it

Awards have recognized accomplishments in science and technology since 1824

Adrian Bejan, the J.A. Jones Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Duke University, has been named a recipient of the 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering. Bejan was cited for “his pioneering interdisciplinary contributions in thermodynamics and convection heat transfer that have improved the performance of engineering systems, and for constructal theory, which predicts natural design and its evolution in engineering, scientific, and social systems.” Bejan joins seven other recipients of the prestigious Franklin Institute Awards, who join a long list of great men and women whose revolutionary discoveries and innovations have significantly transformed our world. These scientists and engineers have made enormous strides in their fields, improving the lives of billions of people across the world, and paving the way for a better future.

https://www.fi.edu/franklin-institute-awards

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As Constructal Law finds its way of spreading, it receives recognition of prestigious institution and groups such as The Franklin Institute. 

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‘Your animal life is over. Machine life has begun.’ The road to immortality

‘Your animal life is over. Machine life has begun.’ The road to immortality | Constructal Law of Design in Nature | Scoop.it
In California, radical scientists and billionaire backers think the technology to extend life – by uploading minds to exist separately from the body – is only a few years away
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The human + machine species is here, and there is no coming back. After physical connection such as in cars and airplanes, we are moving fast for the "intelligence" connection. And it is at a point of no return as well. 

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Scientists see order in complex patterns of river deltas (but miss the physics)

Scientists see order in complex patterns of river deltas (but miss the physics) | Constructal Law of Design in Nature | Scoop.it
River deltas, with their intricate networks of waterways, coastal barrier islands, wetlands and estuaries, often appear to have been formed by random processes, but scientists at the University of California, Irvine and othe

Via june holley
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Beautiful mathematical model based on guessed physics.

Is there optimality in nature designs ? Based on what ?

What about the physics behind those beautiful drawings and photos ?

Model and theory. What is the difference ? Why someone chooses to minimize or maximize entropy generation ?

It's a pity the authors and PNAS reviewing process missed pieces in the literature that explain the physical principles. Neglecting a thorough and fair review may lead people to miss important contributions on the physics behind self-organization of systems such tree-like networks. 

Here some clues published in physics literature accessible to anyone that seeks the physics behind design in nature.

Use and validity of principles of extremum of entropy production in the study of complex systems Annals of Physics 2014 | journal-article DOI: 10.1016/j.aop.2014.03.013 EID: 2-s2.0-84898943789 URL: http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84898943789&partnerID=MN8TOARS

AD-HOC principles of minimum energy expenditure as corollaries of the constructal law the cases of river basins and human vascular systems International Journal of Heat and Technology 2016 | journal-article DOI: 10.18280/ijht.34S119 EID: 2-s2.0-84956674118 URL: http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84956674118&partnerID=MN8TOARS

Laws of non-symmetric optimal flow structures, from the macro to the micro scale AIP Conference Proceedings 2011 | conference-paper DOI: 10.1063/1.4711158 EID: 2-s2.0-84869742005 URL: http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84869742005&partnerID=MN8TOARS
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Scientists see #AsynsisConstructal Morphing, Optimality & #Universality in Complex #FormFollowsFlow River Deltas
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AIP Journal of Applied Physics - Most read articles from 2017

AIP Journal of Applied Physics - Most read articles from 2017 | Constructal Law of Design in Nature | Scoop.it
2017’s Most Read Articles Below is a selection of some of the most highly downloaded articles so far from 2017. They are free to read, download and share for a limited time.

aip.scitation.org/doi/full/10.1063/1.4977962
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Just sharing the news that our paper on wealth gap is on the most-read list so far.

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Hierarchy in air travel: Few large and many small: Journal of Applied Physics: Vol 122, No 2

Hierarchy in air travel: Few large and many small: Journal of Applied Physics: Vol 122, No 2 | Constructal Law of Design in Nature | Scoop.it
"Here, we document the diversity of commercial aircraft models and bodies in use during the past five decades. Special emphasis is on the models that have moved humanity across the globe during the past three decades. The first objective is to show that the apparent diversity is in fact underpinned (sustained) by organization, which is a distinct hierarchy of “few large and many small” coexisting and moving people harmoniously everywhere. The second objective is to rely on the emerging hierarchy in order to predict for the future how few the even bigger models will be and how more numerous the even smaller models (e.g., drones for package delivery) will be, naturally."
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Why we cannot escape from hierarchical configurations when there is a flow system that covers a given territory ?
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Robert Sapolsky: How Much Agency Do We Have Over Our Behavior?

