Systems theory
Systems theory is the interdisciplinary study of systems in general, with the goal of elucidating principles that can be applied to all types of systems at all nesting levels in all fields of research...
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MIT created this self-assembling chair and cell phone
MIT created this self-assembling chair and cell phone.
Nassim Taleb Talks Antifragile, Libertarianism, and Capitalism's Genius for Failure
Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a former trader and hedge fund manager, a best-selling author, and a groundbreaking theorist on risk and resilience. Taleb drew wide...
Social Network Algorithms Are Distorting Reality By Boosting Conspiracy Theories
Talk of Facebook's anticonservative stance is in the news, but the issue of what news social networks choose to show us is much broader than that...
Yale Team Sheds Light On Century-Old Biochemical Mystery
Given plenty of glucose and oxygen, yeast and cancer cells do not burn it all to produce energy but convert much of it to the byproducts ethanol and lactate, respectively. In the 1920s Nobel laureate ...
Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking Letter Opposing Autonomous Weaponry
More than a thousand artificial-intelligence researchers have cosigned an open letter calling for a ban on autonomous weapons, or "killer robots." As The Verge reports, they have been joined by hundre...
First digital animal will be perfect copy of real worm
Next year the world's first digital animal will be born inside a computer. Could its descendants be conscious? The bot's artificial brain has the same number of cells as a real nematode brain, and the...
Synthetic enzymes hint at life without DNA or RNA
Enzymes that don't exist in nature have been made from genetic material that doesn't exist in nature either, called XNA, or xeno nucleic acid. It's the first time this has been done and the results re...
BBC Video - The Secret Life of Chaos
Chaos theory has a bad name, conjuring up images of unpredictable weather, economic crashes and science gone wrong. But there is a fascinating and hidden side to Chaos, one that scientists are only no...
Starling - Earthflight (Winged Planet) - Peregrine Falcon Hunts Starlings in Rome (Narrated by David Tennant)
5 million starlings stream into Rome every winter evening. They form some of the most mesmeric aerial displays to confuse and avoid a peregrine falcon on the...
This Is the World's First Working Cell Made From Plastic
Scientists have long been toiling to create artificial life, managing to produce man-made cell walls and even synthetic DNA. But now, a team of chemists has produced a functioning cell made from polym...
Self-organization
Self-organization is the spontaneous often seemingly purposeful formation of spatial, temporal, spatiotemporal structures or functions in systems composed of few or many components. In physics, chemis...
The Incredible Physics of Ants
Masses of fire ants can flow like a liquid and bounce back like a solid.
Self-assembling 3D nanowires could be the future of semiconductor production
Building things on the surface of a piece of silicon takes time and patience. As molecules are deposited from a gas phase, new material can be supplied only as fast as it can diffuse to the region of ...
DNA Bricks -- Molecular Animation on Vimeo
The nanofabrication technique, called “DNA-brick self-assembly,” uses short, synthetic strands of DNA that work like interlocking Lego® bricks. It capitalizes on…
Complex adaptive system
Complex adaptive systems are a 'complex macroscopic collection' of relatively 'similar and partially connected micro-structures' – formed in order to adapt to the changing environment, and increase it...
Living systems theory
Living systems are open self-organizing living things that interact with their environment. These systems are maintained by flows of information, energy and matter.Some scientists have proposed in the...
Organizational studies
Organizational studies is "the examination of how individuals construct organizational structures, processes, and practices and how these, in turn, shape social relations and create institutions that ...
Sociological theory
In sociology, sociological theories are statements of how and why particular facts about the social world are related. They range in scope from concise descriptions of a single social process to parad...
Systems biology
Systems biology is the computational and mathematical modeling of complex biological systems. An emerging engineering approach applied to biomedical and biological scientific research, systems biology...
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System dynamics
System dynamics is an approach to understanding the nonlinear behaviour of complex systems over time using stocks and flows, internal feedback loops and time delays.
System dynamics (SD) is a meth...
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Systems engineering
Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary field of engineering that focuses on how to design and manage complex engineering systems over their life cycles. Issues such as requirements engineering, r...
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Systems psychology
Systems psychology is a branch of both theoretical psychology and applied psychology that studies human behaviour and experience in complex systems. It is inspired by systems theory and systems thinki...
Artificial life
Artificial life (often abbreviated ALife or A-Life) is a field of study and an associated art form which examine systems related to life, its processes, and its evolution, through the use of simulatio...
Complex systems theory
Complex systems present problems both in mathematical modelling and philosophical foundations. The study of complex systems represents a new approach to science that investigates how relationships be...
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Control engineering
Control engineering or control systems engineering is the engineering discipline that applies control theory to design systems with desired behaviors. The practice uses sensors to measure the output ...
Control theory
Control theory is an interdisciplinary branch of engineering and mathematics that deals with the behavior of dynamical systems with inputs, and how their behavior is modified by feedback. The usual ...
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Decentralization
Decentralization (or decentralisation) is the process of redistributing or dispersing functions, powers, people or things away from a central location or authority. While centralization, especially in...
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