Robert Sapolsky: How Much Agency Do We Have Over Our Behavior? | Constructal Law of Design in Nature | Scoop.it
Neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky says nearly all aspects of human behavior are explained by biology: from developments millions of years in the past to microscopic reactions happening in the present.
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A bit of this and a bit of that.  Ultimately, isn't all just Physics ?
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The angular nature of road networks

The angular nature of road networks | Constructal Law of Design in Nature | Scoop.it
Road networks are characterised by several structural and geometrical properties. The topological structure determines partially the hierarchical arrangement of roads, but since these are networks that are spatially constrained, geometrical properties play a fundamental role in determining the network’s behaviour, characterising the influence of each of the street segments on the system. In this work, we apply percolation theory to the UK’s road network using the relative angle between street segments as the occupation probability. The appearance of the spanning cluster is marked by a phase transition, indicating that the system behaves in a critical way. Computing Shannon’s entropy of the cluster sizes, different stages of the percolation process can be discerned, and these indicate that roads integrate to the giant cluster in a hierarchical manner. This is used to construct a hierarchical index that serves to classify roads in terms of their importance. The obtained classification is in very good correspondence with the official designations of roads. This methodology hence provides a framework to consistently extract the main skeleton of an urban system and to further classify each road in terms of its hierarchical importance within the system
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This article surveyed and processed extensive data on the configuration and organization of street networks in UK. The metrics show there are trends of a percolation process. Indeed, there is a constructal theory that predicts that: there are two flow regimes: fast and slow, or convective and diffusive. Constructal theory also  predicts the angles and the inevitable "few large and many small" feature.

It is important to acknowledge as a flow finite-size system that undergoes design change. 


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Physics can describe how inequality happens—but can it solve the problem?

Physics can describe how inequality happens—but can it solve the problem? | Constructal Law of Design in Nature | Scoop.it

"If you're working several jobs and still struggling, it's not your fault. In physics, there exists a basis for money and its flow, which could be why it’s often referred to as a stream of revenue. “Capital is measurable as energy consumed, or movement affected by fuel, food, and work. This unites economics and Physics."

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Today's economy is Indubitably highly complex at every scale. The streams of capital and wealth depend upon so many factors that the challenge is to find what is common, what is the nature of it. If economy is considered a living flow system that is driven by the movement of goods, there are inevitable forcing factors to produce hierarchical streams of wealth and income. It's physics. It's the constructal law.
The good piece written by Jakki Kerubo in Quartz brings questions and insights. She wrote "Mark Twain once said of the Mississippi River, “It will always have its own way; no engineering skill can persuade it to do otherwise.”. "
Can't we ? How farther could we go ? 
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The Tree of Life: We are related to every living thing!

Tree of Life Explorer Click on the name of a creature to trace our lineages back to a common ancestor and discover our relationship
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This is a wonderful tool to visualize the interrelations between species. The diversity of species, the diversity of environments (habitat, etc.) is the diversity of designs that evolved. There is great progress on how design is registered, but there is also the question of why those design changes and some prevail for longer periods than others.
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Nick Hanauer: How Should We Distribute Our Wealth?

Nick Hanauer: How Should We Distribute Our Wealth? | Constructal Law of Design in Nature | Scoop.it
Nick Hanauer is a rich guy with several houses, but is he greedy? He argues that an increase in minimum wage would be good for everyone.
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A 2015 interview about growing inequality in the world. It seems consensus that extreme income inequality is unsustainable in long term. But is it plain equality (Gini = 0) feasible ? Will there be a limit ? What is worth fighting for ?  Good work by NPR.
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The 100-year-old challenge to Darwin that is still making waves in research

The 100-year-old challenge to Darwin that is still making waves in research | Constructal Law of Design in Nature | Scoop.it
On Growth and Form showed how physical and mathematical forces affect natural selection.
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It was an inspiring book back at 1995 when Prof. Bejan came up with the idea that the abundance of forms, shapes, structures, rhythms and organisation in world most likely comes from a single physics principle. This book was cited many times in Constructal theory related articles.
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NigelReading|ASYNSIS's curator insight, April 29, 9:41 PM
On Growth and Form: D'arcy Thompson's visionary classic which still inspires the Asynsis Form follows Flow paradigm, where optimal, analogical and recursive geometries (forms) are the signatures of Constructal thermodynamic and infonomic behaviours (flows).
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v494/n7435/full/494032a.html
https://www.ongrowthandform.org/
Asynsis design practice and research thought-leadership (including via TED and UKTI GREAT Creativity campaign with RIBA-HK):
http://asynsis.com/archives/4017 (TED)
http://asynsis.com/archives/4038 (UKTI-RIBA)
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Entropy: Why Life Always Seems to Get More Complicated

Entropy: Why Life Always Seems to Get More Complicated | Constructal Law of Design in Nature | Scoop.it

Entropy is one of the fundamental forces of our universe. And the Second Law of Thermodynamics states that it will never decrease. Read this to learn more.


“The law that entropy always increases holds, I think, the supreme position among the laws of Nature.” —Arthur Eddington


Warning !!

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I enjoyed reading James Clear's piece. But I feel in the obligation to warn about some issues.

There are all sorts of confusion one may arrive with the concept of entropy, complexity, chaos, order, information and the Second Law of Thermodynamics.

Any thermodynamics student know it is possible to find instances in which entropy decreases (look it up !).

Arthur Eddington referred to entropy increase for the entire universe as an isolated system, not for any system. Only in isolated systems the entropy cannot decrease. 

If I may, I agree with Eddington on the power of the Second Law of Thermodynamics as one fot the pillars of Physics. By symmetry, though, I shall say a law that leads to order (design, organization, configuration, etc.) must be in equal regard. 

Why life itself is plenty of order, configuration and organization? Why the "abiotic" world is also full of those same things? Isn't all just going to chaos and disorder ? Isn't that the direction of time? Not so fast:

"Science holds that the arrow of time in nature is imprinted on one-way (irreversible) phenomena, and is accounted for by the second law of thermodynamics. (...)  the arrow of time is painted much more visibly on another self-standing phenomenon: the occurrence and change (evolution in time) of flow organization throughout nature, animate and inanimate."


We also wrote about it in: 

corrected for: isolated systems.
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Welcome to the Constructal Community

Welcome to the Constructal Community | Constructal Law of Design in Nature | Scoop.it

Going with the flow


Welcome to the Constructal Community I created this website as a way to gather information about the Constructal Law and the way it shapes our understanding of life and evolution. I’m not a scientist who understands thermodynamics, but rather a poet looking for the underlying architecture of the “oneness” we all feel in nature. I was introduced to Design in Nature by my dog trainer, Kevin Behan. Since then, I have been fascinated by the way Professor Bejan is able to link every aspect of life (biology, economics, technology, etc.) through a single law of physics.


Another fascination of mine is animal movement as it relates to behavior, and the way that moving well (feeling flow) creates healing in both humans and dogs. And so this quote from Design in Nature is especially meaningful to me:


 “Life is movement and the constant morphing of the design of this movement. To be alive is to keep on flowing and morphing. When a system stops flowing and morphing, it is dead.”

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A new channel to facilitate the flow is available by the Constructal Community.
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These 10 Huge Discoveries Should've Been Nobel Prize Winners

These 10 Huge Discoveries Should've Been Nobel Prize Winners | Constructal Law of Design in Nature | Scoop.it
Our writers and editors name breakthrough advances and inventions that the Nobel Committee incomprehensibly overlooked.
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Does it matter to Science or to its progress ? My opinion is simple: no, and yes. It does not matter to Science because once the idea is out in the open there is no coming back. On the other hand the Nobel Prize promotes the spreading of the ideas across fields, and that matters to the overall advancement of scientific knowledge.

The piece cites the light bulb (and Edison in the picture), the first human GENOME and WWW. In addition, it quotes Eric Lander  "You don't get a Nobel Prize for turning a crank". Were those examples just that ? I beg to differ.

If Nobel Prize should be awarded only scientific ideas regardless of its origins and impact potential, aren't there many ideas around  that would deserve the recognition ? Is the process free of prejudice? 

Then again, what do I know ? I am just an engineer.

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No escape from the tangled bank | Nature

No escape from the tangled bank | Nature | Constructal Law of Design in Nature | Scoop.it
Molecular evolution: No escape from the tangled bank Joshua B. Plotkin Nature (2017) doi:10.1038/nature24152 Published online 18 October 2017

Ecological interactions emerge spontaneously in an experimental study of bacterial populations cultured for 60,000 generations, and sustain rapid evolution by natural selection.

The dynamics of molecular evolution over 60,000 generations Benjamin H. Good, Michael J. McDonald, Jeffrey E. Barrick, Richard E. Lenski & Michael M. Desai AffiliationsContributionsCorresponding author Nature (2017) doi:10.1038/nature24287 Received 07 April 2017 Accepted 21 September 2017 Published online 18 October 2017

The outcomes of evolution are determined by a stochastic dynamical process that governs how mutations arise and spread through a population. However, it is difficult to observe these dynamics directly over long periods and across entire genomes. Here we analyse the dynamics of molecular evolution in twelve experimental populations of Escherichia coli, using whole-genome metagenomic sequencing at five hundred-generation intervals through sixty thousand generations. Although the rate of fitness gain declines over time, molecular evolution is characterized by signatures of rapid adaptation throughout the duration of the experiment, with multiple beneficial variants simultaneously competing for dominance in each population. Interactions between ecological and evolutionary processes play an important role, as long-term quasi-stable coexistence arises spontaneously in most populations, and evolution continues within each clade. We also present evidence that the targets of natural selection change over time, as epistasis and historical contingency alter the strength of selection on different genes. Together, these results show that long-term adaptation to a constant environment can be a more complex and dynamic process than is often assumed.
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Evolution of design in nature never ends even in controlled constant environment. This amazing research work and its papers deserve our utmost appreciation.

Those are the laws of nature in action.  Beautiful.

Since they mentioned it, below is the full excerpt of Darwin "tangled banks". Poetry.

“It is interesting to contemplate a tangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds, with birds singing on the bushes, with various insects flitting about, and with worms crawling through the damp earth, and to reflect that these elaborately constructed forms, so different from each other, and dependent upon each other in so complex a manner, have all been produced by laws acting around us. These laws, taken in the largest sense, being Growth with reproduction; Inheritance which is almost implied by reproduction; Variability from the indirect and direct action of the conditions of life, and from use and disuse; a Ratio of Increase so high as to lead to a Struggle for Life, and as a consequence to Natural Selection, entailing Divergence of Character and the Extinction of less improved forms. Thus, from the war of nature, from famine and death, the most exalted object which we are capable of conceiving, namely, the production of the higher animals, directly follows. There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed by the Creator into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone circling on according to[…]” Excerpt From: Charles Darwin. “On the Origin of Species.” iBooks.
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Everything, including the growing income disparity, can be explained by physics

Everything, including the growing income disparity, can be explained by physics | Constructal Law of Design in Nature | Scoop.it
Adrian Bejan is a rebel with a cause and a good job. He’s a cheerful and weird engineering professor at Duke University who wants us all to be free thinkers, to question convention and authority, and to connect the dots across topics. He himself has tried to do just that, inventing a physics principle
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Very good piece from Quartz. It is a fresh comprehensive  tell of how constructal law came to be by the mind of Adrian Bejan.
The idea that no flow-system prevails if freedom to morph is not present and that the morphing goes in the direction of facilitating access to what flows is powerful. Now one seeks the features of a system with freedom to morph and try to anticipate the trends of such changes.
In the case of wealth inequality we discovered that if the economy is based on the movement of goods with close relation between energy expenditure and wealth production, it is inevitable that a hierarchical network of distribution of goods and production of wealth will take place.
Organization of flow-systems towards more and more efficient energy expenditure in the movement of goods is key.
It does not mean an ultimate fate, rather the presence of a strong forcing factor.
We have seen a trend of decoupling generation of wealth and energy expenditure these last two decades - that is suppose to rearrange the flow network of wealth. We shall see.
Perhaps, what constructal law is just saying is that pushing against the flow is unfruitful for wealth distribution. Rather we shall discover another flow-system of wealth in which the natural tendency will be to make wealth reach more and more parts of the population. In all cases, freedom to morph must be present.
It's a challenge to all of us, now that we accept that there is a natural law in play. 
Let's follow the flow.

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How Design Flows from Time's Arrow into Space's Forms | #FormFollowFlow
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The Wealth of Nations: Complexity Science for an Interdisciplinary Approach in Economics

Classic economic science is reaching the limits of its explanatory powers. Complexity science uses an increasingly larger set of different methods to analyze physical, biological, cultural, social, and economic factors, providing a broader understanding of the socio-economic dynamics involved in the development of nations worldwide. The use of tools developed in the natural sciences, such as thermodynamics, evolutionary biology, and analysis of complex systems, help us to integrate aspects, formerly reserved to the social sciences, with the natural sciences. This integration reveals details of the synergistic mechanisms that drive the evolution of societies. By doing so, we increase the available alternatives for economic analysis and provide ways to increase the efficiency of decision-making mechanisms in complex social contexts. This interdisciplinary analysis seeks to deepen our understanding of why chronic poverty is still common, and how the emergence of prosperous technological societies can be made possible. This understanding should increase the chances of achieving a sustainable, harmonious and prosperous future for humanity. The analysis evidences that complex fundamental economic problems require multidisciplinary approaches and rigorous application of the scientific method if we want to advance significantly our understanding of them. The analysis reveals viable routes for the generation of wealth and the reduction of poverty, but also reveals huge gaps in our knowledge about the dynamics of our societies and about the means to guide social development towards a better future for all.

 

The Wealth of Nations: Complexity Science for an Interdisciplinary Approach in Economics
Klaus Jaffe


Via Complexity Digest
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Most of what is called complexity is an expression of organization. Organization is not necessarily complete determinism, it is just a framework that presumes there is some rationale behind what is observed instead of pointing out the momentarily difficult one has to explain a phenomenon.
 
Emerging properties are generated by physics principles. One of the them is Constructal Law.

In particular in economics, income inequality is partly produced by the very organization of the flow of goods in configurations that are hierarchical.


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Can we use physical laws to help us understand the flow of resources, and then develop insight into how the flow might be changed for the future good of society?

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Constructal Model Of Fitts’s Law To Predict Speed–accuracy Trade-off

Constructal Model Of Fitts’s Law To Predict Speed–accuracy Trade-off | Constructal Law of Design in Nature | Scoop.it

"The Constructal law provides novel modeling tools to better understand the complexity in physical and biological processes. The law begins with the design and optimization of engineered systems and discovers a deterministic principle for the generation of geometric form in natural systems. The intri- cate design of all human–machine interfaces can bene t from the Constructal law. In this paper, the Constructal law is used to predict minimum time (optimal) of travel using experimental data obtained from a large-scale human–machine interface study along with the use of Fitts’s law. The results dem- onstrate a great potential to utilize Constructal law as complementary to Fitts’s law in the design of human–machine systems. Future efforts will include the application of the integrated Constructal– Fitts’s law concept to assist in the prediction of effective outcomes for various ergonomic and human factor-related conditions that exist in the work environment."

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An interesting example of how Constructal Law can help predict - not model, not describe, why the quest for greater access morphs the environment.
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"The #Constructal law provides novel modeling tools to better understand the complexity in physical and biological processes. The law begins with the design and optimization of engineered systems and discovers a deterministic principle for the generation of geometric form in natural systems."
More explicit #Asynsis principle QED, via Asynsis optimal, analogical, recursive geometries.
https://medium.com/@ASYNSIS/hidden-harmonies-are-more-than-obvious-1eb24148fa93#.dxwch1by8
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LA LOI CONSTRUCTALE ET SA PLACE DANS LA THERMODYNAMIQUE

LA LOI CONSTRUCTALE ET SA PLACE DANS LA THERMODYNAMIQUE | Constructal Law of Design in Nature | Scoop.it
This french article has been published by Techniques de l’Ingénieur, and was written by Sylvie Lorente and Adrian Bejan. The authors define and present the Constructal law as the law of physics that accounts for the natural tendency of all flow systems (animate or inanimate) to evolve into configurations that offer progressively greater flow access over time.
This article shows what make the Constructal law a part of thermodynamics, and that the domains covered by this new law of Physics are broad, ranging from fluid flows to heat and mass transfer.
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FORENSIC TRACKING AND FLOW ANALYSIS Part 1

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The Science of Forensic Tracking (Forensic Flow System Analysis)

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This is a new series on Constructal Law. Well produced and educational, it brings an interesting outlook on design in nature. The series is called "The Science of Forensic Tracking (Forensic Flow System Analysis".
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Home : Complexity research in Nature Communications

This web collection showcases the potential of interdisciplinary complexity research by bringing together a selection of recent Nature Communications articles investigating complex systems. Complexity research aims to characterize and understand the behaviour and nature of systems made up of many interacting elements. Such efforts often require interdisciplinary collaboration and expertise from diverse schools of thought. Nature Communications publishes papers across a broad range of topics that span the physical and life sciences, making the journal an ideal home for interdisciplinary studies. (...)
Solving some of the most important problems in science may only be possible when scientists with different backgrounds collaborate to address shared questions using complementary techniques. Truly interdisciplinary research that can bridge the natural, physical and social sciences remains challenging, as it requires scientists to share and discuss their views across disciplines, and therefore such research must also be able to reach a diverse audience. Our collection, which has been chosen by editors across the broad spectrum of subjects covered by Nature Communications, has been put together with this specific goal in mind.
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Complexity and organization emerge from a natural tendency: the constructal law of design in nature. It's very important that new tools arose to study and to assess those networks. 
I contributed in this issue in the paper Complexity, organization, evolution, and constructal law http://aip.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1063/1.4941554
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Origins of Life: A Problem for Physics

The origins of life stands among the great open scientific questions of our time. While a number of proposals exist for possible starting points in the pathway from non-living to living matter, these have so far not achieved states of complexity that are anywhere near that of even the simplest living systems. A key challenge is identifying the properties of living matter that might distinguish living and non-living physical systems such that we might build new life in the lab. This review is geared towards covering major viewpoints on the origin of life for those new to the origin of life field, with a forward look towards considering what it might take for a physical theory that universally explains the phenomenon of life to arise from the seemingly disconnected array of ideas proposed thus far. The hope is that a theory akin to our other theories in fundamental physics might one day emerge to explain the phenomenon of life, and in turn finally permit solving its origins.

 

Origins of Life: A Problem for Physics
Sara I. Walker


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This is indeed one of the greatest issue in our time. The very concept of life requires debate. I believe Physics definitely must step in. By the way, the book The Physics of Life: The Evolution of Everything by Adrian Bejan presents an outlook worth considering. It is based in a law of physics.   https://www.amazon.com/dp/1250078822/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_x_pWdnzbG90TDXH ;
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Design in Nature – round table at the Helix Center

Design in Nature – round table at the Helix Center | Constructal Law of Design in Nature | Scoop.it
This round table about "Design in Nature" took place Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 2:30pm, at the The Helix Center, NY. Prof. Adrian Bejan was one the five participants, and exposed his views on this topic, on the basis of the constructal law of evolution in nature. Sources Event: http://www.helixcenter.org/roundtables/design-in-nature/ Video: http://www.helixcenter.org/videos/#/live/d1EUjQMgIMU
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Thank you Constructal.org.  A full video of a roundtable on Design in Nature in Helix Center.
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‘부의 불평등’ 물리학으로 예측 – Sciencetimes

‘부의 불평등’ 물리학으로 예측 – Sciencetimes | Constructal Law of Design in Nature | Scoop.it
Also in Korea. 
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Also in Korean.
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